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Posted on November 2, 2014 at 8:20 am 0

On Friday Open Thread

@Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that)
I haven't participated in this yet, so hi everyone!
1. It's silly, but I had some posters of my photos printed today and I'm really happy with how they turned out.
2. I'm in a really good relationship (and have been for 3+ years) and thinking about it makes me feel really happy and good inside.
3. It was finally warm enough outside tonight to justify going to get Italian Ice.
4. My 2nd semester of grad school is almost over! Which is good and bad, but still exciting.
5. A website/project I launched a month ago has been going better than I expected and it's been so much fun.

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 10:19 pm 0

On A Conversation with Philomena Lee

This/she is great. The book is definitely worth a read, also.

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 10:11 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@stonefruit I just finished it last night, too! So so good and poignant and nice. I thought it was a brave ending and I was glad there was no weird twist. It was a beautiful show and it felt like an honor to watch it.

Posted on March 14, 2014 at 10:10 pm 0

On How to Dress for Things You Hate

@Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that) Sometimes phone break ups are okay I think. I found myself doing it on the phone to a person I was seeing for only a few weeks and who was planning to come visit me at home on winter break around the holidays. I was sparing him a long drive and money he was going to spend on Christmas gifts. It's situational and depends on how serious things are and what you think you owe someone. We had a rough face-to-face coffee shop meeting after I was back in town, and he said less to me than he had over the phone.

Posted on February 5, 2014 at 2:58 pm 1

On Friday Open Thread

@discombobulated Serengeti. Also WHY?. (that is a band, if you are unfamiliar, not a question. it is also a problem in my life when people ask me to name music i like and it always confuses everyone. especially if i say it first.)

Posted on November 22, 2013 at 10:27 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@polka dots vs stripes I have a small stockpile of Harajuku Lovers Jingle G which is that perfume Gwen Stefani used to make. It is also a Christmas perfume from 2012 and I wear it on the daily. I could use some suggestions, too. = /

Posted on November 22, 2013 at 8:58 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@Tuna Surprise Books are the best gifts! For the 8 year old boy, check out Colin Meloy's book Wildwood, which I read and thought was awesome and the pictures are great. Or the new Lemony Snicket books, All The Wrong Questions. Also a great read with themes little boys probably like and cool pictures.

Posted on November 22, 2013 at 8:53 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@meetapossum I haven't been called yet. I wish there was a way to volunteer. Especially when I was under/self-employed, I wanted to be like "hello I have such an open schedule, pick me." If you're into civic duty/being involved with the government, see if you can get an election worker job in your district! I started with the last presidential election and have done a few since then. It's a long day, yeah, and sometimes you have to deal with THE WORST people, but I find it generally fun and interesting to be a part of the process. Plus a few hundred bucks a day isn't so bad.

Posted on November 22, 2013 at 8:48 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@I'm Right on Top of that, Rose This is all really, really solid stuff. My current relationship of 3ish years has been long distance some of the time. We lived 1.5 hours apart for a lot of the beginning, and then we were spoiled with a year of living 15 minutes apart, and now we're both in school (I'm getting my MLIS and he's in his first semester of law school) 40+ minutes apart. Which isn't a lot, I know, and we do see each other every weekend. But it FEELS pretty hard (I think the law school aspect is a big part of that). One thing that we do that helps is every Sunday (or day that we are leaving each other for the week), we fill out a page of a shared journal (It's a keel's simple diary, so it's fun) and then take a few minutes to sit in separate spaces and write each other a note. We don't read the notes until we're alone. It's a really nice exercise for me to think about why I appreciate him and why I choose to be with him every day and to put it down on paper. And it's super-nice to read what he has to tell me, and to look back at it if during the week I'm stressed about school and he's in class and can't talk.

Posted on November 22, 2013 at 8:43 pm 1