June 13, 2011

No reason.

This past week was magnificent.

Monday I had a final biology study session with Puja. Since I was already at the library, I couldn't resist checking out books, namely Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer. I can't wait to read it after Water For Elephants. What good books have you read lately?

Afterwards, Emilia and I went "thrifting" at a collectibles/antique type shop. Thrifting is in quotation marks because we essentially just started pointing out absurd items, laughing and taking pictures of them. Here are a few that really made us laugh.
On the other side of this doll was a woman.

The creepiest figurine.

A trophy that allowed you to change what it was for; Emilia just wanted to be Coolest Cat.

I started summer tennis conditioning Monday evening. That particular night I played a set against an incoming freshman who, despite her age, is quite good. Plus, she's super nice and is enrolling in the Cambridge program. I'm looking forward to the season already.

Tuesday I took my last AICE exam for the year. Now I'm officially, officially a senior! I thought I did really well except that I messed up one question about malaria and cholera. I should've gone with my gut answer, dangit. Regardless, as a celebration, that afternoon I went and saw X-Men: First Class again with Puja, Regina, Aniesa and Andrea. If you haven't seen this movie, I suggest you read my review of it and decide to go, 'cause it's a solid summer blockbuster. To top the day off, I savored a delicious strawberry ice cream, complete with real strawberries, from Coldstone.
Why must the heat melt ice cream?
Also, this is actually the ticket stub from when I went with Nikki. Whoop-sie-daisy.

My week was off to a great start so Wednesday was no exception. I attended Bad Movie Day, an event hosted by my brother's best friend. We watched Rubber, The Creeping Terror and Plan 9 From Outer Space. The latter two were only enjoyable because the versions we saw contained hilarious commentary. Otherwise, we probably could've never sat through such torture.

The past four days have been relatively busy. I've gone on bike rides (hence the two videos I shared,) organized my room better, planned future adventures, played more tennis and read.
These are from my trip to the park on Thursday.

Regina remarked about wanting new photos so I happily volunteered to have a photoshoot with her on Saturday. We wandered around trails near a park and randomly stopped so she could pose. I always appreciate feedback on my photography so feel free to leave it.
I hope everyone has a lovely week.


  1. thank you for the lovely comment :) i would love to read a 'what's in your bag' post on your blog! xx

  2. Everything Is Illuminated is amazing. Lately I've read A Million Little Pieces by James Frey and Magical Thinking by Augusten Burroughs. Both fantastic.

    Oh my goodness, those are both so entirely creepy. You can always find the most bizarre things at thrift stores...

    Yay for being seniors! Finally! *high five* Ugh, I hate that, though, when you have a gut feeling about a test question but then you don't go with it... always happens to me.

    Ice cream. YUM!

  3. hello lizzie!!!
    im nicola, your summer blogswap partner! nice to meet you!!! :D

  4. It wasn't that the mayo was inherently BAD, it was just sub par.

  5. i am very happy to be your packageswap partner too!!! :)

    i love Demetri Martin, and i read that he was bringing a book out ages ago...but i forgot about it!!! i will have to check it out! :)

    you are fab! :D

  6. I love thrifting!

    I tend to thrift the best when I'm alone though... haha.

    Hooray for being seniors!

    And, just btw, your photography is wayyyy better than what I could do!

  7. Cool photoshoot!
    Oh my gosh I seriously think I used to have that exact same Felix the Cat toy, weird!!