February 28, 2011

February 28th, 2011


I like my tank tops skimpy, my jeans tight, and my skirts long and flowy - but on a cold day?  Nothing beats a ridiculously oversized and soft sweater for coziness.


February 27, 2011

February 27th, 2011


I was in Kentucky yesterday for an audition - it went well, I thought!  Beforehand, I was wandering around the streets.  And there, I discovered something.  


You know what Kentucky has a lot of?  Whiskey.  


February 26, 2011

February 26th, 2011


Sticker on an ash tray found somewhere in West Virginia.  Who is the Angry Penguin?  And why is he, being a penguin, apparently living in Tennessee?  We will never know.


February 25, 2011

February 24, 2011

February 24th, 2011


A gray day, with the mist shrouding the mountains outside my hometown.

"...when mists as chill as death wandered to the impulse of the east winds along those purple peaks..."
-Jane Eyre


February 23, 2011

February 23rd, 2011


Frozen water droplets on empty branches outside.  You can barely see the snow falling faintly behind.


February 22, 2011

February 22nd, 2011


The temperamental February weather abruptly changed again today - the yellow button flowers I saw yesterday now have a dusting of frost and snow.


February 21, 2011

February 21st, 2011


First sign of oncoming spring - yellow flowers by the roadside.


February 20, 2011

February 20th, 2011


I wanted to take a picture of my favorite meal in the world last night - coffee and a belgian waffle at my favorite little greasy spoon.  But by the time I remembered my picture...this had happened.  Really not my fault.  That waffle is just that good.


February 19, 2011

February 19th, 2011


Sorry that this one's a bit late - this week has been a tough one.  But look!  My car just passed over a hundred thousand miles!  It feels like some sort of anniversary.  Wish I could give my baby something special - I have the best little car in the world.


February 18, 2011

February 18th, 2011


A Confession: I'm a bit of a gum fiend.  I literally cannot have any gum on me because I love the flavor so much that I will chew through the whole pack in a day or two.  But, special occasion of actually getting a paycheck this week! means I get an indulgence or two.  Besides, these were on sale.


February 17, 2011

February 17th, 2011


Last night, we had a dance rehearsal for the show I'm currently in.  I did serious tap and ballet for the first time in years - and it was so much fun that I can't wait for the next one.  (This is the troupe I'm dancing with!)


February 16, 2011

February 16th, 2011


I don't think I've mentioned my deep, passionate, abiding love for Coke Zero Vanilla yet.  Which, considering how much a part it is of my everyday life, is inexcusable.  Favorite soda hands down.


February 15, 2011

February 15th, 2011


The Valentine I got my boyfriend.  I'm glad they've started to make valentines for sarcastic people...


February 14, 2011

February 14th, 2011


Happy Valentine's Day!  Chocolate covered strawberries and red velvet cake - yum.


February 13, 2011

February 13th, 2011


College shotglass turned into an eggcup for hard-boiled eggs at breakfast.


February 12, 2011

February 12th, 2911


A new cookie recipe I invented yesterday - spiced caramel chocolate cookies!  The bottom part is full of cocoa and cinnamon and ginger flavors, and then I rolled them in powdered sugar and put a caramel kiss on the top midway through the baking.  They're surprisingly good - a real interesting mix of sweet and spicy.  


February 10, 2011

February 10th, 2011


Cappuccino and Love in the Time of Cholera makes for an excellent afternoon.


February 9, 2011

February 9th, 2011


Hello Kitty bandaid!  I was at a set build lat night and had an unfortunate run-in with a screw gun - ouch.  Fortunately a coworker came prepared.  (She had Power Ranger ones too, but this one was cuter.)


February 8, 2011

February 7, 2011

February 7th, 2011

 A beautiful piece of chalk art found on the Free Speech Wall in the nearby downtown area.  


February 6, 2011

February 6th, 2011


I have always wanted to have a surprise birthday party, but it's not really one of those things you can plan or even ask for, else the whole point is ruined.  Last night, my fabulous, wonderful, amazing friends managed to completely take me by surprise with a belated birthday party.  I can't remember the last time I was so shocked or had so much fun and I can't believe how much love these guys showed me last night.

And this is the person responsible:


My boyfriend has aspirations to evil mastermind, hand to God.  But in the best possible way.


February 5, 2011

February 5th, 2011


Anniversary present from Jules - we're going to go see Cirque du Soleil's Alegría in a few weeks!


February 4, 2011

Februrary 4th, 2011


Today is the one-year anniversary of when my boyfriend and I first starting going out.  In this past year, he has been there for me again and again and has supported me unquestioningly and unconditionally through some of the hardest times I've ever been through.  He's a talented actor, a gifted writer, an incredible friend, a wonderful boyfriend, and the most amazing guy I know, and I'm so thankful that he's in my life.

<3 Jules.


February 3, 2011

February 3rd, 2011

ginger honey puffs

I know a lot of my cookies look similar sometimes, but these little babies are so good - I'm calling them spiced honey puffs.  They're crispy on the outside but soft and fluffy in the middle and they're faintly sweet and full of ginger and cinnamon.

Not pictured: how I tried to soften the butter in the oven beforehand and forgot about it.  My entire apartment filled up with smoke - I thought the fire alarm was going to go off.  There was a lot of fretful dancing up and down and attacking of the oven with a wet scrubber to get the butter off (and half melting the sponge in the process.)

The cookies were still worth it.


February 2, 2011

February 2nd, 2011


As a friend of mine put it, I'm not one to rely on rodents as weather forecasters.  But the fact remains - this has been a very spring-like day.  This picture can't capture how mild it's been or how warm the breeze has felt, but it was nice enough out today that I wore sandals and a short sleeved shirt and spent the afternoon sipping coffee in the sun.


February 1, 2011

February 1st, 2011


There is nothing that makes me happier on a day to day basis than my apples.