Thursday, June 30, 2011

it's the little things

I totally feel like I've been neglecting my blog.  Twitter has kind of taken over my "social media" life...add me @brookeiam.  It's kind of ridiculous actually.  Tumblr's another addicting one.  It's just so easy.  Therefore, I'm making a vow to myself and to my followers to blog more.  Wow...I almost put a hashtag (#) before "blog", like I would have done on twitter.   This is terribly amazing, haha.

I just don't know what to write on my blog anymore! So to get back in the swing of things, here is a beautiful quote that I reblogged on my tumblr (

"Better by far to simply try and be good and courageous and bold and to make a difference, not change the world exactly, but the bit around you.  Cherish your friends, stay true to your principles, live passionately and fully, and well, experience new things.  Love and be loved, if you ever get the chance."

--David Nichols (From: "One Day")

Thursday, June 16, 2011

so high

I've been feeling high lately.  It's certain points throughout the day, I either feel really focused or light-headed (in a good way).  I think it's just the fact that I'm happy.  
This is Kelcy and Nick.....but it's the best picture I have
of California that I've taken this summer.
I'm literally (and now I understand where the expression comes from) high on life.

Reasons why I'm high:
This extended vacation/living situation in LA.
The sweater or no sweater weather.
The mini kitchen Kelcy and I are actually utilizing.
Guilty pleasures: Teen Wolf, The Bachelorette, Pretty Little Liars.
The amazing feeling of not being lonely when it would be so easy to be lonely after moving to a new place.
The excitement of finding a new house in AZ for this year.
The excitement of not knowing where I'll be living in Milan.
The incredible realization that I will be in Milan in 74 days.
21 on MONDAY.
Seeing everyone we left behind in Arizona on Wednesday!!!! 

Monday, June 6, 2011

who wants to go to Paris?!

I do!!  Well actually, I'd like to win for my sister and best friend.  I will be studying abroad in Milan this Fall, and Kelcy wanted to make a trip to Paris before meeting up with me in Italy.  This giveaway would be perfect!!  Thanks to Oh Happy Day :)  

Click on the link below the Eiffel Tower to enter for yourselves!! :)

a typical "monday"

I never really understood why people hated Mondays so much.  Until today.  Today I had possibly my first EVER bad Monday.

This is my wow-today-wasn't-the-greatest-day-ever-and-I'm-a-bit-disappointed-with-myself face.
Why am I so bummed?  Well first off, I went to Bristol Farms for lunch.  Usually I get an amazing caprese panini with balsamic vinegar, toasted.  But today, I thought to myself, "Hey, I'm not that hungry so I'm just going to get some mashed potatoes and steamed veggies, it'll def be cheaper than my $8 panini."  I get to the register, and the nice man asks me for $14 dollars.  I could have gone to Chipotle 2 times and gotten a drink both times.  Or I could have gotten two of those glorious paninis.  Oh well, at least I switched up my diet.

Then, it's time for me to help put together an IKEA bed for the models apartment.  I guess you need screwdrivers to put IKEA items together.  And it doesn't make it any easier when you lose the spare key to the models apartment.  (Let's just say this was probably the stupidest thing I could have done as an intern at l.a. models. )  Needless to say, I got another key, but my punishment was putting the bed together by myself.  And now my forearms are swollen like I just went rockclimbing and it looks as though my hands are bleeding from the inside. It's a lot easier to put an IKEA bed together with an electric screwdriver, FYI, do that and you won't end up like me.

Enough complaining, I don't need to workout today because that was enough.  And I did get my check today.  It put a smile on my face, because it will pay for the parking violation I got on Saturday.

Friday, June 3, 2011

i had a dream

My favorite song right now...I basically have it on repeat.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

3 words

More ramblings coming soon...sorry I've been MIA!  I am back :)