Friday, October 29, 2010

Happy Halloween!!!

Love this  :  )

Have a fun holiday weekend.

Thursday, October 28, 2010


  • I could spend weeks in a single museum, contemplating each piece and making up stories about the subjects.
  • Today I had caramel popcorn for lunch and pumpkin cookies for dinner (Halloween must be coming up...)
  • If my house was on fire, one of the first things I'd grab is a shoebox under my bed that's filled trinkets from Europe:  leftover English pounds, Paris metro stubs, unsent postcards, and a wrinkled map of Florence
  • When I'm anxious or stressed, I have a funny habit of picking my lips.  Let's just say they're pretty sore right now.
  • I should be studying right now for my exam.  My laptop can be so distracting 

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


"Le chance c'est comme le Tour de France.  On l'attend longtemps, puis ça passe vite.  
Alors, quand le moment vient, il faut sauter la barrière sans hésiter."

Luck is like the Tour de France. You wait a long time for it and it goes 
by quickly. When the right time comes, you have to jump the fence 
without hesitation.

Wishing I was here

Its been snowing the last few days where I'm from.  It makes me want to run away to somewhere warm and Mediterranean, like here:

Blog Makeover

I was in need of a change, but since I live in a dorm room didn't exactly have any furniture to rearrange, I gave my blog a new name and a makeover.

Welcome to A Common Thread.

The new name stems from the idea that all of us, no matter where we are reading, writing, or picture posting, no matter what corner the world we are from, what color our skin is, or what our first language is, we all have a common thread: we all have ideas, dreams, thoughts, and inspiration that we share with others through an incredible thing called the internet.

Let me know what you think of the new name and design.  

***I will probably be implementing a few more minor changes over the next few days and experimenting with html, so pardon my experimenting and indecisiveness.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Sometimes (most of the time) I hate dating

I don't mean to sound like a Debbie Downer, but lately being unattached has been hard.

It's scary to be back out there after you've had your heart put through a meat grinder.  It's hard to let down that wall you've built, not knowing if this guy you've started to fall for will let you down later.

I have this fear that my heart is going to get broken again.  I'm afraid to fully put my heart into a relationship because there's always a chance that somewhere down the line I'll be hurt again.

Any words of comfort or advice out there?

Monday, October 25, 2010

Have you seen this yet?

This little video makes me smile, even after a long, stressful day.