life, you guys. for all the times i feel inadequate and frustrated with it, there really are some beautiful things along the way. like this:

watching lately: half the sky (on netflix), a revealing film about the oppression of women and girls around the world. it’s incredibly moving and heartbreaking, and even though ignorance is seems like bliss, i can’t urge you enough to watch it too.

reading lately: i just finished the perks of being a wallflower (so i could go see the movie! which was purely delightful). now i’m rereading the hobbit (HAS IT REALLY BEEN TEN YEARS SINCE THE LAST TIME I READ THAT?! TIME FLIES! CAPS LOCK! OMG!) so i’ll be all brushed up and ready for the long-awaited release of the movie next month. EXCITEMENT.

thinking about lately: what’s going on in the world and how i can make a difference. because i really want to get involved and help people. i want to stand up to the institutional injustices in the world. i want to “be the change i wish to see in the world.”

loving lately: the long movie day husband and i had this week! i bundled up in my most comfortable clothes ever, and we saw flightwreck it ralph, and the perks of being a wallflower. i won’t tell you how much popcorn or diet cherry coke i had.

listening to lately: i finally downloaded the new mumford and sons album and am obsessed with it. it’s nice technology has advanced beyond cassette tapes because mine would be worn out by now.

making me happy lately: this new hair color. i’m a redhead!

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9 thoughts on “lately

  1. OMG love your hair! Gorgeous! Nice job perk, eh?

    I should re-read The Hobbit, too. It’s been about 10 years since I read it last also. I’m excited to see the movie(s), though not too thrilled that it’s going to be split up into multiple movies. So lame. Oh well, I saw the trailer and it looks magnificent.


  2. Cassie says:

    I love all these photos and I read Perks so I could see the movie as well! YAY! I haven’t yet, but I want too. PS. Your hair is gorgeous!

  3. Oh. My. Word. YOUR HAIR!

    I’ve never imagined you as a redhead, but you totally make it work.

    I demand continual pictures of your new hair color. (Like “Here is Vanessa walking down the street–AS A REDHEAD!” and “Here is Vanessa eating a cookie–AS A REDHEAD!” and “Here is Vanessa blogging–AS A REDHEAD!” so that I can correct my mental image of you.)

    Also, The Hobbit opens on my birthday. (How did you know, Peter Jackson?)

  4. decoybetty says:

    Your hair looks amazing!! Send me an email about ways to get “involved” in changing the world – it’s where I’m currently working you know (Change the world head quarters)

  5. B says:

    I love your hair! I LOVE IT. And what cute kitties!

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