Wednesday, April 21, 2010

We Watch as the World Falls Down Around Us, Staring Over the Brink Into the Darkness

In other words; am I ready for this level of responsibility and independence?

Please comment. I am fishing for compliments here- I need a few votes of confidence, please and thank you. We can play the five word game. Sum me up in five words or fewer. 


"And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the frst time." -T. S. Eliot

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Down To the Nitty Gritty






 As you all may have surmised from my prolonged absence, we're getting down to the nitty gritty of this semester. There are a lot of on campus activities to attend, and a lot of work to take care of. And the more they load this stuff on, the less I feel like I'm actually getting done. Oh well. So, let's see what I've got to talk about today. 

Well, first of all, these pictures are the usual strays. The most important of which is the picture of my Easter basket from Daddy which came this week, along with a matching one for SL, who was so tickled. I have the best daddy in the world.

These days, Bard is so beautiful. There are flowering trees of all kinds everywhere on campus- forsythia, purple magnolias, apple trees, and many other things that I can't identify that are just as lovely. There are daisies and daffodils, and narcissus all over. One of these days I'll get around to taking some more pics for you.

I'm whipping up a few new pieces for the craft show that happens during Spring Fling at the end of April, and these are just a few of them.

My flight for China leaves on June 4th, although the time isn't determined yet. I'll probably be in China until the beginning of January, although no one's really clear on that point yet. I'll fly home for a few weeks, and the semester at Queen's University Belfast starts January 31st... I'm still in the application processes for both Qingdao University and QUB, (two QU's, who'd have guessed???)

For those of you who have read Molina's Trickster of Seville, I recommend you read or see a performance of Moliere's Don Juan. It is, to me, much more pleasurable. But then, I've always loved Moliere's work. On that topic, I'll be performing the role of Dorine (a snarky and clever maid) in a friend's final project for directing class (from Moliere's Tartuffe. One of my personal favs.) And if you don't know anything about Moliere, or you're looking for a fun film, I recommend seeing the movie "Moliere". 

My jagua ink finally arrived in the mail, so I'll probably bust that out later and give myself a temp tat for fun. Pictures to follow. 

Incidentally, I think I'm in love with that first necklace. It's all large pieces of natural quartz. It looks soooo good with the brassy colored wire. It's probably between 18 and 20 inches long, so it sits nicely along the collar bone and catches light beautifully. If it doesn't sell at the show, I'll appropriate for myself, which I do surprisingly little. 

I love you all!

KSM

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Things That Make Me Smile





As you can see, the things that make me smile are beautiful spring blossoms, and my roommate in her very sweet nightgown wandering around carrying her Farley like a little girl and her rabbit.

Smiling in the beautiful weather!

KSM

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

The Groundhog



We've had a groundhog living behind our room all semester. Well, yesterday he was out and about again. I took some pictures of him through the window, so they're not that great of quality, but hey. What do you want. He's still cute.

Love and kisses!

KSM


Saturday, April 03, 2010

Weird

I thought I posted a thank you blog, but since it appears to be missing, let me say it again. THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR EVERYTHING. It has been a very nice birthday week. Today in the mail, from G and G I received a wonderful little Celtic Tattoo kit, which works well since I've been itching for a new one, which has to wait until probably graduation. I tried it out today, but the stain takes 12 to 48 hours to manifest itself, and I did the procedure only 8 hours ago, so I let you know how things turn out. The jagua paint in the kit was not really great quality, so I'm gonna search around online and see if I can get some nice stuff.

I would like to share a recipe with you that is one of Daddy's sister's best recipes. It is fast and easy and tasty and designed, I think, for kids. I like it.

So... Basically, I prepare the rice in a pan as I usually would (well, I use vegetable stock instead of water for this recipe) and about five minutes before it's done I stir in some quantity (totally random, and depends on my mood) of chopped broccoli, tuna (she uses chicken- which is delicious but isn't part of my diet these days), and cheddar cheese. I also put in black pepper and onion/onion powder. Then I let it all cook for about ten-ish minutes, stirring frequently to prevent burning. Soooo yummy and soo fast. 

Love you all, and happy holiday!

KSM