Tuesday, June 21, 2011

I {heart} It

It looks like something from a ghost story or a horror movie, doesn't it?

Granted, I've never actually seen a horror movie (a Titanic museum gave me nightmares).

But still!

I can fill in the blanks.


Isn't that the plot?

But this picture is nothing of the sort.

Nah, it's just James Buchanan's inauguration picture.

I saw the original in D.C.

And I want you to look at it as closely as I did.

All those people.

They were real.

And that is awesome.

In a place like D.C., a person like me gets swept away in the never-ending stories.... mother had to literally drag me out of an exhibit at 3 pm to go eat lunch... favorite show (that I never get to see because we don't have cable) is "American Pickers"... between trips to hotels and friend's houses with cable, I settle for "History Detectives" and "Antiques Roadshow"....

...and I have a shirt from the Lincoln Library that says, "I {heart} History," for Pete's sake.

This picture has so many wonderful stories in it.

It represents everything I {heart}.

Which is why, when anyone asks what I plan to do after high school...

...the only thing I say is, "I'm going to college to major in American History."

Maybe one of these days, I'll be working in one of those museums I love so much.

And I'll be saving the world from the bad things it used to be, one fourth grade field trip at a time.

Monday, June 20, 2011

You Go, Girl.

"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and it may be neccessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye."

{the incredibly intelligent and classy Miss Piggy}

Thursday, June 2, 2011


Fifteen things I saw in Washington, D.C., that made me smile on the inside.

bow ties

panty hose

hipster puppets

small black children

small asian children

old men smoking pipes

Catwoman's supercool outfit

dancing in front of the Smithsonian

a lot of frantic interns clutching Starbucks

grown (rather old) men in polka-dot shorts

thirty-year-old men learning how to use Twitter

people who you can tell feel like they are lookin' good

the second after a picture is taken when everyone relaxes

tears of happiness with, "I made it, Mom!"s rippling across a ballroom

watching all the people slowly nod off in their business attire on the train after a long day

{photo credit}