Things I Love Thursday

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Sometimes the days go by so fast but once you’re at the other end of the week it seems like what happened over the weekend was forever ago.

On Saturday I was part of a beautiful wedding ceremony. A dear high school friend married her love. They’re in Aruba now and I’ve been respectfully singing The Beach Boys’ Kokomo all week long.

Here are some other things I love this week:

Star gazing from the bridge over the pond near Jenny’s Grist Mill in Plymouth

Finding inspiration for blog posts

Excitement over starting NaNoWriMo this year

Plans to explore libraries

Cake

Copious cups of tea

Festive Lush bath bombs and bubble bars

Forever ongoing Facebook chats

Solo Starbucks dates

Slowly introducing this new boy (what should I refer to him as, anyway? Anonymous nicknames are cuter than real names, I’ve decided) to people I know.

70 degree weather when the sun is shining

Walks / flat hikes through nature

Adagio Tea

What do you love today?

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Dangerous Angels Book Club: Missing Angel Juan

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So my fall semester of grad school started this past Wednesday, about two- three weeks earlier than I expected. When I looked it up a week before, I kind of freaked out and lost track of everything. So I fell behind on reading and making and blogging and writing. I’m still trying to get back into the rhythm of things.

Missing Angel Juan is my favorite story in the Dangerous Angels books. I love the sadness and the longing, I love the ghost story and the photographs and the wandering around NYC. I love the findings and the letting go.

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In the story, Angel Juan leaves Witch Baby to find herself. He goes to NYC and she only hears from him through one postcard but she spends the rest of the story in NYC looking for him. She stays at her late almost grandpa Charlie Bat’s apartment and spends the days with his ghost. She writes post cards she cannot send and buys one from a vendor that turns out to be a postcard from Angel Juan that never made it to Witch Baby. The use of postcards and indent letters inspired me to use this format to share some bits about Missing Angel Juan.

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Saturday Seven Birthday Addition


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* It’s my birthday!
* Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2 on DVD/ blu ray combo pack
* Cupcakes from my coworker, and eating them for breakfast (bad! i know)
* bowling! and being really bad at it
* dreaming I was in San Francisco
* sleeping in
* spending my day marathon writing and I intend on cleaning a little bit, maybe catching up on laundry (*yawn, i know*) then watching movies.


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What do you love today?

Happy Birthday!

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Today is my birthday!!!

Here’s a list of things I would like for my birthday
(and might end up treating myself to in some form):

* the domain name melaniekristy.com
* a t-shirt at the Kate Nash show I’m going to Thursday
* new flats! mine are falling apart 😦
* a digital SLR
* a new computer! I can’t decide between a netbook and a desktop with a huge monitor
* lots of cupcakes!
* veggie samosas
* tons of books!
* a week vacation
* a trip to Europe

<3Melanie.Kristy