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twenty-nine.
just trying to figure it all out

the most beautiful bride i ever did see…mrs. yang!! #jessandalexyang #vscocam

the most beautiful bride i ever did see…mrs. yang!! #jessandalexyang #vscocam

let the wedding festivities begin! #jessandalexyang #vscocam

let the wedding festivities begin! #jessandalexyang #vscocam

There’s time we can waste
and there’s time we must treasure,
please have both with me.

yours truly

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Tagged by: I was tagged by wineandglitterplease

Basics

Name: erin
Birthday: june 28

Favorite color: how about the lack of? shades of greys and blacks? no? ok…then, periwinkle. 

Lucky number: seven

Height: five-four and a half …that half is important to me. 

Talents: i slay at karaoke-ing to will smith’s wild wild west. i’m not ambidextrous, but can give myself a salon-quality manicure on both hands. finding new music. 

Last Dream you remember: i honestly cannot think of the last dream i had. so it was probably really good ;)

Can you juggle: not even close.

Do you like writing: i love writing. or rather, i love the idea of writing. academically…writing was always difficult for me. don’t get me wrong, i was damn good at it. but i was a perfectionist. once my sophomore year of college, my contemporary political thought professor accused me of plagiarizing a fifteen page paper on Rousseau’s Emile…claiming it was the best paper he’d ever read. i cried. a lot. he agreed to read it again, and ended up giving me an A-…i’m still bitter about that minus. personally…writing is an outlet for me. a way to quiet the never-ending swirl of thoughts in my head. although, lately those thoughts feel safer tucked away. even so…finding my voice is important to me. i seem to have lost it somewhere along the way.

Do you like dancing: i love dancing! it usually takes a few drinks until i’m willing to bust out some moves (they aren’t that good)…but that’s pretty much everyone, right?

Do you like singing: yes! fun fact. i recorded a few singles in high school. they are embarrassingly cheesy, but not completely awful. maybe one day i’ll track down those mp3 files and let you all have a good chuckle. 

Fantasy 
Dream Vacation: my euro-trip!! i leave next friday…three nights in london, followed by four nights in paris. two in brussles. one in bruges. three in amsterdam. i’m going by myself…staying in hostels, traveling by train. and i could not be more excited for it! 

Dream Guy: i mean…this guy is pretty good looking. but no, seriously. my dream guy is intelligent. well-versed in current events. has taken the time to form opinions about the state of the world. he’s funny. a great conversationalist. isn’t afraid to be silly with me. he’s passionate and compassionate. has big dreams and chases them. he’s my best friend. he loves me, and lets me love him. he’s out there…somewhere. 

Dream wedding: honestly…there used to be a time when i thought about this. but the older i get, the more i realize none of it really matters. i don’t care where i get married, or what the color scheme is. i don’t care about the size of the guest list, or what’s on the menu. all that matters to me are the promises we will make to one another, and the close friends and family who will be there by our side to help us celebrate. oh, and good beer. 

Dream pet: if they could find a way to make them stop shedding, i would love a bernese mountain dog!

Dream job: i wouldn’t mind making a career out of this whole blogging thing. 

Favorite Song: john mayer…covered in rain. this has been my island song since 2001. it’s just perfect, you guys. 

Preferences


Guys/girls/both: guys

Hair color: no preference really, but nothing crazy

eye color: no preference

humorous/serious: definitely a sense of humor, with a touch of sarcasm 

tall/short: tall, but not too tall. 

Biggest turn off: selfishness. ignorance. bros. not having an opinion. 

Biggest turn on: confidence. intelligence. witty conversation. knowing who you are and what you want. beards.

Tagging: ooh-thatsfun redcatinsanfrancisco canttuchthis natashacurrently bees-knees graceinplace

He never broke my heart. He only turned it into a compass that always points me back to him.
- Clementine von Radics, In Defense of Loving Him (via larmoyante)
throw back thursday: roommies do pledge day 2006 edition. 

i could not be any more excited and honored to stand next to this girl when she says ‘I do’ on Saturday!

throw back thursday: roommies do pledge day 2006 edition.

i could not be any more excited and honored to stand next to this girl when she says ‘I do’ on Saturday!

bostonge0rge:

I will never compete for someone’s attention. You feel the need to talk to a plethora of people, be my guest. But do not be surprised if I fade to the back of the crowd and start a new path.

The people who are meant to be in your life will always gravitate back towards you, no matter how far they wander.
- Unknown (via turnupthecity)
thedailyshow:

The shooting of an unarmed black teenager by the police in Ferguson, Missouri, strikes a racial nerve in the country. http://on.cc.com/XStTGc

jon stewart nailed it. per usual.

thedailyshow:

The shooting of an unarmed black teenager by the police in Ferguson, Missouri, strikes a racial nerve in the country. http://on.cc.com/XStTGc

jon stewart nailed it. per usual.

The strongest actions for a woman is to love herself, be herself and shine among those who never believed she could.
- Unknown
anyamekye:

(via Oh. I. Love. This « Camilla Pihl)

texturism:

when i leave | james vincent mcmorrow

newness from jvm.

yep. as if i weren’t already stoked enough to see him in november.