Monday, August 13, 2012

Listen to this

I need to give props to Cities 97 for introducing me to this amazing song. Love it.

Anna Sun---Walk the Moon

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Fly by

In the blink of an eye, summer time passed by. It seems like just yesterday that I was drinking iced coffee and walking the streets of downtown wayzata with one of my best friends enjoying the first evening of summer. The time has gone by too quickly.

Like I mentioned in a previous post, this summer has been both the shittiest and the best of my life. I I think the good outweigh the bad though, which is what's most important. To quote something I saw on pinterest, "The only thing that makes it a part of your life is that you keep thinking about it." So true. I need to focus on the good things.

This summer, I basically took on a Woohoo I'm almost done with high school perspective. I didn't really do anything productive for school or college, but I did have an amazing couple months spending time with friends and family. Which I am now regretting somewhat because I could have put a little more effort into college research...but oh well. What's done is done. College stuff will get done eventually. I'll look back in ten years and smile about the unforgettable memories I've made. 

In the past week alone I've gone thrifting around Minneapolis (I bought a pair of sevens shorts for five dollars. If that isn't the biggest steal you've seen, I don't know what is), I saw the Dirtyheads and Tristan Prettyman, I went to Perkins at 1:30 in the morning, I've gone to see Coldplay (concert of the year--still speechless), and I went ziplining and accomplished a high ropes course. Wow, run-on sentence much? Use your rhetorical skills and figure out why I did that. Guys, I was dangling 120 feet from the ground. On top of that, more than once I laughed until tears were streaming down my face. One of the best weeks of my life. 

Coldplay. They came into the audience and the spot they chose just happened to be right where we were sitting. Lucky us! 

I'll enjoy the last couple weeks of summer. Before I know it I'll once again be packing my bag with notebooks and pencils instead of sunscreen and a swimsuit. 

Friday, August 10, 2012

Life with friends


"Friends pick us up when we fall down, and if they can't pick us up, they lie down and listen for a while." 

You know you have true friends and have struck gold when you can call them up anytime of the day to talk, when you receive a text message of an asian bunny, and when you laugh until you cry while eating nachos at Maynard's. I honestly do not know what I'd do without my friends. They are better than boys. The ones that have stuck with me through thick and thin have kept me both happy and sane.

This summer has been both the shittiest and the best of my life. While other things have made me stressed or made me cry, they were always there to pick me up. I'm the type of person who needs to talk things out, I can't hold in my emotions as easily as some others can. Sometimes I take things a bit too personally. I also have an overanalyzing problem. When I go to my friends saying things like "What the hell did I just do?", they are there to comfort me. Day or night. I'm so lucky to have them in my life.

When I am with them, I can always count on having a good time. If anyone else ever heard our conversations they'd probably place us into a mental hospital. That's something else that I love about them. We can literally talk about anything, no matter how weird--it doesn't have to be about our problems--and not think anything of it. It's perfectly normal to us, but probably off the charts weird for any sane person. You don't even want to know.

As my friend's brother puts it: "Friendship is all about reciprocity. If you are there for them, they will be there for you." True words spoken by a 12 year old.