Monday, January 23, 2012


quirk {kwurk}
noun: an individual peculiarity of character; mannerism or foible

I love quirks. They bring vibrance to personalities, and make individuals unique. I mean, can you imagine a world where everyone had the same interests, hobbies, and opinions? How boring that would be!

For instance, I have a friend who loves to dress in bright colors and bold patterns. She loves dangly earrings, hats, and fun shoes. Her choice in clothing is one of her quirks; her sense of style is completely her own, and it makes her stand out.

I was thinking about this the other day, and it made me notice some of my other friend's mannerisms. One good friend of mine has the most infectious laugh ever, and another touches her left ear whenever she concentrates on something. Those are their quirks, the little things that complete their character.

All of this made me think about what my habits are, and what makes me 'quirky'. So I thought it would be fun to compile a list. :)

I twirl my hair.

I usually do this while I'm daydreaming, or thinking really hard about something. But mostly daydreaming.

I have a penchant for fantastic and mellifluous words.

This is especially bad when I'm trying to write a paper. I struggle with not sounding like Eugene Meltzner, to borrow the colloquialism.

I clean things when I'm extremely angry.

So if you ever see me organizing my closet like a mad woman, run!

I'm not photogenic... At all.

I seriously don't think that I have one 'normal' picture of myself. I always seem to have a rather obnoxious grin on my face, or some other odd expression. Oh how I pity the poor soul who takes my senior pictures.

This is why I'm the photographer, not the photographee :P

I rest my case.

Happy Monday, :)

~ Abby

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


I think I need to go to Paris. I really do.

I think January and Febuary are kind of yucky months, to be quite honest. It can be hard to have a cheerful outlook when it is -100 degrees outside, and not a flake of snow in sight. This is also the time of year when school can become rather dreary. I'm feeling kind of restless, and polyatomic ions and molecular geometry just isn't holding my attention. (Thank you chemistry.)

So I'll try to enjoy the little things. I'll play my favorite songs over and over, stay up late reading, and possibly eat one of these. I will wear sweaters, take pictures, and be merry.

But really spring, could you hurry please?

~ Abby

P.S. Be sure to read this. It will make you smile. And if it doesn't, then you have no heart. :P

Friday, January 13, 2012

Snow day :)

The roads were too bad this morning to go to co-op. So today was my very first snow day of the year. And what do you do on snow days?

You make cookies of course.

And then what do you do after you eat some of the cookies?

You go outside and take pictures silly.

Snow I believe, is a happy thing. :)

Have a nice weekend :)

~ Abby

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The new year, nutcrackers, and skinny jeans

2012 is off to a good start. :)

On January 1st, I went out with some friends. We ate at Olive Garden, went shopping, played games, and giggled uncontrollably. (And perhaps a bit too loudly at times.)

Oh yeah, and we also creeped on some nutcrackers.

This is Roger. Roger Duncan.

Isn't he handsome? :P

And guess what we saw while walking around the mall?!

Leah and I pointing to our Hunger Games shirts. Her shirt says "You love me. Real or not real?" And mine says "I <3 Peeta Mellark". Yes, we are nerds.

Seriously, I can not wait for this movie to come out! Hurry up please, dear March 23rd.

Then yesterday I bought my first pair of skinny jeans. After two years of saying how much I despise them, I gave in. We're only 3 days into the new year, and I've already had to eat my own words. Shameful.

Now, I'm going to go for a run. I haven't ran in several weeks, and it will be interesting to see if I survive the experience.

~ Abby