my two year old friend for having the sass of a teenager and at such a young age. and it's mainly to the boys.
3 points.

my friend dana for bringing me coffee at work on a day I desperately needed it.
6 points.

a very old friend i ran into at a coffee shop. and caught up with for a while.
2 points.

the boy for cooking a delicious meal. i can't wait to see what other amazing dinners he has in mind.
5 points. {3 for being a boy and cooking, 2 more for it being delicious}

my girls on our night out. dinner and a movie with two of my bests from back home. {not the greatest movie, but a lovely night nonetheless}
3 points each.

the guy who decided the perfect saturday night included dressing up as citizens of other countries, drinking beer and playing games. yeah for beer olympics.
2 points. {5 points for team france}

{i know i haven't updated my points list in a while, but i have been awarding them when deserved}

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cute photos & silly friends

maybe it's just the girl in me, but i don't think it's possible to take bad pictures of children. {sure, they might have some weird look on their face or be playing with the lens as you snap the photo but they're just too adorable.} so the last time i hung out with my friends i brought my camera. i especially love the first one-- you can just see her silly personality in the picture.


puck drop on the 50 yard line

I am SO excited! I just bought tickets to the Camp Randall Hockey Classic against the University of Michigan. My friend and I are planning to drive up and spend the day in Madison before. {He went to University of Minnesota so I promised to show him around the campus- and to rub in how much better the University of Wisconsin is.} I've never seen a hockey game outside so I'm incredibly excited or I will be until I freeze my toes off during the game. {Really? Why does sitting outside in Wisconsin in February sound like a good idea?}

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ice skating escapades

saturday night i fully intended to make a fool of myself. i went ice skating for the first time in about 10 years with my friend. i told him it was a goal of mine this year to learn to play hockey so he suggested starting with skating. i would have put money on my falling at least 10 times, but surprisingly, i didn't fall once. i actually did pretty well. i was weaving in and out of the crowd and dodging falling children.

hockey may be in my future yet. with a lot of practice.

{image via flickr}


little notes

dear syreeta.
i don't trust anyone else with my hair. especially after the last disaster. thanks for doing such a great job and making a haircut so much fun.

dear samantha, jessi, rachel, lindsey and alyssa.
i'm so glad we were all able to meet for brunch and spend the day together. i miss our long coffee talks and movies nights like in college. i'd pull many more all-nighters if that meant more time with you all.

dear snow plows.
thanks for going down every road in town except mine. big help.

dear laura.
i know i already said it, but you did an amazing job in the play. i am so incredibly proud of you. i can't wait to see your next performance.

dear green tea.
sorry for avoiding you lately. we will meet again soon, i promise, because i miss you.

dear dan.
i miss you greatly. i have even been seriously considering a trip to south carolina to visit. possibly a road trip.

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2010 reading list

Any of my friends will tell you that I am constantly searching for new books to read. I love all kinds of books {besides romance and specifically social and political ones} and am always looking for something new and interesting to read. Well, lately I've been terrible at actually sitting down and reading them so I thought I'd make a list of ones that I've been meaning to read. Maybe this will encourage me to read more.

  • Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
  • Welcome to the Monkey House by Kurt Vonnegut
  • On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  • Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn
  • The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold {still trying to decide if I actually want to read this one}
  • When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American women from 1960 to the Present by Gail Collins
  • Working by Studs Terkel
  • Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  • Choke by Chuck Palahniuk
  • Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt
  • Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
  • The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zaf√≥n

This is just a start, I'm sure.

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good morning, monday

Busy week and busy weekend.

I'm surprised I made it through {with the exception of a long nap Sunday afternoon}. I had a fantastic weekend. I met many friends for brunch on Saturday that I haven't seen in a while. It was great catching up on vacation plans, work situations, wedding preparations and baby news! Went to my cousin's play {which I will tell you more about later}, hung out with other friends and even had time to watch Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs {cute, cute movie}. It was a fantastic weekend.

Hope this week is as good.

p.s. We went to a new {to me} restaurant on Saturday. I love doing that, even if it is just for breakfast.

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happy birthday to my blog

i can't believe my little blog is a year old already. it seems like just yesterday i was sitting in class signing up for a blogger account. oh, how far we've come.
this has become a fun little place to write about everything and anything.
it's a way to look back {over the past year} and relive moments.

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happy weekend

I, for one, am incredibly happy that it is Friday. This week has just been too eventful {enjoyable, but still tiring}. I'd like to say that this weekend will be a lazy one but it's not. I am going to watch my cousin perform in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, go out for dinner and wine with other family, meet some of my bests from college for brunch and shopping and maybe even go sledding on the new-fallen snow.

Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!

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dear 2010,

i promise to... read more good books {i have a list}, take more and better quality pictures, keep up on current events {terrible for a journalism major, i know}, try cooking and eating new foods and stay in better touch with friends and family.

sincerely, susan

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