i stole this from tumblr.

1.Do you want a boyfriend or girlfriend?

yeah no.

2.When did your last hug take place?

at november project!

3.Are you a jealous person?

i wouldn’t say i’m jealous over material things…but i don’t like to share people i feel like i have a claim on. *cough* boys *cough*

4.Are you tired right now?

surprisingly no, for the first time in a while. my sleep has gotten back on track and i started the morning with yoga and two cups of coffee.

5.Do you chew on your straws?


6.Have you ever been called a tease?

i think so. did it bother me? no.

7.Have you ever been awake for 48 hours straight?

hell no.

8.Do you cry easily?


9.What should you be doing right now?

writing a fake neighborhood newsletter for a lesson plan.

10.Are you a heavy sleeper?

not even remotely.

11.Do you think you can last in a relationship for 6 months?

i definitely can, it’s usually the other person who goes nutso.

12.Are you mad at someone right now?

mad  isn’t the right word…still deeply hurt and upset. i work hard not to hole on to anger.

13.Do you believe in love?

yes…sometimes more than others.

14.What makes you laugh no matter what?


15.Who was the last person you talked to?

the guy who came to my job center. he was pretty legit and his name was bobby brown which amused me.

16.Do you get butterflies around the person you like?


17.Will you get married?


18.When was the last time you smiled?

while i was reading over my lunch break.

19.Does anyone like you?

haha yes…maybe more than i like them.

20.Do you secretly like someone?

no…i think many guys in the periphery of my life are cute but i don’t like anyone per se.

21.Who was the first person you talked to today?

my yoga teacher…6 am baby!

22.Who do you feel most comfortable talking to about anything?

my sister.

23.What are you NOT looking forward to?

ummmm winter?

24.What ARE you looking forward to?

the weekend.

25.Has someone of the opposite sex ever told you they loved you, and meant it?


26.Suppose you see your ex kissing another person what would you do?

well that pretty much already happened…the answer is get pissed, cry, complain to all my friends about it and move the fuck on.

27.Do you plan on moving out within the next year?

nope, i just moved and will hopefully stay in my new place for 2 years.

28.Are you a forgiving person?

i forgive passively very often…like for myself, i let go of resentments and forgive the person for hurting me. i rarely let people bnack into my life i’ve they’ve hurt me deeply.

29.How many TRUE friends do you have?

somewhere between 5 and 10 i would say…if i’ve learned anything it’s that friendship turn on a dime when they’re tested, even the ones you thought were the most deep and true.

30.Do you fall for people easily?

oh yes.

31.Have you ever fallen for your ex’s best friend?

nope. made out with him…yep…had feelings, no way.

32.What’s the last thing you put in your mouth?

my waterbottle.

33.Who was the last person you drove with?

my sister and brother-in-law in their ridiculous rental car.

34.How late did you stay up last night and why?

i think around midnight–i was unpacking and cleaning up, then read like a page before falling asleep.

35.If you could move somewhere else, would you?

maybe, if all the details were magically taken care of. i dream about DC…

36.Who was the last person you took a picture of?

myself if that counts…if not, my friend Hillary.

37.Can you live a day without TV?

i haven’t had a tv in months.

38.When was the last time you were extremely disappointed?

probably when i didn’t get a promotion i applied for…it worked out in the end though.

39.Three names you go by…

Alice. Shmal, Smelly (yes my friends call me Smelly…it’s short for Smelly Cat…i really have no idea why).

40.Are you currently in a relationship?


41.What is your all-time favorite romance movie?

something’s gotta give, it’s complicated, when harry met sally and under the tuscan sun.

42.Do you believe that everyone has a soul-mate?

i don’t believe in soul mates, i believe in finding a great person/partner with whom you are extraordinarily suited for an compatible with.

43.What’s your current problem?

not enough money.

44.Have you ever had your heart broken?

oh yes.

45.Your thoughts of long distance relationships?

challenging, but sometimes worth it. i’ve seen it work.

46.How many kids do you want to have?

at least one, then we’ll see.

47.Have you ever found it hard to tell someone you like them?

in high school, yes.



last import.

after the whirlwind which was the past few months, i’ve been able to take a breather over the past few weeks and i finally feel rested and rejuvenated (a weekend without work has helped). so here’s the wrap up on the last few weeks in images.


on sunday, may 18th, 2014 i graduated with my master’s degree in library and information science.


on wednesday, may 21st, 2014 i was offered a full time position the same day as my interview and my dad turned 70 years old….i celebrated for both of us.


on friday,may 23rd, 2014 my friend shanna and i headed home to michigan for my dad’s party and some relaxation. i also got to see my bff hannah before she left for a summer on the east coast.


on tuesday, may 27th, 2014, i started my big girl job.


and here are some snaps of stuff thats being going on.


after i submitted my last paper, i went straight from the coffee shop to the nail salon to get a badly-needed pedicure.


this guy–who “doesn’t dance”


gorgeous flowers from my sister for graduation.


preppy as usual, post interview.


my dad is weird.


third day on the new job. we had a potluck. i like them.


my girl can cook…there was sangria too.


gorgeous day at the beach with two of my favorites.


men and their dogs.





…riding high from coming in third place at trivia with a two person team. we only got a teeny tiny bit of help and kicked ass. then celebrated after.

…obsessed with getting a dog. i’m pretty sure the phrase “i need a dog” has permanently replaced “i need a boyfriend” in my life. last week i was talking to my parents and very seriously told them that getting a dog would solve all of my life problems. they both just laughed. i know logically that it isn’t true, but it’s more emotionally healthy than being fixated on getting a boyfriend right? right??

…craving another tattoo. i have a few ideas, but nothing concrete so it probably won’t happen for a while. or maybe i’ll get one next week…who knows!

…dreaming about summer. patio drinking. country concert. the beach. walking EVERYWHERE.


…on a mission to actually fit in my summer clothes. apparently i’ve been emotionally eating like whoa so it’s time to get that under control. game plan: move daily, no late night (drunk) eating, and only one treat per day. as i explained to my friends yesterday, that means i can still eat an entire pizza if i want to, but no an entire pizza AND a bag of mini reese’s cups.

…trying to cultivate a daily yoga practice. whether it’s going to a class, doing a full practice as home or just a few poses when i wake up or before bed, i need it.

..really over dating. it’s just…terrible.

..realizing that like half of the instagram accounts i follow are dedicated to bulldogs. see above.

…extremely grateful for my parents. they’re really just the best and i love them so much. i’m happy that i’ll get to see them a fair amount in may for my graduation and my trip home for my dad’s birthday party.

C & T Dalkey

p.s. my dad is turning 70 which is just bananas. i should maybe write a post about why i think having old parents is wonderful…

…also extremely grateful for my friends. i think one of the gifts of being single in your twenties is forming deep friendships, because that’s who you depend on when you don’t have a significant other. my friends mean everything to me, especially because my family has like 5 people in it and they all live far away.

…excited for my day off tomorrow. sleeping in. yoga, school work, and laundry here i come.