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Monthly Archives: February 2010

Oh boo. It’s snowing again. Just when I thought that spring was coming when the snow from the previous snowfall had melted. Campus turned into a horrible slushy mess. Why an Ivy League institution has such terrible drainage I will never understand. Sigh. While I’m hating on Columbia, let me just rant about the rodent issue too. My suite has mice. We’ve known that we had mice since first semester, and so far we’ve had 4 mice:

So as if that wasn’t bad enough, lo and behold, we get a RAT this week. In the bathroom. A huge living rat. And we called housing and some sketchy dude comes with a club and beats the poor creature to death while I listened to its squeals of death (my room is right across from the bathroom). And after he leaves, we find rat blood left on the bathroom floor. Ewww. So we call again to get it cleaned up. Why does nobody at this bloody school give a crap about disease carrying pests like these running around where its students sleep? Seriously! If anyone reading this is considering coming to Columbia, don’t live in the LLC until they renovate majorly or at the very least fix all the holes in the walls. And do pick a high floor.

On a completely different note, I can’t keep up drawing my daily post-its anymore :( So here are the last handful I’ve done:

To end on a happier note, I’m going to share one of my best recent purchases. I know that these Chanel half-tint sunglasses are like last last season, but I love them so much:

But of course, Chanel isn’t exactly budget friendly, so imagine my joy when I found these much more affordable replica!

Now if only the weather would cooperate.

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It’s high time for another DIY project! This time, I will show you how to make a stylin’ denim headband.

Project: Denim rosettes headband
Difficulty level: hard

Step 1: Gather your supplies. You will need: scrap denim fabric, scissors, needle and thread, and elastic band.

Step 2: Cut your denim fabric into a strip of 18″ x 2″.

Step 3: Fold the strip of denim lengthwise with THE RIGHT SIDE IN. Sew the edges together along the length of the fabric.

Step 4: Now you should have a tube of denim. Turn the tube inside out, so that the right side of the fabric is facing out. You can use a pencil of other long thing rod to help you. This will be the band for your headband.

Step 5: Cut 2 other strips of denim fabric of 18″ x 1″ to make the rosettes. If you have the rough edges of the fabric, use them.

Step 6: Start making a rosette by rolling the strip tightly.

Step 7: After a few rolls, start turning the strip over, so that the other side of the fabric is now on the outside. Keep twisting the fabric to make the petals of the rosette.

Step 8: Start stitching the rosette on the bottom to keep all the twists in place.

The top should look like this now:

See how the contrasting sides of the fabric and the rough edges add to the dimensions of the rosette?

Step 9: Finish making the rosette with the rest of the strip, then make another one in the same way. The finished rosette should look like this:

Step 10: Sew the rosettes onto the band. You can sew them in the center or off to the side, it’s up to you.

Step 11: Take the band and measure it against your head. Then see how much of the elastic band you need so that it will stay on nicely but not too tight. Then cut the appropriate length of elastic band, insert the ends into the openings of the band’s tube. Sew together firmly.

And you’re done! A gorgeous denim rosette headband is all yours :)

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My color right now is yellow. I’ve never really had anything yellow in my closet, besides a pale yellow tank top, and last summer I realized that I got complimented on how I look good in yellow almost every time I wear it. And now I’m hooked on this sunny hue! I recently purchased a pair of yellow flats from GoJane, but alas, to my disappointment, they sent me 2 left shoes :(

I never said I was a good dancer, but hey, this is going too far. Anyways, I contacted them and unfortunately, they were sold out on the style. So I had to choose another pair, and decided on these:

They’re still super cute and I love them! Now I just need to get a yellow dress, a yellow coat, maybe a yellow purse, and a yellow umbrella (à la Mother).

Tell me in the comments, what’s your favourite color fashion-wise right now?

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Dear Columbia,

Thank you so much for the shiny new foaming soap dispenser in our suite bathroom! It’s great that you’re finally starting to spent some money on stuff like this, instead of, say, landscaping. We don’t need immaculately coiffed bushes or decorative red twigs sticking out of the flower beds at regular intervals during Christmas time. Fixing the holes in our walls so we don’t get any more mice would be a great next step. Thank you.

Love,
Wendan

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1.5″ x 1.5″ various colors, pencil, ink pens, ball point pen

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Your Cell Phone? Pinkberry
Your Hair? Curly
Your Mother? Neurotic
Your Father? Amusing
Your Favorite Food? Many
Your Dream Last Night? Forgotten
Your Favorite Drink? Water
Your Dream/Goal? Happy
What Room Are You In? Dorm
Your Hobby? Art
Your Fear? Bugs
Where Do You See Yourself In Six Years? Residency
Where Were You Last Night? Inside
Something That You Aren’t? Normal
Muffins? Blueberry
Wish List Item? Blythe
Where Did You Grow Up? Everywhere
Last Thing You Did? Drink
What Are You Wearing? Pink
Your TV? Laptop
Your Pets? Boyfriend
Friends? Yes
Your Life? College
Your Mood? Dull
Missing Someone? Yes
Vehicle? Subway
Something You Aren’t Wearing? Socks
Your Favorite Store? 21
Your Favorite Color? Green
When Was The Last Time You Laughed? Now
Last Time You Cried? Yesterday
Your Best Friend? Looking
One Place You Go To Over And Over Again? Class
Facebook? Addict
Favorite Place To Eat? Many

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