Sunday, August 12, 2007

Raaaaaaaiiin, I don't mind.

Yesterday I ordered some stuff online
for college. I got this blue rain trenchcoat here for only $24.99!!! Awesome, right?

And then, I got these supercute rainboots from Target for $19.99. Yay! I can't wait until this stuff gets in. :) Hopefully, it might come before I leave, so my mom doesn't have to go back and forth.

Oh! And of course I ordered my bike. I was deliberating about it... but I just went ahead and splurged a bit. It's pretty and makes me happy. And besides, it was actually a pretty good price.

Now I need to decide if I want to spend $30 on this prettyful umbrella, or just get a cheaper, but less eye-pleasing alternative. This one is pretty, too, but it's not 'bubble' style.


You know I'll keep you up to date on any developments. ;D


If the rain comes, they run and hide their heads,
They might as well be dead.
If the rain comes, if the rain comes...
When the sun shines, they slip into the shade
And sip their lemonade.
When the sun shines, when the sun shines...
Rain, I don't mind. Shine, the weather's fine.
I can show you that when it starts to rain,
Everything's the same.
I can show you. I can show you.
Rain, I don't mind. Shine, the weather's fine.
Can you hear me, that when it rains and shines,
It's just a state of mind?
Can you hear me, can you hear me?
sdaeh rieht edih dna nur yeht semoc niar eht fI. naiR. enihsnuS.

- The Beatles

Saturday, August 11, 2007


Hullo! I have some stuffs to show you!

I made a YouTube channel of my favourite happy videos for you guys. You can find it here.

Also, I found an awesome music website - Just go there. It's amazing. Here's my personal station: Jamie's Station.

On Thursday, I finally went to the library and got A Hard Day's Night, which my mother and I watched tonight. It was cute, but I can't wait to see Help! ... I can tell I will really love it. The old trailer for it is up on the YouTube channel.

I also got some books to read before I head off to college - I only have a WEEK, gah! - The Wind in the Willows, Charlotte's Web, and In His Own Write (by John Lennon).


Saturday, August 4, 2007

Lucky Brand Jeans

Today, I received a small package in the mail from who else but Lucky Brand Jeans! I was pleased to find a keychain, a mysterious leather strip that reads 'LIVE in LOVE' (both my mother and I are puzzled as to its purpose - maybe it's just a tag that they attach to their jeans, and thought I would like?) and a handwritten note tucked inside. It's so good to find that some big companies still take time to market customers individually, by treating people with special kindness. I mean, all I did was comment on Denim Highway's website, and they spent money on me. Postage was $0.58 in itself, and the keychain / leather strip probably cost under $2 to make - but still. I've spent $0.00 on their products in my life.

So anywho, here is what the note says:
Hi Jamie -
Thanks so much for your nice note about Denim Highway and good luck in college.
- your friends at Lucky Brand Jeans

This company definitely deserves everybody's business. I don't live very close to any of their stores - but just as soon as I'm in a city with one, I'll go in and try on some clothes.

The other day I got my hair cut into a shag like Sandra Bullock's in The Lake House. And I'm going to pick up my new 50s-looking glasses at the eye doctor on Monday. Retro-ready for college!


Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Riding Bikes in the Nighttime

Around nine thirty, my mother and I took two laps around the neighborhood on bicycles. I was testing out this bike my mom bought on sale at Target a few years ago, which has since been forgotten in the shed. It's teal and silver, but it has gears and no fenders. Not at all retro-cute like the ones on Nonetheless, it was really nice riding at night. A little bit 'forbidden' feeling, since the last time I rode a bike was when I was much younger. :)

I added the blogs I read to the left sidebar, and will be updating them often. Click a few for more cheery reading.

Oh! My mom's best friend from highschool offered to make me a quilt as a graduation present - and you know I took her up on it! I'd much rather have a homemade quilt on my college loft than some mass produced comforter! And this way I'll keep it all my life. Anywho, yesterday we picked out the fabrics. I'm going with a beach theme, so I chose a mix of blues, blue-greens, tans, creams, and whites. They're all prints, of course. Solids are boring. I have this thing with fabric prints lately, so it was really fun.

That reminds me. I need to add print & pattern to my blogs list.

I needed a picture, so this post wouldn't be so boring... and then I remembered this one. While I was in upstate NY this summer, I fell in love with this little corner of my great aunt's kitchen. I don't really know why; it's just so cute. The cat is something she had painted from a picture of her favourite cat from years ago... the little round box was for a gift candle - now it holds nothing, but she keeps it because the top has cats similar to the wooden one above it... and she didn't tell me about the bears, but they are just adorable. Something about this small collection of items with the backdrop of that blue brick tile struck me immediately. Too much HGTV! ;D