Summer list

go swimming in the Bay.
attend a Critical Mass.
read The Awakening, The Second Sex, Inkheart in the original German, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and Orthodoxy.
go gliding with my papa.
go swimming beyond the surf at Laguna.
attend a Bikram yoga class (~104 degrees).
submit poems for publication.
explore an abandoned building.
get acquainted with Photoshop.
resocialize Austin Scarlett.
review French grammar.
make bread from scratch without any help.
    What hopes and goals have you for this summer?


    Brian 5/16/2010 12:15 AM  

    Hey, ich lese gerade Tintenherz auf Deutsch! Es ist toll, eine Geschichte zu lesen, die nicht so ernsthaft literarisch ist, wie die, die wir im Senior Sem gelesen haben :)

    Danielle 5/16/2010 9:07 AM  


    pinkapplecore 5/16/2010 9:16 AM  

    i've heard of the yoga class, intense! but not quite sure what gliding is? is it like hang-gliding?

    Milli 5/16/2010 10:00 AM  

    You can read German? Cool. I really like the Inkworld series!

    Erin 5/16/2010 10:06 AM  

    that top picture!!!

    Jenica 5/16/2010 12:20 PM  

    I will say that my summer reading list is forty books and growing...If I also get a job, which I hope to, I'll be well occupied

    geekspawn 5/16/2010 12:46 PM  

    Not compromising myself while still managing to put other people first... not making excuses... committing :)

    Holly 5/16/2010 2:21 PM  

    Brian - Ich kann's mir vorstellen. :) Übrigens, herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Studiumabschluss!

    Danielle - Ha! Well, if you make it to San Francisco, I'll buy us two.

    pinkapplecore - Not quite. The sailplane kind, not the foot-launched kind.

    Milli - I used to be a German major. Still love German. Yes, I've heard a lot of good things about it.

    Erin - Lunch with my dad in the redwood grove in the botanical gardens here. :)

    Jenica - Whew! But yes, there is NO time like summer for reading. A job would be nice. Good luck to us.

    geekspawn - Sounds most admirable. I'm sure you've been pondering up to those resolutions for a while.

    Edge 5/16/2010 6:37 PM  

    Play a ton of Frisbee (and get lots better at it), continue to have nice, normal, unintimidated conversations with guys, get deep in Scripture, and really writing on a project again. <3

    Edge 5/16/2010 6:38 PM  


    And btw, I have given you an award :)

    Je Reve 5/17/2010 9:23 AM  

    Best Macaroons ever: Ina Garten's recipe. Look it up on food network... yummm.

    Noël De Vries 5/17/2010 11:22 AM  

    Flourish in a foreign country. (Albania + Ukraine)

    Holly 5/17/2010 12:54 PM  

    Edge - Ooh, what's the project?

    Je Reve - Ah, macarons and macaroons are vair different, more than the one letter would suggest! However, I may be in the mood for those sometime...

    Noel - How much longer in Albania?

    Danielle 5/17/2010 5:30 PM  

    you're cruel, that's too great a temptation when i have no control over my travel plans! ;)

    i will most likely be in san francisco first week of august though, i wish you were going to be there.

    Debbie Barr 5/17/2010 6:42 PM  

    Great goals! I really want to try making macarons as well, but I've never had one! I don't know what they're supposed to taste like or their texture, so I'm a little nervous about trying.

    Holly 5/18/2010 7:51 PM  

    Danielle - Email me with the dates?

    Debbie - Oh, more's the pity! No snooty/cutesy bakeries around you? They're sweet, with a sort of shell on the outside that bruises/breaks easily, but soft inside.

    sui 4/11/2012 10:39 PM  

    bikram yoga, let's do it... although it scares me (and i feel resistance almost every time, though they claim it is a great "cure" or help for depression AND a sort of "miracle practice" for all sorts of body ailments and "diseases" and conditions and such...

    and the promise of weight loss, BLAH, to which i say: bah humbug! (and i always ate more when i practiced, like a LOT more... i was ravenous, and i am skeptical of its "calorie-burning" claims anyway)

    but it feels like intense meditation + physical at the same time

    but at the same time i sometimes pushed myself way too hard, would actually end up getting my back hurting (like through my ribs, a literal pain) and getting rashes from the sweat.

    BUT... it relieved sooo much stress (which i didn't even admit was stress back then) and did great for my shoulders. but i got really perfectionist and ED-relapse-y about it, so i'm cautious of restarting and wanting to be crazy and go "OK NOW I HAVE TO DO THIS EVERY DAY / OR TWICE EVERY DAY !!! THAT'S A CHALLENGE"

    i cannot uphold any daily practice, even writing, the rigidity kills me...

    the parenthetical never ends!

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