Saturday, July 10

best days of our live

I've been tagged about a thousand times to answer questions and tell you things about myself. I really hate when I don't fill these out because I am so flattered honored that someone would want to know anything about me, but I always put it off for various reasons; the most likely candidate being laziness. Sorry! But instead of telling you ten or seven or sixteen things about myself, I'm going to tell you one thing and give you like twelve sub-things off that.
My big secret about me: I am a playlist whore.
I could bet you five thousand dollars I'm listening to my "Marlee" playlist in this picture)
It's true. Anyone who really knows me in my deepest form (ha!) knows that on my ipod, I have a ton of playlists. Currently as I'm staring at the screen, my current on-the-go is listed as on-the-go forty seven. And I have about, oh, half that in my labeled "by-month" playlists of songs I obsess and add in a given month alone, plus playlists for every single emotion I seem to have, and playlists specifically dedicated to certain people. Like, people I used to have crushes on or later let me down. Or that I drive to soccer with. Or my best friends and neighbors. Or the freshmen that I tow around. Or my sophomore BFF's. I am playlist crazy. It's actually one of the most personal things about me because literally my life is tied to these playlists. Just ask Niklaas....I have some rather secretive playlists on there that kill me when people find. Hahaha. I only reluctantly hand my ipod over to anyone anymore.
SO, for my "sub-things", I'm going to list my current month's playlist of the songs I've been obsessed with this month. Just a warning: this usually includes the songs I sing to that come on the top 40 radio stations. Hehe.
1)How Lucky We Are! Meiko
2)If the Moon Fell Down Tonight! Chase Coy
3)The Only Exception! Paramore
4)Change of Time! Josh Ritter
5)Our Kind of Love! Lady Antebellum
6) Boats and Birds! Gregory and the Hawk
7) In My Veins! Andrew Belle
8) Go Together! Jillian Edwards
9)The Saltwater Room! Owl City
10)Yours! Fay Wolf
11) Where the Road Meets the Sun! Katie Herzig
12) Collect Call! Metric
13) If We Ever Meet Again! Katy Perry/Timbaland
14) Break Your Heart! Taio Cruz
15) Kissin' You! Miranda Crosgrove
16) Butterfly Nets! Bishop Allen
Did I mention I graduated? Oh yeah, because I forgot to mention it and include pictures. So, in the midst of talking about me, me, me, I'm going to push the narcissism even more and include pictures from that because, apparently, graduating is kind of a big deal and since this is a blog about my life, it would be wrong not to document that. By the way, these honestly were the absolute best two days of my entire my life.
(my momma and dominant gene supplier)
Fourth Daughter tagged me with these questions (I didn't forget about you, see! hehe):
1) If you had to spend three consecutive days on the same train, who would you want with you and why? Maybe my answer is cliche...but yes, it would definitely without a doubt be my boy. My sister would be runner-up, but I choose him because I know that he would enjoy spending three days with me much more than my little sister would haha! She can only put up with me and my childish hyperactive moments for so long. And also because, more than anyone, I can spend hours upon hours with him doing nothing at all and never get bored or run out of things to do. Every simple thing feels like the most grand adventure in the world with him, even if it's just watching a movie in my basement.
(the big walk across the stage)
2) Have you ever had a sewing related injury? Give gory details! If not, list any irrational fears. Aside from the occasional (okay, frequent) stabbing of the needle into my fingertips, no. But irrational fears?? Ahhh...there are just too many. Okay, firstly, being stabbed and/or shot terrifies me to no end because of all the scary movies I watch, and second, I have a horrible weird fear of mascotted anything. Santa Clauses', Easter Bunnies, Chuck E. Cheeses, Clowns... anything with a mask and costume makes me squeal and hide and freak OUT.
3)What wouldn't you get caught dead in? Bell-bottoms. Eww. I hope that trend never comes back. At least, on me.
(my darling cousins)
4)What garment/accessory do you wear the most? Scarves pushed aside, I wear my tiffany&co necklace pretty much every single day. I got it for my sweet 16 birthday present and is my most treasured item!
5) What pattern/vintage style have you been thinking about recently? On my list of clothing items I need are a vintage straw hat, black v-neck shirt, denim vest, and some vintage heels.
6) What is one place you really want to visit that you haven't been to? Umm...everywhere? Seriously, there isn't one place I probably wouldn't go. But... probably anything Europe. Ahh.

7) How do you relax? Oooh! My favorite thing is to read. Books are my obsession. Or at least, one of many. And watching tv calms me so much. I don't watch a lot of it these days, but when I do, I'll watch it for hours straight and get my monthly fix. Oh! And definitely writing in my diary. I do it every single night to unwind and if I don't, I can't sleep.
8) Favorite Holiday? Halloween!! Eep! And Easter. And Father's Day.

9) Favorite literary character and why? Elizabeth Bennett is my hero. I love that she is completely her own person and doesn't let anyone dictate what she thinks or does. Even when it goes against every set notion in society, she doesn't marry the first man who proposes to her, and instead waits for her prince. "Only the deepest love will persuade me into matrimony." That quote has stuck with me since I first read the book years and years ago.

10) What was the best date you've ever been on? Oh, goodness!! My favorite "dates" have been ones that don't have an absolute set in stone, "Oh, let's go to this movie", and end up getting ice cream afterwards or playing wii or driving around or having q&a sections. Also, I hate being the one to dictate what we do all the time. A girl likes to be thought of, you know? My first date ever in my life, I didn't even know was a date until later and my mom was like, "Maggie- he paid for your ticket to see the play???" And I innocently said he had, and she just rolled her eyes and said sternly, "Maggie- that is a date," like I was an idiot. But! I was 15. What can I say?
literally, every single person I have ever loved and that has ever loved me was there for me and it was the best feeling in the entire world to be so surrounded. 45 members came to my little hometown just to see me walk across a silly stage. I love my family more than life itself and I owe them the world.
Love always,


Hannah said...

i loved when i graduated too!! so much fun to have all the people that love you come to support you :)

Alex said...

Loveeeeeed completely how you describe your life! You're seriously the sweetest girl I've ever met! Well, it would be awesome if we could actually meet in real life, but I think you got my point :P Anyway, I forgot to mention one thing last time o: Remember you told me about how you love saying "my bf does/have this..."? It happens to me all the time! I think it's the bf effect :P you can't help it! It happens all the time! So don't worry :) i guess it means you really care about him :) oh, this turned out to be a long comment! Sorry! Loved this post maggie :)

Catherine said...

Ah, this post is so cute! I'm the same way with my diary - there's nothing that relaxes me more than getting all of my thoughts out on paper and away from my head when I'm trying to sleep.

libys11 said...

so adorable!!! congrats on graduating!! :D

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Tayler said...

that white dress is so cute! and thanks so much for actually letting me know how the hair tutorial worked out for you! all your sweet comments are amazing and much appreciated <3 <3 <3 <3

Gizelle | Vanilla Ice Cream said...

welp, i can definitely understand your obsession with playlists..having grown up watching all sorts of movies, i feel the need to have a soundtrack in my every moment. just like in the movies...hehe. my favorites playlist has been added with so many songs and sometimes i don't know if some of the songs are my faves anymore...haha!

congrats on your graduation!

♥ vanilla ice cream ♥

Erika said...

Aww...I've missed you too. :) I've managed to stop by your blog a few times but just never commented! Sorry :/

I love your little confession about cute! Haha. I have ONE playlist and it's called "Currently jammin' to." Haha! I just add my current faves and move the ones I'm not listening to anymore back to the main list...hahaha. I'm just too lazy to make lists!

Well, congrats grad!!!!! Enjoy your summer & good luck with college!! Eek. :D

Well, I'm off to catch up!
Much love, Erika<3

DustInMyWind said...

Congrats on graduating!!! What are your college plans?

erin :) said...

Yayyy! Congrats on yo graduation gurl! :) I love the photo of you under #8! And your friend in the pic below #9 sure is spunky. Haha.

Thanks for sharing! I shall email you soon! ;)
Erin :)

Amanda said...

Love the photos! I use a Nikon D3000, I got it a few months ago and I loveeee it!

Cheyne said...

Aw Mags! Graduating is SO a big moment and I'm glad you decided to finally give us photos! I'm really ready to graduate next year, especially getting this whole college experience in New York right now it's like, how can I leave all this behind and go back to high school. Ughh.

Oh and I have playlists that are titled certain embarrassing things. I once had this crush and eventually dated a boy named Jordan Von Payton (he's Norwegian...swoon...don't tell Jackson! Hahah.) and he was highly attractive and I had a playlist called "Von Sexy." SO EMBARRASSING. But I can't bring myself to delete know?


An Adorable Cliché said...

loved this post! I know what you mean I have a ton of playlists as well, some of them have most of the same songs as well :D


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Audrey J. said...

Prom & graduating is cool. Your life seems really nice and cool. You go girl!

P.S. we can maybe go to Europe togehter? i haven't traveled!

Kelly said...

Your family seems so sweet :)
Ps, I like your new layout!

mel said...

aww so sweet! congrats the graduation looked awesome:) ahh and i love playlists too haha metric is amazing! and boats and birds is so sweet:)

Jamie said...

Our Kind of Love by Lady Antebellum is basically one of the best songs ever. Just saying. :]
I make lots of playlists too. I just don't keep them for very long. I redo them instead of making new ones. :P I've started making ones that describe my life over the course of a year though. So far I have a whole list for 2009 and most of a list for 2010.
Wow! This comment is longer than I intended it to be. Thanks for the comments you've made about a few of my posts. I'm glad I finally got around to reading a few of yours. :]

Ebony said...

I'm going to go and d/l your entire playlist now because 1 and 3 are two of my fave songs ever (as you know!) :)
YAYYYYYYYYYYYYY for graduation!
For some reason I'm way way behind on your blog - I don't think they've been showing up in my reader. I'm gonna have to stop following so many people! Lol.


Fourth Daughter said...

Oh thanks for answering!! I've got two tag requests on hold at the moment too, it takes a while to work up the momentum to answer...
You write a diary too? I've done one since 1982!!!! And I love Pride and Prejudice too, but how could I not love it!?

Erica Leigh said...

i loved this post!
congrats on graduating, maggey! i'm so excited for you ^_^

it was fun reading all the facts.
ahhh i read a lot too! it's one of my favorite things to do also :D


Breee said...

awww that was beautiful!

I can't wait to graduate! :D

hey! you forgot to do my tag! :/

Alecto said...

your smile in the first picture was so infectious, i couldn't help but smile, too :-)

Sara, Swing The Day Away said...

Congrats! You look great in your cap and gown! :)