Random is Order

"Creativity is the ability to introduce order into the randomness of nature." ~ Eric Hoffer

Thursday Thoughts – 6/27/13

Ramblings of a Suburban Mom

Today, I’m linking up with my bloggy friend, Jen, over at Ramblings of a Suburban Mom. Her blog is totally fun, and seriously has the most comprehensive list of subscription boxes I’ve found anywhere, so go check her out!

~ I was completely, over the moon excited to receive my first Birchbox (pics and initial review coming soon!) That is, until I opened it and discovered that they think I’m old. Seriously, 2 out of the 5 products were for aging this, that or the other. Now, I will admit that some days I feel older than others, but I never feel old, and I can’t figure out why Birchbox has pegged me that way either. I even went back in to check my profile selections, and the “Aging” category was not checked so I’m really not sure why I got all this “aging” stuff. The real bummer about it is that I didn’t get any of the goodies I was super looking forward to such as the Davines hair samples or the Suki scrub. BB has to be really good next month, or I don’t see myself sticking with them for long.

~ Who here watches Pretty Little Liars?

Pretty Little Liars

Photo Courtesy of The Huffington Post

Please tell me I’m not the only one. Anyone read the books? Anyway, are you not completely loving all the reveals they’ve had going on so far this season? With all the new info and what has already happened, does anybody think that Ali’s mom might be A? OR, do you think they’re trying to set up for the same angle that went down in the books? I don’t want to write about it because I don’t want to give away any spoilers, but come on! That has to be what they’re going for, right? Too creepy if they do, because they won’t be able to carry the same storyline on the show that they did in the books because the two have already diverged SO MUCH. I’m not looking forward to the end of the Summer Season and that crazy, long wait until next January.

~ I think I have to just come out and admit that I am completely addicted to nail polish. The problem is that I just joined the Julep Maven program, AND I can’t stop buying OPI polishes everywhere I see them, and the small container I bought for them years ago just doesn’t hold all of my polish any more. I don’t have a wall I can mount a polish shelf on so I need to come up with some other kind of storage, but I can’t figure out what. I was thinking a train case, but don’t want to spend $40+ on one. Plus, Roger’s eyes bugged out tonight when he saw me looking at one at Ulta, and found out they cost that much for an EMPTY case. He totally thought I was joking, and they were full of makeup. Too funny! So, I’m basically looking for suggestions on ways to store my growing nail polish and accoutrements collection as well as all of the new makeup I’m amassing from my subscriptions. Please, share your ideas!

~ I haven’t had a ton of time to read this summer due to my class and internship schedule, but I did pick up a couple of books at the library last weekend. Right now, I’m reading the Jane Austen Mystery series, and yes, it’s THAT Jane Austen.

The books are set in the era of Pride and Prejudice, and feature the fictional diaries of Jane Austen as she recounts her tales of solving mysteries throughout the England of her time period. Author Stephanie Barron (the pen name for Francine Mathews,) does a great job of writing in the language of the time, and keeping with the feel of Austen’s real novels. The first book in the series is, “Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor,” which is the one I’ve pictured here. I’m on the third book in the series, and I find them to be absolutely charming. If you were like me, and wished that you could peek into Elizabeth and Darcy’s lives forever, you will likely enjoy this series as well.

~ I’ve been feeling kind of down lately, and finally pegged the reason for it today. I figured out that I’ve basically been in class non-stop except for a few 2-week breaks since May 2012. I’m getting ridiculously burnt out, and have a wicked case of cabin fever. Of course, there’s not a lot I can do about it because I’m in the middle of another set of classes right now, and can’t really go anywhere. I’ll have a break between Summer and Fall semesters, but it’s another 2-week break, and I’ll have to work. I guess I’m just bummed because I won’t be graduating for another 3 semesters after this one, so I’m looking at solid homework, studying and tests through December 2014, and it’s just making me tired. I’m going to have to plan something fun for Winter or Spring Break, or I’m going to go nuts.

That’s pretty much it for today’s thoughts. I’m working on my Julep post right now, and should have it up tonight. In the meantime, thanks for reading. Blog at you later!

Cheers, Shauna

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