Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Truly, Madly, Deeply

Why hello there. You're looking rather foxy tonight. I know, I know. It's been a while. It might seem like I'm doing this to merely get attention from you simply because it's Valentine's Day, but I assure you that's not the case.* I'm here hoping to re-kindle that old flame we once had--that flame that burned bright and white hot. But let's not rush into anything...

First things first--how have you been? No, I know you've been fine. How are you REALLY?
Things here are pretty fantastic.** I'm well-situated into my routine, which is a nice place for me to be. I'm big on routine, almost to a fault. I do get chances to break that routine and I try to take them as often as possible, because that's the only way I ever get anything done.
Since today IS the day of love and warm fuzzies and massacres, here are a few things that I've been crushing on as of late. (Minus the massacres.)

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Nerdiest book ever, you guys. The whole thing is jam-packed with pop culture references. I couldn't get enough of it.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
One of the things that I meant to blog about was my experience attending the Nerdfighter tour. I met John Green and high-fived Hank Green. Oh, and John's book really is that good.

 "Settle Down" by Kimbra

"All Will Be Well" by The Gabe Dixon Band
They used this at the end of a Parks & Rec episode and the idea of "practicing my purpose" has become something of a mantra for me.

Downton Abbey
Do I even need to talk about this? You know what I mean.
Raising Hope
This show is so wonderful in so many ways.

Currently Enjoying...
Color blocking, going to see The Vow with some of my favorite girls tonight (such a cheese-fest! The only thing better would have been a literal cheese-fest.), and making homemade pasta

Looking Forward To...
Taking archery lessons, traveling to SoCal next month for a mission companion's wedding, and having Sister Julie Beck of the Relief Society General Presidency coming to visit Austin this weekend

So that's the status of my life. See you around?***

**Thank you for asking.
***The sooner the better, as far as I'm concerned.


Sara said...

Warm fuzzies and massacres? HA! I love you, Gretchen. You complete me. ;)

Georgie K. Buttons said...

Downton Abbey. :)

miss zaida said...

can we please get together for a cheese fest? ain't no havarti like a danish havarti...

Dan said...

Archery lessons?

That. Is. So. Cool.

heidikins said...

There is something so fantastic about the combination of archery lessons and Downton Abbey. :) Love!


Jane said...

One of my IRL friends and I discovered that we are both (independently of one another) sort of superfans of you. If you and I both like something, A has to watch/read/listen to it. If you and A both talk about something, it gets moved up to "next" on my list. It's a good rule.

Sorry we are creepy.

Ashley said...

You must document your archery lessons in ridiculous detail and post all of it to your blog.

Kimberlinah! said...

Sounds like life is pretty good for you right now! Archery sounds really fun!!

What is color blocking?

Alyssa said...

I'm reading The Fault in Our Stars right now and LOVING it. I'm not looking forward to the emotional mess I know I'm going to be at the end, though. I anticipate the ugly cry in my near future.

Ready Player One is a must-read for me.

Also, homemade pasta. I wish I could pull that off, but I'm afraid my cooking abilities might not be up to that yet. And archery = AWESOME.