from such great heights

before i unpack

Posted in life by chapwoman on March 28, 2009


well that was an unnecessarily long drive back to san luis.  dear 405 freeway: I hate you.

thank you, Lord, for creating beautiful sunsets to take my mind off LA traffic. thank you to Coffee Bean for the “pick-me-up” caffeine in Santa Barbara, to MSTRKRFT for your amazing new album, to you, Mr. Highway Patrol Officer, for not pulling me over when I definitely deserved it, and to the millions of stars twinkling above Santa Ynez that could never be captured by even the best of cameras.

i’m back,


like looking into a mirror

Posted in life by chapwoman on March 17, 2009

There’s a beautifully-crafted column running in the NY Times right now which showcases the lives of your average American Joes and Janes. It’s called “One in 8-Million” and each article focuses on one person who narrates his own story through a picture slideshow, reminding me of all the passion and hardwork and loneliness in the world.


One girl’s story in particular, caught my eyes & ears.


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san luis at its finest

Posted in life by chapwoman on March 16, 2009

it has to be a crime sitting in an office on a beautiful day like today.

all i want to do right now is jump out the window and play frisbee on Spanos field.


realizations of the day

Posted in life by chapwoman on March 12, 2009

1. i pretty much have NO business attire whatsoever in my closet.  it took me 45 minutes to create a decent “business” outfit for my group presentation today and even then, it was still too casual.  so far, spring break consists of a shopping trip to H&M!

2. (Alaska, I really hope you’re reading this one) i really need to cut my hair. REALLY.  split ends everywhere.

3. messy kitchens upset me.  why must the counters always be messy?

that is all,


studio makes me reflect

Posted in life by chapwoman on March 10, 2009

there are some things that i deeply love and some things that i deeply dislike.  i’ve started realizing exactly what they are, compartmentalizing them in my mind, because let’s be honest–spending too much time in studio leaves you in a bubble with your classmates, your project, and your thoughts.  for instance, this is what i’ve realized in the past two weeks:

i love…

harmonizing to whatever song is playing.  if architecture doesn’t work out, i will definitely sign up to be one of beyonce’s background singers.

mornings with warm coffee and soft, velvety foam


sunshine on a chilly day

praying/chatting with God when I run

singing along to every song in The Sound of Music while drawing floor plans

having friends surprise me in studio, then surprising them with cookies in return

girlscout cookies

and i dislike…

apple-cinnamon oatmeal.  it just doesn’t do it for me.

being awake past 12 am. for 7 days straight.

making my lunch in the morning before work because i was too tired to do it the night before

slashing my regular exercise schedule

knowing that my friends are having a blast without me

good thing dead week only happens once a quarter.  until next time,