Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Honey that's how it sleeps,
Don't let it in with no intention of keeping it. 

Honey Don't Feed Me, I will come back. Coachella Weekend 1 was a whirlwind experience, and one in which I feel so oddly about. I learned so many things at Coachella about myself (weirdly), but I want to save a beautiful list of these miniature self-actualizations for a rainy day (soon) when I'm really feeling about reminiscing. The weather was truly boiling, and the girls went back and forth between hats on, hats off, trying to stay cool in the desert heat. The food was incredibly delicious, but pricey. While I didn't drink at all over the trip, I had a  taste of a the beers my friend had as they spoke of how delicious they were, and wow-- they were! I don't even like beer, and it was very good! Sleeping was nearly impossible since we were car camping, and I basically lived off of excederin and red bull to stay alive and functioning. My favorite acts by far were Hozier, Alt J, Florence and the Machine, and Gorgon City! Kieza, Kashbian, and Tyler the Creator  surprised me as actually amazing acts live, and I caught some of DJ Snake, Porter Robinson, ACDC and Nero as well, who were also very good! I hated the Sahara tent, it was way too crowded, loud and hot, but I really enjoyed the other acts. It was a truly great thing to experience, but I am not a Coachella-goer at heart. Too much noise, too many people, too much heat, too many substances. I prefer the laid-back, music-oriented vibe out SF Outsidelands. Coachella sort of felt like a look-oriented, social-media focused experience, and I really wanted to go to focus on the music (the photos above are form day 1, after that I didn't do my hair or makeup at all, and pretty much just threw on a dress-- I'm the one in the black sunflower romper and big floppy hat!). That being said, I am really looking forward to Outsidelands, as my experiences at Coachella-- although very fun and worthy of doing once-- have shown me how special Outsidelands is and how it's a much better fit for me. Song Recommendation: "Immagination" Gorgon City, "It Will Come Back" Hozer. 

Saturday, April 4, 2015

I should've seen it glow
but everybody knows a broken heart is blind.

Operator please, this is wrecking my mind. Today was Alpha Psi's prerush, and I had a lot of fun! Slightly overwhelming to be starting my 20 units and having an insane amount of reading the weekend of easter and pre-rush, back to back. I was able to successfully complete an insane (INSANE) amount of reading friday and saturday evening (tonight) after the event, hence me not partaking in any of the jungle juice at the party! It's always so funny how everyone constantly tries to get the sober people to drink ("I'm SO sorry you're sober", "oh come on, you deserve a drink!", "No one does homework on a saturday!") but I know it's all in good fun. But at the end of the day, I feel incredibly productive, happy and NOT hungover, haha! Anyways, the day was absolutely beautiful today, nice and sunny with just a slight pinch of wind, but sadly it looks as if it's going to be raining tomorrow during my easter celebration back at my mother's in my hometown. At least now I can relax joyfully, nibbling on all the chocolate knowing I have very little work to do monday! I also forgot to mention I created a photo book on Shutterfly for like $30, and I'm in absolute love with it! It came today in the mail, and it only has one little goof-ups (I forgot to remove the prompted-text on one of the pages, so it tells a funny sample story about a family's trip to Oregon LOL). Oh well, it gives the book more character anyway. I will be sure to post pictures of my Easter adventures and shutterfly book soon! PS: Dyed my hair darker last night and have been loving the do'. It's so naturally fitting (in my opinion) that people can hardly even tell I changed my hair even though it's so much darker! I am thinking I will try to keep it dark like this from now on, unless I do highlights again sometime in the future. Yay to the weekend, being done with work, and Easter-family time! Song Recommendation: "Little Black Submarines" The Black Keys. 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The first thing that you want,
will be the last thing you ever need. 

Everybody knows that a broken heart is blind. Went through my instagram (@urbancaseymariee) and realized how many of my recent photos I had yet to put up on this blog! I found a beautiful wedding dress in Los Gatos that my sister and I were absolutely dying over! The last photo is of some stunning tulips Eric got me recently, I am obsessed! Eric planted tulips in our own garden, and they came out perfectly. I wanted to take photos of my makeup room and put them on the blog, but unfortunately the lighting in that room is always so unflattering in photos! I think it's the wooden walls, it makes everything oddly warm in temperature and therefore photos don't come out at all! Either way, today is a wonderful day. Eric is out surfing, and I am at home organizing my closet and attempting to get back into wearing some of the clothes I haven't in such a long time! The last two days I have tried new outfits and I am quite loving "shopping my own closet"! Song recommendation: "Tighten Up" Black Keys.