Thursday, June 16, 2011


When I obsess, I obsess hard. The primary way the strength of any given obsession manifests itself is by the duration of time. For example, I listen to the same music for months on end. I daydream about one specific memory weeks after the fact. I wear the same pair of shoes or pants day after day after day. And yet, sometimes, there are things that I am undeniably obsessed with -- but which hold my attention just for the briefest period of time. I love something to pieces for just a few days, sometimes a few weeks, and then inexplicably, and for no apparent reason, my obsession peters out. Sometimes I feel sad when this happens, and I try to force my passion for something to linger. I've learned that this never ever works -- in fact, it tends to backfire and I begin to despise whatever it is I'm trying to make myself love. An interesting conundrum, and one I'm glad I'm aware of. This way, I maximize my obsession while it lasts. It's a finely honed system, clearly.

What am I obsessing over now?

Mumford & Sons
I can't even begin to describe how I feel about these amazing men. Suffice it to say that I've been listening to them non-stop for six months, and they have honestly changed my life. By some glorious stroke of luck, I was able to see them live a week ago. I stood in the pit maybe 15 feet away from the band. They were some of the most wonderful hours of my life. While M&S's music is at the core of my obsession, the fact that they're all a) sexy as hell and b) have delicious, drool-worthy accents certainly plays a large part. Marcus Mumford....swoon.

This one is totally random. I've never, ever, ever been into tattoos. I like them on some people, but never have considered one for myself. But lately, they're all I can think about. I would love
a small one on my wrist, but I think I ought to wait a while to make sure I feel as strongly about it as I do now. Who am I?

Wavy Hair
Just got a great haircut and it really brings out my natural waves. I'm a put-up-in-a-bun/ponytail type gal all the way, but I can't stop wearing it wavy recently.

White V-Neck Mens T-Shirts
Wasn't it Shania Twain who said wearing men's shirts was one of the best parts of being a woman? I have to say, I agree. However, in my case, mine come from Target rather than from an actual man.....

The most comfortable shoes ever, and so dang cute. Caveat: they get mad stanky.

For some reason, it's all I want to eat lately. Mexican blend in omelets....cheddar on its own or with crackers in the afternoon....parmesan in salads.....I don't discriminate.

Chocolate Milk in Coffee
This came about due to a very happy accident involving no plain milk in the house and a desperate need for caffeine at 6:30am.

There you have it! Things I love right now. I'm glad I have a record of this so that one day I can look back on this post and see what stuck and what didn't. Only time will tell!

The Beginning.

Hello there to anyone who has stumbled across this here thing. Welcome! Thanks so much for stopping by! My name is Maggie. After having devoured (pardon the pun) food blogs for almost three years, I decided it was finally time to hop on the bandwagon. With my blog, I'm hoping to create a place where I can reflect upon the ins and outs of my life -- a diary of sorts. Since I am someone who loves to eat and to cook, I anticipate that a large part of this blog will be food-related. But some of it won't. In some posts, you may find lists of things I love, photos, stories about my days, or other random musings from this somewhat-scattered-and-desperately-in-need-of-a-creative-outlet brain. The public nature of blogs is somewhat terrifying to me, a natural introvert -- but I think the value of gaining others' perspectives, opinions, stories, and hopefully friendship will make this a rewarding and just plain fun experience.

Who am I? I'm a 21-year-old who often feels more akin to elderly women than "kids these days" (Example A: I love going to bed early and getting up at the butt-crack of dawn. Example B: I love tea. Milk and sugar, please. Example C: More often than not, I can be found with a library book in my purse.). While I have accepted the fact that I will never be a naturally social, effervescent, bar-hopping, "typical" 21-year-old, I'm still trying to enjoy my youth as thoroughly as possible.

Some things I love: lists, Diet Coke, reading cookbooks before bed, any show on Bravo, libraries, cooking, singing obnoxiously loudly in cars with windows rolled down (no shame), using parentheses, eating, coffee, Target, anything British, riding my moped, fall, Mumford & Sons (I'm straight up obsessed), traveling, kids, and using hashtags like it's my job despite not using twitter (#cantstopwontstop).

Again, thanks for stopping by. Hope to see you again soon!