I love Thursday posts simply so I can rummage around the internet and pick my favorite things to share with y'all. I'm a firm believer in looking at and partaking in fun lovely lists being a great way to start your day! I mean, I guess it's a lot more exciting than looking at ugly/dumb stuff when you first wake up, right?! Here's my list for this wonderful week! xo
♥ this pretty pretty room ♥
♥ this pretty painting ♥
♥ this hilarious photo ♥
♥ this pretty typographic print ♥
♥ this statement by president obama ♥
♥ this adorable little girl ♥
♥ this too-true meme ♥
♥ this "feminism isn't anti-men" poster ♥
♥ these balloons ♥
♥ this quote ♥
Other Awesome Things: Tomorrow is Oktoberfest in my hometown! It's pretty much my favorite weekend of the year. Massive yard sales. Digging through a bunch of crap. Getting awesome vintage for dirt cheap. We'll be getting busy alllllll day! Can't wait! ♥ Had an awesome coffee date (read: smoothing/lemonade date) with Elle yesterday. We chatted for a few hours about life and all that jazz. It's always enjoyable! ♥ Making the bed every morning and turning on all of our "bedroom" lights as to not tempt myself with crawling back in bed.
Window Shopping: If you liked my Cat print tapestry shoes but prefer dogs, well, you're in luck! The Lana is now available in Dog tapestry! ♥ These are the hot pink version of AWESOME! ♥ These would be perfect for a badass girls' night on the town! ♥ OH MY GAW! You have not seen wild shoes until you see all things related to Finsk... particularly THESE! Holy moly! And that price tag! ♥
And in a slight change of pace, the passing of Apple's Steve Jobs.
I was absolutely amazed to see how overcome Twitter was yesterday when I found out. The President said it best when he made mention that the majority of people would hear of his passing via a product he invented. I sat there holding my iPhone and it all made sense. I know to many it seems silly to get upset over one person's passing when hundreds, if not thousands, of people are being Maced and tazed at Occupy Wall Street. While they both deserve their merits, Steve Jobs single-handedly molded my career and he was a visionary to say the least. I have been brand loyal to Apple for many years, and I wouldn't have the degree that I do if it weren't for his products. To see people leave notes on Apple stores' walls, to see them leave apples (some with one bite taken out) outside the door... it's moving. Apple won't be the same without him as CEO (as we've already seen from his step down in August). His influence will linger for a while and eventually fade, but his legacy is so engrained into all of us that we'll always remember. I've gone from iPhone to MacBook Pro, and now to my iMac as I gather stuff for this very post. His genius will be missed. If you haven't heard/seen/read Jobs' 2005 Stanford commencement speech, please do! It's amazing. He preached living your life to the fullest, staying hungry and foolish, and making the most of your time. You'll probably cry, just sayin' (if you're me. And I cry at AT&T commercials.)
And while we're on the general idea... Occupy Wall Street.
I'm sure everyone and their mother knows what's going on by now. If you dont, please educate yourself! Here is the Website, Wiki, and up to the minute news coverage regarding the Occupation. Thousands of peaceful protesters are being arrested, pepper sprayed, and beaten with batons. The occupation has spread to many other cities (including Nashville, as of today). No matter where you stand on the situation, I urge you to check out THIS Tumblr account... you might just find yourself saying "Hey, that's me!" when you read a few of them. It's scary to think that a college degree might not be a dream come true after all.