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RANDOM STUFFChloe GordonComment

This past weekend, my dad and I ventured up to New York for his 30th college reunion. He actually went to college in Connecticut, but I was promised a shopping day in NYC if I joined him. I, of course, couldn’t pass up a shopping trip in NYC with my dad. I mean come on, how could anyone pass that up? 


We were only there for the afternoon and decided to stay in the SoHo area. It was sweltering hot, and my dad isn’t much of a shopper so, under the circumstances, we didn’t do that much shopping. I ended up only buying two tee shirts, but I also ended up with a fun snap story. 

When SnapChat first came out I didn’t really understand what the hype was about. You take pictures and your friends can see them for like five seconds? “Big deal, Instagram is cooler,” I naively thought. But it has since grown on me. I really enjoy the idea of a temporary representation of yourself. A little mini photo diary that can change and evolve and is temporary. There’s something magical about the temporariness of SnapChat that I love. 

So anyway, I decided to take photos of cool or cute little things that I saw throughout the day. It started unplanned, but it evolved into this artsy little photo diary of my day. I got a lot of compliments on the photos so I thought I’d share them with you. Obviously, this takes away form the temporary aspect that I like so much, but they’re pretty pictures so pishposh. 

If you ever find yourself in SoHo I totally recommend the Clare V. store and the Sleepy Jones store. You’ll love them.

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iPod Memories


I’ve always been a saver. I don’t like buying things that cost a lot of money, but I do like to think I’m the kind of person that will impulse purchase something over $100. It’s just not me. I can’t do it. However, when I was in the third grade, the original iPod Movie came out. It was a huge deal, I mean you could listen to music, store photos, and watch movies and tv all on one device. A REVOLUTIONARY PIECE OF TECHNOLOGY. 

I had been saving up for forever to buy an Apple product, because I thought they were just the coolest things. They were, but like I said, I don’t spend my money I just like to talk about what I theoretically would buy. But after talking about buying an iPod for the longest time, my mom finally drove me to Best Buy so I could purchase my very own iPod. After looking at the price tags I was about to back out, but then my mom reminded me how hard I had worked just so I could buy one. She was right, I really did want one, and YOLO, you know? 

So I bought it. I splurged. I did it. 

It has been years since I’ve used the trusty old iPod Movie. I mean, I upgraded to an iPhone which is, seemingly, so much better. It has everything that my iPod has plus texting, calling, FaceTime, and apps galore. But when I got home from college I was going through all my old things (nostalgia, you know) and I came across the ole trust iPod. It still works and has some bumpin’ beats. The best part though? The pictures. I started to scroll through all the pictures that I had on there and four hours later I realized how fast time goes by. 

I found pictures from middle school field trips that feel like they were last month. 
I found pictures from when my family went on vacation in elementary school.
I found pictures of me creating my first blog which feels like yesterday but was actually eight years ago. 

Time flies. It’s cliche to say, I realize that, but I feel it now. I have three years left of “mooching” off my parents and that freaks me out. If I get married at a “normal” age (because right now that seems so far away and like it’s never going to happen) I have less time of being a single girl than I do of starting the whole family thing. I’m not a kid anymore, and even though I still feel 14, I have to realize that time is going quickly. 

Sure the days and weeks pass slowly, but I finished my Freshman year of college in a blink of an eye. I want to make sure I treasure every single moment, because soon, I’m going to be looking at pictures of me now wondering why I didn't go do everything possible while I had the time and the freedom.

Sure I was broke after I punched my iPod in third grade, but you know what? I still have that iPod and it’s still impacting me. That’s what big purchase items are for, memories. You done good third grade self.

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BOOKS & MOVIESChloe GordonComment

I’m kind of an obsessive person. When I like something, I really like it. Here’s a little anecdote to prove my obsessiveness.

My mom is letting my brother adopt a cat for his birthday. I’m not a cat person, never have been, never will be, but my brother let me look on the adoption website with him to choose a cat. I found a cute one, his name is Mr. Biggs. Keep in mind, my brother is the one who gets to choose the cat, I was just his side kick in the looking process. However, I fell in love with Mr. Biggs. Real, true, love. He was a 20 pound cat that liked to snuggle, play fetch, and was bright orange. He’s more of a dog than a cat really, and I love him. However, my brother found a “better” cat and disregarded Mr. Biggs completely. I couldn't stop telling my brother how wrong he was in his selection and my heart actually hurts that Mr. Biggs won’t be living in our house. I haven’t met this cat, I don’t know if his description is even true, but I’m obsessed with him. I mentioned "Mr. Biggs" so many times that I am now basically banned from talking about him anymore. My family got too annoyed. 

So obviously this is just a sneak into how I obsess over things. I guess I just know what I like and don’t stop talking about it until everyone around me makes me stop or I find something new to like. So far this summer I had only obsessed over Mr. Biggs (aka the perfect cat that I should own), but recently I watched Pulp Fiction. A must see. A cinematographic masterpiece. Pure art. A new obsession.

I read every article I could find about it. Theories upon theories. Reviews upon reviews. Screen shot after screen shot. I truly became obsessed with the movie. When I learned it was a Quentin Tarantino movie I decided to make it my summer goal to watch as many of his films as possible. 

I watched Django Unchained last night, and once again, I loved it. It was a cool story, it was beautifully filmed, each shot was perfect, and the script was so cool. Not to mention the cast was perfect. If you’ve seen either of these two movies please let me know so we can have a conversation about them. If you have a Tarantino favorite, I’d also love to know. They're both on Netflix, so I promise they're easy to watch. Go do it, please, so I can obsess over them with someone.

Long story short, I'm obsessed with Quentin Tarantino and his films. He's so cool. For real. 

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