Monthly Archives: January 2013

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culinary!

culinary!
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metallic mani

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Last week  I took a style study break and painted my nails. I’ve been rocking a lot of pastel-y neutrals this winter (I love Essie’s “Picket Fence,” “Brooch the Subject,” and “Yogaga” just to name a few…), but wanted to switch it up and do a flashy metallic. I wear mostly gold jewelry (bracelets and studs — p.s. my twin sister Julia got me the Kate Spade “Signature Spade Studs” for Christmas and I am loving them!!), but I actually adore the two-tone look and thought some silvery nails would make for a chic switch-up! Like what you see? Do-it-yourself:

1. Completely remove all old nail polish.

2. Cut and file nails into desired shape. (I prefer to use nail scissors over clippers and always go for a rounded rectangular shape — it’s super flattering!)

eww! my gross naked nails!

eww! my gross naked nails!

3. Paint nails with a base coat. (I love Essie’s sensitivity base coat. Essie’s “Feed Me” is also great for dry nails like mine.)

metallic madness!

metallic madness!

4. Paint two coats of nail polish on each nail, letting each coat dry in between. I used an absolutely ancient polish from Delia’s (I’m so surprised it hasn’t dried out yet or gotten all sticky and tacky like old nail polishes usually do…), but you can find a similar color by OPI called “Moonraker” in their Skyfall Collection (I LOVED that movie!!).

5. Seal the deal with a top coat. (Essie’s “Good to Go” is insanely effective and dries your nails like magic!)

the line-up

the line-up

Now you can rock your fashionable fingertips like jewelry! Anyone else trying fancy manis this winter? Need inspiration? Here, here, and here are a few other ideas!

profound professors

Robin Williams as Prof. John Keating in "Dead Poets Society"

Robin Williams as Prof. John Keating in “Dead Poets Society”

I do now know why I still get so surprised by how brilliant my Union professors are — I definitely should be accustomed to it by now. For example: a few Fridays ago I went in to talk to one of my economics professors during his office hours. I had a very specific mathematical question about a homework problem and was fully prepared to show him my calculations to explain my issue (because I don’t expect anyone to have the time to remember every question on a problem set). However, the second I started explaining my question he jumped in and immediately understood the discrepancy I was about to explain. How do they do it?! I consider myself to be an extremely fastidious person, but my Union professors take accuracy to a whole new level. I have so much respect for the sheer brilliance of the professors on this campus and their genuine devotion to the education of all Union students. Among the myriad of reasons to come to/LOVE Union: profound professors!

go union!

hockey

Tomorrow our Men’s Hockey team has their highly anticipated game against RPI at 7:30pm at the Times Union Center. I will be there cheering on our Garnet guys! Let’s just say that after Saturday’s game there will be a reason it’s called the Times UNION Center… go Dutchmen!! 🙂

be cool

be cool

Last week I got some negative news about a summer internship I had applied to. In short, the correspondence went something like, “After careful consideration of your application for this recruitment process, you have not been selected for an interview at this point in our recruiting season.” BOO! What’s a motivated girlie to do?! My first thought was to cry (since that’s always a great reaction), but then I took a step back to ask myself if I was truly upset. You know what I quickly realized? I wasn’t! It’s very easy to fall into a trap of thinking, “Well, this is the best firm out there and I have to work there and everyone expects me to work there and if I was actually talented and successful I would have been chosen,” but what kind of mentality is that?! A better thought pattern is, “If it’s meant to be, it will be.” In fact, I love the quote from the 2007 film Music and Lyrics when rising pop megastar Cora Corman says, “If it’s meant to be, it will be. It’s destiny… or not!” Just be cool! The world keeps spinning. If my college search taught me anything, it’s that everything will work out in the end!

(And surprise, surprise: the next day I heard back from another firm saying that I am moving forward with their application process and then just this week I received positive news from yet anther firm! They should change that old saying to: “one step back, two steps forward!”)

Irony of Fate — part 2

irony of fate

Приходите! Come!

The Russian and East European Culture Club warmly welcomes the campus community to come watch the second part of the classic 1976 Soviet romantic comedy “Irony of Fate” about love found, love lost, and love found again.
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Wednesday — January 23, 2013 — 6pm — Beuth House
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Food will be served!

impossible

impossible

I have a frightening week coming up. Read: I have 13 hours of obligations tomorrow, but don’t have any classes on Tuesdays… I honestly do not know how I am going to complete everything that I need to get done this week. But like all daunting dilemmas, I know that come Friday somehow everything will be squared away. I just can’t see Friday right now…