Monday, May 31, 2010

It's because I move a lot.

Dear Patrick,
Come August, this will be my new home:

It's a beauty, right? I know. I just got an internship at Penland School of Crafts in Penland, North Carolina. This is me, growing up. Actually, this is me pretending to grow up. I'll be working with a teaching artist in some surrounding schools, making books with third, fourth, and tenth grade classes. On the phone, the lady said, "I've been worried thinking maybe you won't like it here because it's just so green." Yep, I don't see that being a problem. So, so, so excited.

Happiest Memorial Day,

Sunday, May 30, 2010

It's because I'm so warm and so hungry.

Dear Patrick,
Things have happened. I will share them.
  • I got a perm. I believe it is the second or third perm anyone has received since 1997. And let me tell you, I don't know why the world let that trend go. It has taken lazy to a whole new level. Purposeful bedhead for the whole day. Incredible.
  • I got a job as a scientist for the summer. It makes a lot of sense for me to be a scientist. I'm working on a project for NASA. Normal, right?
  • I cleaned my bedroom. Now, this may seem like one of those why-would-anyone-care-to-know-that statements like "just walked out my front door!" followed by "getting in the car!" then "driving to have lunch with the girls!"... somehow this turned into hating on facebook statuses. Drives. Me. Crazy. Anyway, this bedroom cleaning was no ordinary bedroom cleaning. I am not a tidy person. Now times that by 12 years of untidy build-up of things that seemed so necessary to keep for life. Now add in ridiculous 9-year-old anti-cleaning schemes like "clean out your drawers by dumping them into bags and sticking them at the top of your closet so your mom can't see it". Then add four years of "don't want to take all of this to college this year because I share a room that was once a closet". Remove the bed. Add in some "sister used my bedroom as a painting studio then moved and left everything behind". And if you're picturing a recent hurricane disaster, you're close. My mom told me I wasn't allowed to go outside (aka move) until my room was clean. Success. You can see carpet. No, wait, you can walk on carpet. And that, my friends, is no small achievement.
  • I moved to Chicago. Alright, fine. I moved to Palatine, Illinois. But no one knows where Palatine is. Even people who live 15 minutes away don't know where Palatine is. So let's just go with Chicago.
  • I made this before I graduated.
  • I went to a hot yoga class and my brain melted.
Laser Cats,

Friday, May 21, 2010

It's because I graduated from college.

Dear Patrick,
I graduated and it was weird. Danny Glover spoke. You might remember him from Lethal Weapon, or better, Angels in the Outfield. Everything in my whole life is really normal.
Love, Adrienne

Friday, May 14, 2010

It's because my father made us twitchy.

Dear Patrick,
This is some of my baby from this semester. This project consumed my thoughts for the last four months. Here she is:
Yes, that's correct. I made an entire book about the correct usage of apostrophes. Just give me a retainer and some floody pleated slacks and I'll be the ultimate nerd, inside and out.