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Friday, January 29, 2016

What's in my bag?

Currently in my bag:

L.L. Bean tote (I usually use this one, but it is currently no where to be found).
Forever 21 crossbody purse
Acer C720 Chromebook
LoveME hat
a ziploc bag full of CDs. I'll buy a real CD case someday. 
46 cents
Rose lip balm
Zicam because I've been fighting a cold all week
Banana Republic Wildbloom Vert perfume
an adorable pen with Australian Shepherds all over it and a pink Sharpie
hair clip
fisheye lens attachment 
Ouchless brush
iPhone 5s
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Home library

Since 2007 I have moved 10 times. Besides the hellish world that is renting and having a hard time getting settled in each new house, I hate that I'm always purging my belongings in order to make moves easier. It's always been my clothes and books that are given away first. My book collection has sadly been dwindled down to one IKEA BILLY bookcase-worth. However, my current landlords left their book collection in the basement, mainly so they wouldn't have to pack up and move hundreds of books, but also for us to read if we wanted.

It is an impressive collection, I must say. There are the classics, college textbooks in a wide array of subjects, Harry Potter in Latin,  and much more.

I have no idea how much longer we'll be in this house (I'm hoping another year or two--I hate moving so much and I love this area), but I plan on reading some more of their collection before I leave, including:

Monday, January 25, 2016

Music Monday #2

Friday, January 22, 2016

Felt the Bern

If you follow me on Twitter, you know my politics. If you don't know my politics, I'm a fan of Senator Bernie Sanders.

So on Thursday morning when I got an email about a town hall meeting with Bernie today, you bet I RSVP'd immediately. Living so close to New Hampshire sure has its benefits!

A photo posted by Amanda Fagan (@amandafagan__) on

Overall, it was an awesome event and I'm very happy that I was able to attend.

Some things I didn't enjoy:

  • waiting outside for 30 minutes in 10 degree weather
  • not regaining the feeling in my toes till an hour later
  • I had bright red lipstick all over my teeth
  • and didn't realize it till I got in the car to leave
  • I talked to and smiled at a lot of people today

Thursday, January 21, 2016

To do list: Maine

I visited Maine twice before moving here in September 2015. I have crossed many things off my to do list, but there are many things I haven't done yet. My goal is to visit at least half of these places by 2017. Hold me to it. 

I'll continue adding to this list over time, follow along on Foursquare. I also blog at Ran Away to Maine, documenting my Maine adventures.

Of course, I certainly welcome suggestions for this list. What's your favorite spot in Maine, or where in Maine do you want to visit most?
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Favorites: Vero Beach

Because I'm still freezing no matter how many layers I wear, here is a list of my some of my favorite spots in Vero Beach, Florida. Vero Beach was my home for the past 8-ish years before moving to Maine.
Riomar Beach
For more Vero favorites, check out my Fourquare list.

Beach-goers, which one is your favorite in the country/world? 
Tuesday, January 19, 2016

L.L. Bean thoughts

I found myself asking these questions today while shopping at the L.L. Bean flagship store in Freeport:

  • why don't I have more money?
  • why don't they sell flannel-lined skinny jeans? 
  • why didn't I buy the Signature line Bean Boots when I had the chance? 
  • how many backpacks do I need? 7?
  • but really, why don't they sell flannel-lined skinny jeans?
  • how many of these snow tubes can I fit in my car?
  • why do people let their very small toddlers climb on the rocks around the trout pond without supervision? 
  • do they know how much money they could make off of flannel-lined skinny jeans? 

Monday, January 18, 2016

Yes, it's Music Monday #1

I'm currently feelin'

What's your favorite track?