Wednesday, January 25, 2012
I am rather obsessed with Downton Abbey. It's so good! Best part? PBS has the episodes available online right away. I'm also rather in love with the music...and the characters, and the suspense, and the time period (1912-1918, so far), and the wardrobe, and everything. It's so emotional to watch, and the most recent episode had the most joyful scenes, in spite of being set during World War I. Go watch it. Now.
Since hearing an interview with Erin Morgenstern on NPR, then reading Brandi's post about The Night Circus a few weeks later, I've been trying to get my hands on a copy. This week, I stumbled across it at a used bookstore and picked it up immediately. I've only read a few chapters, but I plan to devote tomorrow to the rest. It is enchanting thus far.
My hair is still too short for a lot of these styles (it hits the top of my shoulders), but I've been braiding it almost daily. As soon as it grows a few more inches, I'll try the fishtail and the five-strand braids. I'm trying to break out of my ponytail habit, especially because I need to look a bit more professional and a bit less college student nowadays.