Spring Music


Ed. 4 p.m. Tuesday – When I wrote this post over the weekend, the Nor’Easter that’s currently blanketing us in snow hadn’t made itself known yet. So this ‘spring’ thing is more wishful thinking than fact at the moment. Alas!

Finally, it’s Spring! (Maybe? Can it be warm soon??)


Here are some vernal songs while we wait for the sunlight & flowers & seasonal allergies to come back.


  1. ‘Bird Song Intro’ / Florence & the Machine (Lungs Deluxe Ed., 2009)


2. ‘Rabbit Heart’ / Florence & the Machine (Lungs, 2009)


3. ‘Funeral Bell’ / Phildel (The Disappearance of the Girl, 2013)


4. ‘Every Breaking Wave (acoustic)’ / U2 (Songs of Innocence, 2014)


5. ‘Rainbow’ / Oh Land (Oh Land, 2011)


Any songs from your Spring mix you wanna share?

x. Carey

p.s. – Here’s my Winter mix.




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Carey is:

on the verge of a mental breakdown, though

she’s not exactly certain what will aggravate/stave it.

It’s probably due to AP Season(al) Affective Disorder,

or maybe because Senioritis is real (real, real, valid, real),

or possibly the awfulness {“Oh but it’s awful/the more I’ve heard”

-my interpretation of Austra’s “Lose It”,

though I know those aren’t the lyrics.}

the awfulness of recovery,

and maybe not wanting it anymore.

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So, what did I accumulate {find} during the month of April?

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The orchid was an Easter gift;

the painting an heirloom from Grandmama O’Clock;

the bunny {a bank} from Aunt Missy,

a gift from Tiffany’s;

van Gogh journal from the localish B&N,

a guilt gift to myself;

the soapcake

originated at an orchard nearby.

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{Trying out filters with camera:

just something new.}


Fortuna bona, amicis meis!

(Good luck, my friends!)

All the best,





Apologies for the radio silence.

There is something about March that is so very dreary, yet the teachers’ solution is that one must pile papers onto students until they topple.


While taking a break from AP homework (three chapters in one weekend, oh yes!), I decided to blow eggs to dye. This is a precarious task, enlivened by the fact that I have an egg allergy.


Anywho, I blew the yolks right out of those eggs (sounds nasty, yes? Yes.)

And these were the results:


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Van Gogh’s “Starry Starry Night”

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“A Rose by Any Other Name”

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Monet’s “City Sunrise”

So yes, these are not truly “Finds”, but this is what happens when one is under the gun (which is spewing FRQs) and creativity is the best release. (Oh! And another official find {albeit virtual} is Cassey Ho’s Blogilates YouTube Pilates classes. Addictive!!)

How did I think up these lovely little eggs?

(Another good eggy find is The Talking Eggs, a picture book inspired by Haitian folklore {Krik? Anyone??} that my grandmother read over and over to me, and a book that I still read every time I am discouraged)

I thought of these eggs based on my, ah, obsession with Impressionist paintings. (GIVERNY! FIELD TRIP!!!)

1) Simply blue and yellow food dye, and salt.

Image Courtesy Wikipedia

Image Courtesy Wikipedia

2) Light coat of red dye, deeper green dye, and pink candle wax melted onto the eggshell (using a taper).

Image Courtesy Polyvore

Image Courtesy Polyvore

3) Soaked egg in red and yellow dye for about an hour, let dry, and painted with nail varnish (Essie, to be exact, but OPI and Sally Hansen work, too).

Image Courtesy Longwood University

Image Courtesy Longwood University

I am planning the Easter posts as we speak, but now I really need to get back to AP Euro…and maybe sleep.