Hearts hearts hearts (cheer me up edition)

Ugh, let me just be honest with you, I’m not feeling that well lately. Maybe it’s the greyness outside? I’ve been busy with school and there is also some not so cheery family stuff. On top of that I’m unproductive and even when I do manage to do something, I hate everything I write and every picture I take. FRUSTRATING. I’ll probably laugh about this in a week (fingers crossed), but right now it feels utterly frustrating. How did I suddenly become 16 again?! THERE ARE PEOPLE DYING IN SYRIA YOU KNOW, get a grip.

To snap myself out of this (or at least try), I decided to think about the things I loved the past few weeks. Here they are.

Two films, La Grande Bellezza (even thinking about it and it’s sheer beauty gives me goosebumps, it’s crazy) and August: Osage County (yep, the one with Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts). The last one was deeply depressing (lol, GREAT TIP ASHLEY, WOW), but definitely left an impression.

Spending time with my (girl)friends. I met up with Nathalie in Amsterdam, went to the cinema with Tara (twice! because, why not) and had some lunch with Anne. When I think about it they have all such different personalities and the kinds of friendship I have with them differ a lot. I guess that’s what I like about them :-) They probably don’t know it, but each of them always manage to inspire me after our meet-ups!

Getting random compliments about my blog (seriously, so sweet!). I felt a bit low about it, because of my lack in updating, so hearing someone loves reading it made my day :)

Getting some positive feedback about schoolwork (the second e-mail with feedback I do not dare to open). Apparently I’m doing quite alright on the first stages of writing my master-thesis, always nice to hear.

Thrifting and finding some real treasures for only 50 cents a piece. I picked up some books, found a new yellow cup to replace the one I broke (the exact same! what are the odds) and bought a kitchy crystal bowl to store my jewellery. SCORE.

Going for hot choco with my hot chico (AMMEGAHD I’m so funny). No, but seriously, it’s fun and delicious.

Playing “Cards Against Humanity” (my sister got it for her birthday!) and almost dying from laugher. That game is PURE evil! I had to read one with “African Children” as an answer and it was SO dark, I couldn’t even finish the sentence. People who played it know what I’m talking about! And if you don’t, I can highly recommend it, it’s great to play with friends over some drinks :)

Discovering great music. Like Mister and Mississippi! I knew about them before, but I never gave them a good listen. Here is a full album, and here are two covers I really like (YMCA and “Where are we now”).

Whoops, almost totally forgot this episode of the Graham Norton show with Lena Dunham! Have you also been watching the new episodes of Girls? Whooah crazy! So happy it’s back though :) Just like Sherlock! We only have one episode left to watch… why are those seasons only three episodes?!

This answer by Bill Murray on an AMA at reddit.com (when asked about Wes Anderson):

Have a good weekend everybody!

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15 Responses to Hearts hearts hearts (cheer me up edition)

  1. Masha says:

    Have a great weekend yourself! Hope you feel happier next week and thanks for the great music :)

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    Ashley

    Thank you and you’re welcome! :)

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  2. Stephanie says:

    Ah, ik wens je heel veel beterschap toe (op alle vlakken!) en veel succes met je thesis.

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    Ashley

    Dankjewel Stephanie!

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  3. Leonie says:

    Succes met feeling better! Ik ben nu eindelijk een beetje uit de ‘ugh’-mode en dat voelt fijn. Misschien dat wat verfrissende sneeuw je helpt? ;) Dat spel klinkt tof, had er nog nooit van gehoord. (En ik vind je blog ook leuk!)

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    Ashley

    Dankjewel! :) En sneeuw, jaaa, ik wil sneeuw! Maar helaas, denk dat het hier aan zee nog even gaat duren!

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  4. Elise says:

    Ik heb al meer goede verhalen gehoord over “Cards Against Humanity”. Moet ik toch maar eens aan gaan schaffen.
    Feel better soon!

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    Ashley

    Dankjewel! En ja, ik kan het zeker aanraden, echt een leuk spel!

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  5. Saskia says:

    Ahh ik heb het spel opgezocht en het lijkt me erg leuk, maar ik zag dat het in Nederland niet te koop is. Weet je hoe je zusje er aan komt?

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    Ashley

    Ik heb het even nagevraagd en die persoon had het op ebay gekocht (als cadeautje voor m’n zusje)! Hoop dat je er iets aan hebt :)

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  6. Merel says:

    Ahaha, Cards against Humanity is zo grappig *evil grin*.
    Succes met je scriptie. Ik zit er ook nog aan de buffelen. En uit verveling (?? Wat? verveling? ja.. verveling…) ga ik nog maar een vak volgen. *someone here is out of her mind*
    Maar let’s pray voor lekker veel sneeuw en studymood, dan komt het allemaal goed.

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    Ashley

    Haha, uit verveling? Leuk! Welk vak ga je doen? Misschien komen we elkaar wel tegen, haha :)

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  7. Eva says:

    CAH is awesome. We have all the expansions now and it’s always a hit!

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  8. Eva says:

    @Ashley:

    Je kunt ook de makers even mailen of ze het naar Nederland willen versturen. Ze zijn vaak wel bereid om op verzoeken in te gaan!

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    Ashley

    Ok, goede tip, thanks! :)

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