this curated life

ali. twenty something. doughnut enthusiast.

it’s great confirmation that you’re with the right person when you have fun doing mundane things together…like bailing water out of each others basements.

stay dry you midwesterners.

homemade blueberries and cream ice cream, an awesome job to apply for, and the world cup. 

life is pretty wonderful right now.

homemade blueberries and cream ice cream, an awesome job to apply for, and the world cup.

life is pretty wonderful right now.

go look through the met’s collection.  they just digitized, and made avaiable for download, a ton of works that aren’t normally on display. 

go look through the met’s collection.  they just digitized, and made avaiable for download, a ton of works that aren’t normally on display. 

two years ago, when the first photo was taken, i was coming off a lackluster undergraduate experience and worried that ku would be more of the same. this past weekend, when the second photo was taken, i realized that ku gave me the best second chance at an amazing college experience. i’ve changed so much and learned so much. there aren’t enough words of love and gratitude for all of the people that i have met along the way.  
so privileged. so grateful. so happy. 
rock chalk. 

two years ago, when the first photo was taken, i was coming off a lackluster undergraduate experience and worried that ku would be more of the same. this past weekend, when the second photo was taken, i realized that ku gave me the best second chance at an amazing college experience. i’ve changed so much and learned so much. there aren’t enough words of love and gratitude for all of the people that i have met along the way.  

so privileged. so grateful. so happy. 

rock chalk. 

last last day of school. ever. this is semi-terrifying. i am qualified to run a museum now…which is definitely terrifying. but everyone should hire me anyway!

ali v. the housing project

ali v. the housing project

I defend my thesis on monday…crawling into a hole this weekend to get my presentation done. 

I’m in the archives now and there is a light flashing overhead. If I don’t make it out alive…remember me fondly tumblr.

I defend my thesis on monday…crawling into a hole this weekend to get my presentation done.

I’m in the archives now and there is a light flashing overhead. If I don’t make it out alive…remember me fondly tumblr.

The absolute perfect spring morning today.

The absolute perfect spring morning today.

no first round upset here.

no first round upset here.

Internet browsing for a pair of overalls instead of studying for midterms and writing my thesis. 

the best things are always in museums.

the best things are always in museums.

my new thesis title.

my new thesis title.

"…until your heart beat sounds like my last name…"

Rudy Francisco - To the Girl Who Works at Starbucks Down the Street from my House…

2013

a year of unbelievable highs and devastating lows.   

who the hell knows what will happen next.

still learning. still growing.

There was a coffee shop in the basement of one of the buildings on campus. If you brought in a button they would give you a free cup of coffee. After they closed, they gave all of the buttons to the university archive. So now I’m cataloging and housing all of them at work this week…this isn’t even half of them.

There was a coffee shop in the basement of one of the buildings on campus. If you brought in a button they would give you a free cup of coffee. After they closed, they gave all of the buttons to the university archive. So now I’m cataloging and housing all of them at work this week…this isn’t even half of them.