January 23rd, 2013

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November 20th, 2012

Brooke Justification 101: when the eye Dr. tells you, “you’re gonna need a stronger Rx,” you don’t cry about it, you buy pretty new frames to add to the mix!

(fyi: blue & tortoise shell frames by Hugo Boss)


May 1st, 2012
Nerdtastic Post of the Day: these pens are amazing.
i opened up a new package yesterday (containing all the lovely colors, of course)
& they are easily my new favorites.
while i still adore my Flairs,
these might be around [& refilled] for many months to come.

Nerdtastic Post of the Day: these pens are amazing.

i opened up a new package yesterday (containing all the lovely colors, of course)

& they are easily my new favorites.

while i still adore my Flairs,

these might be around [& refilled] for many months to come.

March 4th, 2011
three things i adore:
1. an excuse to write a love letter
2. snail mail
3. stylish stationery
and now, thanks to e (& izak zenou for creating such lovely stationery which i selfishly want to claim somewhat resembles me), i am patiently anxiously awaiting this quad of beauties so i can pen my pals.

three things i adore:

1. an excuse to write a love letter

2. snail mail

3. stylish stationery

and now, thanks to e (& izak zenou for creating such lovely stationery which i selfishly want to claim somewhat resembles me), i am patiently anxiously awaiting this quad of beauties so i can pen my pals.

December 23rd, 2010

bein’ nerdtastic with my booklite since christmas 1990-something…

December 6th, 2010

how glamorous has my life been lately?

  • wearing thermal pajamas all day long
  • doctor diagnosed laryngitis and minor bronchitis
  • surrounded by books
  • curled under blankets
  • finalizing a twenty-page paper
  • preparing for a paper presentation
  • drinking copious amount of hot-whatever-i-can-get-my-hands-on
  • the final week of classes
  • hair up like a hot mess

on a scale from zero to pretty frickin’ nerdtastic….

November 7th, 2010

you asked:Brooke, how do you paint your nails to look somewhat-professional?

i answered: “Well, let me show you plus tell you a story plus follow-up with a poor excuse for dance party…

you’re welcome.

October 30th, 2010
seriously nerdtastic.
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seriously nerdtastic.

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Reblogged from
October 3rd, 2010

simple pleasure of the day: a brand new box of flairs..making me infinitely happy since 1989 when i started stealing flairs from mama j’s never-ending collection of pens in order to write “brooke” on absolutely any available space lacking a bit of my love… walls, newspapers, construction paper, macaroni & cheese boxes, counter tops, the bible in church, etc. 

September 26th, 2010

what i’ve been reading.

my bff kaitlin recently asked, ‘how many pages do you think you’ve read so far this semester?"…

which got me thinking…i honestly have no idea!

however, this is a almost-complete list of what i’ve been reading..so we can all guesstimate together:

  • Drown by Junot Diaz
  • Dutchman by Amiri Baraka
  • excerpts from The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
  • excerpts from Dispatches by Michael Herr
  • First Term at Malory Towers by Enid Blyton
  • Grimble by Clement Freud
  • Hamlet by Shakespeare
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by JK Rowling
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling
  • James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
  • "Letter from Birmingham Jail" by MLK
  • The Autobiography of Malcolm X
  • The Crying of Lot 49  by Thomas Pynchon
  • The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
  • The Phoenix and the Carpet  by E. Nesbit
  • The Van by Rodney Doyle
  • This Bridge Called My Back
  • Tom Brown’s School Days by Thomas Hughes
  • "Young Goodman Brown" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • and various other poems, critical essays, sermons, speeches, and tracts by authors like Allston, Bryant, Channing, Coleridge, Emerson, Fuller, Parker, Poe, etc. etc. etc.. blah blah blah

jealous of this literature goodness?

Hi! I'm Brooke. Indianapolis is my home & I welcome you to my little nook. I'm a twenty-something girl who was born in the land of corn (Okl.), attended undergrad in the true Sea of Red (Neb.), & eventually found her way back home again after picking up a couple letters behind her name (Kan.) while clinging to an adorable Maltipoo named Bentley. Thank you for stopping by & please feel free to leave a comment (or ask a question) under the "Be Kind" tab at the top... xo, B
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