12 February 2011

grace of god.


the story: technically, i've known grace since i was a fetus. our families lived together in washington, d.c., (before grace and i were born) and have been very close ever since. although we've never lived in the same city, our families vacationed or visited each other often, so we grew up together, in a way. i am blessed enough to be reunited with grace at samford this year. 

your [soundtrack]: "closer to the sun" by slightly stoopid, anything by jack's mannequin, "blue skies" by noah and the whale, "love me or let me go" by avery, "super bass" by nicki minaj, "breathe me" by sia, "grey street" by dave matthews band, "somewhere with you" by kenny chesney, "free and easy" by dierks bentley, "mmmbop" by hanson, "all i do is win" by dj khaled, "all the above" by maino featuring t-pain.
your [script]: top gun, the last song, remember the titans, HARRY POTTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!, back to the future.
your [rough draft]: harry potter series, memoirs of a teenage amnesiac by gabrielle zevin, the last song by nicholas sparks.
your [shade]: the ocean (yes, i really think it's a color).

your [escape]: i mostly drive around really fast in my car. i used to lay on the floor and listen to the beatles of dave matthews band.

your [pet peeves]: when someone bakes a cake and drops it and has to bake another one (that didn't just literally happen to me or anything...)

your [guilty] pleasure: i love baking desserts and eating the majority of them right away.

with her sister teale.
your [last] purchase: tickets to see carrie underwood at the grand ole opry!!!

your [inspiration]: music and photography.

your [wildest] dream: i really want to go cage diving with great white sharks off the great barrier reef.

you wish you could [meet]: shawn johnson, rosie hardy (my absolute favorite photographer).

words to [live] by: never eat more than you can lift. [miss piggy. we actually have that framed and hanging on the wall in the kitchen of our beach house. we like to eat in the dvornik family.]
you [love]: surfing, dancing, painting, photography.

you [hate]: i hate ping-pong balls, large crowds, sudden loud noises, and cold weather.

your [purpose]: i have no idea.

you [believe]: in fairies. 

your [influence]: my family, best friends, and my track coaches.

your [origin]: i'm from clearwater, florida, and i love it because i live on the beach!

your [fondest] memory: going on a surf trip with my family.

your [biggest] challenge: moving forward.

your [proudest] moment: becoming Princess, the highest leadership honor at summer kamp, at kanakuk.

your most [embarrassing] moment: well, this one time i passed out during convo...

your childhood [ambition]: i really wanted to be an astronaut. it was a hardcore obsession. that dream died when i went on mission space, a space shuttle simulator, at disney world.
you want to [be]: i want to be someone people admire.  

your [site]: i love twitter and tumblr, and i have a flickr for my photography. all of my usernames are gracedvornik.

your [location]: samford university. i spend my time painting, in the theatre, or doing nothing in my room. i don't have a roommate. it's boring sometimes.

[surprise] us: i used to direct weddings with my mom. i'm a clown. i was born on a leap year.

you [like]: my hair and my last name.

you [are]: a redhead. 

grace, the vibrancy of your hair has nothing on the vibrancy of your soul. you are as bright as they come -- your eclectic wardrobe, madly creative vibe, adventurous spirit, luscious locks, dry sense of humor, acting abilities, and athleticism AMAZE me. you truly pursue the things you love, and that drive is immensely inspiring. i can't wait to see what you will accomplish.  you and your wondrous family are so near to my heart. i'm proud to share your middle name, gracie. keep exploring, super girl.

you are [delightful].

02 February 2011

innocent lamb.

the story: rachel and i met in preschool dance class, but our relationship remained strictly professional until she asked me to be her best friend on the playground in kindergarten. we eventually went to separate schools, but she has remained my best friend for almost fourteen years. we now live and study art together. many people at samford can't tell us apart, so we each answer to both rachel and alex. hey, she's not a bad person to be mistaken for.

your [soudtrack]: if you know me at all you know i love me some johnny flynn. i will always have a special place in my heart for death cab and ben folds. right now i’m loving “impossible soul” by sufjan stevens (gets better the more i listen), “sleep all day” by the rural alberta advantage, and “fireworks” by animal collective (please do not confuse this with the katy perry song).

your [script]: bright star, into the wild, walk to remember, an education, (500) days of summer. what can i say, i like movies with sad endings.

 your [rough draft]: a farewell to arms by ernest hemmingway, the giver by lois lowry, into the wild by jon krakauer. i particularly enjoy reading young adult science fiction novels. i am reading crazy love by francis chan right now (i want to be as passionate as him). 

your [shade]: i’d like to say i don’t have a favorite color, that i love all of them equally, but i can’t lie to myself any longer. there is nothing better than a stroke of candy apple red on a canvas.

your [inspiration]: passionate people, music, writing, art. i love being inspired. 

words to [live] by: no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth, without caring twopence how often it has been told before, you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it. [c.s. lewis]
 i want a word brighter than bright. [john keats]
do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. [romans 9:30]

proud like a lion.

you [love]: i love interesting people. i love watching people. i love listening to live music. i love creativity. i love mustaches. i love icees. 

you [hate]:i hate hatred. ironic? look at me being all hipster.

you [believe]: i believe in unconditional love and grace.

your [escape]: listening to music in 70 degree weather lying under the sun only thinking about the lyrics i am listening to.

future roommates!

your [origins]: i hail from the capital of the great state of alabama, montgomery. i love my house (my dad designed and built it and it is beautiful). montgomery, though quite boring, has some interesting places. it has an impressive art museum and shakespeare festival. downtown is trying to become hip. i love it because that is where my family lives.

your [fondest] memory: i can not put my finger on one specific moment i find fonder than any of my memories. i am happiest when i am with people i am completely comfortable with and we have no plans other than to enjoy one another’s company.

your most [embarrassing] moment: i have embarrassing moments everyday. i know i sound like the everyday angsty teenager. but i really am awkward and i mostly endure it... unless i do something weird in front of someone that does not know me. one of my most embarrassing moments involves me being in a canadian suburb and ending up in a garage of teenage boys by myself.

your biggest [challenge]: not to judge people i do not know or don’t know well. not becoming obsessed with people i do not know.

your [proudest] moment: anytime someone i find interesting remembers my name.

you wish to [meet]: chuck close. johnny flynn. jason segel. 

you want to [be]: i want to be alexandra “supertramp” wolf.

brother andrew.

your childhood [ambition]: i think i wanted to be a dog.

your [wildest] dream: i would love to be an interesting singer that could play all instruments and write beautiful music.

your [pet peeves]: empty water bottles. gossip. insincerity. 

your [guilty] pleasure: movies and tv shows with awful acting and scripts (degrassi). 

your last [purchase]: tickets to see dr.dog. 200 dollars worth of art supplies.

your [site]: so i created my blog so i could seem a little professional as an artist. i need to develop it more. 

your [location]: i study graphic design at samford university and love it. i love my friends and downtown birmingham.

[surprise] us: i can read minds. it has been hard not to respond to the questions alex asks people in her mind.

you [like]: i like that i have people that actually want to be around me.

[describe] yourself: robot.

rachel, you are my other half. you make our slightly-smaller-than 12"x12" prison cell a home. i owe so much of who i am now to who you were in the past. you are wildly creative, incredibly insightful, wonderfully sensitive, unconditionally accepting, and constantly humble. you appreciate the beauty of the world and the people in it. you are full of a quiet joy that soaks through your skin and into the souls of those around you. saying yes on that playground was the best decision i ever made. keep dancing, my favorite android.

you are [delightful].