Tuesday, June 3, 2008

okay, i have a confession to make...i have become, in the past two months, a blog addict. not that i post alot. i just read other peoples blogs. my favorite types to read are pregnant/babies blogs and missionary blogs. i am eager to have kids (don't worry, mom! i don't mean i am about to have kids!) and i am about to be a missionary. so sometimes when i read the blog of someone i might actually know, i click on the links to the side and read their friends blogs too. is this weird? bech thinks it might be a little bit, and sometimes i do too. but i mean, i'm not a creepy 50 year old man in a wife beater. i am a normal (well mostly), nice 22 year old girl. so maybe that makes my obsessive blog reading less creepy. plus i would like to believe that people put their blogs online so that others can and will read them!

anyway, now that my few readers know my secret, i'm going to add some pictures of oxford. bech and i are going to go on a photo safari sometime this week and take pictures of oxford, but i stole these off of google for the time being.

this is bottletree baker, probably my favorite place in oxford! bech and i used to eat here once a week. now that we live (or lived) out in the country, we didn't go as often. anyway, i get the honeycream danish usually and its AMAZING!

here is Rowan Oak, William Faulkner's house. spend a week in oxford, and you will soon realize that Faulkner is the pride of Oxford...well along with the Mannings. in fact, on a little side note, i'm pretty sure many people in Mississippi might think you are either the anti christ or at least not a christian if you don't like the Mannings. you might get away with saying something about Peyton (after all, he did chose not to go to Ole Miss for college), but don't you dare mention anything negative about Archie or Eli. in fact, the speed limit throughout the Ole Miss campus is 18...and why is that? because it's Archie's number...and i am not kidding!

a picture from the inside of square books. square books is this amazing independent bookstore. it is located on a prime corner of the oxford square. bech spends a lot of time (and some money too) here. i like to go here, but i actually don't buy books very often. i know thats strange, because, if you know me at all, you know that i read voraciously. but i love libraries and i love to borrow books from other people. i usually don't buy a book until i have read it two or three times and know that i want to always have it with me so i can reread it again.

one really great thing about square books is the balcony overlooking the square (in the picture below, you can see it on the left). you can sit up there, do homework, talk to people, etc. you can also enjoy a big scoop of ice cream for $1, sold inside. supposedly the coffee is great too, but i am not much of a coffee drinker. my dad is also a huge square books fan. well he just loves bookstores in general. but he really loves square books. my parents come up a bunch; they have season tickets to football and baseball games. its always fun to walk past square books with my dad and listen to whatever reason he will have for wanting to go in. he might say, "oh while ya'll look in that store, i'll just wait in square books." i love it...he isn't just finding a place to "wait" for us...he is really just dying inside to be in square books!

and of course, no post of oxford would be complete without a picture of the grove. i actually have some fun ones of family and friends in the grove, but not on my computer at work. this is a great picture of a typical table set up in the grove. no tailgating off of trucks for us!


The Yartym's said...

I too am a blog stalker. Glad to know I am not alone!!

Courtney said...

I have to admit, I've started "blog stalking" since you activated your blog. Actually, I you and Katy are the only two people who have a blog on blogspot that I read. But if you hadn't added the link to her blog I never would have started reading it.

Courtney said...

I'll put up pics of the new place when you put up the pics from wyoming. ;)
j/k. I'm kinda putting it off to see if we stay there (it's where they already lived) or if we're going to move to another place then I'll put up those pics instead. Besides, I haven't started unpacking yet and I still don't have a bed. Maybe I'll look for one of those this weekend while we're in Cheyenne.

archers said...

Marley and Bech-Love your blog! I, too, am a blog stalker, and now I will add y'all to my list! We are going to miss you both so much. We will think of you from Bottletree and Square Books! Like you, I love to go in there (for hours, if the kids will let me) and peruse and then get my books either from the library or Amazon. Cheap, cheap, cheap. Nothin' wrong with that! BTW, there is a knitting blog you might like if you don't already know it, called crazyauntpurl.com. she also has a book which is pretty funny called drunk, divorced, and covered in cat hair.

Anonymous said...

cute cute. i wanna see pictures YOU have taken! :o)

Emily said...

I love that you wrote this "at work". My boss blocked me from my own blog and am pretty sure is reading my emails...not sure but I think that's illegal. Hope to see you two in a few weeks.