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May 26, 2011

i’m feeling crazy nostalgic today. craaaaazy nostalgic.

because this morning i thought to myself, “thursdays are, in general, a good day to feel nostalgic.”

i have, probably, subconscious reasons for thinking that thursdays are a good day to feel nostalgic. they’re not translating to print right now though.

part of it might have to do with my personal necessity for a day of nostalgia. because i’m just a nostalgic person in general–two notes from a song can take me back six years and leave me there for a week. some weeks i just feel nostalgic the whole week long, and that’s no good because if you spend all your time looking backwards you’re going to straight up walk off a cliff. for sure.

so i think from now on i might only let myself be nostalgic on thursdays. brief glances over your shoulder are ok, i’ve decided.

i know “nostalgia thursdays” doesn’t exactly have a ring to it. not like, “music monday” or “things i love thursday“, so i went on and looked for synonyms for “nostalgia”, and came up with “schmaltz”.

which doesn’t exactly mean nostalgia. it means, and i quote by means of copy and paste:


[shmahlts, shmawlts]


1. Informal . exaggerated sentimentalism, as in music or soapoperas.
2. fat or grease, especially of a chicken.”

close enough. “schmaltz day.” good.

so. on this schmaltz day, i was looking through old pictures and found this little gem:

that’s me and my friend, jannaya. one night, when i was visiting home right before moving off to the mountains, she came over and we practised floating. we have pictures of us in pretty dresses at graduation and friends’ weddings and hanging out at school and at campfires, but i think this one is my favourite of us. it’s realer and more best. schmaltzy, i know.

i found this photo in the same folder, and was once again overcome with schmaltzy nostalgia:

concluding with that, i think.

20 Comments leave one →
  1. May 27, 2011 9:25 am

    Your Flight of the Conchords schmaltz made me do a double take. Hahaha!

  2. May 27, 2011 7:59 am

    “…she came over and we practised floating” lol! I love how nonchalant you are about this, and the photo is *amazing* 🙂

    • May 27, 2011 8:18 am

      aw thanks kyla! 🙂 i pretend to be nonchalant most of the time because i feel like people respect nonchalance more than giddiness.

  3. May 27, 2011 7:56 am

    I’m all for schmaltz. Talking schmaltzy too. With the girls. In pajamas.

  4. Crystal permalink
    May 26, 2011 7:17 pm

    Gah! In honor of Schmaltz day, I went through some of my old Millar pics. *BIG SIGH*

    • May 26, 2011 7:33 pm

      i’ve definitely been doing a lot of that today too. if we girls get together, we should all bring our pictures. 🙂 THAT would make for an amazing afternoon.

      • Anonymous permalink
        May 26, 2011 10:26 pm

        I legitimately have no pictures from Millar. Absolutely none. Isn’t that a little amazing?

        • May 27, 2011 8:17 am

          it IS. i have discs and boxes and albums…how don’t you have any?? also, who is this?

  5. May 26, 2011 6:08 pm

    Awesome photos!!

  6. May 26, 2011 5:50 pm

    I like this feature!!

  7. May 26, 2011 2:58 pm

    Best weekly feature ever!
    I will be here on time and with bells on next Thursday!

  8. Jannaya permalink
    May 26, 2011 1:02 pm

    That’s one of my favs, too! Definitely more best.

  9. May 26, 2011 11:44 am

    Oh yes, yes. I will now look forward to Thursdays even more if it’s schmaltz day. I love nostalgia.

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