Friday, August 28, 2009

Shoes

I may not always wear fabulous shoes but that doesn't mean that I don't wish I did. Look at these...














Aren't they fabulous? Can't you just imagine wearing them with a great cable knit sweater dress? I can. Totally.

{source: decor8blog}

Friday, August 21, 2009

I'm 50% White

Have you seen the website Stuff White People Like? It's hysterically funny!

I went down the list to see just how white I am. Turns out I'm 50% white. Out of the 128 things listed (as of the date of this post), 64 apply to me.


  • #5 farmers markets - I do love a good farmers' market. There's something about buying the thing from the guy (or girl) that grew the thing.

  • #6 organic food - I always thought all food was organic, until I was told it wasn't.

  • #8 Barack Obama - I voted for the man. I went to his inauguration. I genuinely like him.

  • #9 making your feel bad about not going outside - Doesn't everyone want to breath fresh air and enjoy the sunshine, or the rain if that's your thing?

  • #13 tea - I drink cups and cups and cups of tea on any given day.

  • #15 yoga - Yoga is pretty great. It can be relaxing or it can be intense.

  • #24 wine - A nice glass of wine can repair a broken day. A whole bottle will make you forget all about it.

  • #27 marathons - There's something about training for a marathon that makes you feel productive.



more to come...

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Light Bulb Moment

Lately I've wanted to change stuff in my apartment. I want to get a new desk, I want to paint stuff, I want to do things with blank walls. Now I want to change my bedroom.

Last night I was eyeing my headboard thinking "Should I paint you? Cover you in fabric? Buy a new you? Something about you has to change" when it occurred to me that I've thought that about a lot of my furnishings lately. It's quite the unjust thought because I love my stuff. And while I would love to own a tulip table, I just do not have room for it in my tiny apartment. What gives?

I had a light bulb moment when it all became clear to me. I've been in my current apartment for one year and three months. I've never stayed put this long. Granted I'm only three months past the normal move time but three months is three months, people. Around this time I am usually unpacking at a new place and having fun figuring out what goes where. This is an interesting, and unforeseen, issue.

So what is the solution? Making little changes here and there, I guess. I'm going to paint those chairs yellow (and not black like I originally thought) the first chance I get. The desk area will stay the same because, honestly, I just don't want to spend money on a new desk or table when there's nothing really wrong with the current desk area. The headboard's days are numbered though. Either a coat of paint or a covering of fabric are coming its way soon.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Teen Witch

Remember this scene in Teen Witch? "Look how funky he is." It's awesome. Enjoy.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Desks

I've been thinking about getting a new, larger desk. Something like this maybe?
























I'd hate to get rid of my current desk (that I love, really I do) but what with going to school and all I've just outgrown it.

Or maybe I should get a dining room table and use it as my working space. I do love tulip tables and drool a little bit when I see one. IKEA has one for really cheap right now...















And then there's lucite. Oh how I love lucite furniture. The chairs! The tables! Oh my!
























{sources: the first desk and IKEA table and lucite chair and lucite desk}

Let's Make Some Lists

Things that seem far away


Things that seemed far away and omigosh they are thisclose

Monday, August 10, 2009

A whole lotta nothing

Remember how I was going to do this? Well that didn’t work out. But I had already cleared the time off so I decided to go ahead with my day and a half off as planned. Did I have a list of things to do while off? Of course I did. Did I get any of it done? Of course not.

Let’s start with what could have been. I could have: cleaned my apartment, taken the recycling to the recycling center, gone for a walk, gone to the grocery store, painted the various pieces of furniture that need to be painted, caught up on some writing, gone over bills, taken those donations to the Goodwill, finished my art corner (more about that later), cleaned up my desk area, called some people to catch up on their lives, sunbathed and/or washed my car.

What actually happened was more along the lines of: napping (a lot), reading (3.5 books), getting dressed Saturday afternoon and going out only to drive 2 blocks and turn back around, ventured out for real Saturday night to see The Big Lebowski at Movieland with Sandy, a couple of showers, checked the mailbox, made sure Caitlin and Josh had locked their door (they asked me to check), made some meals, drank a lot of tea and watched some movies.

That’s a pretty long post about a weekend full of a whole lotta nothing. Oh well.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Chip, Lady Grey and Rice Krispies

They say it takes 21 days form a habit. I beg to differ. I think it only takes a week. One week, that’s how long it took my rice krispie treat/cup of lady grey tea habit to form.

Around 3 o’clock in the afternoon, I require a snack. Instead of munching on popcorn (which just gets stuck on my teeth) or a 100 calorie snack pack or whatever, I’ve been having a cup of tea. It’s a nice little ritual. Also, my teacup, Chip, is adorable and I like to see it on my desk. (I named my teacup Chip because there’s a chip in it. Very Beauty and the Beast, non?)

So Lady Grey and I have been going for a little while now and then came along the Rice Krispie treat. A co-worker/friend had a stash in her desk and one afternoon I made the mistake of eating one with my cup of tea. I am now hooked. It’s like call and response. I taste the Lady Grey tea and I immediately want a Rice Krispie treat. Marco! Polo! Grey! Krispie! It’s really the best little afternoon snack ever. And did I mention that my teacup, Chip, is adorable?

Need it!

I need this desk chair in my life.

























A view from the back


















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