Friday, September 13, 2013

I hold my head up just enough to see the sky

Diggin this.

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Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra - Kiss the Sky

What the pumpkin!

Fall, glorious fall, is coming soon.

And guess what I just heard? There's a new pumpkin spiced acquaintance I must  make. M&Ms!

I read some reviews that said they weren't that pumpkin-y. That they were mostly chocolately with a slight pumpkin hint.

Um, what is wrong with that?

Quick, someone bring me a bag of these so that I may eat the entire thing and provide a much better review. One that raves about chocolate, pumpkin-flavored anything, and tasty treats that melt in your mouth--not your hand.

In related news, I should probably purchase my first PSL of the season as soon as possible. That's a Pumpkin Spice Latte for those of you unfamiliar with what the cool kids call it.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

What's the single best moment of your life?

I stumbled across this post on Design Taxi. It recounts a tweet by a Sports Illustrated writer asking his twitter followers if they have a photo of the single best moment of their life.

Interesting thought, isn't it?

It looks as though a lot of moments including babies, families reuniting, children, physical and emotional achievements. It looks as though everyone defines what makes a moment the best differently. It looks as though everyone has experienced something great. It looks as though there are a lot of single best moments out there. How fantastic.

It got me thinking of what the single best moment of my life is. Chances are I don't have a photo to capture it as my most enjoyable moments as impromptu and fleeting as they are unforgettable and forever.

So many great moments. From beautiful, wonderful, innocent days growing up, to unpredictable, experimental, hilarious times in college to transformative, challenging, life-changing experiences in Denver, to the joys and perils of being an adult and supporting a family. So many moments. So many people.

And chances are you are part of someone's single best moment(s), maybe even mine.

So, what's yours?

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

a three bra week


That's how many bras my washing machine chewed up and spit out in the last 5 days.

That's how many fewer bras I now a loss of about $150 (plus or minus the cost of inflation since I bought these beloved support systems).
And it's roughly the number of bras a certain two-year-old owes me since she's the most likely culprit in the case of the washer being mysteriously turned up to 500 million degrees. AKA the exact temperature to completely dissolve, dismantle, discolor, and dismember a bra.

That is, of course, unless my fabulous kitty somehow grew opposable thumbs, opened the laundry closet, and turned up the heat herself.

But that's unlikely.

Pay up, kid. You're starting to really cost me.

Friday, July 12, 2013

A purse by any other color...

Out with the (very) old.

In the new.

This is not easy. Today I  bid farewell to my most favoritest fabulousest bestest yellow purse. It's time.

My yellow bag is just one of far too many purses that I own. But, still. It was number one in my heart. It's held numerous wallets, various cell phones, bottles of vodka, bottles of baby formula, cameras, amazing pens, crappy's even been spilled in. And yet it lived on all these years.

You can't really tell in the picture, but it's in bad shape. It's torn, stained, scratched, peeling. A beautiful memento of all our wonderful years together.

If you know me, you know I grow attached to objects. This purse is no exception. I transferred all my crap into my new orange purse last night and put the well-loved yellow purse by the door to take out to the garbage. It hasn't moved.

I may have to call in backup to throw out my purse. Yep.


The orange purse is just lovely, but no one tops my yellow friend. This is just the beginning. Pretty soon here I'll be selling my beloved ride, Mr. Pickles.

Don't even get me started on how sad I'm going to be to not have that car in my life anymore.

Change. I'm coming for you.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

This time with more alcohol!

I must be in an American kind of mood lately. I saw this fun map (via thrillist) on AdWeek a couple days ago and me definitely likely.

Similar to my stately sandwiches post a few weeks ago, this one shows something iconic for each state--but this time it's booze! It plots out the biggest liquor or beer brands by state and ...well.. that's all you need to know.

Now, to only travel to all states and be familiar with these brands. Maybe in another four months or so....Mmmm

Visit the link to see a larger map.

While I was reading about this map, I saw that it was inspired by another U.S. map done by graphic designer Steve Lovelace. He did a map showing the states are represented by their largest corporation.

Oh how I love brands! And maps! And graphic things. Thanks for this one, Steve.