Thursday, May 19, 2011

Heaven Is Not A Place On Earth...

Oh no. Heaven is these shorts...

Ready for Hawaii!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Back to Life. Back to Reality.

I have finally emerged victorious from the exhausting and (I kid you not) bloody battle with allergies I had been fighting. This is my first week off of OTC allergy medications and after being stoned on allegra for 2 weeks it feels great to be back. Although picking up the pieces from my drug induced haze is a little exhausting I do feel like I have gained some insight into the life of a dementia patient. I keep coming across all of these notes I had made for myself to remind me about tasks that needed to be completed. When I go about completing said tasks I find that low and behold! I have already done it and have NO recollection of doing so. It has been quite the adventure!

A special thanks to the sunshine and this little lady for putting a pep in my step today...

Friday, May 6, 2011

Some Thoughts for a Friday...

In no particular order here are a few thoughts that have run through my head this morning...

1) Why is it that when it's disgusting out the only matching shoes I can find are flips flops but when I'm packing to go to California I can only find the left one?

2) Shouldn't people you would rather not see be prohibited from driving up your hill and passing you on your way to work when they absolutely do not live in your neighborhood? I thought so.

3) Mama B never disappoints.

4) I miss Nashville.

Happy Friday, Friday gotta get down on Friday...

Friday, April 22, 2011

Change is in the Air... ??

I think today's sunshine (with the promise of more sun tomorrow) is infusing my outlook with some long lost optimism. Don't get me wrong. I think that I always have some optimism but it's usually an optimism about the state of affairs in the long run. I typically think things like, "So this sucks right but a year from now I won't even remember this. That will be great!" But suddenly, overnight almost, I'm feeling optimistic about the immediate future. Huzzah! I am hoping that this feeling will not be as fleeting as our bouts of of PNW sunshine (Seattle being Seattle does not plan on having this glorious weather beyond Saturday evening.).

With this new found optimism there has also been unprecedented productivity and motivation. Of course, since I understand balance ;), I have made time for a distraction or two. Here's a brief list of what's been distracting me on the interweb this week:

Mama Biscuit might be my favorite interweb discovery EVER. If you know me, and basically everyone who reads this does, then you know that a rescued pug dressed up and photographed by her two gay dads is exactly the type of material I deem "alluring" and "irresistable".

She might be my new best friend. Nevermind the fact that I don't even know her name. She and I have been spending more time together than I spend with my real friends because I can't stop drooling over every single ensemble she concocts.

This Dove ad. Scroll down for the clip from Mr. Stephen Colbert... awesomeness.

Weekend project in for the dining room shelves?

Really into this blog. And this entry in particular tickled me.


Happy Friday!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

I am starting to lose patience...

I get it Seattle. You have a reputation to uphold. But seriously?

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Can somebody spare $180??

So I know I haven't written in awhile. I had actually sort of given up and taken to microblogging. However, I have been receiving texts reading "when are you updating the old lady blog?" and so I thought, "Okay I'll throw my loyal reader a bone." (*note: "reader" singular was not a typo). Anyways, today I stumbled across something that I instantly need to tell people about. Typically I will e-mail a few friends with subject lines reading "!!!!!!!!!!!!!" when I find such things. But I feel like I've been overloading said friends with subject lines reading "!!!!!!!!!!!!!" and "oh em gee incredible!!!!" and so decided to post this on here. Outstanding in the Field calls itself a "roving culinary adventure" where they travel from beautiful location (vineyards, fields) to beautiful location (sea caves, mountain tops) setting up long tables and serving locally grown food prepared by locally renowned chefs. If you know me you know that when it comes to meal time there's very little that I love and appreciate more than a long dining table set rustically!

The best part about Outstanding in the Field is that they are coming to two local farms this summer. As always there's a downside... The cost. How much could it possibly be? Well $180 a person of course. This is completely and utterly out of the question but I can dream. Please drool over the following pictures with me....

Happy Tuesday! I'm out. Post Script: Apologies for small pictures of terrible quality. Not sure how to right this wrong.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Back to the grind...

Hi-ho, hi-ho it's back to work I go. Yes, you read this correctly. I am reporting to you from my downtown Seattle cubicle. Same job. Same cube. Different attitude. Honestly re-employment could not have come a moment too soon. By the end of my stint on "fun"employment I had reached a point of meltdown where not even the funniest episodes of 30 Rock could lift my spirits out of hopeless boredom and constant feelings of futility. But all frustrating periods of enui come to and end and here I am, three days in already looking forward to the weekend.

Weekends hold a whole new meaning for me now that I have just emerged from what seemed to be an eternal weekend. Weekends have their time and they have their place - two (sometimes three) days at the end of the week. They are something to cherish and they are something get excited for but if every day were a weekend then what would you have to look forward to? I'll tell you what you would start looking forward to. You would start looking forward to going to work and that's just sick. Take it from me.

Anyways this weekend here are a few things I am giddily waiting for:
1. Trying on this little gem at Madewell. After months of not earning a pay check I'm pretty sure it's my duty to start making up for lost time and giving back to the economy... {my home away from home... i.e. madewell }

2. I'm trying to cut back on coffee (a horrible stereotypical Seattle habbit I picked up after moving here) but I've been pretty good this week and I'm thinking when Saturday hits I'm due a tall, sugar free vanilla, soy capuccino. Also after switching to drip in an effort to be a little more recessionista I'm looking forward to welcoming back a frou frou drink or two.

3) Cooking and new and seemingly delicious recipe like this "New Year Noodle Soup" that I've had starred on my google reader for awhile.

{101 Cookbooks}

Hope everyones workweeks/non-workweeks are swimming along.