Thursday, November 14, 2013


I was thinking, there should be nightstand analysis. You know, similar to handwriting analysis, but better, more comprehensive. 

This is what my nightstand looks like~

Aftershock by Robert Reich
A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
The Mysteries of Pittsburgh by Michael Chabon
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
The Long Road to Antietam by Richard Slotkin
and 2 Boden catalogs from 2012. Naturally.

Also... a bottle of Costco sleep aid, 4 small pads of post-it notes, 3 ink pens, two kinds of lotion and 5 pony holders.

What does all that say about me, besides the fact that I'm a sticky note hoarder?

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

I'm sure you've been wondering how I spend my free time.

My weekend was SUPER exciting. 
 I spent Friday evening reading about the economy.
You're jealous, I'm sure. It's just as uplifting as you are imagining. 
One laugh after another. 
Saturday I got up early and went to the gym, I haven't been getting there as often as I'd like so I was feeling really good about going...then...on the way home, well, I drove by the donut place, and well, I haven't been getting there as often as I'd like either. Counter productive I know, but what are you gonna do?
After my nutrious breakfast I has some errands to run. That's when I came across this gem at Costo. Call me crazy but something about a Last Supper scene created from Legos doesn't seem "right". Am I over thinking it?
Also, there's a Holy Ghost Lego guy... 
He's not exactly what I expected. It kind bringsThe Great Pumpkin to mind if you ask me. 
Costco wasn't the only place with interesting stuff. 
Michael's has a wide selection of pet products, including Pet Perfume. Which is not, like, a super bad idea, I've been around a few dogs in my day who could use freshening up. (I don't know if you can tell from the picture, but the perfumes allegedly smell like popular human scents. AWESOME! You and your dog can wear complimentary colognes!!)
That's about it, except for on Saturday evening we went out with some friends and saw All is Lost. Good holy cow. I don't even know what to say....except save your money. I really wanted to like it, but bless the hearts of everyone involved, it just didn't grab me.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Brown paper packages and all that jazz

I don't have a lot of favorite things. There are things that I like quite a bit, and when I discover something new (or new to me) I for sure have a tendency to rave on and on about it. But when asked about my favorite stuff I generally have a hard time pinning anything down. I don't have a favorite restaurant, or song, or even book. I have lots of things that I like a lot, but for most of the time there's not a clear front-runner. Sometimes I feel like a weirdo, because EVERYONE has favorites except me. What's up with that?

This morning though, I looked at the calendar and realized that November is definitely one of my favorite things. The weather is (finally) turning cooler and I can wear sweaters, which I love to do, just not enough to move somewhere truly sweater friendly. I love Thanksgiving and the anticipation of Christmas (which I think I prefer to actual Christmas. Anticipation is lovely, don't you think?). November is also perfect for hot drinks and hot breakfasts. Neither of which are things I personally enjoy, but I like the idea of sending my family out the door after serving them a satisfying bowl of warm (mushy) oatmeal and a big steaming mug of hot chocolate. Not that I really DO that, but the idea of it makes me feel very cozy. And finally, the best part of November is that I can listen to Christmas music all day long if I want to. I mean, technically, I'm an adult who CAN listen anytime she wants all year long, but the ridicule from friends and family shames me into saving it for November.

Now instead of feeling like a weirdo who has no favorites I can worry about being the only weirdo who doesn't like oatmeal.