Early at the airport for once in my life, I decided to take my time and read before getting in the security line because I had a mobile boarding pass and a full cup of coffee. I casually watched the TSA line grow and eventually made my way over. After waiting a bit longer than I’d calculated for I stepped up to the desk where I presented my incorrect boarding pass. ‘Nah, you need...
Life's a beach, and sometimes a ghost at a beach....
Many factors went into the record low amount of excitement/preparation for Halloween 2012. Races, weddings, and fall trips were at the top of the ‘more important than Halloween prep’ list and the fact that it was on a Wednesday basically made everyone want to jump off a bridge…or just not celebrate it. Our rag tag group of holiday loyalists lazily discussed the pros and cons of...
Some mornings, you wake up with the sun shining on you, take a big stretch and nuzzle into the covers. Other mornings, you wake up in the dark and immediately and inexplicably grab the face of your sleeping boyfriend. This morning just happened to be the latter.
Last night I had a dream that while reading a book, I had to butter every page as I flipped it. I wonder what that means. Possible interpretations: 1) With the transition from summer to fall, it’s time to ‘fatten up’ my reading material. 2) I have an obsession with the crossing out of items on to-do lists and am treating every page read as an accomplishment, thus marking it...
Dire Straits (& not the 'Romeo and Juliet' band)
As I sit here typing this, my knee is at perhaps the most disgusting it’s ever been in my life due to a misguided kickball slide last night. Red, swollen and pussing (I DON’T CARE THAT ‘PUSSING’ IS NOT A WORD TUMBLR, NOT NOW), it has me flashing forward to life with one leg. I feel like Henry VIII after his jousting accident, and what’s jousting if not the medieval...
The things that bring me back..
So after a 4, maybe 5 month unplanned hiatus from tumblr…who would think that a gritty movie about a con man facilitating a sexual assault in a fast food restaurant would be the thing that got me so riled up that I had to spew some review on the ole blog. Compliance was rough to watch. Even more so because it was based on true events. Probably a quarter of the theater walked out halfway...
Doing some work at home and absentmindedly listening to the news in the background about Al Gore’s latest project of flipping an old colonial house into a bed and breakfast, jokingly stating that ‘every room is inspired by sex’…here I am wondering ‘why does he have nothing better to do?’, ‘why are they not highlighting environmental updates?’ and...
In the midst of the glorious time of year known as tax season, I’m incredibly jarred by the amount of money I’ve made vs. the amount of money I’ve saved. The ratio is not good friends. Not good at all. While I do have a somewhat large amount of regular monthly expenses, annnnnd some admittedly non-necessity vices…I think I spend a lot of money on crap! (PLEASE don’t...
Please Stop Apologizing. →
While there is a fine line between ‘get a thicker skin’ and ‘just don’t say stupid offensive shit’ in political discourse, this article sends a good (and timely) message on the effects of being offended by EVERYTHING, or even more annoyingly, pretending to be offended to garner public support. As a major proponent of the political pun, I approve this message.
“He did the next best thing, which was to turn and stare out the window. Here, momentarily things improved. The window gave onto a view of dove-gray roofs and balconies, each one containing the same cracked flowerpot and sleeping feline. It was as if the entire city of Paris had agreed to abide by a single understated taste. Each neighbor was doing his or her own to keep up standards, which...
MN super group, must see in action. →
Blast from the past.
Marc Jacobs for Vogue shot by Annie Leibovitz Anyone else getting a serious Abe Lincoln vibe from this photo? Eh? Eh?
I have neither the tools nor the woodworking skill to build this, but somehow I will create one of these this winter.
I’m your father not your friend.– Dad, on having a facebook and not accepting my sister’s friend request.
Hey- I love the Bieber xmas album. Did you get to check it out? Stay warm! ...– Mom via Email (Subject: Fa La La La La) Best.
"Why I Reject the Marriage Amendment" →
From the MN Star Tribune, a unique perspective on why the marriage amendment should not be passed.
So today I woke up reasonably early, got some things done and casually took a nap all before 11:30am. As I stretched in bed after my post wake-up nap, I realized that this felt vaguely familiar. FROM BEING A TODDLER.
Since last I tumbl'd...(pt. 2)
Sean and I took a trip up North to Duluth.. I celebrated my 24th birthday back in Chicago! Things got real. And the fam had a day in Chicago before everyone flew home
Since last I tumbl'd...(pt.1)
I had a summer themed barbecue.. The Chiang Bangers finished off the kickball season right.. Traveled down to Champaign for the first time since graduation.. And watched as two great friends tied the knot!! The celebration that followed was epic
Today at work, a man came into the bakery and told me he’d seen an article about how Minneapolis was second only to the Amazon in terms of heat index/humidity. Then he ordered two large extra hot lattes. In a totally unrelated study, Minneapolis was found to have the highest amount, per capita of CRAZY PEOPLE.
Back to second, cheerleader..
As I’ve previously posted, I’m in a semi-competitive weekly kickball league with a bunch of people from work. What started out as good natured fun has quickly morphed into good natured I WANT TO WIN. After an incredibly rough losing streak (the three weeks I was on vacation…#i’mnotsayinbutjustsayinnnn) we are finally back in our groove. We had a double week playoff with our...
Anonymous Facebook Status: Wow!!!!! Only would an ex boyfriend try to out do me on stage but only to find out he's not willing to take his clothes off!!! #FAIL.... opps I win!!! :-)
Supportive Friend: Are you talking about the twitchy mexican that jumped on stage and really needed to shave...no competition bitch love you sis. Best night ever!!
Sure sounds like the best night ever!!
Arrested Development Humor. →
Yes I did just create an Arrested Development related profile on a tourism website just to make this joke. But c’mon, his name is Tobias and he asked about shorts.
Thanks for the advice, Kate!
So I’m packing for Asia, and it’s kind of just hitting me that I have NO idea what people wear in Japan or South Korea! It’s probably going to be super hot and for some reason I have it in the back of my head that no one wears shorts in them parts of the world. Naturally I turned to google and asked the question, “Do people wear shorts in Japan?” The amount of...
Yesterday I purchased a gift for you—some clothing. It’s just a few...– Grama in her bon voyage! email
Can you imagine anything more horrifying than taking out your trash to the back dumpster, opening the lid, hearing a mad scuffling and see a gigantic, frantic squirrel barreling towards you? I couldn’t either, until I heard the sound that came out of my mouth as a reaction. I don’t think I can do it justice by writing it out, but I’m gonna try anyways. ...