where i am
it’s something kind of new. it’s not like the wanderlust i’ve felt before, it’s similar, but different. it’s not unhappiness or “wanting more,” exactly. harley, wow, i mean… she fills in a lot of spaces, that’s for sure. it’s because of her, for her, i think. i want her to see the world, yes, but even more i want her to see me more...
frequent travelers! i request your assistance!!
i may have mentioned that we have a few weddings to attend this year. in addition to the many flights and hotels that naturally come along with attending most of these events, we also have a few plans-of-our-own which will require hotel reservations. namely, the night out in AC with g’s brother and his wife, and potentially a vacation which will originate in sonoma (since we’d be out...
when we first started interviewing day care centers, i found that quite a few of them offered live feeds of their in-room cameras on their websites and i was, naturally, pretty excited about the idea of getting a few glimpses of harley throughout the day. then i read this article in cookie magazine that warned against picking a place just because of “extras” like a nursery webcam....
scenes from my hood: in which i write an open... →
dear april: fuck you. no, really, i mean it: FUCK YOU. first, duke wins the national championship. kyle singler, vampire, experiences human joy. this was a miserable event in my life. second, i break up with my longtime boyfriend. this was a much more miserable event in my life. third, i have… I AGREE. my april packed a few mean punches in the form of: the end of my maternity leave,...
a collection of random things on my mind
in no particular order… - today is a shit day. the weather, obvs, but more importantly… i had to take harley to her first day of day care today. i lost it in a heaving, sobbing emotional mess in the parking lot. handing her off to basically a stranger to spend the entire day… traumatizing. - we’re taking professional photos next sunday. i haven’t eaten anything...
Hospital Food (for Baby) →
i think this is a super-important read for brand new moms or soon-to-be new moms. amalah also touched on the pressure-y nurse problem in her post about jim and pam’s baby on the office. and i had a similar experience - multiple nurses actually told me “it just wasn’t going to work!!” (the LC who came in the next day told me that in reality it almost never doesn’t...
Meet the Mayor of Momofuku Milk Bar →
oh geez, how embarrassing. i’m kind of a naveen fangirl, aren’t i? what can i say - i really like to root for my friends. not that he really needs it from me - you might say foursquare is doing just fine without MY help. still, i’ll continue to cheer.
or (i was kind of a bad partner yesterday. and we didn’t end up going to friendly’s because it wouldn’t really have made sense to haul the baby out just to eat ice cream. (ok, yes it would have.) so tonight i’m going to do what i thought about doing last night but didn’t for some stupid reason, and bring home crumbs. the question is … cupcakes, or a...
The Big Lebowski Soundboard →
saratt: brick-house: (via notthatkindagay) important reblog. Abide. mm-hmm.
WELL WELL WELL
he got a job!!!! that’s some damn fine news for a tuesday afternoon, isn’t it?
oh man, NO.
woke up this morning with my throat feeling really scratchy and burny. yknow how sometimes that’s just a morning thing? and then you get into your day and start feeling better? i’m not feeling any better. my eyes are watery and my throat is just hurting more and more. NO! none of this!! i do not want to be sick!! and it’s only a …what day is this? (ha.)
strikes and gutters
this weekend presented me with highs and lows. friday night after work, i met up with a friend (and greg came in) for dinner at tree on the lower east side - a restaurant dan picked because it was featured on “the best thing i ever ate.” (yep, we tried the seafood linguine - it was definitely good, not sure about best though. the crispy duck breast, however, was VERY tasty. yum.) ...
NYMag: How Tech Start-Ups like Foursquare and... →
goodeggs: vneckandacardigan: Featuring Foursquare, Tumblr, Blip.tv, Drop.io, and Art.sy hell yes.
i want to like sundays, i really do. but this particular sunday is a full-on mean red sunday. maybe it’s because i drank too much this past weekend. it has been a while since i’ve spent a weekend drinking, i can assure you. so i’m having a really bummed out kind of a day. i want to go shopping because i think some retail therapy could really give me a lift… but i...
all mixed up
this morning my boss suggested that our team meet up for a going-away breakfast for the girl who came in from the UK office to cover for me on my maternity leave. so we met at a lovely restaurant nearby at 9:30am for a HUGE amazing meal - we shared an order of their amazing french toast as an appetizer. omgyum. (and then i ate eggs benedict. omgyumyumyum...
holy lightning fast batman
i got a *desperately* needed new computer today at work. the old one was sooooooooooooo slooooooooooooow. but i don’t think i even realized just how bad it was until using this one. holy shit. this probably means i no longer have a rock solid excuse for not getting shit done.
All things Alishan: PEOPLE OF TUMBLR →
I need your help. A friend is getting married in 6 short weeks but homegirl does not have any shoes! She is wearing a short white dress and getting married outside. She is thinking either gold or red flats as red is the accent color for her princess day wedding festivities. Preferably something… i cannot resist shoe shopping - even if it’s not for me. here are some goodies i...
so i think i mentioned that even with greg being laid off… we’d sort of be ok. the terms of that statement could have been clarified to include details such as - if he got a decent enough amount of unemployment benefits AND if we cashed in our full tax refund (happily, a nice sum, but it was meant to go towards a dream house project and some savings - a novel concept) to be used for...
shoedazzle - your personal shoe stylist →
fellow shoe whores - do you know about this? this has the potential to be amaaaazing. thank you lauren!!
it’s over. it’s funny how all the frustration he’d been feeling about his job and even his boss over the last few months has completely faded away. this was a small company and they’d cultivated a family atmosphere there. i’m realizing now that the frustrations were not unlike family arguments - the way you can be so mad at your sibling or parents, but only because...
nora is wise
nora: something tells me that vienna and jake would NOT make the smartest kids
nora: but thats just a guess
with greg’s job security a huge question mark hanging over us this weekend, it wasn’t exactly the lightest, happy-go-lucky kind of time. we did get out for a nice lunch and walk around westfield on saturday (which included a mandatory stop at crumbs), but greg was clearly all kinds of stressed. today, late in the afternoon (of course it needs to drag on as long as possible…...
only potentially really big news
so, greg …may? have gotten laid off yesterday. i know that sounds really bizarre. shouldn’t he know? yesterday his company called everyone into the conference room and passed out letters which indicated everyone was being placed on furlough. as in, a mandated unpaid leave of absence. not laid off. just, yknow, go take a vacation but oh also by the way, you won’t be getting...
the writer who possesses the creative gift owns something of which he is not...– charlotte bronte, in the editor’s preface to wuthering heights
i only just realized i can search my dashboard. so if you post something and i’m all, “what was that awesome thing you posted, that was awesome but i forgot to like/reblog/save elsewhere?” now i can SEARCH for it. boy i feel dumb that i missed this for so long.