Stellar! #2


Here are some delightful things I’ve discovered recently.

Blowfish’s Romiro boots.

I’ve got black boots covered – I already have two pairs – but I could definitely find a few outfits to wear with these earthen-colored faux suede numbers. Swoon!

Mike Birbiglia’s What I Should Have Said Was Nothing.

Birbiglia should be on your radar these days, thanks to Sleepwalk With Me and This American Life. This special makes me laugh every time I watch it. Maybe it’s because we both had the Catholic-in-Massachusetts upbringing. Or because we both have the gift of making awkward situations more awkward. Or fathers that show off impeccable pronunciation of Italian food items.

Here’s a clip for your entertainment. You can find the rest on Netflix streaming.

Finding Breaking Bad everywhere.

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…Like when my husband and I are goofing off in a church before a friend’s wedding. There is a reason everyone gushes over Breaking Bad – it really is that good.

A summer snowperson.

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Found at aforementioned friend’s wedding. I didn’t get around to asking if this snowperson identified as male or female.

And finally, a follow-up to the gorgeous dress: I bought it and it fit like a dream! Now I want it in every color.
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Have a great weekend!

A tip for brown thumbs

When I was in college, I had a basil plant. His name was Philip. Supposedly, basil is very easy to grow. Supposedly, it grows like a weed. Philip did not get this memo. Philip died a slow, limp death.

If you’re like me and you need a self esteem boost in the plant-growing department, consider planting an onion! This cannot be more simple: take an onion that has sprouted and put it in a pot with some soil. Leave it outside and soon you’ll end up with a lovely flower on a really long stem:

Impressive, huh?

What I’ve Been Reading #1

I have a crazy commute. It’s about 90 minutes from my apartment to my office. One hour of it involves taking public transportation. I’ve been doing this for four and a half years now!

Suffice it to say, I read a lot. As someone with (essentially) an English degree, I am totally okay with this. As Stephen King wrote,

If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or tools) to write. Simple as that.

So here’s a quick peek at what I’m reading:  Continue reading