December 30, 2011 § 6 Comments
December 29, 2011 § Leave a Comment
Had a bit of a rough day–still sick, had to finally break down and go to the doctor–first time in five years! Now on antibiotics, hope I can kick it!
This perked me up this afternoon–more laughing from BLR.
December 28, 2011 § 2 Comments
In a recent episode of NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour, the gang discussed their favorite guilty pleasures and if there even needs to be such a category. Linda Holmes argued that a pleasure (whenever pop culture is concerned) should never be guilty. So, in other words, if you enjoy it–then it’s good!
While I can see her point, there are definitely many things I like and enjoy that are just plain unnecessary and somewhat destructive.
my guilty pleasures of 2011–judge away! I can take it!
I’m feel so ashamed I watch this that I almost didn’t list it. wow.
frozen wafer dough that you bake at home: cheesy and buttery and dangerous.
enjoyable in the car, in the kitchen, while running, while showering, etc.
Unique and authentic? I don’t think so. Affordable? Yes, because they are owned by Wal-Mart
I may or may not break this out regardless if I have a cold…
cheese grits, which we have as a side dish way too often. Photo courtesy of The Nifty Foodie
Contestants who fail to notice their legitimacy is erased simply by being on this show.
Hopefully you continue reading this blog after this post, but I don’t blame you if you can’t.
Happy New Year!
December 27, 2011 § 2 Comments
These are just a few of my favorite reads in 2011–books, articles, blogs, twitter accounts all eligible!
Julian Barnes The Sense of an Ending
David Levithan The Lover’s Dictionary
Tina Fey Bossypants
Paul Krugman’s NY Times Blog
Joan Didion Blue Nights
December 26, 2011 § Leave a Comment
We had a fabulous Christmas weekend. Four major dinners/parties in three days…exhausting, but in a good way. Particularly tiring because I can’t seem to shake this icky coughing crud.
In fact, I am writing this at 2:18 AM in the morning because I am all hopped on Mucinex-D…Many thanks to my aunt who supplied me with the last of her stash, but word to the wise: DO NOT take these in preparation for a night of restful sleep. After lying awake for a couple hours I decided to get up and Google “does Mucinex-D keep you awake?” only to find a message board on which someone described it as an “intense stimulant, will keep you awake all night.” HA!
Here are some photos from our Christmas weekend:
Me and my new easel and painting stool from Andrew’s parents!
This holiday was especially wonderful because for the first time in my adult life, I was able to sleep in my own bed in my own house on Christmas Eve–no travel! AMAZING.
December 23, 2011 § 1 Comment
Yay for Christmas! Got my day started extremely early with a workout at the gym and a nice long yoga session at home. Going to party down tonight–what are your plans?
Whatever they may be, have a merry one!
December 22, 2011 § Leave a Comment
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December 20, 2011 § Leave a Comment
I love December. Not just because of the holidays, but because December brings about one of my most favorite elements of pop culture: the end of year list. I have shared some my favorites and have some more to come soon, but I would much rather consume these lists than make them myself.
Today one of my favorites was published–the results of National Geographic’s photography contest. Every year these boggle my mind.