Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Black Friday is the worst day. ever.

I am not one for Black Friday shopping. In fact, I avoid it at all costs. I refuse to leave the house. Getting up at 3 am to brave huge crowds to score some awesome deal just isn't worth it for me. I would much rather spend the day cuddle up in front of a movie, snacking on Thanksgiving leftovers and putting up the Christmas tree. But I have to admit, I am sort of loving Amazon.com's whole Black Friday thing. It's going on all week and I kind of can't stop watching the countdown to the unveiling of the newest deal. It has all the suspense of Ebay without all the competition. And it allows me to shop while doing my two favorite things: 1. avoiding crowds of the most annoying people on the planet and 2. being a hermit. What's not to love about it?

Check it out at Amazon.com. Just don't snag the last copy of whatever I've got my eye on.

P.S. One half of the dymanic Walker duo will be making an appearance all the way from Delaware today!

Sunday, November 21, 2010


This weekend, we got this new game called Creationary.
Its like Pictionary, but instead of drawing something and trying to get everyone to guess what it is, you build it with Legos. Its fun. Here are a few of the creations we have made so far:

P.S. We saw the new Harry Potter movie Saturday afternoon. It was amazing. A roller coaster of emotion. And beautiful. I can't wait for the second half in July. If you haven't seen it yet, GO! If you're a Harry Potter fan, you will not be disappointed.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

My West Memphis Adventure

So, I'm here in West Memphis, staying overnight by myself in a hotel because we have a conference bright and early tomorrow morning. And at first, I was worried I would be lonely or not know what to do by myself, but its turning out to be pretty awesome.

I ordered pizza and french fries from room service and am sitting in bed eating and watching Mean Girls on TV. And here is what I've got lined up for the rest of my evening:

A new episode of 30 Rock
Video chatting with Andrew and Tillie
Eating golden Oreos in bed
A sleeping pill and bedtime and at alarmingly early hour

Not bad for a Thursday night, huh?

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Love on a Wednesday

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This week I'm loving:
  1. chai tea (as always)
  2. leopard print flats
  3. a new journal filled with random thoughts
  4. warm coats on chilly mornings
  5. having a big girl job again
  6. surprise chats with best friends
  7. free cupcakes
  8. Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
  9. getting a head start on Christmas
  10. a warm puppy in my bed

Monday, November 15, 2010

Get this and drink it

We are loving this new vanilla chai tea from Bolthouse Farms. It's delicious, dairy free, gluten free, contains 18 amino acids, and 19 grams of protein per bottle. For someone who lives sans meat, it's a great way to sneak in extra protein and 200% vitamin B6 and 150% vitamin C.

I'm thinking about replacing my daily lunchtime Coke Zero with one of these bad boys.

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

R.I.P. 30 for 30

Ok, so the whole 30 for 30 thing hasn't really been working out for me. I did good for a few days but then today I had the day off from work -- Happy Veteran's Day, btw (thank you government employment) -- so I went to exchange a sweater that I bought last week (I figured it didn't count because I was just getting a smaller size). And then stupid me decided it wouldn't hurt to take a look around. And what did I find? A leather jacket on sale for $30. So I bought it. Only an idiot would pass that up. And because I had already failed, I bought a red flannel shirt to go with it. And I look good.

So in celebration of the end of my short lived (not even a week) 30 for 30 participation, here are my favorite picks from J.Crew. I love love love that store. I would marry it if I could.

J.Crew Winter 2010

Sunday, November 7, 2010

End of Daylight Savings Time = extra hour of sleep

I apologize for being M.I.A. (not the band) for the past few days. I've been busy adjusting to the new job and catching up on my missed sleep.

My friend Kat over at Love is in the Hair tagged me on her blog to answer a few questions so here you go:
1. What book/books are you reading now?

I am attempting to read Anna Karenina for the third time. It's not that it's a boring book -- it really isn't -- its just so long.

2. If you could go anywhere in the world you haven't been, where would you go?

Right now I'm really feeling Amsterdam.

3. What is one goal you have set out to accomplish in the next 5 years?

Get a house -- it's definitely happening in 2011
4. What's your favorite Christmas tradition?

Christmas Eve living room picnic dinner in pjs. Or making cookies with my nephew.

5. What is your most prized possession?

Pictures from my childhood

6. Who is someone you aspire to be like?

Tina Fey and Winston Churchill

7. What cheers you up when you've had a hard day?

Tillie's face in the window and that tail wagging like mad

8. What is the best concert you have ever attended?

Jack's Mannequin with Laura in Tulsa, OK 2006

30 for 30!

Starting tomorrow, I'm participating in 30 for 30 on Kendi Everyday. Here's how it works:

1. Pick out 30 items from your closet. Shoes are included in the count, coats and accessories (i.e. tights, jewelry, hats, gloves, and so on are not.) I won't use a coat yet here in Texas, but you might in say Chicago so I don't want to penalize you for Mother Nature's wily ways.

2. Remix the 30 items into 30 or more outfits.

And that's it! Ok -- not totally.

3. No (clothes) shopping for 30 days.

Originally shoes counted in the 30 for 30, but I'm not including them in my count. That way I can have more clothes and change my shoe options whenever I want. Plus I'm still in the market for new work shoes. And it can't wait 30 days.

So click here to check out my 30 for 30 clothing picks.

Friday, November 5, 2010


This morning I woke Andrew up to ask if he set his alarm and he responded "just a few pieces of okra."

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