Saturday, October 29, 2011


I just deleted my Pinterest account. And I'm really happy about it. I tried to like it but there was just something about it that really bothered me. I hate sharing things with people. Not in a selfish way, I just find it all too personal. I like what I like. And no one else really needs to see what I like or why. No one should care. I think that's what bugs me about social media. I think it's the same reason why I hate Facebook and will never use Twitter. And why I never write about anything personal on here. Because my private life is just that: private. Everyone has gotten caught up in this whole sharing thing and I think it's gone a little too far. No one should care about what I ate for breakfast, how I'm thinking of redecorating, or what I wish my closet looked like, except for me.

So, I'm reducing my presence online and couldn't be happier about it. Right now I'm all about purging my life of anything not vital to living, and that includes many technological devices. Which explains, in part, my absence from this space (a more detailed explanation is here). But if you're desperate to keep up with our lives (and who isn't, really), check out our tumblr here. I try to keep it up-to-date but I don't know how good a job it will do on keeping you current with us because it reveals absolutely nothing. And I love it for that.

P.S. We got a Dyson vacuum cleaner. In love already. And yes, it was completely necessary for life.

Christmas sweater:

We are always in pursuit of the perfect holiday sweater. You know the one, reindeer facing each other on the front, lots of snowflakes -- very fair isle. Last year we thought we had come close as we would ever get with two different but equally awesome sweaters for Andrew. And then tonight, while browsing the internet, I came across this one from ASOS:

This is the best women's sweater I've seen. Must own it immediately.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Monday night dinner:

Made our favorite tacos tonight. But the onions were so insane, we had to wear our goggles while we chopped:

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Just popped in to say:

I got a haircut.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


I’ve been away -- sometimes busy, sometimes just avoiding.

Lately I have been struggling with my individuality. As a kid, I wanted nothing more than to fit in (as most kids do). I went with the flow; complete herd mentality. And the older that I get, the more I find myself at the other end of the spectrum. Fitting in is the worst thing imaginable. I have the irrepressible urge to run away from everything that becomes too popular. iPhone? Getting rid of it this month (more on that later). Facebook? Hardly ever use it. Twitter? No thank you. I don’t want to be one of those people. 

In a time when technology is on the rise, I find myself being pulled in the other direction; reverting to a time when my phone just placed calls and my computer was a tool I used for writing. For me, this blog has been a space for collecting: ideas, pictures, music, funny stories. At times it has been a way for me to reach out to other people and communicate while maintaining my private, very hermit-like tendencies. But always, it has been somewhere I have felt safe expressing myself. I never cared if anyone read it. It made me happy. It was a creative outlet. And it was enough. I guess it still is, however, like, me it’s going through a phase. A phase of growing, changing, and figuring out what it wants to be.

Maybe all this rebellion is about 10 years late. Or maybe it means something else. I’m still trying to figure that out.

All this is to say that my presence here may be lacking for a while. The whole look of this blog may change. The content may change. Nothing may change. I feel very up in the air right now. And I have no idea of how things will end up once everything’s settled.

For now, I feel like the easiest thing is lay low for a while and keep things going on my tumblr site. But keep checking back here too. I'll be around. Don’t give up on me.  

Saturday, October 8, 2011

This is awesome:

Check out 25 pictures taken at exactly the right time. This pictures is one of my favorites.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Our Fall TV Lineup:

We don't generally watch a lot of TV (but I'll admit I watch more of it when I'm traveling -- I ended up watching back-to-back episodes of Stage Moms on Lifetime last night). This fall however, we've found ourselves actually getting into some of the new shows. Here's how it happened.

I suffer from a severe case of over-organization and detail planning. I'm a sucker for lists and schedules. So one day, I checked out all the major networks' fall lineups and made a schedule of days and times of all the shows we were interested in watching. As the new season started, we watched, made decisions about what we liked and what we didn't, and I made changes to the schedule accordingly. Now that we're a few weeks in, and this list is pretty much final, here's what we're left with:


7:00p -- Glee (FOX)

8:00p -- New Girl (FOX)

9:00p -- Parenthood (NBC)


7:00p -- Up All Night (NBC)

7:30p -- Suburgatory (ABC) -- the jury's still out on this one, btw

8:00p -- Modern Family (ABC)


8:30p -- Whitney (NBC)


10:30p -- Saturday Night Live (SNL)


7:00p -- Pan Am (ABC)

There are a few shows that aren't on our schedule as of yet, because they aren't premiering until later in the season. These shows include Apartment 23, I Hate My Teenage Daughter, Once Upon a Time, and of course 30 Rock (!).

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Crescent Hotel:

I'm in Eureka Springs until Friday for work. We're staying at the Crescent Hotel, which is apparently, America's most haunted hotel. When I first got here, I was telling Andrew that my room might be haunted when my cell phone cut off. And coming back up to my room after dinner, I passed by the ghost tour that had stopped in my hallway. I heard the guide telling them that guests on my hall sometimes complain about getting woken up at night by what sounds like a ball bouncing. Apparently, there is the ghost of a small Victorian boy who bounces his ball in the hall at night. I was worried I would have trouble sleeping tonight, but the massive sleeping pill I just took makes me confident that I won't have any problem at all.

I had some free time after arriving this afternoon, so I took a walk around the little downtown area of Eureka Springs. Some cute shops. I got some salt water taffy from this old-fashioned candy store. I'm going to try to refrain from eating them so I can bring some back to Andrew.

Read more about the hotel, its past, and its creepy inhabitants here.