I like the sentiment in this print a whole ton. I made a new friend awhile back who makes me spin with all sorts of new thoughts – old thoughts, too, just newly dusted. I’m a creature of habit – too much, I think – so I need people who remind me that things can be made new again, even when life is steeped in routine and old habits. One of my goals for 2014 is making lots of new friends, especially this kind!
Do you make new year’s resolutions or do you think they’re silly?
(PS – I’m also super into all the floral typography on this pinterest board!)
*Photo Source: Allison Freund*
I grew up on Pat McCurdy – the greatest musical comedian to come out of Wisconsin – ever. If you’ve never seen one of his shows, put it on your bucket list because – little known fact – Midwesterners are funny.
I’d never heard of musical comedy group The Axis of Awesome before this morning, but this bit is hilarious. Watch as they prove that all your favorite songs are, in fact, the same song. I always had a hunch that Billie Joe Armstrong and Lady Gaga were the same person.
Snow is awesome in my book. I like going for walks in it, eating it, throwing it, watching it, and rolling in it. Once in college, I even had sex in it – a moment I …READ MORE!
I’ve never owned a tacky Christmas sweater, despite the best efforts of a provincial childhood. So as with all things I was denied as a kid, I now want them in spades (this includes sugar cereals and late bedtimes).
This year, I’m thinking about throwing an ugly sweater holiday party for some girlfriends (where we’ll make ugly sweaters together) – I suspect I won’t get my act together on time, but here’s some fun inspiration, in case you do!
22 Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Ideas – food, decorations, and, you guessed it, DIY sweaters!
A Video to Inspire Your DIY Ugly Christmas Sweaters
The Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Book
*Photo Source: John Keatley*
This is the best piece of journalism I’ve read all year. Writer Drew Magary walks us through his 7 year-old’s “Insane Christmas Wish List (Annotated)“, which includes:
- A little thing that can turn into anything at anytime;
- 5 North Face jackets; and
- 1,000 bucks.
This is an aggressive list, but his take-down of each item one-by-one should be etched in stone and kept on Mount Sinai with the Ten Commandments.
Growing up in my family, we weren’t allowed to make wish lists or say “I want X-Y-Z for Christmas.” Of course, this just turned into me dropping hints like, “Hey, Mom. You know what I DON’T want for Christmas? The Barbie Motor Home.” (Because, in fact, I wanted it so bad that even the trailer park in my hometown made me envious.)
What’s on your Christmas list this year?
Also – I’m not ashamed to say that this is the best Christmas song ever written:
Happy Monday! How was your weekend?
I had the most grown-up weekend of my life. I bought a food processor, a set of profesh knives, and a vacuum. These are quite easily the most adult purchases I’ve ever made – it’s like I went to bed Friday night and woke up in The Stepford Wives. Last night I vacuumed my apartment until I broke a sweat and am proud to say I found that one piece of Captain Crunch I dropped on the floor about 6 months ago. Totally rewarding and worth the $350 I spent on the vacuum.
I feel like I need to go out and do something completely reckless just to restore balance. Like get a boob lift to help with the charade that I’m still in my 20′s.
What was a specific moment in your life when you finally felt like an adult?
*Photo Source: Paramount Pictures*
I’m not sure why, but the junk drawer this week is sorta full of testosterone. Read it, crush some beer cans on your forehead, and then have a happy weekend, everyone! - AFTER THE JUMP: the 50 Shades of Grey lingerie line, Charlie Brown for the soul, man caves, and a museum for broken hearts!
I couldn’t benchpress a twinkie, but I love this photo of a sixty year-old training instructor with the Home Guard lifting a weight and two volunteers back in 1941.
The quote is from Benjamin Disraeli about whom I know pretty much nothing, except that wikipedia says he was a “dandy.” I found the quote in a book I’m reading – The 4-Hour Workweek - which I’d dismissed as being just some kind of gimmicky fluff, but in fact I find it to be really motivating.
Are you currently reading any game-changers?
*Photo Source: Corbis*
Meet Spandy Andy who is spreading kindness with candy (and fear with spandex) all throughout NYC as part of the Advent Calendar of Kindness (click to inspire your own random acts of kindness every day until Christmas). He is not a kidnapper, though it’s clear that people think he might be one.
I’d like to suggest he also play Richard Simmons in a future biopic.
Check out this charming video: AFTER THE JUMP!
I like a tatted up guy as much as the next girl, but I like these bad boys most of all: rough riders with hearts of gold.
They come out in full force – sometimes an entire gang at once – to meet children who are victims of child abuse. Signaling their arrival with booming exhaust pipes, skull caps, and long beards, they’re a scary bunch. But that’s the point – they’re using a bad reputation for good.
…Read more about this incredible group AFTER THE JUMP!