01 3 / 2014

TRUTH! He seems like a lunatic, but sometimes Kirk knows what’s going on.
I don’t know much, but I know for certain that my life would be infinitely better if Gilmore Girls would come to one of our household’s streaming services (Netflix, Amazon). I could re-watch those episodes forever. (In fact, my favorite thing about being sick is staying home from work and watching the 11 a.m. rerun on ABC Family.) Though I must admit—and I know most GG fans will hate this—I have to pretend the last season ends halfway through because I cannot stand the idea of Lorelei ending up with Luke. He got so annoying and horrible once they introduced that daughter of his and I was thrilled to see Lorelei finally end up with Christopher. I can’t bear to see her go back to Luke (and have him basically break up her relationship with Chris), so in my mind Lor and Chris eloped and the show was over. The end. 

TRUTH! He seems like a lunatic, but sometimes Kirk knows what’s going on.

I don’t know much, but I know for certain that my life would be infinitely better if Gilmore Girls would come to one of our household’s streaming services (Netflix, Amazon). I could re-watch those episodes forever. (In fact, my favorite thing about being sick is staying home from work and watching the 11 a.m. rerun on ABC Family.) Though I must admit—and I know most GG fans will hate this—I have to pretend the last season ends halfway through because I cannot stand the idea of Lorelei ending up with Luke. He got so annoying and horrible once they introduced that daughter of his and I was thrilled to see Lorelei finally end up with Christopher. I can’t bear to see her go back to Luke (and have him basically break up her relationship with Chris), so in my mind Lor and Chris eloped and the show was over. The end. 

(Source: nativewanderer)

28 2 / 2014

Every time I give up on this site I tell myself it’s because Tumblr’s not my medium. I’m too “old,” too longwinded for this space. I’m not going to create GIFs. I barely have any followers. I care WAY more about words than I do about pictures. I have no schtick or unifying principles to what I post.  

But whenever I come crawling back, too lazy to set up a WordPress blog and not apathetic enough to will myself off blogging for good, I always wonder why I stayed away so long. Who cares if this page doesn’t look cool? Who cares if no one is reading? Who cares if this spot looks generic?

So… we’ll see how long this lasts. But for now I’m back on board and glad to have the outlet. 

28 2 / 2014

I don’t know what it is about me that needs to hear statements like this one (about how it’s hard out there for everyone). Maybe it’s the era we live in? But reading stuff like this truly soothes my soul. 

(Source: miscellaneousparis)

17 12 / 2013

When I decided it was time to change the ol’ computer wallpaper, I knew exactly what I wanted to be looking at underneath the 15 Chrome windows and 3 Word documents that seem to be open at all times on my computer. 
THIS PHOTO IS EVERYTHING!
Is there anything more awesome than this 1991 Nan Goldin photo taken on the set of The Most Exciting Women in Music public service announcement? Where else are you gonna find Kate Pierson, Corina, Kim Gordon, Crystal Waters (“100% Pure Love,” anyone?), MC Lyte, Tina Weymouth, and freakin’ Lady Miss Kier all in one mothertruckin’ place? 
I miss the ’90s. 
 

When I decided it was time to change the ol’ computer wallpaper, I knew exactly what I wanted to be looking at underneath the 15 Chrome windows and 3 Word documents that seem to be open at all times on my computer. 

THIS PHOTO IS EVERYTHING!

Is there anything more awesome than this 1991 Nan Goldin photo taken on the set of The Most Exciting Women in Music public service announcement? Where else are you gonna find Kate Pierson, Corina, Kim Gordon, Crystal Waters (“100% Pure Love,” anyone?), MC Lyte, Tina Weymouth, and freakin’ Lady Miss Kier all in one mothertruckin’ place? 

I miss the ’90s. 

 

17 12 / 2013

Another amazing (yet sadly, brief) video of B’s friends doing the “Bye Bye Bye” dance during our wedding karaoke. 

Another amazing (yet sadly, brief) video of B’s friends doing the “Bye Bye Bye” dance during our wedding karaoke. 

06 12 / 2013

So many favorite moments of our wedding (B’s vows, for one), but the fact that these dudes leaned, planned, and practiced the choreography for N’Sync’s “Bye Bye Bye” made this one of the best karaoke performances of the night. And yes, ladies, they’re single!

06 12 / 2013

Why have I ignored this blog for 2 months? Oh, just cuz I was prepping for a little thing like MY WEDDING! (Also, I am extremely lazy.) Shout out to our crazy talented photographers, BG Productions, and the bonkers false lashes my makeup artist used on me—both of which combined for images like this one (for which I can take no credit). Getting married was awesome; I know being married is going to be even better!

Why have I ignored this blog for 2 months? Oh, just cuz I was prepping for a little thing like MY WEDDING! (Also, I am extremely lazy.) Shout out to our crazy talented photographers, BG Productions, and the bonkers false lashes my makeup artist used on me—both of which combined for images like this one (for which I can take no credit). Getting married was awesome; I know being married is going to be even better!

26 9 / 2013

Who doesn’t love Amy Poehler and Jon Hamm? (Have you not a funny bone? Have you not working eyes?) But this is best thing to come out of a seriously stupid Emmy night. (As Amy would have said on Really? With Seth And Amy: “Jeff Daniels wins best actor for The Newsroom!? Really?”) The duo, who have lost a combined 20(!) Emmys, hosted an awards show afterparty for “the losers,” only allowing winners to attend by making a donation at the door to the Worldwide Orphans Foundation. Now, that’s a party I would’ve like to have attended. I love that they made it a charity event for a worthy cause, not to mention it’s a great way to wink at the seriousness of an award that now lives on Julianne Hough’s brother’s mantle, but not in the home of the man whose played Don Draper brilliantly for six years. 

Invite me next year, you guys. I’ve never won an Emmy either!

17 9 / 2013

We can all agree that when Linda Ronstadt’s new book, Simple Dreams, is turned into an eventual biopic that Ginnifer Goodwin is a shoo-in for the lead role, right? Give Sister Wife #3 some micro-jean-shorts and she’s good to go!

We can all agree that when Linda Ronstadt’s new book, Simple Dreams, is turned into an eventual biopic that Ginnifer Goodwin is a shoo-in for the lead role, right? Give Sister Wife #3 some micro-jean-shorts and she’s good to go!

09 9 / 2013

I know I’m lucky. I was never a full-on pizzaface. I never needed Acutane. I hated the way I looked for reasons other than my skin. But, like most teenagers, I had acne. In fact, I had my worst acne way after my teen years, once I thought I was in the clear and scott free.

I spent my 20s engaged in an unending war against face grease and its eventual spawn, zits. I tried Proactiv (it worked alright, but was expensive and kept coming every month even if I hadn’t exhausted my supply). I went to dermatologists (and what they prescribed always made my skin look worse afterward than it was before). The only thing that worked was a vigilant face-washing regimen (yep, even when falling into bed drunk) and eventually going back on birth control pills. 

But due to those years, I’ve long been addicted to harsh scrubs, foaming cleansers and that “squeaky” clean feeling that everyone now says is bad for your skin and overdrying.

When I wrote my first blog for this Tumblr I talked of my new, less harsh facial regimen. I was reformed, but still hated the feeling of greasy (some might call it “dewy”) skin. That’s why I never understood those who extolled the virtues of face oil. Why add oil to an already slick surface? I know everyone said, “It’s better than moisturizer and perfect for congested skin.” But people also ran out to buy that boring-ass Adele record in droves, so I am generally unconvinced by the pleas of the masses. 

But on a recent Sephora shopping spree, I finally gave in. I bought the Josie Maran argan oil, fully prepared to hate it on my face and use it as overpriced split ends-smoother. 

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But you know what? It is MADE OF MAGIC! It disappears into your skin faster than lotion and keeps you feeling smooth and hydrated. I use it after I wash my face at night (this oil is no replacement for SPF coverage, and my daily moisturizer has that), and I can’t believe how soft, non-puffy, and CLEAR my skin looks when I wake up. 

I know you don’t believe me. I wouldn’t believe me if I were you either. But try it for yourself. The full-sized bottle is pricey ($48), but there are trial sizes available for only $14. And that is definitely a small price to pay for smooth, soft skin.