Friday, August 23, 2013

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine's Day - Things I love

Happy Valentine's Day!

Here are some of the many things  I love.

It goes without saying, but...Fred. Mom. Dad. Grammy. Beth. Bill. . Sylvia. Jon. Lin. Ahmad. The other Jon. Jason. Jenny. Lauren. Kaylin. Bill. Ellen. Stephen. Nathan. David. Farideh. Rafi. Tasha. Bella. Ellie. Carman! Stuka. Klaus.

What else?
Gel pens. Camel-colored leather. Jeans. Ombre hair. Gel manicures. Really good cappuccinos  Spring. Lists. Sunday morning grocery shopping. Rain in the summer. Roses. Vogue. Books. Talking with smart people about random interesting things. My girlfriends. Crosswords. Wearing all my rings at once. Gray t-shirts. Messing about with numbers. My job (weird, right?). Being married. Fancy underwear. Plain cotton underwear. Pajamas. Gardenias. Mid-century modern design. Volvo 240s. The ocean. San Francisco. Maine. SoHo. clean crisp cool sheets. My UVA sweatpants. Planting things and watching them grow. Taking long baths.

Monday, December 31, 2012


my resolutions for 2013 are fairly simple:

exercise 5 days a week
drink 5 glasses of water a day
save as planned to my grad school fund
be positive AND spread positivity
work hard
experience every day fully

Thursday, September 20, 2012


enamored of retro, satin, high waist briefs. I dunno.

enjoying being a newlywed.

pretending i'm a lady who lunches (or at least gets her hair done and then shops in a leisurely manner at 11 on Thursday)

reading any magazine i can get my little hands on

being kind of generally and immensely happy

what're you up to?

Monday, July 30, 2012

hotness of olympic proportions

Hi, I haven't posted in like 2 months! sorry.

anyway, coming to you today to share some olympic hotness.

Horia Tecau

This guy is a Romanian tennis player. A doubles specialist. He's 25. He lost Wimbledon the last 3 years and that must suck. But he won the Australian Open in Mixed Doubles. So yay. Its a shame he's not a Men's Singles specialist, because I would watch many many matches between him and this guy:

This is Novak Djokovic. You all know him. He's the guy who keeps beating Rafa and Roger. I dislike that, but hey, tennis moves on. He's adorable. He's Serbian. He's 25. He wins a lot of things.

This is Jake Dalton, and he is pretty much insanely hot. And a gymnast, bonus. He's 5'6", and that is plenty. He was born when I was in 9th grade, which is concerning. That makes him 20.

And finally, yeah, we all know this goof-ball, Ryan Lochte. Real good-type swimmer. He came close to quoting Goonies directly with all that "it's my time" nonsense. He's 27. I still like Michael Phelps better.

So, there's some very attractive Olympians. This makes watching even MORE FUN.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

i'm strange, aren't we all

you wanna know something quite unusual about me, a 34-year-old, modern, American female? I'm not self-critical, pretty much AT ALL. I don't berate myself about how much I weigh (I do think about it), I don't think I'm not good/smart/pretty enough. I have confidence. It doesn't actually occur to me that I can't do things.  I don't beat myself up about really anything (should I? Maybe I need to a bit more, haha. Maybe that is where that whole temperance/self control thing comes from). I've always been impulsive, and maybe that has much to do with it.  Where did it come from? No idea! I'm guessing my parents did some good parenting!

I'm not trying to be a braggy jerk here, it's actually something I find interesting and a bit perplexing about my  personality. 

What I do think about though, what I would love to know, is how others see me.  Wouldn't everyone like to step outside and check themselves out for a minute? Good thing noone ever can, cause who knows what it would do to the world!

The other day a coworker said to me - she's just like you, she just knows stuff. Haha. That made me laugh. That made me smile, and wonder, just for a minute, hey, am I some kind of smarty pants know it all loudmouth person?

Probably. And that's okay too =)