Sunday, July 31, 2011

lunch at coleman public house :: california burger with
avocado, sprouts & bacon with a side of truffle fries.
sometimes i lay under the moon
and thank God i'm breathing
then i pray don't take me soon
cause i'm here for a reason.

sometimes in my tears i drown
but i never let it get me down. 
so when negativity surrounds, 
i know someday 
it'll all turn around 

all my life i've been waiting for...
i've been praying for...

one day. one day. one day.


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

dear person who created pinterest,
you're making me the world's biggest procrastinator.

dear francis coppola wines,
your mini pink champagne cans make me a lush.

dear salted chocolate chip cookies,
you're making me fat but happy. probably equally.

dear gym,
thank you for kicking my lush, fat & happy behind.

dear trader joe's,
i can't wait until friday when we meet for the first time in charleston.

dear spotify,
where is the newest arcade fire album? huh?

this is real life.

xo (to you all).

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

this could be about me, but someone else wrote it about them. i'm still sharing it here with you. i am a gin girl. yep.

"I am a gin girl, through and through. Don’t get me wrong – a well-blended margarita hits the spot and nothing accompanies nachos and football better than a Bud Light (I know. I know. Stop yelling), but gin? Well, to appropriate the words of Galileo — gin is light held together by water. And what kind of people drink gin? Dames – those lovely ladies who are quick with a quip, perpetually amused and likely to break your heart." - via too sweet for rock and roll

Saturday, July 23, 2011

this song is super catchy & the not acoustic version sounds awesome with my new speakers. i'm just saying.

Monday, July 11, 2011

two things about me...

sneak peek into my locker :: hydration & snacks are the key to my success.

also, i'd like this bag from dooney & bourke. ok thanks.

Friday, July 08, 2011

these things make think of summer. and speaking of summer, tomorrow i'm going to a food truck rodeo - yes, i'll report back. also, i think i'm going to buy some fresh cut flowers at the market for my little apartment - maybe then i'll feel like putting away my laundry & doing my dishes.
this just in... i am out of coffee.

i've used all mine to make continuous carafes of cold brew and now it's gone before i even noticed.


i guess i'll buy some beans on monday - that's my day off. i don't do anything until i have a day off & then squish everything into 24 hours. i'm not saying it's the best way to operate, but it is what it is. i'll just stretch out the cold brew until then. wish me luck.

more importantly, wish my coworkers luck because you know what i'm like without my coffee.


Thursday, July 07, 2011

just some things i see everyday.
Sometimes it feels people who love Jesus forget he was a liberal Jew who hung out with a bunch of bros and a whore and gave people wine. - via @kellyoxford on Twitter

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

so, what sounds lovely to me right now would be a plate of truffle fries & a bottle of wine sitting outside on a restaurant patio or sidewalk. i would also appreciate a nice summer breeze... it would make me feel fine. ah. i'm drinking this new wine instead and eating pasta - not half bad, but not the whole package. baby steps. little victories. so on & so forth.

if you could be doing anything right this very moment, what would it be?

[evolution pairs well with tailgating in the fall, holiday parties in winter, springtime picnics and, of course, summer shenanigans.]

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

"Amelie has a strange feeling of absolute harmony. It's a perfect moment. Soft light, a scent in the air, the quiet murmur of the city. She breathes deeply. Life is simple and clear. A surge of love, an urge to help mankind comes over her."
honey lately...
i've been in the sun a lot. (even at the beach
which is strange for me because i hate the sand.)

this has been breakfast. greek yogurt with
granola, coconut flakes and fresh blueberries.

i went kayaking in some creeks.
we pulled over for snacks & swimming.

mj and i went to see david gray! he was delightful.

been making my own coffee - cold brew. takes about a lifetime,
but then i mix it with vanilla coconut milk and all is right with the world.

i slept on my couch. it's just right erin size,  but it's only because
i can't seem to commit to putting away all the clean clothes
piled on my bed. (don't judge. i'm just too tired when i get home at night!)

so lately there has been frolicking with friends & family. and baking (lemon sugar cookies). watching fireworks. drinking. music listening. and lots & lots of blog reading. my new faves are everyday musings and naturally nina. go read. now.

ps. i'm moving! did i tell you that? august sixth. tax free weekend. ah! to a bigger apt in front of a pond & a pool. with my friend majesta & her pup, roxy.

... drag a salted kiss from this cup of bliss.

I'm reading...

The Last American Man by Elizabeth Gilbert

followed by....

East of Eden by John Steinbeck
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

fingers crossed.

Sunday, July 03, 2011

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all going direct the other way - in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only." - A Tale of Two Cities
I like this part. The rest was superfluous. Silly, Dickens.