Wednesday, April 25, 2012

recent realizations

1.  They don't make classy "clubwear."  I'm going to Vegas this weekend for a birthday, and I'm pretty sure I'll be wearing a librarian's dress when I go out.
2.  Texting does not have the same effect as a love note.  I realized this as I was cleaning out a momento box at my parent's house filled with teenage love letters.  Ah, innocence.
3.  President Obama has so much swagger.  I don't care what your political views are, this is amazing.  
4.  I hate brands that don't abide by the normal size standards.  How am I supposed to learn what size I am in every store I shop?  It's too much for a girl like me!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

the perils of giving up coffee

Three weeks ago I came down with what can be best described as the plague.  Maybe it wasn't the plague, maybe it was (probably).  I'm just saying I felt like death.  In those five days of disaster I had nothing to eat but soup, and nothing to drink but water, orange juice and miracle healing tea concoctions from my mother (don't judge, moms are magic when it comes to curing sickness).  So, post-plague, I thought to myself "oh wow, I haven't had coffee in nearly a week...I can totally just give it up and feel fine."  So I haven't had coffee since March 29.  

There is some back story to this.  I've been cutting a lot of things out of my diet as an experiment to see what is the cause of my adult onset acne (oh the fun of being a lady, apparently this is just the beginning), so I thought why not replace the one and a half cups of coffee I have per day with green tea?  That can't be too hard, right?  You always see radiant ladies, who seem to be glowing in the morning sipping on some mint green tea mug.  

It's not easy.  Anyone who says tea is just as good as coffee is seriously kidding themselves.  Or a granola, Birkenstock hippie--a look I'm really not into adopting.  I've always been of the school that thinks coffee is this magical fairy that creates so many more possibilities that simply don't exist without it.  After I gulp down a cup of coffee I feel... invincible.  Like anything is possible.  Got a stack of work on my desk?  Psh, I'll knock it out in an hour.  Have a friend texting me desperately for advice?  Girl, I suddenly have the skills of a PhD psychoanalyst.  Have a deadline for a story?  Well, you get the idea.  Coffee makes me better.  But now coffee is gone.  By my own doing, yes.  But baby, I miss you so much.  By 2pm I am screaming at the clock to speed up.  I guess green tea has given me some positive noticeable health changes, but dear God at what cost?  I snap at people in the morning, I feel like I'm always cranky, and when I overhear people saying "we should get a coffee" I want to invite myself to be their best friend.    

But, I'm going to stick with it.  Once this fast tops out at a month I'm going to give myself the option of going back to my darling dark brown delight (hold your puns).  I hope I last that long, because the thing about caffeine is that people are constantly pushing their product on you.  There's coffee in the break room, I've suddenly been gifted like 4 Starbucks cards, and whenever I go to my usual coffee shop my barista just hands me a medium coffee (you know, the usual) before I can order my healthy garbage.  Goddamn, the pusher.  

Monday, April 16, 2012

movies i saw recently and liked

With not a lot of good films in theaters, I've been catching up on ones I've been meaning to see.

just a little somethin'


A little piece I wrote on the perils of adulthood was featured on  Honored to be on a page full of funny and smart ladies.  Check it out here!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012



Il est officier! Je suis aller en France et l'Allemagne a mois de Septembre avec ma famille!  Je suis très excité!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

recent realizations

1.  Moving is a drag.
2.  Friends who make friends wait for hours while they try to sweet talk a girl/boy into getting a phone number are not very good friends.  Seriously, cut it out!
3.  When people tell you they're "not a morning person," just listen to them.  Don't say "oh my gosh, why not?  you should try this:"  No.  Just let them be, because you're probably pretty awful at some point in the day too.  At least they've figured out when that point is for them.  So actually, you should be thanking them for the heads up.
4.  I might not be a morning person.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012