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Friday, July 18, 2014

Friday Finds: A little bit adorable

Officially, everything pandas do is adorable.

Harp + Lola , a girl and her English Bulldog. Cute and sweet.

These three sisters.

Wombat Wednesday. As much as I am devoted to the awesomeness that is sloths, wombats are slowly stealing a place in my heart.

My personal collection of cute animal images on Pinterest.

Designers and their pets.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Ten on Tuesday: Soundtrack Songs

10 Songs I discovered through movies:

1. There She Goes ~ The La's via So I Married an Axe Murderer
2. The Very Thought of You ~ Nat King Cole via Home for the Holidays
3. Verlaine ~ Charles Trenet via French Kiss
4. The Weakness in Me ~ Joan Armatrading via 10 Things I Hate About You 
5. You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) ~ Dead or Alive via The Wedding Singer
6. Return to Me ~ Dean Martin via Return to Me
7. Lonely at the Top ~ Randy Newman via You've Got Mail
8. Ain't No Sunshine ~ Bill Withers via Notting Hill 
9. Give in to Me ~ Faith Hill via Country Strong
10. Express ~ Christina Aguilera via Burlesque 

Monday, July 14, 2014

Got the Blues?

Somehow I got sucked down this black hole of YouTube videos and ended up watching a fascinating series of videos where people talk about the blues. Here are two of my favorite quotes from the video series (find all videos here):

"There are no solutions in the blues" ~ Sonia Sanchez

"The blues is for grown-ups. That's why there's no blues prodigies." ~ Dr. Cornel West

Next up I would like to watch this series. Anyone see it?

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Just a Cloud Away ~ Pharrell Williams

I'm going on a trip soon. And when I say trip, I actually mean super awesome fun times vacation. Naturally, I am a bundle of panicky, anxious, cranky misery. Especially since my spreadsheet isn't done. You know, the super awesome fun times spontaneous vacation spreadsheet? The one that tells me exactly what time I am going to be where and how much money I am going to spend and the reservation numbers and the net profit margin of the trip, which without the spreadsheet I can't specifically identify but I am going to ballpark at -1,000%. I would guess lower, but I don't want to be a little black rain cloud of zero fun-ness right before my super awesome fun times vacation.

If you think this is bad, you should have heard me before my trip to New York and Connecticut last year. What I keep reminding myself is this: the minute I got on the plane to go on my trip to New York, all the negativity was instantly silenced and the trip was wonderful. That trip reminded me that I need to go on trips occasionally to get out of the ruts in my mind created by my constant anxious mental pacing.

I am determined that on this trip I will meet new people without it turning into a stranger danger debacle and I will read books instead of blogs. I will lounge lazily in the great outdoors. I will wander and not be lost. I will not make a to-do list or freak out about trying to remember to add something to my to-do list. *Pause while I go add 16 things that I just remembered to my to-do list.* I will not be tied to my cell phone (although, yes mom, I will text or call someone every day to confirm that I am alive and thank you very much for the sweet card! It was obviously very fitting.)I will try to enjoy the moment. Most of all, I will savor every second of NOT 100+ degree weather. This would all be so much more convincing if I had not made sure that IT fitted my laptop with all things necessary to do work while on vacation, wouldn't it? Yeah. It would.

Before I go, however, I plan on adding "schedule blog posts" on my to-do list so that while I am gone, you will actually get more posts than you normally would. I sold some things on craigslist recently, which means that I have recently had contact with strangers. That, of course, demands chronicling on the blog.