Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Wonderland - Janelle Monae

Lately I've thought about why I don't do more outfit posts.  There is no simple answer but I am a lazy outfit blogger, which is a crying shame because I live with a photographer!!  But every now and then I corral him into taking my photo.  Very rarely do all the elements come together.  For instance if being wrinkled were a "thing".  It would be my thing.  My make up is rarely polished in that way where other bloggers nail it.  And I get bored standing there.  This is what I wore to the Washington Ballet's Alice in Wonderland.  The show was magnificent and that last pose was flamingo inspired.

Dress -  Whistles
Shoes - Sam Edelman 

Monday, April 23, 2012

Lotte - Frans Hofmeester

Lotte Time Lapse: Birth to 12 years in 2 min. 45. from Frans Hofmeester on Vimeo.

Probably my favorite video I've seen in a while.  Even if you're not smitten with the concept of watching Lotte grow up at high speed, at least love the music which her father created just for this video.  Amazing.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Call Me - Blondie

Recently in a moment which could only be described as madness (fueled by white wine), I declared that I had yet again lost my phone.  Oh the tragedy.  I dug through my bag twice, dumping out all the contents out before announcing to the entire dinner party (sis, James, new friend Candi, Mike and Lisa + the roommates) that I had lost my phone.  And I had to make an important call as well!  I gathered my keys and told them all I would be back in a flash.  I ran out of the door and realized I forgot my umbrella as I dodged the chilly spring rain drops on my walk home.  Once in the door, I tore apart my bedroom, pulled the cushions off the couch, but alas, no cigar.  A few moments later I heard my front door pop open.  It was Mike, who had walked down to my house to let me know, my phone had been at my sister's house all along.  When I returned back to the party, there was a message waiting for me from my phone evidently. It said:

"Hey.  this is your phone.  just wanted to say you are a dumbass because you were sitting on me.  love, your phone."

I shit you not. 
When I start carrying around my new Retro Pop Receiver with me, this will not happen again! 

Friday, April 13, 2012

Don't Worry, Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin


Let's see, do I have anything new to report? My car cost me $1500 in repairs today. And then as I was driving home, the headlight went out. Well I'm so pissed having to spend that money on my car that I went and bought myself a bracelet from Hermès. Because if I'm going to spend stupid amounts of money on shit I don't want to spend money on, I might as well buy some stuff I DO want to spend money on, right?

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Looking Glass - Blue States

There are a variety of fantastic perks that come with taking adult classes at The Washington Ballet. The teachers are excellent (you improve quickly), the studios are spacious, there's live music with every class (a variety of talented pianists) and occasionally you might glance to your left and notice the person next to you is a company member.

I am so thrilled to see Alice in Wonderland on April 13th. It is my absolute favorite story from childhood and I'm quite positive The Washington Ballet will bring it to life in a way I have yet to experience.

Monday, April 2, 2012

I Think I Can - Animal Collective

Read 'em and weep. Or don't.
Remember that you are doing your best and that is all you can do.

(Photos from two of my favorite new blogs Paradise Moons and Pynter)

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Stumbled - Alpha

Even though certain days this week were somewhat exciting for me, the bigger part of the week was not. It was stressful. I know it sounds strange that I should be complaining about stress when I don't even work full time right now . . . but still somehow it happens. Certain aspects of my television job are so stressful it gives me nightmares which I can't fall back asleep from. I feel like such a wimp admitting this, but it's true. Driving to work today I felt my heart palpitating from the three cups of coffee I drank coupled with the lack of sleep and then I felt the strange need to cry over the sudden realization of my own mortality yet again. Geez. What a fucking mess. By the way, Alpha is perfect music for listening to when you're feeling down. It adds an edge of normalcy to any dour mood. And on a rainy day it is ace. Try it.

I also took a dropper full of Sweet Aja and hoped for the best. Sweet Aja is a mixture that Rebecca of Cauldrons and Crockpots whipped up for me. After a series of emails, Bex (as I lovingly call her) told me she'd have something in the mail for me right away. What arrived was a glass elixir with basil, ashwaghanda, St. John's Wort and some other key ingredients. I take it four times a day to keep the bad mood at bay. Taste like ass, works like a charm. If you haven't had the chance to explore her wonderful website, you are doing yourself a disservice. There's recipes galore and tons of excellent information. And if you find yourself feeling poopy and down or just behaving like a jerk, contact her immediately. She'll fix you right up.

(Photos from Piccsy and Caudrons and Crockpots)