Saturday, January 22, 2011

Internet Woes.

My mom is the handy "man" around the house. My dad knows as much as a koala bear when it comes to anything with technology. My mom only knows slightly more. Thus, I was not surprised that after several days of getting almost NO internet service, I went downstairs to find that my mom had rerouted the wireless router to our phone router.

Insert long sigh.

So expect more frequent posts now that I can get online again.

Happy Weekend!

The weather is freezing this weekend, although it is nothing compared to the chill Chicago is currently experiencing. Regardless, I am refusing to venture outside unless absolutely necessary - and yes outside includes any place other than underneath the covers of my bed.

From Jak & Jil

Paris vs New York - ingenious stills juxtaposing parisienne and new york lifestyles
Fuck Yeah Asian/Pacific Islander History - dedicated to spreading the history of APIs
Food Gawker - easily accessible food porn
Once Wed - features elegant weddings & photography
Cupcakes and Cashmere - food porn and fashion eye candy rolled into one

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Shore.

My friend told me yesterday to get a hobby. How sad is that? I guess I seem really bored all the time.

I only know how to do a short list of things with my free time: search the internet for blogs, watch shows/movies, read books, and listen to music. I have added considerably to the number of blogs I follow, I have not found any books worth reading recently, and music is so blah right now. So I decided to give in and watch the complete first season of the Jersey Shore. (Please don't tell me that this does not count as picking up a hobby.)

...And I'm not going to lie. It's kinda amazing so far - although this may be too soon to judge since I am just finishing up episode 3.

Suppose I will keep you posted as to how I end up liking the whole season and that will determine whether I will venture forth in the series. We shall see.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

New Directions?

I met up with one of my friends today after months of no contact. We had an all girls day, starting with lunch and ending with a Whole Foods run (with a slew of other activities/errands in between). But what I found really interesting was that she said I should change my blog to be more food orientated. Apparently my food experiences in the DMV are exciting for her, a more recent important from the Midwest.

I guess I am considering this option. What do you think?

Friday, January 14, 2011

Happy Weekend!

This weekend, I will be going to see my dad in a community performance while I dread the start of one last class pre-pharmacy school. What is everyone up to? Anything fun and delightful? I will leave you with some links to peruse.

From moonlightcity

To My Wife - a man's musings to his future hypothetical wife
One Day, One Movie - snapshots of pivotal moments in a movie
I Can Read - a word-centric blog
The Man Repeller - a woman's guide to turning guys off through fashion choices
WhoWhatWear guest editor - fashionable celebs dish on what items they recommend
Ming Makes Cupcakes - delicious, gourmet baked good recipes

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Snow Again

When I woke up with snowfall over the weekend, I was afraid all my fun, wondrous (no, not really) plans would be put on hold. Of course it stopped snowing almost immediately. Since then, the weathermen have been drilling the number of inches we're supposed to be getting in tonight's winter weather downpour. It's finally starting to look like a winter wonderland outside.

I spoke with one of my coworkers about a month ago about last year's blizzards. Even with 10+ inches of snow accumulation, they were expected to open the store and work. Yep, this is the life of retail. So, as I dream about an adult snow day tomorrow, the chances of that happening are less than the chances we'll get the 4 inches they keep preaching....That doesn't mean I won't keep my heads in the clouds tonight though (:

Monday, January 10, 2011

Things To Love

Jen Brill's makeup on Into The Gloss

Hot chocolate on a stick

This New Year's themed photo collage from Once Wed

Funniest show on earth - still!

Joshua Radin always reaches my heart with his voice.

Beautiful up-do by Martha Stewart Weddings

Penelope is the cutest, sweetest, most endearing movie I have seen in the last couple years.

And I couldn't resist a special treat:

Maroon 5's Adam Levine

Sunday, January 9, 2011


In case you haven't noticed, I revamped the blog a little. I hated the totally generic template of it all, with no customizations of my own to make it unique. I was lazy and busy with work, applications, friends, life, etc. But I've been in a different mood this past week, and I've already changed many things in my life to keep things fresh.

I spent a good half day revitalizing little things here and there on the site. It's been quite a while since I've dabbled in coding, so I was a bit rusty. The tweaks are still being made as we speak, but this is a good start.

Another "upgrade" that I'm uber excited about is my cell phone! I've had the same old Blackberry Curve 8310 for the past TWO YEARS, and if you know anything about me, it'd be that my phone is so wrecked. I've dropped it hundreds of times - and it definitely shows. The paint's chipped, the corners have fallen off, it's just a dead little, but loyal, companion of mine. I made a spontaneous decision one fateful night to get the...


Blackberry Torch!

And I love it! I was afraid I wasn't going to like the new sliding design, but it's definitely a must-have for me, since I have uncoordinated/fat fingers that cannot use a touch screen keyboard. Besides the fact that everything's been upgraded and sleeked out, the best features of the phone are the new web browser, the social networking apps, and the games!

The old web browser on my Curve would often freeze before loading a page and the layout was like reading a boring and deformed newspaper. Contrast that with the new web browser that actually looks like the webpage while also allowing zoom in and out capabilities - LOVE. Next, the social networking apps have made keeping in touch with everyone while I'm on the go so much more effortless. I have access to gmail, google talk, twitter, facebook, and much more right through my phone. And last but not least, this may be silly, but I love their games! The Curve only had one lame game (lame only because my lack of coordination would not allow me past a certain level), but it now has multiple, including a word game (which are my fave!).

I think this phone is a great competitor of the new Android and iPhone 4, and I would not trade it for anything! On the -5 to 5 scale, I would give this phone a +5 rating!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Snowy Day Inspiration

There's something about heavy snowfall that is just so calm, so pristine, so relaxing. It currently looks like the beginning of a blizzard outside, and I'm ever so carefully wrapped up in blankets in bed, enjoying the serenity of it all.

SO. I am doing what I do best on a lazy Saturday morning - I am blog hopping for inspiration! Hope you like these as well (:

From Miss Moss

From Teen Vogue Bedding

From eeuphoriaa

A sweet proposal.

Catchy hand choreography.

Thought of You from Ryan J Woodward, an animated dance film.

From the Ballerina Project