Sunday, December 30, 2012

Sunday Stuff

1. 15 Food Blogger Trends of 2012 That Need to Go. Yes to #3 and #10. No to #1.

2. I'm barely a food blogger at this point, but I did make some tasty cookies, and take pretty pictures of them (without props), and I will post them. Soon.

3. 25 Reasons Why Beards Change Everything - Not gonna lie, I love that it's "winter beard" time around our house.

4. Why Do We Blink So Frequently? Fascinating.

5. Glove Love Rescues Single Mittens. I love this.

6. Any resolutions to share? I'm going to get back to sending snail mail. And I'm going to fill this out, and see what other goals bubble to the top of my brain. Happy (almost) New Year!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Sunday Stuff. On Monday.

1. Too many to wrap up into one New Year's Resolution perhaps. But still. 50 Things to Stop Doing Forever.

2. Can someone make my earbuds cozy and pretty for me?


3. Yes.

(Again, with thanks to my little bro.)

4. My credit card might burst into flames if I try and use it, so I need to enable someone else's shopping habit... Have you heard of TMRDNL?  It's the line designed by Tamar Daniel, an Israeli- British-American fashion designer who makes high end clothing that is also machine washable, scrunchable for packing and still looks good stuff. I've admired the line, but it was way out of my price range. But now, she's moving on, so it's all on sale, for non-crazy designer prices. AND you can get an extra 20% off. Read this blog post to see some of the pieces and get the code. Go forth and shop. 

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Sunday Stuff

1. I love getting the Sunday paper. For as long as I can remember, I've always sorted the paper into two piles, the regular paper sections and the ads, and then I went back through and sorted again into the sections that I wanted to read. I'm sure my parents loved this... I still love sorting the paper, and I think Mike secretly does too, because I have to fight to get to the paper first to get the right to sort it.

2. Gawker's Fruits, Ranked is funny on its own, but the comments are great too. This one made me giggle.
3. Stunning. 2012: The Year in Photos (part one, part two, part three)

4. Sending Christmas cards? Want to fill your head with fun facts about them?

5. Cranky rant time. If you're a dog owner, please be responsible and use a leash. Like a lot of cities,  Ann Arbor has a lease law, which means if you are with your dog in a public space - the sidewalk, a park, a trail, downtown (pretty much anywhere other than your own lawn) - your dog is supposed to be on a leash. Our dog has been attacked multiple times, and we continue to have close call after close call. Today a large dog came charging at us while we were out running. Luckily, we saw it coming, and I had time to pick up our dog to get her out of harm's way, but I just had to hope that the other dog wasn't in the mood for a taste of human leg.

We've heard all of the excuses, and I'm tired of them.

"My dog has never done this before!!" and/or "My dog is really well-trained!!"
  • Great, I'm sure it is, but there's a first time for everything. One of our dog's trips to the doggie emergency room was courtesy of "well-trained" dog who had "never acted like that before."
"Oh, I didn't think anyone was around."
  • You're out in public!? This excuse is the lamest of them all.  
"My dog needs to run."
  • Visit a dog park! Or start running with your dog (with a lease)!
You're making responsible law-abiding dog owners look bad, it's irresponsible, and can cause problems, not just with other dogs, but with small children, people who don't like or are scared of dogs, etc. Please, just stop. Thank you.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Sunday Stuff

1. Our tree is awesome. One of our best ever.

2. And now I'm a pile of Christmas-y mama mush. The truth about Santa.

3. It's not even my birthday yet, and I'm feeling ridiculously spoiled!  Beautiful new(ly thrifted) items to expand my wardrobe, including crazy awesome designer pieces, a new fragrance (Yes, it's a men's eau de toilette. Don't judge. It smells light and fresh, and not like a dude, promise.), and a couple of delightful dinners with a free dessert and a champagne toast for the table. Biiiiiirrrrthhhdaaaays!

4. - Pop Danthology 2012 – A mashup of 50+ pop songs from this year. (Props to my little brother, who posted this way before I saw it a bajillion other places.)

5. Happy December! 

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Sunday Stuff

1. Cranberries are underrated. This was so good.

2. I heart Anne Lamott. On how to find time and create the rich life you deserve.

3. This makes my heart melt into a big pile of sappy mama mush.

4. Jellyfish rock. Do you think they have Powerball up in the North Pole? I hope Santa plays, because I've got a jellyfish tank on my fantasy wish list.

5. Twitter kills me. I just can't get into it. No surprise then that these might be my favorite tweeters (tweeties?).

Well, okay, this one isn't bad either.

(via Heather finds the best tweets every week. One blog post, funny tweets found for me, time saved!)

6. I'm not ready for Monday.