Wednesday, January 22, 2014

A&A: Uranus & I-can't-put-any-word-after-that-without-it-becoming-immediately-inappropriate

▲ The chillow. I probably hate few things more than the idea of a perma-cold pillow. Give me warm jersey sheets or give me death. #dramatic
▲ I recently saw a license plate frame that said, "Next Stop: Uranus."
▲ I bought a $2 planner at Walgreens with a kitten on the front because it made me laugh. Sometimes I have to use it in public and then, well, I'm that person.
▲ I burned my finger on a pot of cider and I still don't have feeling in a whole patch of skin. Did I mention it happened at Thanksgiving? this gonna be forever?
▲ Yesterday a woman pulled me aside in the children's department of Macy's and asked if I've ever had a psychic reading because "you have striking energy and I already have so much to talk to you about" and gave me her card.
▲ This yoga pose that promises to relieve stress because SERIOUSLY THAT HAS TO BE A LIE.
▲ I discovered a disturbing trend on Pinterest of referring to a post-pregnancy tummy as a "PP Pooch." *crickets* Any 9-yr-old boy worth his salt could tell you this is a poor choice. I have to leave now. #useyourwords #notwordslikeuranus

Debatable gray area...
▲ Last night I snacked on a cheese wheel alone and later spent like 5 whole minutes obsessively cleaning my retainers. I mean, I didn't choose the thug life.
▲ I originally taped the following magazine clip to the mirror at a strategic height just to make my roommate laugh, but I'd be lying if I said I didn't enjoy the confidence boost every morning. (And yes, I got a heck-ton of teasing/grief from people in real life about this Instagram. Sorry NOT SORRY.)

▲ Two summers ago, when I took violin lessons to resurrect my adolescent talent, my primary goal was to learn Meditation by Massenet. The other night in the BART (subway) station, after a long day of work, there was a street violinist playing that exact song. It was captivating.
▲ The movie Slumdog Millionaire. I mean, wow. I know I'm a few years late to that game, but, ask if you want more info/thoughts.
▲ These reverse engagement shots.
▲ One of my favorite things in life is when I struggle with doing something, learn how to do it properly, and then have the chance to help people struggling with the same thing. I'm like, "Empathy! I got this!" I've had a few opportunities to do that recently, including the scanner at the FedEx up the road and the ticket machine at the BART station (so terribly not intuitive, f'reals).
▲ This guy who used a groupon to have a photo shoot with his kitten.
▲ I have so many hilarious/terrifying encounters with mannequins at work (like yesterday when I had to basically embrace one to lift it and then the arm popped off and I guess that makes it technically a side hug) that I couldn't help but appreciate this man who turned his wife's shopping trips into an amazing game.
▲ This study that's totally legit and totally based on science has irrefutably proved that women named Katie make the best wives. I mean, there you have it.


Kirsten Wiemer said...

i can't get over the kitten photo shoot, seriously there are other things i could talk about, but seriously the kitten.

oh and slumdog, i love it.

Unknown said...

You should probably know that I have kept this post unread in my feedly even after having read it just because the title makes me laugh every time I see it. I have the sense of humor of a twelve-year-old boy.

Emily said...

The kitten photo shoot!!!!! I'm just so very happy.

FWIL Sentimental Blog Content said...

I thin Jacob plays the shopping game too. We find ourselves often undressing mannequins just to get the right size if he can't duplicate it. But a blog- um brilliant!