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A Little February Update

Image Credit: Kelsey Garrity Riley

This last month has flown by. People aren’t lying when they tell you that time flies as you get older. I feel like, because I am constantly either inventing or finding ways to fill my evenings and weekends, I don’t ever really have time to do nothing – which is really important. But I’m not complaining, I have a pretty cool life, and I’m thankful for that. BUT, of course, down time means watching quality (and sometimes poor quality) television. YES, my roomie and I have been addicted to this season of The Bachelor, which is horrifyingly catty and bad for women… but it’s SO ADDICTIVE. Also, I’m still pissed that he didn’t give Kacie B. a rose. What’s up with that, BEN!? In quality news, I just finished Season 2, episode 5 of Downton Abbey. I love this show so much. Lady Mary, just tell Matthew you love him already. I mean, really. Don’t marry that bland millionaire.

I’m visiting home again next month to celebrate my Dad’s birthday… and I guess my birthday too, since we share the same birthday. Kinda cool, right? I’m often told it is. My Dad is pretty rad, so I’m excited to give him his gifts and celebrate his general awesomeness.

This week I was lucky to catch a fun show at Hotel Utah here in San Francisco. Tornado Rider and Lake Street Dive both performed and both were exceptionally talented. I had so much fun, and can’t wait to catch another show.

In geeky news, my friend put together a small business book club, and I’m really excited about it. Although I’m missing the first meeting, the group is full of pretty amazing people… and gives me that mushy “San Francisco is so awesome” feeling.

Reading Survey Time

It’s Friday! That means, we’re all counting down to the weekend. It also means, downtime! (Or, at least we can hope). And in my down time, I like to read. I got “tagged” to fill out this reading survey on Facebook, but I figured it would be more fun to slap it in a blog post. Because I’m crazy violent with words like that. Also, it’s 1:30am right now and I may or may not know what I am typing. I’m somewhere between conscious and subconscious, so let’s see what happens, shall we?

1. What author do you own the most books by? Probably Sohpie Kinsella. Don’t hate.

2. What book do you own the most copies of? I don’t own more than one copy of any book. Although, on my desk right now I have two copies of Prison for Bitches, which is a Lady Gaga fanzine. I bought one copy for myself, and one for my sister who is a HUGE fan. Can’t wait to give it to her for Christmas!

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Mark Your Calendars: Twinkie Chan at Booksmith, Nov. 9th

One of my favorite crafty people, the oh-so-talented Twinkie Chan, will be at Booksmith in San Francisco on Tuesday, November 9th at 7:30pm to talk about her new book Crochet Goodies for Fashion Foodies.

Here’s a fun video featuring Twinkie making one of her scrumptious cupcake scarves. So cute! I can’t wait to pick up her book and start making yummy things.

Sunday Inspiration: Taschen Spring/Summer 2010 Catalogue


I haven’t visited my fam in four months (which is the longest I’ve been away from home! Ack.) and in that time my Taschen catalogue arrived! I finally got to flip through it while I was waiting (for 3 long hours) to board my flight. But anyway, these images kept me company, as well as the lady next to me who kept glancing over. Sorry I didn’t scan these, but I think the iPhone worked just fine. Enjoy! read more »

Etsy Window Shopping: Journals

These past few weeks I’ve been house-sitting and I left my moleskine at my apartment, so being the lazy lady I can tend to be, I decided to shop for a temporary new one on Etsy (also because Office Depot sucks and doesn’t carry notebooks with blank pages. I don’t know about you guys, but I don’t like to be restricted by lines). Anyway, here are a few of my faves! read more »