I always notice that two things make a house or space more cozy: plants (any living green thing) and dogs. A three hour brainstorm earlier this week was made so much lovelier by Nina, a ginormous Great Dane who had … Continue reading
Ch-ch-ch-changes! Work has been a whirlwind of exciting and interesting changes at all levels and all fronts. Amidst the chaos and uncertainty of change I constantly try to remind myself that all this change means opportunities for learning are abound. … Continue reading
Oh man I love pun-y cards! In fact, I love them so much I’ve got a blog post full of em for next week. I can’t wait…hopefully you like it too. Well, lovahs, I hope you are all have a wonderful weekend, ooey gooey Valentine’s style or not. I’m read for a weekend of binge watching House of Cards on my new TV and Roku from my bed. To say I am excited is perhaps an understatement.
I love this piece on getting out of your own way. Every once and awhile I catch myself saying no to myself a lot. It’s unnecessary and ridiculous!
Being a parent is hard. My friend Cecelia’s first Medium post on the topic is great. My fave line: “And I thought, ‘At least she’ll tell her therapist she loved me.’”
Michael Sam’s coming out is sparking a much needed conversation about openly gay players in the world of professional sports. This Texas sports anchor’s speech on the matter is spot. Freakin’. On.
A very cool interactive map that shows all the changes and infrastructure built in Sochi to make the winter games happen.
Facing tough times at work? Design*Sponge’s Biz Lady series has 6 fabulous pieces of advice for overcoming work hurdles.
Blah, blah people hate House of Cards. I love it! I love it in the way you can only love totally hatable characters.
An ode to carbs. Be still, my heart! I love the warm, cozy embrace of pasta carbonara too!
Various authors quoted on fashion. My fave from Simon Doonan: “Every designer needs an iconic look. If the South Park boys cannot make a recognizable cartoon of you, then you need to up the ante. You need a signature flourish, non?”
Um, yeah, why are so many farmers committing suicide?
Can’t wait to read: Women, work and the art of gender judo.
Blah, blah a bunch of people told me the gender wage gap is a myth that’s been debunked when I shared this earlier this year. Don’t wanna hear it, still made me laugh.
I can’t imagine why women would want to turn down casual sex if men are calling them sluts afterward. (Oh and dudes aren’t even trying to be good in bed.)
This little penguin likes science!
I’m closing out the week with a little Latin flavor, so here’s some Ozomotli for your orejas (ears).
Photo source: The Indigo Bunting for Paperless Post.
Who’s ready for Friday? This girl! It was a long but exciting week. So many new projects at work and so much ground to be covered – I’m overwhelmed and excited all at the same time. I spoke to an … Continue reading
I’m gonna be honest with you guys – I barely read anything on the internet this week because I was so busy. Every morning when I logged into my work calendar it looked more like a game of tetris than … Continue reading
Tired? Check. Sore? Check. (Damn this whole working out thing.) It was a long but very productive week on this end. I’m hoping for a long and unproductive weekend! As I type this I’m already running late for my day … Continue reading
2014, what’s your deal? Do you need a xanax? A hot bath with some bubbles and a glass of wine maybe? Chill the hell out, man! The first couple weeks of this year have been jam packed at work. Plenty … Continue reading
It was my first real week back at work and it was a doozy. If this is any indication of how 2014 plans on going, I’ll be girding my loins. I won’t waste any more time here though, there’s a lot to go over this week…
Traveling abroad can be hilarious sometimes. My friend Rivka’s recount of her trips to Florence and Paris made me laugh. The recipe for fig cookies is a bonus.
I generally regard myself as terrible in the grammar department, but I scored a 100% on this quiz! My reward should be some of Rivka’s fig cookies.
Penelope Trunk, per usual, drops some stark honesty in her assessment of women who say they don’t want to work. (Spoiler: she thinks it’s great. At least they’re being honest.) But what’s more interesting to me is the call for honesty from women who DO want to work AND have children…
Someone has strong feelings about photo-taking naysayers.
This comedian’s response to a (racist) heckler was pitch perfect.
Working in the digital space? Webb Media Group’s trend report is a must read.
Dating. Dating in DC. Ugh. I’ve been talking a lot about this subject with friends lately, but this article from a men’s/dating coach really brought it home. Guys, if you’re doing that whole “we’ll go out, but it’s not really a date…it’s like…to figure out if I want to take her on a date” thing…this is for you. Or maybe dating just isn’t for you.
The Dogist. (Like The Sartorialist but with 100% more puppy dog looks.)
What if T-Rex was released in New York City? How much people would he need to eat a day to survive?
I live in a city so obsessed with the damn weather we have a whole blog dedicated to it. Alternatively, we don’t even handle nice weather graciously. My friend Chris Shott’s piece: Dog Dazed: The District Grapples With Ordinary Weather was spot on.
I’d be played by Kate Beckinsale in an action romance movie! You?
Big topic in the news this month: anxiety. Kat Kinsman of CNN penned this (somewhat anxiety inducing) recount of her search for joy while living with anxiety. One of my favorite lifestyle/design bloggers, Bri Emory, wrote this piece on living with a much more mild case of anxiety, paired with insecurity. I think I’ll have more on this topic later but I’m not sure how much I’d like to share and/or jump on the talking-about-our-anxiety bandwagon.
Would you like to see creativity thrive at your company? Hire three women.
If one of your resolutions is to branch out and read more this year, try this oldie-but-goodie round up of great magazines as a starting point.
Another big topic on the web so far this year: the hell that is the ven diagram of where the internet meets women. Amanda Hess wrote this fabulous piece on why women aren’t welcome on the internet. Many people wrote their own spin off articles but this one from Atlantic writer Conor Friedersdorf was especially poignant.
On a lighter note: you know how there’s different ways to dress for different body shapes? Now we have a make up guide for different shaped eyes!
All 107 men of Sex and the City. Ranked. (Just for John Slattery! He needs a higher rank!!)
Phew! That was a long one, lovahs! It’s a rainy, gross mess outside here today and I’m looking forward to a couch-bound weekend! Whatever you do, have a wonderful time! Here’s a head-bopping happy jam to get it started:
It’s cold as a frozen tundra outside in DC right now – I believe Capital Weather Gang called it a balmy 2* with the wind chill. I thought this article explaining wind chill was pretty interesting…and only further confirmed my … Continue reading
I’m writing this post from my bed in Phoenix, AZ with a very sad Small Dog in my lap. The little guy knows I’m leaving (as evidenced by my neatly packed bag) and is trying to squeeze every last drop … Continue reading