Think I can maybe find one of these on Etsy for my bedroom?
// New drinking game in town, y'all. It's called "Pass the Nyquil" and it does the trick quite nicely. The good news is that I'm about 5% from complete recovery; the bad news is that I'm expecting about a three week turnaround before the sickness circles through the rest of the dorm and right back to me.
// The saddest kind of tragedy: when you're having an amazing hair day, but have nowhere to be.
// A lightbulb went off in my brain the other day. Maybe the reason why we seem to celebrate the holidays earlier and earlier is because the rest of the world doesn't celebrate Thanksgiving and a lot of countries don't even have Halloween really. And with the Internet and widespread traveling nowadays, perhaps when people around the world are getting excited for end-of-the-year cheer right as the chill moves right on in, it seems more and more prevalent? Just a theory!
// Total college move: toting around a roll of toilet paper because you ain't got the time nor the money for Kleenex. Or even generic brand tissues actually.
// I've been thinking about "the backburner" a lot lately. There's so much on my peripheral to-do list. The non-urgent one. I've needed to send like twelve inquiry e-mails, get working on that sad City Guides tab you see up there, do laundry (always), finish like three different shows, review my credits for graduation (that actually should maybe go on the urgent list), start a couple of leisure reading books, and about twelve million other things. And yet, when I get a block or two of free time, I go straight to the Apple TV remote or for a power nap. What gives?
// Talking about blogging sometimes straight up gives me the good goosebumps. I was having coffee with my boss the other day and she asked about this bloggy blog world, and I did that thing where you start talking faster and faster and fasterandfasterandaaerakl;ds because you get so impassioned. The community, I said! The stories! I'm far from a great blogger by any means, judging by the quality or the quantity of my posts. But even so, blogging's given me opportunities and jobs, a good haul of free stuff, social media followers, cool stories to share. What's really cool though? I've watched kids grow up, businesses start to thrive (anything from a SAHM-run jewelry shop on Etsy to Etsy itself), the entire course of relationships, the learning of lessons, tragedy, joy, and everything in between. How. Cool.
// In the spirit of November and all things thankful, here's a gratitude list -- getting up early to make breakfast with friends. Getting denied access to chocolate chips (this isn't the grateful part, I'm not insane), and having the ingenuity to crush Oreos to throw into the waffle mix instead. Chilly nights and hot chai. Ice-cold sheets, but toasty toasty blankets. Silver linings. Genuinely good people - you know the kind. Traditions like Castle-dilla Monday's.
Happy Monday, y'all. (But first, coffee an espresso shot or four.)