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Things I like this week (vol 15).

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It’s been a rough week. Not only did our country experience some hefty tragedies, we remembered heartaches from the past. (Oklahoma City Bombing {18 years}, and Columbine {14 years}).

How about we focus on the good? On to things I like:

  1. Maskcara blog: I’ve never been into beauty blogs before, but I just discovered this blog and I love it! Cara’s the inspiration for my pretty iPhone apps. So Fancy! I can’t wait to try her 4 minute makeup.
  2. How not to say the wrong thing. (This has been all over the internet, and it’s a GREAT theory. I first learned of it from SP&A).
  3. BB Cream vs. Tinted Moisturizer: I recently started using BB cream and I have to say, I LOVE IT. I use Garnier Skin Renewal in Fair.
  4. Dove’s Real Beauty Sketches: If you haven’t watched this, it’s worth 3 minutes.
  5. Neon Heels.
  6. My friends! I’ve been a hot mess home sick with a cold/sinus infection and my friends have been there with medicine, food, and calls of support. LOVE THEM. (It wasn’t as bad as Strep 2011 was. New city, new friends, same support. How lucky can a girl be?)
  7. Tiny Houses. Obsessed. Question: where can I build one?

Happy Monday!



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My verison of Rear Window and Tahn at the river

In the two weeks I was sick with strep throat, I spent a lot of time sitting on my couch. In between naps, baths and doctors appointments, I watched many hours of In Plain Sight and Bones on Roku box. The first week I was sick I had not yet discovered the beautifully, wonderful Tim Riggins and company from Friday Night Lights and surprisingly, I got pretty sick of watching In Plain Sight and Bones.

So instead of watching TV, I watched my neighbors the activity on my street.

Kind of like my very own version of Rear Window. Except, I’m not Jimmy Stewart and I didn’t have a male version of Grace Kelly to take care of me, nor did I witness a murder.

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But other then those little details, it was practically exactly the same situation. I became incredibly bored of being sick and resting all the time.

So just like my friend Jimmy, I spent many, many hours looking out my window.

I didn't have a camera.

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Let me tell you. Some interesting things go on during the day on my little street in Sacramento. I witnessed mostly comings and goings (I could give you my neighbor’s schedules, by the hour if you’re interested) but some other fun things happened too. (Please keep in mind these were “fun” for me: a bored, feverish, woman with an incredibly sore throat…)

On with the fun:

– I saw a group of my coworkers; oddly enough they took walks by my apartment building a few times.

– One of my neighbors took about three days to move, and I believe her friends and family that helped her moved thought I was a lonely, lazy, lady who sat on her couch for hours on end.

– Taxi Cabs apparently park on my street during the day to hang out.

– Lots of homeless people walk by. I would say about 50% of the people who walk by my apartment are homeless.

The second week of strep throat I spent even more time on the couch, but I discovered Friday Night Lights. Now, I realize I am about six years too late to jump on the Friday Night Lights bandwagon, but ohmygosh. I can’t really say anything more then Tim Riggins, Tim Riggins or… um yeah, Tim Riggins. It’s superb and makes me want to throw my whole “I want to marry a German man” thing right out the window and settle down with a nice Southern Boy. Ahem. Tim Riggins. (Don’t even say it. I know he’s a bad boy. I’m working on it).

Anyhoo. The good new is that I finally feel 100% better. I am so happy to be done with strep.


In other news…

I took Tahn to the river on Saturday with one of my friends and her two dogs. Tahn was pretty good, she came when I called her about 90% of the time (compared to her terrible display of behavior at the lake earlier this summer…) But listening to me 90% of the time is unacceptable, so let’s just say, recalls is something I will definitely be working on with Tahn in the next couple of months…

Tahn was SOAKED everywhere except her shoulders.

Here are two videos of her playing. Enjoy. 🙂

Video 1

Video 2

(I’m still too cheap to pay to have the videos on my blog, sorry!)


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Things I like this week (vol. 4)

Well, I’m not quite 100% from my crazy case of strep throat, but I’m feeling much better than last week. I ended up spending over half my week on the couch, trying to rest. Although my throat felt so much better, I still had no energy. It was extremely frustrating. I hate missing work, and I hate feeling that so exhausted. The good news: I didn’t feel like I was run over by a train today after work, so I’m making progress!!

Anyways, on ward to things I like this week:

I was listening to NPR on Friday and heard this great segment on Quitting. Although it’s an hour long, I highly recommend it.

I am totally going to make this soon. Oh, and this.

I wish Tahn liked to snuggle under blankets like this dog. (Thank you to Lisa Rae for posting it first).

This story has been all over the blogosphere. Jennie has posted three posts since her tragedy – all remarkably beautiful and heartbreaking (one last dance, for mikey and 5:52 pm).

And, if you want something to cheer you up and bring you to tears, go see The Help, the movie (and read the book!) Both are great.

Happy Monday.

Oh! I almost forgot. I am participating in the 20 somethings blogswap, so you’ll find me over at Leann’s blog on Wednesday!


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