Month: October 2012

31 Oct 2012

Happy Halloween!


Happy Halloween y’all! I hope you’re all having a safe and fun Halloween. I truly felt like an adult today when my co-worker’s kids came into our office for trick-or-treating around the cubicles. I naturally found myself being that girl that asked their parents how many pieces of candy they were allowed, but regardless still gave them a handful each. Kids want that – I know – I used to be one. It’s nice to see everyone getting into the Halloween spirit, but it’s not just the people, it’s the blogs too! Gawker decided to dress themselves up as Tumblr today! Not bad…

30 Oct 2012

Seattle’s Best Restaurants 2012

It’s no secret at all that Seattle is one of the top food cities in the country. Hello – Top Chef’s newest season was filmed here and I can’t wait to see all of my favorite spots featured. Today, Seattle Met Magazine published their picks for the best restaurants in Seattle for the year of 2012.

Shoutouts to my favorites:

  • Homegrown
  • Skillet Diner
  • Dick’s Drive In
  • Artusi

Clearly, I’ve got a new list of restaurants that I need to hit up though. Goal for 2013? Check out the full list here and grab a tissue for the drooling that’s about to happen

30 Oct 2012

The Wrath of Hurricane Sandy

They are calling this one of the worst storms to ever hit. I can’t even imagine the millions of dollars it will take to rebuild what has been destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. I’m sure we could get a better idea of how much it would cost to repair roofs after this event if we talked to someone similar to roofing austin tx experts. Over here in Seattle, we’ve seen the floods and the storms (kind of) but I can guarantee you that it never looked anything like this. It was reassuring to hear news coming from those I know in the East Coast that they were safe and dry, but they’ve got a long mess ahead of them. BuzzFeed compiled 29 photographs that describe the wrath of Hurricane Sandy in greater detail here.

29 Oct 2012

DIY Couple Costumes

Last year, I didn’t celebrate Halloween because I was on a retreat the entire weekend. This year, I just didn’t celebrate because I was simply tired. Do you know how much energy it takes to get dressed up and go out on any regular night? And now you have to throw in a costume?! Also, a night out is something I can no longer handle. Four months of being out of college can do that to you.

I promise I was all set to do Halloween this year, but when I gave up on my original costume, I pretty much gave up on the holiday altogether. I stumbled upon Flavorwire’s 13 Last-Minute DIY Couple Costumes. It’s another ‘why didn’t I think of this?’ moment.

29 Oct 2012

How to Tie a Bow Tie

There is nothing in the world that makes me swoon harder than seeing a guy in a tie…with a tie clip. A tie clip can really elevate your outfit in my opinion. Plus, there are so many different types of tie clips on sale online these days, it is easy to find something to express your personality. Whether you are looking for something modern, or a more traditional design, the choice is yours.

A bow tie is a close second. At my last job, a fellow intern of mine had his heart set on implementing “Bow Tie Fridays” and sure enough there he was – every Friday – in a bow tie! It was fantastic. In fact, I believe he’s still doing. The point of this is that the bow tie is not nerdy. It is classy. It tells the world that you still care about how you dress and there ain’t nothing wrong with that. Men – the tutorial above is for you. Do your thang.


29 Oct 2012

Song of the Day

The Coup – My Favorite Mutiny

I haven’t listened to The Coup since “Laugh/Love…” and this song is even off of the same album so I’m not sure how I even missed this. It sounds SO good though. Hard to believe that the last time I heard this group was back in 2006. Happy Monday y’all! For those of you on the East Coast – stay safe, we’re sending positive thoughts your way.

29 Oct 2012

Wedding Mondays

How adorable are these flower girls? The bridesmaids dresses are also darling in white. What a beautiful wedding.

28 Oct 2012

Reasons Why I Unfriended You

There are no words to describe what it feels like to do a Facebook “friend dump.” My bffl Samantha and I have agreed that unfriending people on Facebook is rejuvenating and feels like you are taking some weight off of you – weight that just doesn’t need to be there. I’d like to begin this post first off by saying that any Facebook deletion I have ever done has not been personal. In fact, it is mutually beneficial. I’ve reached a point where your newsfeed posts no longer affect me and if anything, I’m doing you a favor as well by saving you space on your newsfeed from my own posts. I do, however, have friends that have THOUSANDS of friends – and I’m just like …

Seriously though – you cannot honestly care to read every single one of those posts. Also, I dare you to try and tell me that every “friend” you have is a friend you genuinely care about. Let’s just be real with ourselves here. Tell me the last time you talked to them.

So I did a massive “friend dump” last month and while each deletion sort of meant that I was shutting you out of my internet life, it also said to myself (hey, even though I’m not going to know what you’re doing 24/7 and vice versa, I wish you well!”

Here are the top reasons why we are no longer Facebook friends:

  1. We met once. We talked once. You decided to add me on Facebook and I decided that enough time has passed that I was probably never ever going to see you again.
  2. You didn’t say Happy Birthday to me.
  3. Just kidding – really – I didn’t say Happy Birthday to you. Why are we friends again?!
  4. I didn’t see any reason why you would care about what I had on my Facebook anymore.
  5. The last time I talked to you was in elementary school.
  6. The last time I talked to you was in middle school.
  7. You posted a status that was racist or overly offensive. It was so severe that it could’ve been found on Buzzfeed’s shaming list and god forbid if anyone had seen that on MY newsfeed, it would have been embarrassing. We can’t have that.

We are no longer Facebook friends anymore. It doesn’t mean I am a bad person. If this had been real life, it would be no different – it is simply just a natural stage in life. It only feels hurts at first because you find that when you have been deleted, things are now hidden. This feeling will pass. It happens to all of us.

28 Oct 2012

Thought Catalog Roundup

It was a good week for Thought Catalog writing


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