I'm guessing you all have noticed the sparseness in my postings. Or that my postings have been kind of ho-hum. Or that lately, I'm just seemingly uninspired. The truth of the matter is, I have a lot bubbling over in my real life that it's hard to justify staying indoors and typing away for my blog life. I'd like the get the balance right, but for some reason, things are just not happening in sync with one another.

I've "met" so many wonderful people who are a part of the blog world (like Nina, Celia, and Melina, just to name a few favorites) who have certainly impacted the way I see things and have also helped me to be a better person and blogger. I like to think that in some weird way, we would have all been friends in the real world. My sister started her own blog in the past year and I could not be prouder of her for showcasing herself in the most sincere, sweet, honest, and bare-bones way.

But at this moment in time, I am feeling this inherent need to just get out there and actually really do the things that I want to do. And I am--things are happening for me at an alarming speed...I'm just not quite ready to tell the world about them.

So for now, I'm clearing a space on the shelf for my little blog to rest and I am taking Emerson's advice to break the monotony and do something strange and extravagant. This isn't good-bye, I promise. This is just me, throwing myself into a few projects and in due time, I'll share everything. Thank you all for reading and being such a huge part of my life, both real and in this blog world.




nyc dining car.

A lot of old movies (like this one) feature trains and people enjoying meals in the dining car. I, for one, have never had the chance to experience a proper dining car setting, so I was completely and utterly amazed that the folks over at A Razor, A Shiny Knife managed to pull off this incredible "Casual Sunday Lunch"...on the L train. Not only was it taking train dining to a whole new level (makeshift tables! several courses!), it was "casual" dining at its finest. How cool is that?!


have a happy weekend!

This weekend's agenda:

1. Write letters. A lot.
2. Drink wine with the husband.
3. Read Bossypants.

That's all.

Have a happy weekend!



happy thursday!

Today is my day off and my baby sister is coming over for a day of relaxing with me. She's off from university for the rest of summer (until August!) so today, I've planned a picnic, a day at the pool, and then some adventures in thrifting. I can't wait! It's not every day that I get a chance to spend time with her so I'm really looking forward to seeing her. Tonight, I'm planning on cooking a meal with her and then watching two movies: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and Two For the Road--two very different films, but both classic in their own right. What are you doing this Thursday? Hope you have a good one!



have a happy mother's day!

To all you wonderful moms, moms-to-be, and grandmothers, the happiest Mother's Day to you!



cinco de mayo.

Jalapeño margaritas? Yes, please. Happy Cinco de Mayo to all!



the big 29.

This was me on my birthday a couple of years ago. I have a feeling I'll be grinning that exact same way today. 29! I can't believe it. Happy birthday to me!