Sunday, January 31, 2016

The Sunday #6


It's the last day of January!  Ah, where did the month go?  It's been three weeks since I've written a roundup post, too.  I bring you this week's Sunday post from the couch of the home where I am dog sitting.  By the way, check out how she's laser focused on the soy milk in my hand!

DESIGN.  I think I may have finally settled on a blog design.  It's still a toss up between committing to a monochromatic theme or muted colors, because I really love both.  Am I the only person who seems to have ADD with their layout?  I draw a lot of inspiration from the beautiful, clean layouts I see.  It's a bit of a balancing act to make something that I feel reflects my aesthetic while trying to make it look distinct from everything out there.

50 SHADES.  My girlfriends and I are going to see 50 Shades of Black tonight.  It's a parody of 50 Shades of Grey, which was the one of the best unintentional comedies since The Room.  When we saw the original in theaters, we were that obnoxious bunch snorting and snickering through its entirety.  Watch these movies with friends.

THE GIRL GANG.  I've been seeing #TheGirlGang on Twitter a lot so I decided to check it out.  It's this great community run by Jemma at Dorkface.  I think this type of girl-with-girl support and solidarity is really awesome.  Sometimes, I see bigger bloggers pull out the ladder from beneath them and this is just the opposite.  The Girl Gang is also a great way to discover new blogs.  One of the first things I did was go through the list of members and subscribe to new reading.  Check it out here.

CAMERA.  I've decided I'm going to carry my DSLR around in my backpack and take shots on my lunch breaks.  I keep telling myself I'll take "serious" photographs "when I have time," but there never really is a "good" time because all I ever do is a) go to lab, b) go to the gym, c) shower and eat, and d) fall asleep watching Netflix because I'm exhausted.  I take for granted that I can see the mountains from my campus and that I'm surrounded by architecture, eucalyptus, and olive trees.  There's plenty of beauty to capture every day if I just look.

LINKLOVE.  I'm going to start sharing blogs with my Sunday posts.  Dorkface:  Jemma writes honestly and keeps it real.  She also writes helpful posts on blogging.  love.life.eat.:  I wish I hadn't found Felicia's blog right on the cusp of when she went on hiatus.  I want to say she writes about food, feminism, and fiction all coupled with beautiful photography, but none of those descriptions really do her justice.  This post hooked me.  Felicia writes beautifully and intelligently.  Trust me, these two ladies are well worth the time to read.

Now I'm off to try to get some things done before this Sunday is over.  It's raining pretty heavily today which is unheard of for Southern California.  All I want to do is stay home instead.  If this isn't first world whining, I don't know what is. XO

Sunday, January 10, 2016

The Sunday #5



Hello, lovely readers and Happy New Year!  It's been a while since my last post so here goes... 

RECOVERY.  I keep getting sick. This past month and half has been miserable.  I was on medication, experienced very adverse side effects, and may have had my second viral bug of the month.  It's hard to tell if I got hit with a double whammy of something, but after doctor visits, missing my initial flight back to Los Angeles, and many restless nights, I am doing my best to recover.  It's slow going improvement.

FAMILY.  Postponing my flight back from visiting my family meant I got a few more days with them.  I wish I hadn't been so sick, but there is nothing like being around family, to be loved and very taken care of. I do miss them a lot since I only go to the East Coast once or twice a year.  I was that girl crying on the plane as it took off from my parents' town. 

GLASSES.  Turns out contacts irritate my one eye (sort of like an allergy?).  I can't seem to wear them the way I used to so it looks like I'll have to switch to wearing glasses nearly full time short of special events or exercising.  Looking into switching contacts, but also getting a new pair of glasses.  I'm also getting used to wearing them all the time and doing makeup with them.  I still feel super geeky in them, but it's nice to have a boyfriend who prefers me in glasses.  

TONIGHT.  Spending some time with my two closest girlfriends tonight.  I haven't seen them in weeks!  We're probably going to watch the Golden Globes and just catch up.  Or maybe just watch Mean Girls because that film is a Timeless Classic!   

I'm signing off for the afternoon.  I hope I bring better tidings the next time I post here.  XOXO.