Build It, and They Will Come
New theory: If you build the life you want for yourself, you’ll find someone to share it with (if that’s what you want.) “Did you find someone [read: the One] yet?” Since when is it my job to find someone? Don’t I already have enough to find, like my W-2’s, or a really good sale on shoes, or an idea of what I want to do with my life?? Plus, if I don’t...
If a man wants you, nothing can keep him away. If he doesn’t want you, nothing...– Oprah Winfrey (via chrisabigail) (via slowtumb) (via crazybeautiful) (via marjchun) (via thoughtsonasunday)
Decisions - of any kind, including really...
This Night Owlism Is Nuts
I was exhausted to my very core today. I could barely move, and all I wanted to do after work was lay on the couch. I did, and then I went grocery shopping and fixed dinner and washed dishes and organized and thought and now instead of being nice and relaxed and ready for sleep, my brain is running 5000 miles a minute and it’s almost midnight and I have makeup streaked across my face and the...
You know how you feel when you eat (or drink) a whole box of doughnuts, or 3 Big Macs, or half a pan of brownies, or a whole bag of chips, or 2 pitchers of margaritas, or a bottle of wine, without really paying attention to what you’re doing, and reality slowly starts to sink in as you slowly start to feel really, really sick, and you angry at yourself and wish you could go back and pay more...
She takes just like a woman, yes she does And she makes love just like a woman,...– Bob Dylan “Just Like a Woman” “With her fog, her amphetamine, and her pearls”
Make it on your own if you think you can– Jackson Browne, “For Everyman”
Until you let someone in, you’ll always be alone– Colletti again (see below)
You’ll always find someone– Stephen Colletti, of all people, on OTH
You cannot find peace by avoiding life.– Virginia Woolf (via bonjouralexander) (via kari-shma)
Ten Tenets of Whole Living
thresca: 1. Happiness is a choice. Make that choice today and every day. 2. Good health isn’t a gift; it’s a habit you cultivate. 3. A healthy, fit body is not enough—true fitness engages the spirit. 4. Think more about what you should eat than what you shouldn’t. 5. Laugh at yourself. You’re funny. 6. Nurture your spirit. It’s your source of strength. 7. Stay connected to the natural...
My coworker is currently playing Bluegrass on her computer for all to hear, presumably because she missed her trip to a family event in the Shenandoah hills last weekend because she was sick with a stomach virus. Half my office was out with various illnesses today. I was around my sister for awhile last weekend, when she was down and out thanks to a nasty case of bronchitis (I’ve had it,...
When Blair and Nate got home she totally went into her bathroom, ran the water,...– Gossip Girl Brings Us Back Home — Daily Intel — New York News Blog — New York Magazine
I love my mom but she just doesn’t get how hard the dating life is —...– Thankfully, my mom has never been the one who bugs me about this. But this is the perfect description of what it’s like. The Single Advertising Guy Who’s Working on Self-Marketing — Daily Intel — New York News Blog — New York Magazine
I like tights because they can completely make an outfit (as in tie it together, not as in tights can be an entire outfit on their own because hellooooo they can’t) and they keep my legs warm (except not the patterned knit ones…those are deceptively airy). I don’t like tights because they give me a false sense of security so if I’m wearing a full skirt and it’s windy...
People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants....– Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat Pray Love (via sooshi) (via jessicachu) (via witchindarkroom) (via spunkfairy) (via justbesplendid) (via wander-lust) (via katiestapleton)
Locks of Love →
Locks of Love helps disadvantaged children suffering from medical hair loss. My hair is really weak and fragile and doesn’t grow very well, so I’ve never been able to donate. I’ve had friends donate their hair, though, and I really, really, really encourage anyone with glorious long & strong hair to share the love and their locks. Yes, it might be a huge change to hack off...
pearled-coco: I don’t like this. In fact, I think I could do better. I have done better. If I really meant something to you, and if there was any real intimacy in our relationship, you would talk to me more. You would care more, and you definitely would be able to not hook up with other people every weekend. And even though I should be able to speak up, and even though I shouldn’t let you get...
Potentially Controversial? « Bearing, Eating,... →
I recently came across this blog, written by the wife of a Christian youth minister. Sometimes overly religious stuff makes me a little uncomfortable, despite (because of?) my Catholic upbringing, but I thought this post was a fabulous example of acceptance and tolerance even when dealing with tough issues (here, adoption/abortion).
"What I Learned from Dating 100 Men" →
The really sad thing about my life is that even if I was tempted to try it (ok, I am a little tempted…it sounds fun!), there aren’t that many available men in my area. The author wrote of deleting far more responses than she answered; I guarantee that if I did that, I’d be dateless. Oh, wait…..
A Dessertophile's Dilemma
I have a huge gimongous sweet tooth. You know those big molar cutouts you often see at family (aka catering to the kiddies) dentist office? That’s small, compared to my big ol’ sweet tooth. I LOOOOOOOVE sweets. Love. Love. Love. I’ve been known to buy icing for the sole purpose of eating it with a spoon (or as a dip for pretzels which is unconventionally delicious). In high...
And sometimes, my friend, the love that I have, that I can’t give to you,...– from “Shantaram” - Gregory David Roberts (via beenthinking)
This guy needs his advice giving license revoked.... →
(via icedchai) Seconded. Men: DO NOT follow this advice. Girl-getting advice that makes a female reader want to smack the advisor is bad advice.
Don't dream it, be it.
playnice: Pep Talk: Why not be what you wish you were? Wish you were a hat person…the kind of person who wears hats? Then I think you ought to wear a hat today. It’s Saturday, for christssake, wear two hats! If you try it and it makes you uncomfortable, you can stop. People, even people not named Madonna, reinvent themselves all the time (come on out, gorgeous!) and their friends adapt and...
A person who longs to leave the place where he lives is an unhappy person.– Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being (via neverreallyready) (via coffeeandlipstick) (via allthatglittersispink) I clearly need to read this. (via natface)
I looooooooove love love my bread, my pretzels, rice, pasta, bread, yum yum yum. Luckily for me, the bread I’m currently nibbling is just 50 calories/slice. And it’s not one of those flat-as-a-tortilla “Light” breads. It’s less dense than what I usually eat, but it’s chewy and packs 5g of fiber! Yuuuuum. Anyway, the point of this is to say that I shoveled in 5...
If that boy don’t love you by now He will never ever never ever love you– Never, never….Ciara version, which I Looooooooove btw!
After (too) much thought on what I want at this point in my life, I’ve come to the conclusion that I want something I already had, at least once. (Not as in “something familiar” but “something from the past,” if that makes a distinction). Except next time, I want it to not be a lie. I guess I want what I thought I had?
Saving My Energy aka It's Too Warm and Stuffy in...
I was in the middle of an annoyed post about an annoying video my coworkers keep listening to, and it was kinda funny too, but halfway through I just said Screw It and hit Cancel. B/c who cares? Not me. I do, however, care that my Rihanna station on Pandora just popped up w/ a Chris Brown song. I mean, it makes sense and all, but it just feels so wrong. I thumbs-downed it.
Postseason Evaluations: Dave Neal →
“By the end of the year, opposing teams actually were game-planning specifically to shut Neal down. This fact took even Neal by surprise. But his play had earned such recognition. On senior night, Neal was given the salute everyone thought he would receive, though by that point it was anything but obligatory. The Comcast Center crowd was delirious as Neal tallied 19 points and nearly led...
” …you either find someone who gets you, and will come to you in the middle of the night, lift you from you crib, feed you and burp you till you fall back asleep and wrap you up tight, or you’ll find someone that will just stare down at you with a quizzical stare before they finally throw their arms up and say “i give up” Picking fights is just a way for an adult to say (with out...
We pay bills, we go to work on time, we catch taxis, buses and trains, people...– Whiskey and Goats Milk: Adult vs. Baby (and how there is no difference) Hit the nail on the fucking head. (via kaytee)(via laceisfeisty) (via kathlellen)
I don’t pretend to know what love is for everyone, but I can tell you what it is...– unknown (via justbesplendid: 0livej00ce: fantasyaction: marjchun) (via thresca)