Category Archives: Favorite Things

Sunday Sunshine

Oh, Sunday morning. You sneaky little bastard. Always coming far too soon and reminding me that my only weekend accomplishments were two inappropriate hookups and one load of laundry. Damn it.

Last night, as is becoming the Saturday night norm, I ran into three former flings. This town has got to get a better variety of men, because if this pace keeps up, I’ll be on round two by July.

First, I went to a friend’s housewarming at his sweet new downtown apartment. The co-worker I hooked up with on Friday was there, which was nice and cozy since half of my office was also there. Fun times.

Interestingly enough, the building my friend moved into also houses a certain Back Alley Way Lover. Approximately 10 seconds after I posted a picture of the view, he texted me asking if I was in his building. I stopped by to “say hi” on the way out. And I mean saying hi in the sense of making out in the hallway.

Later, I ran into poor Mr. Tomato Seeds. It was good to see him because he is such a sweet guy, but it was also a little strange. Primarily because he wouldn’t stop telling me how beautiful I looked and actually stroked my face longingly at one point. He will likely feel embarrassed about this when he remembers it today.

On a note that has nothing to do with this weekend’s shenanigans, here are five bits of sunshine making my Sunday less of an asshole:

[new favorite soup from whole foods – tomato zucchini. yum.]

[my super cool austin subway style prints from etsy, dressing up my red accent wall]

[refreshing raspberry gelato, looking extra appealing in a mini martini glass]

[festive spring flowers – one of my many impulse purchases from whole foods]

[new shoes for spring. damn you, temptress that is shoedazzle.]

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Sunday Sunshine

After a brief hiatus, my Sunday Sunshine series has returned. This Sunday began with a strange, possibly gay, man in my bed. (Stay tuned for that post.) Then at brunch, a bird shit on my head. Please keep your laughter to yourself, because I’m still upset about it and very sensitive regarding my hair.

Despite this Sunday’s determination to crack me, I am drawing some sunshine from these things:

1. Bacon as an appetizer. They brought it to us with our chips and salsa at brunch this morning, right before the bird took its dump on my head. Apparently this is a thing?

2. Speaking for my dogs. This is Harvey. He is quite refined and prefers to speak in a British accent. Everyone is fairly certain he was once a wizard who accidentally turned himself into a tiny dog with a rogue spell. He now enjoys long naps, eating, and following me into the bathroom.

3. A good bloody mary. It was all I could think about after I rushed my new “friend” out the door. Nothing like a strange man playing with your dogs in his boxers to make you want a drink at 11 am.

4. My festive city. Uncertain who chose the “Cool Runnings” color scheme for the tower, but it looks very pretty at night. It turned all green yesterday.

5. Modern Family. I want to pee my pants I love this show so much. And if I was ever to go lesbian, it would be for Sofia Vergara because she is the most hilarious woman I can think of.

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Sunday Sunshine

Yes, I know that Sunday is almost over. But I’ve had a really busy schedule today, so it was hard to find extra posting time. After waking up at 11:30, I had to go eat chicken and waffles for brunch. Then, I clearly had to blog (see last post) and nap until five. By the time I was done with all of that, it was dinner time.

Where has the day gone?

Here are my five happy bits of sunshine for this week:

1. Whole Foods Cake. I now live across the street from the flagship Whole Foods. This weekend was my sister’s birthday, so she came into town and we had some cake. These are the leftovers (hello, tomorrow’s breakfast). You can tell that we really hated it by the way it looks like a pack of wolves destroyed it without even using their paws. Such terrible manners.

2. My pretty little candle family. Look at them all shining so nicely together. I bought these on a shopping spree at West Elm and refused to use them until I was in my new place. Not only do they smell great, but they will greatly help in setting the mood when I am ready to bring a man home. You know, in like five years. Can’t be introducing the pups to just anyone.

3. Doggie Style. My mom (or “Grammie” as she is known to these two) brought some bandanas by for the pups. My girl is totally ready to get her flirt on in her strawberry one. My boy is trying to pretend that the plaid looks manly. Keep trying, buddy. I still love you.

4. Spring Pedicures. First of all, I’d like to apologize for not having prettier toes. God gave me great hair – you can’t have it all. I promise not to put you all through this often, I just really like the color I got for my pedicure. There have been a couple of 80 degree “teaser” days in Texas, and I am trying to pretend that it’s already spring. Maybe I can will the cold away with brightly colored toes, even if the do look a little ET-ish.

5. Air Mattresses. Because without them, there would be nowhere to sit in my living room right now. Please come faster, couch.

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Sunday Sunshine

As my loyal followers know, I just moved downtown. While I am not yet ready to unleash the full awesomeness of my new pad unto you all, I will share a couple of sneak peeks. Here is today’s joyful sunshine:

1. Pretty Dish Display. Looks amazing against my red wall. You don’t have to tell me you’re jealous. I already know.

2. Chicken and Waffles. I was a Chicken-and-Waffles virgin until last night when I got this at 24 Diner. So delicious. Then again, I would pass a bill in the senate to douse every edible item in maple syrup if I could, so maybe I am not the most reliable source.

3. Pop Containers. So handy for baking. And just down-right adorable. How cute are they in my new downtown pantry?

4. Misfortune Cookies. I just found out about these. They are fucking hilarious. I’d really like to hand them out to the people at work who I don’t like.

5. My mischief-making girl. Maybe you’ll think twice about not sharing your breakfast taco next time. Consequences will be enforced. Still wanna brush your teeth, ma?

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Sunday Sunshine

Lazy Sundays have always brought me so much happiness. Forget running errands and getting shit done. My favorite way to spend a Sunday is rolling out of bed straight onto the couch. Add in an entire season of 24 or Lost and possibly a pint of Pistachio Gelato and I am in procrastination heaven.

Unfortunately, I spent most of today with a terrible hangover and no couch. Regardless, I still managed to find a little bit of sunshine from this week’s favorite things.

1. Capri Blue Candles. These are super pricey, but amazing. I bought myself one as a housewarming present for my big move on Friday.

2. Leafy Greens. Delicious. Nutritious. And they make me look really cool and alternative walking through the farmer’s market.

3. Homemade Doggy Treats. A friend of mine made these adorable pumpkin treats and gave my pups a doggy bag to take some home. I kind of want these itty bitty cookie cutters for myself.

4. Friends Who Can Cook. My friend made me this delicious chicken parm before going out last night. It’s a good thing I had all of this deliciousness in my stomach before consuming small buckets of vodka.

5. Grammy Party! Because the best part of awards shows is the commentary on everyone’s outfit. And the snacks.

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