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Funday

2 Oct

Puppy Bomb

{What I’m Wearing: Shirt: H&M (thrifted); Moto Leggings: My Bajee Collection}

After taking last week off from blogging and other social engagements, I seem to have finally caught back up and gained control of my life again.  I re-prioritized and set goals for myself both professionally and personally for the next three months, and also over the weekend finally took care of a bunch of household chores I’ve been putting off.  It feels so amazing to check to-do’s off my list!

I’ve decided for the next few months I’m going to try a new strategy to my weekends.  I’m hoping to keep one day, usually a Saturday specifically to do chores and knock off a few tasks to complete long-term projects.    The other day, most likely Sunday, will be completely free to either relax or do something fun!  That way I’m still getting my much-needed downtime without sacrificing any household productivity.

So after getting all my Saturday to-do’s accomplished, I took to the “corner” (what I refer to the corner chaise of my couch) to sit down and read my Kindle.  One of my three-month goals is to have read three books.  I couldn’t get more than a page in without Portia barging in on me, wanting to play fetch or cuddle!

Puppy Bomb

Puppy Bomb

Needless to say, cuddling with Portia and a Real Housewives of New York City marathon wound up taking priority over reading.  But that’s what my Sunday “Funday” is for, whatever I feel like doing at that moment.

How did you spend your weekend?

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Highlights of my Week / According to Instagram

1 Apr

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Spotting highlighter color paint on the sidewalk that matched my highlighter shoes during a shopping trip / My Casual Friday outfit / The Fuse Gallery Nose Bleed gallery opening / Gluten free vegan tartine at Le Pain Quotidien

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Giant latte bowl / Ryan McGuinness show at Pace Primal (and loving my neon orange rain boots!) / My new striped ruffle front blouse / Homemade gluten free vegan tempeh tuna toasts and the Hunger Games on a rainy Sunday afternoon

I Kan Haz Kindle Plz?

2 Nov

I watch way too much TV.  Especially with my recent fatigue/being sick problem, I’m a total couch potato.  I hate it.

Way back prior to working in the pay TV industry, I actually used to read more than I watched TV.  After thinking about this the past few weeks and attempting to figure out exactly why I stopped, the reason was pretty simple.  I work so much and have such crazy hours that it’s simply not easy for me to get new reading material.  I’m never anywhere near a book store.  Granted, I could order books online, but it’s just not convenient.  It’s much easier to just pick up the remote and turn the TV on.

To make it more convenient, after a fair amount of research I made the decision to purchase an eReader.  At the Consumer Electronics Show in January of this past year (which I attended for work), eReaders were all the rage and I didn’t understand why.  Vendors claimed they were “environmentally friendly”, to which I thought how the hell could an electronic device that doesn’t decompose and will be obsolete in less than two years be more eco-friendly than bound pieces of paper?  At least paper decomposes, right?  So I wouldn’t even allow myself to consider one being the  eco-crazed beotch I am.

What I didn’t take into account was the amount of toxic chemicals and water that go into printing and producing books.  So depending on how many books you read, the eReader actually has less of a carbon footprint than the actual book.  Learning this, based on how much I read it kinda made me realize comparing the two is almost a wash.  I might as well get the eReader, have it be more  convenient for me to get reading material, and actually challenge my brain than deteriorate it by watching TV.

After reading the seemly endless, raving reviews on Amazon over the Kindle, I knew that was the eReader for me.  I wanted to be cheap and order the WiFi only version but it didn’t come in white so I splurged and got the WiFi/3G one.  At least the 3G is included for life in the price.

No one can ever get a new, technology oriented product without feeling the need to pimp it out.  I mean, come on you have to protect your investment with a case, and that case has to match your personality.  Only problem with this with the Kindle (and Nook and other eReaders from what I hear) is all the manufactured cases are leather.  Poopies! 

Thank god for Etsy.  Etsy has tons of vendors that make vegan cases for electronic devices, the Kindle included.  I purchased a slick, op-artish looking one from a vendor called freemoment.  Oh yeah and did I mention it was hella cheaper than whatever you’d purchase from Amazon?  I can’t wait to receive it.

I got my Kindle early last week and so far I love it.  It makes it so easy to have ADD while reading.  Being you have all your books loaded into one device, you can choose what you want to read depending on your mood.  To start I’m reading the following three books, all of which have been on my “must read” list for a while.

What books are you currently reading?  Any books I should add to my Kindle?  Let me know!