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The vacation after the vacation (but before the vacation)

I didn’t intend to take last week off from blogging – swear. But I got back from Florida and that’s what happened.

Siesta

I effectively took a blog vacation after this vacation and before an upcoming work trip to Los Angeles and then the Jamaican vacation when Candace and Jay get married.

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It’s like Spotify is trying to get me fired

I listen to Spotify most days at work. The app messed with my work computer so I deleted it and now use my iPad or phone to listen instead.

But I may need to re-jigger that because…

Spotify And…

Spotify, are you trying to get me fired? Or maybe just talked about in whispers? Jeez.

Update (3/25/2015): this popped up on the Spotify app today.

Spotify

Young Chicklette loved to sleep too

I asked my mother if she could dig up any of my childhood journals. Recently she delivered.

My eighth grade journal was apparently started as a part of a school assignment. I can tell because each entry includes a vocabulary word which I would helpfully underline. As a result, though, the entries in this journal are 1. brief and 2. not juicy. Fortunately there are more journals coming.

You’ll be glad to know that one of my key personality traits emerged early: I have been a lady of leisure since the beginning.

JournalIn my defense, by eighth grade, I was in dance classes and rehearsals at least ten hours per week. On top of that, I was relatively serious about school and involved in activities like cheerleading and piano lessons.

sleeping

Give a girl the weekend to nestle in bed, OK?

Sadly, my handwriting has only deteriorated. Hooray for email!

Have you seen this?

TGIF, my friends. What do you have planned for the weekend? I’ll be home in NYC planning for next weekend’s trip to sunny Florida.

In the meantime, here are some fun/interesting/thought-provoking things I read recently.

You know I love Kanye. Dancing Kanye is even better.


What your cuddling habits say about your relationship. Honestly, I felt a bit melancholy as I read it (“oh! I miss how we used to stay connected in some small way while we slept…”) but ultimately I found the post sweet.

Image by rozin.abbas for TrendyJoe

Image by rozin.abbas for TrendyJoe

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Trying to become high maintenance and succeeding

After what felt like a long, un-fun week, I needed a weekend to recover.

How I felt this week. Via movieboozer.com

I’d post more about how hormones made me feel like a zombie with bad cramps, but I do hope to see a woman become President in my lifetime.

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I bought it: Helmut Lang Magna “Sweatshirt”

It’s like I just knew that winter wasn’t about to end anytime soon.

In February, I was browsing in Bloomingdale’s SoHo when I found the coat.

Helmut 2Black, substantial-feeling like a varsity jacket, fur-lined hood and on sale. A big sale. Even less than the Final Sale price above.

“MINE,” I thought.

It’s called the Magna sweatshirt, but that’s a bit of a misnomer. This is no sweatshirt. It’s warm and luxurious and just right for this long-ass winter we’re having in NYC.

The Magna seems to be sold out, but Amazon has a similar Helmut Lang coat (and for about half the regular price).

What can I say? I love coats.