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If there is a bright side…

Hello friends,

Recently it has been harder to find the words.

My next scan and oncology appointment loom. It’s nerve-wracking.

And I have been feeling, literally feeling, so much about the Inauguration. My jaw aches from clenching my teeth. My neck hurts to move, and my head feels like it weighs too much to lift sometimes.

I try to relax, thinking back to my beautiful vacation. But it’s hard. What lies ahead? I am worried.

You bet I marched.

If there’s a bright side, it includes this: wonderful feminist, progressive arts and entrepreneurs to get them in our hands. I’m shopping and supporting.

I belatedly bought a pink pussy hat from Feminist Wrath.

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Help! I need a Halloween costume.

When it comes to Halloween, I am a middle-of-the-roader. I definitely don’t hate the holiday. But I find myself skipping Halloween parties all too often due to lack of a costume.

Staying home and eating cupcakes wouldn’t be the worst thing.

Chocolate Spider Web cupcakes getting their fudge webs! #georgetowncupcake #october #Halloween

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This year, I have two Halloween parties I’d like to attend – one of which is Eliza‘s annual fete. She LOVES Halloween and always has superb costumes. I feel pressure to come up with something good.

Amazon has suggested that I be a nun and has approximately 200 nun costume options. For once, I am not exaggerating.

nuns

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A letter to Dr. Oz and other good reads and clicks

I’m no fan of Dr. Oz so I found the #OzsInBox reaction hilarious. I really like the way Dr. Jen Gunter laid this out.

HuffPo laid out the top 50 cities to see in your lifetime. How many have you visited?

Yahoo’s guide to locations featured in Serial. Is it creepy that they included this in the Travel section? I think so.

ThisΒ Shoshanna jumpsuit is gorgeous.

Image via Shoshanna and Saks

Have you seen #babycat?

Are you crafty? (note: not for the easily offended)

Uber: are you deleting it?

The Mother’s Day gift my Mom isn’t getting

And yes, I know Mom isn’t supposed to be capitalized when preceded by ‘my’ or ‘your’ but it just feels wrong not to capitalize it. I will break this rule every time.Β 

Spring for me is the triple whammy of gift giving: Dad‘s birthday, Mother‘s Day, parents’ wedding anniversary.

M&D

Finding gifts for the people I love more than bacon and naps, who have the means to buy themselves whatever their hearts’ desire AND who always proclaim that they don’t want me spending money on them is hard. Continue reading

I finally bought it: a sofa table

I have been trying to find The Perfect Sofa Table for a long time. Years.

What a total pain in the a$$, y’all.

I had my heart set on working with RecycledBrooklyn.

They make beautiful furniture from reclaimed wood. I wanted to support local business while also avoiding shipping costs. Alas, they were unresponsive, something that is apparently typical.

I eventually found what I wanted on Etsy via Happy. Home. Austin.

And it’s here! I love it.

sofa table 8

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Thumbprint portraits, the art of persuasion and other cool things

I love these Thumbprint Portraits by Cheryl Sorg. Understandably, they are an investment–she puts so much into each one. Her Etsy shop has other, less dear pieces of artwork for sale.

Photo via Cheryl Sorg

On persuasion (via NPR)

Suburban Sweetheart understands me.

My friend Diandra suggests: Be Amazing.

Things holding my attention right now

According to TheHill.com, the “Most Beautiful” person on Capitol Hill is a married, 25 year old Republican. Also, Michele Bachmann is #10, instantly leaving me shaking my head. I swear I can hear the entire city of Los Angeles laughing.

The word “obsessed.” I hate it. Overused. Say “I’m into” or “I love” or anything. Just not obsessed, ok?

There are presently 297 items related to Robert Pattinson for sale on Etsy, and 285 items for Kristen Stewart. This one is terrifying. Is this item (below) Rob or George Michael (or their scary offspring could two men reproduce)?

I may have nightmares about this, um, tribute to Kristen. HOLD ME!

I would like to go to this resort. This one would also work.

Today marked eight weeks since I broke my ankle. I’m at my wits’ end. Doctor’s appointment tomorrow. I’m hoping to be out of the boot but recognize that the recovery time for my injury is estimated at a minimum of eight to twelve weeks. Will you wish me luck?