i love things. these are them.

March 15, 2015

things I love (an hour well spent).

One of my favorite things to do on a Sunday while I'm catching up with life is listen to podcasts. There are lots of great ones. It's the perfect way to spend an hour maybe laughing, maybe learning, maybe getting some killer life advice. Here are three of my favorites (lately). 

Invisibilia. Man, this one's good. But for real, NPR doesn't really turn out BAD podcasts (hello, Serial!). Two cool gals got together and decided to share stories about things you can't see. Latin for "all the invisible things", Invisibilia is about the unseen forces that drive us - beliefs, ideas, assumptions, emotions. The first season is over, so now is the PERFECT time to catch up. Listen here.

Dear Sugar. Okay, by now, you've seen (and hopefully read) Wild. You probably loved it (I hope you loved it). Maybe you've done your Cheryl Strayed due diligence and found out about her time as part of anonymous advice columnist duo, Dear Sugar. Well, friends, the Sugars are back and delivering advice of the podcast variety, and it's good. Real good. Listen here. And once you've fallen in love, go ahead and buy Tiny Beautiful Things. A compilation of some of Strayed's most beautiful words. It's so good you'll loan it to friends and miss it while it's gone. 

The Nerdist. Who doesn't love a little geek talk? The Nerdist, hosted by comedian (and former Singled Out host) Chris Hardwick, is basically an hour of Hardwick and his nerdy friends chatting with someone more famous than them. Sometimes it's Bill Gates, sometimes it's Sleater-Kinney, sometimes it's Nick Kroll or Benedict Cumberbatch. And it's always good. Always. Listen here

March 13, 2015

things I love (a great distraction // 23).

this is amazing. and in phoenix!


it's not quite as funny when it's not britney spears.

let's find out.

the rules to binge watching. hilarious.


February 16, 2015

things I love (a great distraction // 22).

how to connect.

and fall in love

I'm doing this. Like this weekend. PS. Everything Laura writes is the best. THE BEST.

chick flicks. real talk.

be a better listener


February 7, 2015

Things I love (a great distraction // 21).

internet goodies! 

a trick to choosing wine.

ha! dreaming with Jeff.

travel where you live.

all your valentine's day stresses answered. 

weather and sass. perfect.


January 21, 2015

things I love (a great distraction // 20).

(photo from this adventure)

one less stranger.

tinder portraits.

a clever way to make your subject feel comfortable.

the only place I get my advice.

a list I can get behind, from one of my very favorite bloggers. 


December 31, 2014

songs I love (2014).

Nothing like waiting until the last minute. Ha! There are few things I love more than a good song. Here are 50(new and old) that I loved and loved and loved some more in 2014. Check out my 2013 and 2012 lists for even more fun. 


1. Hello My Old Heart (The Oh Hello's) 

2. Mine (Spirits of the Red City) 
3. You'll Never Go (Wake Owl) 
4. Holding on for Life (Broken Bells) 
5. Careful You (TV on the Radio) 
6. Ray Gun (James Yuill) 
7. Partition (Beyonce) 
8. Hear the Noise that Moves so Soft and Slow (James Vincent McMorrow) 
9. Youthemism (Coral Bones) 
10. Ways to Go (Grouplove) 
11. A tout a l'heure (Bibio) 
12. Future Primitive (Papercuts) 
13. Lungs (CHVRCHES)
14. Stolen Dance (Milky Chance) 

15. Valley of the Fevers (The Apache Relay) 
16. America (Simon & Garfunkel) 
17. Ends of the Earth (Lord Huron) 
18. Verona (Geographer) 
19. My Silver Lining (First Aid Kit) 
20. Acetate (Volcano Choir) 
21. The Darkest Side (The Middle East) 
22. Here We Are (Patrick Park) 
23. Depth Over Distance (Ben Howard) 
24. Outlaws (Joe Purdy) 
25. Black Out Days (Phantogram) 
26. Don't (Ed Sheeran) 
27. Fly Away (JJ Hller) 
28. The Mute (Radical Face) 
29. The Obvious Child (Paul Simon) 
30. Stay With Me (Sam Smith) 
31. House By the Sea (Moddi) 
32. Like Real People Do (Hozier) 
33. Pusher Love Girl (Justin Timberlake) 
34. If Then (General Ghost) 
35. Prisoner (Har Mar Superstar) 
36. Good Mistake (Mr. Little Jeans) 
37. From Afar (Vance Joy) 
38. Yeah Man (Sam Cooke) 
39. Lego House (Ed Sheeran) 
40. Uptown Funk (Mark Ronson) 
41. Night at Lake Unknown (Conor Oberst) 
42. Love Lost (The Temper Trap) 
43. Pumpin Blood (NONONO) 
44. Dance Yrself Clean (LCD Soundsystem) 
45. Old Money (Lana Del Rey) 
46. Simple As This (Jake Bugg) 
47. When You Were Mine (Night Terrors of 1927) 
48. Parentheses (The Blow) 
49. Romance Is Boring (Los Campesinos!) 
50. Big Bird in a Small Cage (Patrick Watson) 


November 29, 2014

things I love (thanksgiving).

This year my parents called and nonchalantly said "hey, you should have US over for Thanksgiving" like it was no big deal. 

It was a big deal. 

Down one sister, it was just the three of us, so I got to work collecting everything I needed (my kitchen is still very much unstocked)borrowing things like my great grandma's roasting pan, and crossing my fingers that we didn't all end the night with food poisoning. Spoiler alert: everyone lived. 

One teeny tiny bird and 4,000,000 carbs later, it was pretty great, all things considered. 

We rounded out the night with a trip to the movies to see this. What a story. And that Eddie Redmayne. Man. 

This year I'm thankful for my people (related & otherwise) and having a home to gather them in. It's sort of the best. 

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