Monday, December 14, 2009


Stolen from The Happiness Project blog (again):

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things only hoped for.”
- Epicurious

Love this. So important for putting life into perspective, which is precisely what I needed this weekend. Saturday I was completely stressed because I had to study all day and my lack of studying earlier in the week was weighing on me in the form of guilt and stress and being mad at myself. I was pretty unhappy all day. And why? I have so much in my life that I once only hoped for. Grad school is a gift, an opportunity, not a burden.

Another thing that has been brightening my days is this new blog I've discovered: It's mostly about interior design, which is not something I am really passionate about necessarily, but I find reading about certain fields or activities from someone who is really into it very compelling. Almost anything is worthwhile of interest, it just takes other people to show it to you sometimes. Now that I have narrowed down apartment choices for next year, I am loving the inspiration this blog gives me to do some cheap chic interior design in our new place, wherever it may be.

I have also learned to appreciate fashion thanks to Tom and Lorenzo's blog: They also blog Mad Men--what's not to love?

Now, I have my last final (YAY!) in 7 hours. It's officially study time.

Over and out.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Random thought brought to you by my law final

Best name for legislation ever: The Paperwork Reduction Act.

How could you possibly oppose it?

Thursday, December 10, 2009


1. I love the purple. It was the right choice.
2. My shoes came just in time because, good lord, the cold of last week is child's play compared to the cold of this week. And UGGS are like hugs for your feet. There is legitimacy behind this trend, I tell you.

But this cold issue: Is this what half the country deals with? Every single winter? LUNACY. Today it "felt like" between 4 and 6 degrees all day. Sheer insanity. I just have no tolerance.

More depressingly, I recently saw a monthly averages chart that put January and February temperatures both below December temperatures. So this is the best of it. Fab.

At the earliest possible moment, I am moving back south of the Mason-Dixon line.

Sunday, December 6, 2009


It is cold here now.

I don't think I really understood the concept of cold before moving here. Because it would become cold in the other places that I lived, but here it just IS cold. All the time. I heard a weather report today and they predicted 2 degrees of difference between the high and the low. What is that about? I put on my heaviest coats and the cold goes right through 'em. I feel very ill-equipped to deal with the cold.

To make myself feel better about the whole thing I bought UGGS, in part because I knew it was some way to combat the cold, and in part because I had a Saks gift card in the exact amount that these UGG moccasins cost and pretty much nothing else at Saks was remotely affordable, even with the card. That store is straight up ridiculous. But anyway, I had quite a traumatic experience trying to get my UGGs, and I ended up ordering them in purple, because they ran out of my size in the other colors I wanted. I feel ambivalent about the purple. On the one hand, the point of warm shoes is to wear them, like, for the entire winter. You shouldn't have to coordinate outfits around them. On the other hand, I wear a lot of neutrals, especially in winter, and since I am buying the ultimate conformist winter shoe, maybe it's good that I at least got them in a weird color? I don't know, but in any event they should arrive on my doorstep soon, and at least my feet will be warm.

The good thing about the cold is that it actually makes you want to stay in the library longer, to delay the inevitable of facing the icy air.

It's supposed to snow tomorrow.