Monthly Archives: February 2014

The Adorkable New Girl

The Adorkable New Girl

new_girl_by_fabiovalle-d5i3iu0I’m not sure how or why I haven’t blogged about New Girl, in reality. I’m actually not sure how or why I haven’t blogged about any of my favourite TV shows until now. Maybe it’s because it’s so much work with tv series because you have to wait for the season to end and then wrap up the whole thing in a 10/12/24 episode review. And that’d be great if I wasn’t lazy and season finales always leave me so defeated. So I really dig New Girl, and although I will not be writing it’s 24-ep review I do want to share my love. I do have a feeling everybody in the world knows this show because, awesome cast and Zooey Deschanel, but I’ll still tell you what’s what (pretty sure I just quoted Lord of the Flies). The show’s about a cute, quirky, recently single girl – found her boyfriend cheating at their apartment (YOUCH) – who moves in with three dudes whose accommodation ad she finds on Craig’s List. The cute, recently single girl is played by Zooey and the dudes are played by Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield and Lamorne Morris. Oh, and her best friend is super gorg Hannah Simone, d’you see where I’m going with this? These are already enough reasons to watch the show – you’ll find all the rest when you actually do. The show literally speaks for itself and it’s addictive if you’re into that kinda thing. So here are the best moments of the first season of one of my fav comedy series. Enjoy 🙂

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Never Marry an Artist

Never Marry an Artist
Never Marry An Artist
Don’t marry an artist. Ever.
If your heart is not one for adventure, if your mind is confined to the restrictions of reality_Then please, I beg of you, do not marry an artist.
Your mind will be doused in vibrant liquids, your eyes will be opened to new things. You’ll see your life in technicolor. Shades of gray will no longer restrain you, for your will shall be guided by that of an artist. Kiss normality away, because once you marry an artist, you will become an artist one way or another.
Their ways will rub off onto you, their adventure will fill your soul, and you will never be the same again.Never Marry a Writer.

Because they’re all the same. They bear wisdom from long ago, yet they preserve it in this age.
They’ll take their life and yours, and put it in a book,
Your life will no longer be your own, but the life of all those who look.
Kiss privacy away, because secrets are no longer secrets.
They’re stories you see, ammo if you may. The weapons are the words, which the artist supplies every day.
So be prepared to wear, your emotions on a sleeve. Because the ammo of a writer is unlimited, because their ammo is life itself.

So there you have it, my friends. If you’re not willing to render your mind to the paintbrush, or your body to words, than an artist nor a writer is the spouse for you. They’ll change you in more ways than one. Their joys will be yours, and their hardships will be yours too. When you marry one of these artist, keep in mind, you’re putting your life on the line.

But, if you’re willing to take an adventure through fantasy, through canvass and through words, than go on right ahead.  A marriage is commitment, a marriage is forever…so render yourself to the paintbrush, surrender yourself to the words.
For the moment you commit yourself to the artist, is the moment you become an artist yourself.

10 Stages Of Finding Out Your Ex Is In A Relationship

10 Stages Of Finding Out Your Ex Is In A Relationship

(By Cara L, via BuzzFeed)

My ex and I are good friends now but I literally experienced all of the below when I initially found out that he’d started dating somebody. This is a more comical view of the soul-shattering experience – the real thing is so much more ugly and surreal and then hilarious and ridiculous. Welcome to what happens when a ‘big’ ex moves on…

The 10 Stages Of Finding Out Your Ex Is In A Relationship

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I don’t really do the tub of ice-cream thing. I’m more of a 3 giant packs of cheese curls lady.

The Best Love Cheeses

The Best Love Cheeses

cheeseThe Best Cheeses for Every Kind of Romantic Situation

All you need is the right cheese, some crusty bread, a bottle of wine, and maybe some honey, fruit, and chocolate. This is a rule for general life, btw. Read all about it here 🙂 (via bonappetit.com)

Some descriptions of these amazing cheeses that’ll make you want to leave the one you love and go live on cheese farm (That’s a thing right?).

“An approachable cheese that won’t intimidate, but surprises with richness and a lasting finish…”

“It’s studded with black truffles—need I say more?”

“A line of paprika that gives a subtle smokiness to the tangy and earthy interior…”

“Decadent soft ripened triple crème cheese that will provide rich, gooey comfort…”

I mean?! Also, it’s pretty crazy how food people make stuff sound so… sensual. O_o But I love cheese and all food, so. They’re excused. Have a great day and cheese out! (Yes, I just said that)

The Roundabout Burden Of Being An Adult

The Roundabout Burden Of Being An Adult

By CORINDA LUBIN-KATZ (via Thought Catalog)

20somethings

In the three years after my graduation from college, sometimes it feels like all I’ve learned is that adulthood is overrated and bills are a terrible price to pay for independence. I’m on an indefinite journey to “figuring out” my life, and while the struggle for some sort of enlightenment in this regard stretches on, my patience with the process thins. It’s frustrating on a multitude of levels.The whole murky experience seems to speak directly to my own shortcomings, my own inability to harness some combination of dedication, wherewithal, commitment, tenacity, excitement – any of these will do, really – to just get my life together already. I had all the resources, support, love, and guidance I could ask for. And yet, here I am, just floating along. I’m stuck in some nebulous state of a journey whose path seems to be made of molasses, and every slow step forward is like a highlighting of my inadequacies. All made that much worse by how much everyone continues to believe in me. Meanwhile, I become increasingly certain that the inevitability of disappointment lurks somewhere ahead – I don’t know exactly where. How long do I have to float indeterminately before it’s been long enough to reveal to everyone that I might just be sort of average? Then comes the descent into self-deprecating wallowing, which, while satisfying in some quirky sense because it alludes to the fact that maybe I’m dysfunctional enough to join the cast of Girls, is not helpful in any way when it comes to jump-starting progress.On occasion, I feel like I’ve tapped into some hive of potential – a doorway I didn’t notice before – and things will improve. The pep in my step returns; I feel like I’m on my way, mojo in tow. And therein lies the godforsaken element to this whole 20-something saga that might be more frustrating than the low points of the roller coaster: the roller coaster effect in and of itself. Because the ups are followed by downs and vice versa, everything seems fickle. We make progress, we seem subconsciously linked with a perpetual inspiration, and then, before we know it, we find ourselves once again uninspired. The fleetingness of the momentary inspiration makes us doubt its existence, or that it will return, or that it ever even mattered at all.It’s not that much easier when you live in a city like New York, a place where things are supposed to happen – the freaking heart and soul of creativity, entrepreneurialism, and the teeth-gritting determination to succeed – it pulses through the city and verges on tangibility. But sometimes, you can’t seem to match its momentum. It’s like a track racing by you, and you know you could race to unforeseen new accomplishments and revelations if you only had the cojones and conviction to risk embarrassment and bruises to jump on the track yourself. Instead it whizzes by and with each blur, you find yourself less certain of what you’re doing or where you’re going.I have less than a year until I can no longer get away with saying I’m in my “early 20s” — by all definitions an adult — and yet I live paycheck to paycheck, grocery shop once every four months, and play hot potato with my savings and checking accounts. The only consistent staples in my fridge are a Brita that blinks red, club soda that’s lost its fizz, and a dollop of hummus for which there are probably no more chips. My roommate and I have been decorating our apartment for going on three years and still haven’t finished. I’m in a constant state of indecision for the most irrelevant things — vastly centered around choices involving food — which only ever adds to the limbo effect for this stage of life. The timeline I imagined in my youth is now laughable in any lens you look through: well-established career, financial stability, marriage, kids. The former two feel like a thought I had but can no longer remember — giving the inkling of possibility while eluding my grasp. The latter two I cannot even fathom being ready for now. So by all definitions that actually matter, I’m not an adult. And sometimes I look at the people who were unorthodox, who dropped out of college, who still made a legacy. And whatever it takes to do that, I admire deeply. Not specifically to drop out of college, necessarily, but in believing so deliberately in what you must achieve, and in dedicating yourself to the route that will bring you to it. There’s something really incredible in summoning the confidence and unwavering resolve required to make any desire come to fruition. In desiring something so much that to not scratch, claw, and climb toward it would be the antithesis of instinct. In dreaming big and not becoming instantly overwhelmed by the elusiveness of even the smallest first step. There’s obviously the talent component as well, but it’s something deeper than that, something less obvious and more gritty, more meaningful that is most amazing.I would never have dared to drop out of college. Not that I wanted to, not that I feel I should have. I’m very grateful for my college experience. But the point is, I’ve walked an obvious path for so long and now that path has turned into a vast, unforged territory of possibility and promise or potential mediocrity. There’s no pre-determined next step. You have to figure out what you want to do with your life, and sometimes it will scare the living hell out of you because in more moments than you’d like to admit, chances are good that you’re not sure you have a clue what that is.Uncertainty does not change the fact that I’ve been lucky enough to have access to a great many resources and endless support. I’m not blinded by my periodic discontent into thinking that I have it rough, that my fumbling my way through my twenties is anything more than a discomfort. If anything is a confirmation of that, it’s the fact that it’s difficult to speak about it without feeling whiny. But, nonetheless, it’s real. I know from conversations with friends and siblings and acquaintances in a similar age bracket that it is surely a shared struggle. For me, I just want to feel inspired daily by what I’m doing. To know – consistently – that my time and energy are being put into something that makes my time meaningful and my energy refueled. This realization will not need explanation, I imagine. It will just be.Sometimes it makes me wonder how self-involved I can be that I dare to consider the aftermath of my privilege any type of burden. Ultimately, though, I reconcile myself to be (at least temporarily) content with recognizing my context, and how my existence unfolds within it. With the path paved for endless possibilities it seems that it’s clarity of purpose I most lack. And it’s definitely that which I most seek. But there’s something special about a journey — however indiscernible the path may be; it offers something that clarity and composure and a destination do not. So until the day I wake up with a deliberate path to follow, an unequivocal dream to chase, an inspiration to embrace and know with unshakeable conviction, I will thank the most thankless moments of this journey for what they must be giving me; for all that I cannot yet appreciate, but surely one day will. I will learn to love the opportunity for growth and discovery born only of uncertainty.

Smoothies of the Week

Smoothies of the Week

February is the month of love! And in the spirit of all that is romantic and inappropriate, and even though I’m painfully single, I’ll be posting somewhat romantically inappropriate things from those crazy/beautiful Tumblr people. Come all ye single and coupled up folks alike, because everybody deserves to have a little laugh. There are some creepy/smooth people out there on the internet – that’s why I love living there! Enjoy the first installation of weekly smoothies. <3

P.s Please excuse excessive use of the f-bomb, but Tumblr folk are ungovernable (It’s what makes them fun)

moviesmoothie

The Movie Smoothie

tastysmoothie

The Tasty Smoothie