Monday, March 31, 2014

Do People Still Blog?

Many of my friends and family who used to blog regularly now never blog. What has happened? Have their lives become less interesting? Have their lives become too busy? Have they lost the use of their fingers and don't want to learn how to use a voice-activated keyboard?

I'm blogging less, too. I used to compose blog posts in my head at work and during events. I rarely if ever do this anymore. And I should be blogging because I live in a different state than my family and many of my friends and they (maybe) want to know what is going on in my life.

As my cousin Erica stated, #InstagramAteMyBlog. Perhaps this is true of mine, as well. Whatever the reason, I will attempt to blog more.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Old Foto Friday

I've shared this photo before, but yesterday I was going through all the photos that Google+ saves for me from my blog. This was Michelle and me working on Snowmen way back in Feb/Mar 2009. Good times.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Awesome Friends

I have really awesome friends. And this past week I've spent a lot of time with them. Last night we attended an Open House for the architecture firm our friend Jess works for. They just moved their offices downtown and wanted to show the place off. It was very cool.

Also, Jess and I run in the same professional circles and work with some of the same people on different projects. Yeah, we're cool young professionals.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Back in the Groove

I may have been in funk the past few weeks. Lots of reasons for this, none all that interesting to delve into. Suffice it to say I let more than a few things go by the wayside as I embraced the funk. I started coming out of it last week, but really kicked it to the curb today. I think it all started with me making the choice to walk to work. It really is a fabulous feeling. Tonight I decided to take my first jog/run of the year. The weather was  nice and I felt great as I was running around downtown. When I got home I did all the things I've been putting off--folding and putting away my laundry, doing the dishes, straightening my living room, cleaning off my counter of the clutter that overtakes it, cleaning out my fridge and taking out the trash. I felt like I do on Saturday mornings--productive and useful.

Funks are a natural part of life (at least of mine). I don't generally mind them, but I also love being back in the groove.

Sunday, March 16, 2014


The past two Sundays at church have been kind of amazing. The talks and music and events and people and everything in general was just really great. There was a time not too long ago when I was a bit indifferent to church and attendance of it. I'm far from perfect, and not every Sunday is filled with amazingness, but the past two were and I felt like it was worth mentioning.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Old Foto Friday

Perms were all the rage when I was a kid (maybe they still are; I have no idea). Em and I even got matching perms one time, as evidenced in this photo from August 1992. I imagine we got them just in time for the new school year. We're also wearing the same shirt in different patterns, which I'm also pretty sure were new for the new school year.

That wallpaper is pretty awesome, right?! And those knives against the wall--I currently have those in my loft right now. And those mountains in the background.... :)

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

By My Own Two Feet

Yesterday I had a training/meeting that was in a building downtown. The weather was nice (for March; it was a little cold in the morning but it had warmed up to high 40s by the time 5 o'clock rolled around). I decided to walk, since I live downtown and it was just five blocks down from me. I loved the feeling of my own two feet getting me somewhere. I loved seeing the City and the shops and the people on the street.

When I lived in New York I walked all the time. Obviously. I didn't have a car and the subway was super convenient. The walk from my apartment to the 1 train on 137th St was a measly .21 miles. I made this walk whenever I wanted to get anywhere in the city. More walking was usually required when I got to the end of the line, as well, to make it to my final destination. I did it in the rain, heat, snow, wind. There was no other option.

Now I have a car. I live very close to both my jobs. In fact I mapped it on GoogleEarth--0.34 miles to Topeka Metro and .64 miles to the City. Measly, right?! But I never walk or ride my bike! How lame is that. Today though, after my pleasant and awesome walk the day before, I decided to walk to work. I can literally stand at the alley-way between Kansas and Jackson and see where I work.

The walk was awesome. I'm going to try to make this a weekly habit. At least on the days I don't have to go somewhere on my lunch or right after work. And probably not on the days it is snowing or raining. Luckily, though, we're supposed to have excellent weather this week.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

It's Oscar Sunday

Church has been cancelled today, but not because it is Oscar Sunday. We had some snow and sleet last night (which would make the roads rather slick) and it's supposed to snow again this afternoon. (For anyone counting, this makes 3 times church has been cancelled in the year I've lived here.)

So now I'm wasting away my time far less spiritually as I wait for the red carpet to start at 6. Which means I rummaged through my old photos and found the ones of Lindsay and me when we were in L.A./Hollywood in fall 2003. When we made the choice to not move to L.A., we then had a day or two to be tourists. We did an NBC studio tour, went to a Jay Leno taping, scoped out the handprints at Graumann's Chinese Theater and visited the Kodak Theater. The Kodak Theater (now the Dolby Theater, or Hollywood and Highland Complex) is where the Oscars are held every year. It was pretty cool for two Oscar-watching, movie-loving gals.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Wall Project

I've been wanting to fill up this large empty wall for quite some time:

Late last summer I bought and spray-painted a bunch of picture frames. I perused Etsy to find prints to put in them. And then I couldn't get the pictures to hang on my concrete wall. Nails wouldn't work and I didn't have the proper tools to drill holes in the wall. I sort of just gave up.

But then I needed to paint the wall due to an unfortunate incident where my attempt to plan ahead caused paint to come off. And then I got the idea to use those velcro strips to hang the frames. It worked and now I have this:

Some of the frames are still empty as I search for the right prints to put in them. But I love it.

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