Sunday, August 30, 2009
Last night, the roomie and I had a date night and we saw (500) Days of Summer. It was so, so, so good. One of my favorite things about the movie was the main character's apartment. Holy cow. I can't wait for screenshots so I can appreciate again how amazing it was. If a boy I liked lived in a place like that (and dressed the way Tom Hanson did) I would be set. Done deal.
But the music, the pull of the characters--to each other and away--was hypnotizing. Ah, romance. Sign me up.
Friday, August 28, 2009
* Mint.com: It's my babysitter and best friend rolled into one. Mint.com keeps track of all my spending, savings, loans, and credit cards on one site. It has all sorts of fancy charts and graphs to show you where you blow your money each month. Oh yeah, and it's free. Start using Mint.com to manage your money today!
* On the note of spending, I love my new utility jacket. It's like the one from J. Crew, but much, much cheaper. And in the color I actually wanted. Also, note to Gap and Banana Republic models: you look awkward. Always.
* Target's new StyleBoutique, a weekly fashion wrap-up for "frugalistas." I consider myself to be one of this bunch, and I love me some Nina Garcia.
* Finally, my Friday is consumed with plans for an autumn trip to Burlington, VT to see the best one, and then hopping the border to Montreal to see this band:
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
However, lately I've taken a liking to wearing a watch.
My blingy watch from Big Lots. Holla!
I don't know if someone can turn from a never-wears-a-watch person to an always-wears-a-watch person, but I'm quickly slipping to that side. There's something comforting about the tick of an analog watch. It steadies you up and gives you a sense of constancy. Also, they look cool.
This is the baby I really want:
I love a masculine watch on a lady wrist.
Watch or no watch?
Monday, August 24, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
But seriously, though. Shakira. This song. Can't get enough.
Your weekend highlights? Catch me up.
Friday, August 21, 2009
So, in case you haven't heard, it's Friday again. I've been going absolutely batty with cabin fever. I escaped the house and got a walk-in haircut at Canvas on King Street. Heaven. They give you a scalp massage and I nearly cried from the beauty of it all. Go and see Kim. Tell her Sabrina sent you.
I am now at my housemate's gallery, stealing delicious internet. Mmmmm. The darling gal photographed with me above is my housemate's Yorkiepoo. She is an eternal puppy, and sometimes I snack on her for breakfast.
I keep listening to the first song off Immie's new album, over and over again:
Man, even though I didn't do proper work this week, I still love Fridays. They always feel so full of possibilities.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Here are some things that have brought joy into my life during my quarantine:
Watching a LOT of movies.
Also, my world has been fully rocked upon learning that Reese's has finally answered my prayers by making Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups. Feel free to send me these by the pound.
I've also been making music mixes. Please email me your address if you'd like me to mail you one.
And leave me a message to read. I miss human contact. Badly.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Check out her new album:
Then pre-order it for when it comes out next week.
Here are some of my favorites from her musical past, besides the one I already posted here.
Monday, August 17, 2009
I have also been dreaming of autumn. I want this cowl-neck scarf.
Friday, August 14, 2009
- I took the Mad Men quiz. Is it any surprise that I got 15/15?
- I'm thinking of all the million ways I can wear my new jeans. Annnnd my new dress. I swear, I'm really done shopping now. At least for this week.
- I'm loving the song that Ben Vernon (of Bon Iver fame) has done with his new side project, Volcano Choir.
- This tea has been saving my life lately. And it's delicious.
- The Jivamukti yoga studio here in Charleston has four downloadable audio classes for you to enjoy. They're free, but they encourage you to donate to great causes.
- I don't like using plastic bottles, so I've been refilling an old Perrier bottle with regular water. I think the green glass adds an element of class to my cubicle.
What things are really getting you going today?
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Everything from Style.com, as usual.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Roald Dahl was my favorite author growing up. This will be awesome. No, it will be fantastic.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
I know most of these images showcase Grace Kelly, but that's because her costumes are stunning in this film. This may be the least suspenseful plot of all the Hitchcock films, but it is really visually appealing.
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Images of Rodarte Fall 2009 from Style.com.
I've been a fan of Sarah Polley ever since she played the Story Girl, Sara Stanley, on the Road to Avonlea. I've also loved the independent films she's been in. But to have written and directed a film so spare and beautiful shakes me to the core. She's only five years older than me, but she's crafted a story about a relationship built over more than forty years that continues even after the disintegration of memory.
Watch this film.
Images from IGN.
Friday, August 7, 2009
Like a kitten to a ball of yarn, Odosketch is going to keep me busy for ages (thanks, VSL!).
My co-workers and I have developed a chemical dependency. This is our vice.
Finally, I will leave you with an image. The poster behind me is from a co-worker who was displeased with my office feng shui, so he presented me with this lovely print of two parrots (named Amos and Charles, respectively) to spice things up a little.
While this image is from last week, not today, I am no less consumed by this poster than I was a week ago. It will have to suffice.
I love Fridays and weekends and posters of parrots and Lifesavers mints. What do you love this Friday?
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Click here to watch it.
Also, speaking of music, have you heard of Liza Kate? She's got a little bit of Neko Case in the mix, along with some Patsy Cline, with a large portion of her own sound as the main flavor. Listen to the song "Mama"...it's a tearjerker.You can pick up her album here.