Monday, January 28, 2013

Meow Monday: Why Cats Are Awesome

But wait, hugs before you go?

(This is the reason I'm always running late. Gots to give Jasmine one last hug!)

Friday, January 25, 2013

Feminist Friday: Roe Turns 40

Happy birthday Roe, and may you live another 40 years and beyond.
Via the Guttenmacher Institute

Via the Guttenmacher Institute

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Current Obsession: The West Wing

So, I've been gone for awhile. Why? Because Netflix Instant added all seven seasons of the West Wing. And so any free time I had is now being overrun by the Josiah Bartlet Administration. It's been two weeks and I'm already almost through the third season.

Why the obsession? First of all, there's eye candy:

Second: Allison Janney. She's a feminista badass extraordinaire.
"There were 36 homicides last night. 480 sexual assaults. 3411 robberies. 3685 aggravated assaults, all at gun point. And if anyone thinks those crimes could have been prevented if the victims themselves had been carrying guns, I only remind you that the President of the United States was shot last night while surrounded by the best-trained armed guards in the history of the world."

Third: The awesome trivia weaved in each episode. Name the only three words in the English language that begin with "dw-" Answer: dwell, dwindle, dwarf.

Fourth: The amazing writers:
  • "I will once again betray the sisterhood. I saw you, you, you, and you roll your eyes." 
  • "There are five White House staffers in the room right now. I'd like to say to the 1.6 of you who are stoned right now, it's time to share."  
  • Donna: What do you think it's about?
    Josh: I don't know. But this is the White House, so it's probably not that important. 
  • Josh: I drink from the Keg of Glory, Donna. Bring me the finest muffins and bagels in all the land.
  • Sam: About a week ago I accidentally slept with a prostitute.
    Toby: Really?
    Sam: Yes.
    Toby: You accidentally slept with a prostitute.
    Sam: Call girl.
    Toby: Accidentally.
    Sam: Yes.
    Toby: I don't understand, did you trip over something?
Fifth: Donna

I took the "Which West Wing Character Are You?" test. I'm Donna, no surprise there. I'm only on season 3, but Donna and Josh hook up eventually, right? Right?!?!
Known as the only one who can control Josh Lyman, she answers to his every bellow. She has a thing for Yo-Yo Ma, philately, and Josh... but won't act on it. Although hired on the Bartlet Campaign by pure luck, Donnatella has now proven herself to be a valuable asset.

:: Which West Wing character are you? ::

Finally, this clip from Season 2, episode 3. President Bartlet rails into this homophobic Christian radio host. It's pretty awesome. 

So, Mrs. Landingham, what's next?

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Design Inspiration: Horchow

 Just as with Jonathan Adler, I don't actually own anything from Horchow, but that doesn't mean I can't love it. Horchow is opulent, lavish, and extravagant. If I had thousands of dollars to decorate my (non-existent) home, I would probably buy most (all) of my furniture from Horchow. It's kind of wonderful.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Style Sunday: Winter Pastels

Pastels aren't just for spring, ladies. I follow fashion blogger Henar from and this outfit of hers is absolutely gorgeous. So I was inspired to make my own, one for work and one for play.
Oh My Vogue

Winter Pastels

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Design Inspiration: Jonathan Adler

I discovered Jonathan Adler this past summer whilst on Polyvore. I am now OBSESSED. It doesn't matter that I don't actually own anything of his, right? Right??? I mean, I'm a poor college student and although his pottery is to die for, I can't just shell out $198 for his divine edie vase. It's just not realistic. So I gaze from afar (aka from behind the computer screen as I spend hours online shopping and filling up a cart that I will never actually order). What I really like is his Manifesto and his 10 Commandments for a Happy Chic Home. Below are the first four "beliefs" of his manifesto:

 And my favorite two commandments:

And so, my collection of Jonathan Adler items to covet keeps growing. What do you think? Like him? Love him? Wish you had lots and lots of mulahhh to buy every single one of his glorious pieces? Yea, me too.

Jonathan Adler