On picstitches.

First, my apologies for being gone so long…I’ve been in a bit of a blogging rut and also totally preoccupied by my own birthday as well as my mom’s 60th. However, all those birthdays have brought my train of thought to the latest station: the weird social phenomenon that is the birthday picstitch.

What are you even talking about?  Continue reading

Literary Love | Insight vs. Delight

MaineAdmittedly, I began reading Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan with a bit of trepidation because a reader had commented about it on my last book post, citing it as a book that had disappointed her. With her thoughts fresh in my mind, I did not set my sights high as I dove in to the first few pages – the varied reviews this book has on Goodreads offered a similar warning: I might not like this novel. Against all odds, I really enjoyed it – kind of couldn’t put it down. I’ve concluded though that it’s because Maine is the sort of book you have to enjoy for the insight it provides instead of delight it fails to deliver. Continue reading

Cab Crisis

Unfortunately, I can cite several occasions where I’ve lost personal items to the world of taxis. The list of things doomed to be gone forever includes: an iPhone, a well-loved pair of earrings, money, etc. I can’t decide which is worse: knowing immediately after exiting the vehicle that you’ve just lost something forever or that sinking feeling later on when you wonder where an item has gone only to discover that you must have left it in a cab. I’d say it ranks pretty high on the scale of discoveries that make you want to smack yourself in the head and groan “Why?” repeatedly.

Style Me Pretty Cabimage via Style Me Pretty

I bring this all up, of course, because somehow last weekend I managed to do the seemingly impossible – I lost a pair of shoes in an Uber. Continue reading

On scenic photos

On Scenic Photos

I just want to let everyone know that I have a theory on a trend, and I’m calling it now. Scenic pictures – they’re on their way out of the Facebook world. Give it a few months and I believe people will genuinely only bother uploading pictures that involve people or non-people pics that fall into the following niche categories: Continue reading

Rose, Bud, Thorn

A little bit late because it’s not the brink of the New Year anymore, but a worthwhile thought nevertheless:
On New Year’s Eve, Derek and I were at dinner with one of his friends from home who asked us, “What was your bud, rose, and thorn for 2013?” In other words, what was the beautiful part of your life, what has the most potential that you’re excited to see blossom in the future, and what was a pain? I thought it was an interesting way and especially beautiful visual to consider when reflecting on the past year. Here’s to 2014 and a year full of roses.
Photo: Dumbarton Oaks | Georgetown, D.C.