Friday, July 25, 2014

five simple favorites

It isn't just the summer blahs; I've been wholly uninspired to write anything worth reading lately. I like it when blog posts are a simple slice of life and my life lately has been anything but inspiring. But, the truth is, is that I miss my desire to post and read and comment so this post is my best attempt at getting back in the game and taking my advice from this post to give you yet another glimpse of me (though is it really even a glimpse anymore? I feel like you all have a pretty broad picture...). Whatever you want to call it, here are five favorite things happening in my life lately.

My job can be awesome. My favorite thing about working in events is having a small idea and seeing it happen. The school had a party this week because 17 people are retiring (there are buyouts, which is awkward). It was as successful as it could be, despite the awkwardness of goodbyes and people "left behind," and there are few feelings I like more than realizing that I'm pretty good at my job.

This $10 bouquet is leftover from Monday's event and really makes my office brighter but people walking by keep asking if it's from my husband...

I have people now. I was in a funk this week for no real reason. I tend to stew in my funks and let them fester and run over into home, work, and all of my thoughts until everything feels like it's literally The Worst. But now I have people - people who reach out to me, and who I can reach out to. It's hard to be irritated when a friend sends a text to see how you're doing when they don't know you needed it or you can gchat about the ridiculousness of the day or even *gasp* send lengthy emails that just catch up on life. I used to not have that and now I do (thanks, mostly, to blogging), and it means so much.

All these New Yorker stories. I've read things in the New Yorker here and there, but now that its content is going behind a paywall, I want to read everything. I found this list of things you should read before that happens (in three months) and have been reading so much in my spare time - Taylor Swift, Scientology, and Texas executing a possibly innocent man. There's something for everyone and I can't get enough. Also, how smart does it sound to say "Well, I was reading this New Yorker story about..."?

This Conan O'Brien Bit. I've said before that I am completely Team Coco. As someone who has been coupled off since before internet dating was really a thing, I am completely mesmerized by the idea of Tinder and this bit answered a lot of my questions and made me laugh out loud the entire time. If you haven't seen it and need a laugh, check it out.





My home life. My cat has been so snuggly lately and after almost six years of him not getting on the seats of the furniture, it's a welcome change. And my husband. I try to toe the line between being real and being "OMG my husband is soooo great" on the blog (because believe me - he can make me crazier than anyone else faster than anyone else - a dangerous combo) but he really is pretty great. We laugh and sing songs and do voices and stop for wine on the way home for no reason and he doesn't take it personally when I wake  up grumpy (which is pretty much every morning) and just makes the coffee and lets me doze off in the car. He isn't perfect and neither am I, but together, we are content and really, I think that's all I've ever wanted.

Magically, this is the only pic of Bauer on my phone this week. Normally there are at least three.

Another weekend with no plans. Let's see where this one takes me. What simple things are making you happy right now? What do you do when your desire to blog leaves you?


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19 comments:

  1. Awww I'm one of your people!! Right? I better be. Damn you, don't leave me hanging!! Bwahaha!! :) That Conan Tinder bit was hilarious!!!!

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  2. i've been in a blogging funk for a while now; probably since the summer started and it's mostly because of work. i don't sweat it though; i'm sure it'll come back when the weather gets colder or i get fired from killing someone on my project team LOL

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  3. I used to subscribe to the New Yorker but man they pile up in print. Their content is going behind a paywall? Do you pay per story? Give me the scoop please.

    Great job kicking butt at your job!

    I enjoy exchanging emails with you.

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  4. Look at all the kitty belly fur! Love it!!!!

    I have not read the New Yorker. Perhaps I need to check that out! And probably Conan too. Those shows come on too late for me to watch. Haha!

    Hope you have a great weekend!

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  5. Having people is HUGE. It's easy to let kind of kick us in the pants--so having people that are just always there is totally crucial! Glad to see you getting back into the groove of blogging!

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  6. Kitty snuggles are the best! :) My boys are 4 and 5, so they're finally getting to the point where they aren't in that crazy kitten stage and just want to curl up on your lap!

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  7. oh yeah! Conan is my JAM. And I love having fresh flowers around- it just makes the day a bit happier! (If only my cat didn't eat them!) I hope you have a great weekend, Lauren! :)

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  8. I'm stopping by from the link-up and I LOVE what you said about your home life. While my husband and I bicker and annoy each other like any couple, most of the time we make life pretty fun with singing, dancing and definitely wine for no reason some days :) Love it!

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  9. awww kitty love. my fave.
    you and your husband sound like me and my husband. sometimes i'm just like wtf are you trying to annoy me? and other times i am overwhelmed with how awesome and amazing he is and how much i love him. ok sappy over.
    new yorker - wow, you're so smart! :) i'm so not smart enough to read it lol

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  10. It's so hard to blog when the sun is shining and day drinking is calling my name right?

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  11. I LOVE Conan! And I hear ya, it's really hard to blog during the summer months since the last thing I want to do is blog while I'm on vacation or when it's really nice out!

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  12. I lost my blogging mojo this week too, I have post ideas but I can't bring myself to sit down and write. Even today I'm procrastinating and not writing.

    The flowers make me happy, I need some fresh flowers now!

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  13. You really can't beat a snuggling kitty and a happy hubby :) :)

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  14. Having people makes things so much better! Those flowers are really pretty.

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  16. I totally feel you on the blogging. Life has been so busy and blogging has taken a back seat. Honestly, I'm putting off writing a post as I type this comment. I really wish I could get into event planning but don't even know where to start with the university I work for. So glad you have people because they really do help! Last week was one of those weeks for me at work and having someone to talk to really does help!

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  17. I have only heard of Tinder, but never really seen what it's about. I watched that entire video -- how funny! One of my favorite lines was: "Now... I've just done something that hasn't been done before: I lied on the Internet." Bahaha!

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  18. Get out of my head Lauren :). Everything you.said here is exactly how I've been feeling and these 5 thing, well damn, they make all of the funks and down times worth it. We're pretty fricken lucky. Hugs.

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  19. Team Coco all the way! I love Conan and no matter what I always laugh - even during re-runs.

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