Dec 27, 2014

BrickMas Day

http://magis.to/PHd8BABSRV8zei4PYnZLB3A?l=vsm&o=a&c=o

Dec 12, 2014

This Crazy Season

So I have been talking to a lot of people in the past week about how fast this Christmas season has been going.  My friend asked me yesterday if I was "all ready for Christmas" and I said "Nope. I haven't done anything".  She was like, "I like your attitude".  And now I am pretty proud of myself, as a new Catholic, that I can embrace the idea of taking it easy during Advent.  Now, I may just be pregnant and lazy, but I am going with the idea that I am a "really good christian".
my crazy kids...not chilling during this season

From what I was told during RCIA (I am paraphrasing here), Advent is a time of reflection, anticipation, prayer and joy...yadda yadda yadda.  It isn't until Christmas day, or Eve, that we should be "all up in Christmas"...yeah, I just said that.

Now don't get me wrong, I am a huge pregnant hormonal mess.  But I do, at certain times of the day, feel a sense of peace, especially reading the two books I am reading right now:

Advent and Christmas with Thomas Merton
(Apparently I should know who he is...a cool monk who was and is really popular from the 40's-now...but he's deceased)

Praying for your Unborn Child by Francis and Judith MacNutt 
(My friend gave me this book and it looks SERIOUSLY outdated but it's got great advice on the affect of prayer and positivity on your baby.  It's made it the 80's....like me.....wait.....)

Anyway, I suggest that everyone, Christian or not, relax a little...smell the pine....read something good and useful.  Not just for your sake, but for the sake of everyone around you, like the person you hit with your shopping cart, or flip off in traffic or the messengers you kill...you know what I mean.

Dec 2, 2014

#GivingTuesday

I have loved being a member of the Junior League of Tallahassee.  I always say that it "idiot proofs" giving back to your community.  I have met awesome women and volunteered for great events that make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.  I know I don't give as much as I should...I hear it in mass every weekend...but I do love to give my time.  The JLT started this great annual fund and it's an easy way to give back to the Tallahassee community. 
http://jltallahassee.org/fundraising/annual-fund.html
This year is the first I have heard of #givingtuesday.  I have to say, I like it.  It has a nice ring to it.  Much better than #cybermonday or the evil #blackfriday. 
So give to someone or something or somewhere today.  For god's sake people.  Do something good.
 

May 5, 2014

Normcore

I started watching an NPR "live in concert" video of the band Future Islands (Live Concert).  I can respect them.  Not sure I totally love their music though.  It's not making me weep or anything.  I started to trail off and read the rest of the blurb on them.  They use the term Normcore, which I am apparently not cool enough to know.  But it sounds so cool.  Come to find out, it's not cool.  Normcore is about not being cool.  Why is our culture so confusing??? My friend Daniel did a blog post before about being a hipster, In Defense of the Hipster, which is a term that I love to use to make accusations of people and their character. That and Emo.
Ready for me to go deep?

Being cool is so not cool now.  It's like, being different...is like....not different anymore.  To be deep, is so shallow.  It's hip to be square.

That was me being deep.

Alexa Chung, the model/TV presenter/columnist
said this about normcore:
Asked if she's 'into' normcore, she explained: "No, I am into it but I didn't recognise it as a category of dressing, it's just how people dress, but I know friends of mine that were included in the first article who were quite outraged by that. It's weird when you're just existing and people outside it gather you up and take away any unique vibe you thought you had. They're like, 'It's a trend' and you're like, 'What? No, I just exist.'"
this pic is from an article on normcore, it's basically my wardrobe  

Normcore is now going to be my favorite term to describe things.  Everything is going to be Normcore.  Alex is going to hate it.  Probably as much as he hates it when I say "cray cray". 

In fact, I embrace normcore.  I AM normcore.  To the core.

Mar 21, 2014

Artist Date

I decided to take an artist date.  I miss live music. Listening to Frozen all day doesn't quench it...shocker. So here I am at Skyline Motor lounge listening to this chick rock out and drinking tasty wine, eventually switching to beer. Makes me feel like Nay Nay.