Thursday, July 27, 2017

Three on Thursday

1| Family Ties

Did you guys know Nicolas Cage is Francis Ford Coppola's nephew?! Jason Schwartzman too. I got lost in Wikipedia looking at the Coppola family tree the other day and this info kind of just blew my mind. I guess I just feel like for being part of such a legendary family {his real last name IS Coppola} he'd be a better actor...  then again, they're kind of a family of directors.

2| External Life

J has this external battery for his phone and it's pretty awesome. I've had it in my Amazon cart for the longest but when I was about to buy it, decided to hold off and see what was good with Prime Day. I'm glad I did because I got it for under $19 {from $26}. This little baby fits in my pocket and charges super quick. I guess what I'm saying is, meet my new BFF.

3| Haters

I was reading this Refinery29 article the other day about the most hated thing in each state and they compiled some info about the most hated things in all 50 states. Not surprisingly, NY hates Times Square and Massachesetts hates Eli Manning {hahahahaha}. But some of the things were just weird. WV hates Lyft. NV hates feminism. GA hates tuna salad.... seriously, go check it out.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Keeping up With Life

After I read Steph's post about how she keeps up with life I knew I needed to borrow this idea for two reasons. 1) it's post material; and more importantly 2) it forced me to not be a couch potato as soon as I got home from work most nights. 

I made sure to monitor an "average" week {read: no special events}. Here's a look at how I've been doing life lately.

When I say I'm walking to work from Penn, know that it's no a 2 block jaunt. Penn is on 33/34th and 8th. My office is on 53rd and Lex. It's a nice 30 minute walk.

I'm kind of sad that this was the last massage in my commitment but I am overjoyed to not have that monthly fee anymore.

I'm just going to say it - I hope Amtrak takes their sweet ass time resolving these issues at Penn Station. My morning commute has become an absolute breeze.

I can hardly believe it myself - I drafted blog posts.

The great thing about working overtime on Wednesdays is that I get a $40 lunch credit with Seamless. Basically, if I'm craving something super specific {Thai; Vietnamese; Greek...}, I order it then. And because I'm smart, I spread the $40 out to cover the entire day.

There were well over 100 vendors and I made a point to try ones I've never been to {skipping the cider ones}... which left me quite a few booths to stop at. I'd say I hit 90% of those.

As you can see my weeks are typically busy and boring all at the same time. What about you? What's the highlight of your average week? 

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Three on Thursday

Another week in the books. At this point I'm ready to deem 2017 'The Year That Didn't Exist" because it's going by so quickly. In any event, here are some things I'm sharing.

1| Instagram

I read this in an email I got from Social Fabric and I found it interesting enough to share with y'all. Because who doesn't love useless information?

Fun Fact: The top filters in the world are Clarendon, Juno, and Gingham. 
The Clarendon filter – Instagrammers’ top favorite filter intensifies shadows and brightens the highlights in your photos. It makes them beautifully saturated. This filter looks great with images where you want the colors to pop. It was originally a video-only filter.

2| DNA

Anyone who knows me IRL knows that I absolutely despise being asked, what is to me, one of the rudest questions possible - what are you?

First of all asshole, I'm a human being. Specifically, a 32-year old female human being. Anything more and we had better be some semblance of friends for you to inquire further. 

3| Netflix

I don't know about you but although I happily pay for this service every month, I'm usually disappointed by the options. Netflix has gone the way of TV and it feels impossible to watch movies, let alone ones that are remotely current.

In any event, here are the things I'm excited they're adding this month:

Free Willy
Madagascar 2
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
The Land Before Time I, II, and III
Police Academy

Do you notice a pattern?? 

Monday, July 3, 2017

June in Numbers

While playing blog catch up forever ago I read Miranda's post about how her month went and really liked the style of the post. So I stole borrowed it. 

17 - The number of new beers I tried

0 - The number of pounds I lost

1 - The number of times I went to the gym

4 - The number of happy hours I attended

7 - The amount of blog posts published 

9 - The number of times I caved and took Uber/Lyft    FML....

6495 {or something close to that} - The number of snuggles I gave my cats

1 - The number of times I bought stickers

2 - Number of times I lost my temper

8 - The number of boards I deleted from Pinterest

25 - The number of accounts I unfollowed on Pinterest  {honestly, I'm so tired of the stuff that pops up on my Pinterest feed when I even log on that I'm strongly considering deleting my account entirely}

And that sums up June!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Snapped Vol. 4

It's been a few weeks since I shared my snaps with you guys and truth be told, there has been a LOT going on. 

Here's what went down in June.

The delays at Penn station because of this Amtrak bs are no joke. 

This past weekend was absolutely gorgeous. I'd be happy if it was on repeat the entire season.

Not a bad day, just a venti day  :)

First grilled dinner of the season

The sore throat I had kicked my ass but it's important to stay hydrated. 

My inner fat kid was immensely happy

Sometimes working in Manhattan is really nice

I mean, obvi!

Fun story: I sent my nail color to my mom as soon as I had them done. She said it was ugly... as if she knows anything...  Later in the week I threw this on to go to work and went about my day. I was on the train heading home and this older guy asked me if I matched my nail color and outfit on purpose. I didn't even realize but damn if he wasn't right!

There were a lot of fat moments this month. #noregrets

And this is how I'm sliding into the holiday weekend. 

Happy 4th y'all! 

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Three on Thursday

Hi friends!

You've probably seen this picture circulating around the interwebs. I know I first saw it on Twitter and felt all the feels. Pictures like this just make me happy. 

Corporate "wedding"
By now I'm sure you've heard that online giant Amazon is buying organic giant Whole Foods. Personally, I couldn't be more excited. I may be wearing rose-colored glasses in the hopes that I can order from Whole Foods and have it delivered to my door a la Amazon Fresh, but I'm not giving up hope. Two of my favorite companies have merged and this girl is celebrating.

Rip van Wafels
I've only ever seen these delicious treats in Starbucks but it matters not. They are one of my absolute favorite little snacks. I've only had the honey & oats flavor but I'm hooked. They have less than 8g or less of sugar, 130 calories, no trans fat, GMO, preservatives and all that other bad for you nonsense.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Committed in July

Last week I mentioned how I feel like my life is completely out of control. If my saying so wasn't enough, perhaps when I talked about when life gets real paints a better picture. In short, I haven't really been feeling like myself. I'm tired, I have no energy, and I'm more or less "over" everything. 

The upside is, I know what my problem is. It may have taken a few weeks for it to truly sink in but it has and I'm ready to tackle it. 

What's a good challenge without some goals, amiright?!

1| Working out
This is the big ticket item. I have become so lax about working out {read: I'm not} and it's majorly affecting me in a way that I can pinpoint and ultimately, do something about. As such, I'm committing to hit the gym every Saturday {that I'm home} to a) get a work out in, and b) ease my way back into a fitness routine. Both my nutritionist and I think this is the easiest way to do it so that I'm not subconsciously overwhelming and sabotaging myself. Any one of you is welcome to check in on me and keep me accountable. 

2| Read a book
I burned out from reading really bad back in 2015. Sure, I read last year but it was semi-forced. I truly miss reading but nothing has been catching my eye or my attention lately. I have books on my shelf at home that I "want to read" but in actuality have been in that purgatory for some time. A few have been there for 5+ years. Clearly I don't really want to read those books. Rather than force it and ultimately hate it, I'm committing to reading one book. If I read one and feel the urge/find another, so be it. But my goal is one. 

3| Build the savings
As much as I hate to admit this, I dip into my savings almost every month to cover something. Obviously this is a terrible habit and I'm determined to break it. So... I'm committing to honoring my savings goals. It's not a huge chunk of change but over time it adds up nicely. 

4| Create a bedtime routine
We all know I'm super lazy simple about my skincare routine. Naturally, I've developed the bad habit of not washing my face before bed. I'm committing to making a 3-step bedtime process {brush teeth; wash face; moisturize}. This should be simple enough that I'm able to stick with it.

And those are my 4 goals for the month.  What about you? Are you trying to make or break any new habits?