Favorites: recently

Some of my favorite things recently.

Pinterest is candy for my eyes and relaxation for my brain. It’s what I like to look at when I want to wind down at night. It’s my glass of wine.

Garance DorΓ© is French candy for my eyes. Garance is a fashion photographer and graphic artist (sketch artist?) Her sketches are so chic. I love looking at her photographs and reading the little tidbits about her inroads in the fashion world.

District of Chic is a fun blog to follow because she’s a girl in DC who loves fashion. She’s confident, which is the thing I like best about her. Also, if I start posting pictures of what I’m wearing every day will companies start gifting me their clothes and accessories? No, because I don’t dress like I have fashion sense most days. She does.

Pandora‘s Jack Johnson radio station. What Pinterest does for my eyes, Jack and his friends on Pandora do for my ears.

Oregon Chai‘s concentrate. I can make my iced chai lattes at home for a fraction of what Starbucks charges me. And I can have one whenever I want. Take that, Starbucks, with your audacity to actually close for several hours at night.

Authors who try, and try hard, to write really well. Kevin Brockmeier, author of The Illumination, managed to do this. He mirrored one of his characters with a mental disability. Chuck Carter likes things in tens So Brockmeier followed form. That WHOLE chapter, all 41 pages used only 10-word sentences. I caught on by clues he gave in the writing. I spent the whole chapter mentally counting all the sentences. He gave me OCD; actually, he just exacerbated my condition. Maybe I just like word games; that’s my next favorite.

Whirly Word is a game app on my iPhone. A friend introduced it to me three days ago and I’ve solved 38 puzzles.

These red boots. I have focus issues. Need to learn how to fix that.


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5 thoughts on “Favorites: recently

  1. Well THERE you are! I was so stunned to see an update in Google Reader that at first, I thought it was WRONG!

    And it’s funny, too, because I thought of you today during a discussion about, of all things, GARGOYLES. πŸ˜‰ Welcome back!

    Lots of fun stuff has obviously kept you from blogging. But I see that time has NOT stopped girls from turning into little ladies.

  2. Nicole, I really want to start blogging again. I don’t have the motivation like I used to, which is weird because we’ve done so much in the past two years and this area is the perfect place to blog from. Sigh…life. Still, I hope to just get on here and write. πŸ™‚

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