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Thursday, March 7, 2013

[Sean and I had some sake and sushi on Wednesday at one of our favorite places, Formosa.]

Watching the new season of GIRLS and loving every minute of it. I was so excited when Season 2 started and I have seriously loved every episode so far. I think Lena Dunham is amazing.

Thinking about the trip I'm taking to Detroit next week for work. I'm really looking forward to it because it's going to be such a good experience for me but I'm still pretty nervous about it. I'm amazed at how much my job has pushed me out of my comfort zone; really more than anything else I've ever done so far. I think that's good.

Listening to the second half of the Les Miserables soundtrack. I'm kind of in a musical rut right now--I rotate between Death Cab for Cutie and Regina Spektor albums, which I love, but I haven't really branched out in a while. What's your favorite band or album? I'm ready for something new.

Excited about spring! I know it's still two weeks away but I am ready for sundresses and sandals and long runs by the river and spending weekends outside. Who's with me?

Reading The Evolution of God by Robert Wright. I borrowed it a couple of months ago from my friend Chad and am finally getting around to reading it. It's amazing and so, so interesting.

Loving the way my hair feels after using a coconut oil hair mask on Saturday. I just mixed three tablespoons of coconut oil and one tablespoon of olive oil and my hair still feels super soft and looks really shiny. If I didn't have to shampoo it for twenty minutes to get it out, I might actually do it every weekend.

Drinking lots of hot herbal tea and iced water. It is a constant struggle of mine to drink enough water, and I find that a big cup of rooibos or chai tea a few times a day keeps me hydrated, and then I actually crave really cold water, too. So far that's working, so I'm sticking to it!

Eating so many clementines. They are delicious and as weird as it might sound, I love how easily the peel just comes right off. You rip one open and it's like you're just supposed to be eating them by the box full. 

Missing CrossFit or really any kind of daily workout routine. I find it so hard to exercise enough when I work full-time, and it's really making me feel bummed and even anxious sometimes! I'm hoping that I can get back into running every day instead of just randomly once the weather starts getting warmer.

Making me happy that Rob will be here for the weekend to celebrate our anniversary. It was weird to be away from each other, since usually we go on vacation together to celebrate, but since we're in such a new and different place in life right now, I think this will be just fine. His flight gets in late on Friday evening and on Saturday we're checking in to The Hotel Roanoke for the night. It's not Las Vegas or New York City, but it sounds pretty perfect to me.

What are you up to currently? I want to know!
As always, thank you to my sweet blog-friend Dani for inspiring these posts.

22 comments:

  1. so many clementines? right there with you.

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  2. yeah for weekends with your Rob. Enjoy!

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  3. Currently wondering why it's nearly 6am and I've been up for two hours! Definitely thinking about spring, too. I miss my flip flops desperately. I've been wearing dresses all winter and I love my boots, but I can't wait to be able to leave the house wearing flip flops all the time. I'm ready for warmth and long walks with my dog, too!

    That Evolution of God book looks like the perfect read for someone I know. Thanks!

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  4. If you haven't already, you should give the Kooks ago. I always, always, always come back to them. Also, Johnny Cash goes down a treat ALL the time. May be just me though..?

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  5. Hi friend! I've been rotating through Bon Iver and Of Monsters and Men on Grooveshark during work hours, but I've been playing one song on repeat for weeks and I can't stop... "Knife," by Harper Blynn. I'd love to know what you think.

    http://grooveshark.com/s/Knife/4Ay5Fp?src=5

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    1. Hi! I love Bon Iver and Of Monsters and Men, and I'll absolutely listen to "Knife" soon. Thanks for the suggestions!

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  6. I think a little night in a hotel in your own city sounds just as great as a weekend away for an anniversary celebration! Also, I've been thinking about doing a coconut oil hair mask -- sounds like I should give it a try!

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  7. Take pictures of your hair after being masked up! I love that it's easy & healthy :)

    Love,
    Manda from Eat Cake

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  8. YES SPRING.

    As for music, I've been in a rut lately, but a friend recommended the Lone Bellow, Oh Hello, Jesse Dee, Johnnyswim, Local Natives, Milo Greene Band, Wild nothing, Beach House, and the new Passion Pit album. I know that's a lot of suggestions, but I've been digging them all on Spotify lately. Also, OBSESSED with Alabama Shakes since they were on SNL a few weeks ago. I'm not sure if you're into more bluesy music, but Ben and I have a Pandora station based off them that's become our go-to lately.

    And a little weekend hometown vacay sounds like just what you guys need. Woo anniversaries and special visits!

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  9. Okay, question: when you put the oil on your hair, do you leave it on for a certain amount of time and then shower? What exactly is the method? I would love to try it.

    Also, clementines are the best. I'm not really a big orange fan, but clementines? Sign me up.

    Yay for staycations too! :)

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  10. Agreed, I am so excited for Spring. It needs to arrive NOW if not sooner!

    Some Snapshots Blog
    Jess

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  11. Yes please to spring - it needs to come soon :) That coconut oil mask sounds interesting - I might have to try that!

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    1. I might do a post about it! I really recommend it!

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  12. It's rare for me to ever do personal post on my blog...they are typically all business, and rarely anything personal for me. When I read this post, I thougtht "I should do this!" so I copied your post. (I hope that's ok?). Anyway, thanks for the inspiration. BTW, I need to do another sponsorship with you!

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    1. That's perfect! And I'd love to have you again! xx

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  13. You'll do great on your business trip.

    Michiganders are really friendly! Enjoy Detroit!

    Okay, yes, I'm a Michigander and I live in metro Detroit so I'm biased...but it's true. We're nice bunch. A state that's shaped like a mitten has to be!

    P.S. There is still snow on the ground, though. Boooo!

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  14. You'll do great on your business trip! Enjoy Detroit. Michiganders are friendly! I know this because I'm a Michigander and I live in metro Detroit. It's a state shaped like a mitten so...we have to be friendly! There's still snow on the ground here, though. Booo!

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  15. Please tell me you've heard Ben Howard's album 'Every Kingdom'? His voice is so gorgeous I want to curl up inside it and go to sleep.

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  16. YAY for Rob coming to visit! and happy anniversary again :)

    that book sounds fascinating! I'm desperate to find more stuff like that.

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  17. my favorite sound is of clementines segments tearing apart... listen to them next time, i know its weird but i love it :/

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