Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Beirut Practice


What's this? Oh, nothing. Just my cat being the coolest, helping me become the best beer pong player I can be. She's such a patient coach.

P.S. In case you've doubted it, Quora is good for everything (even beer pong practice tips).

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


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Turtlenecks. Do you wear them?

Every Russian winter outfit starts with tights and a turtleneck. And before you're out the door, you might find yourself wearing another (thicker) one. Double trouble. Naturally, I have a lot of ...itchy memories associated with turtlenecks.

I think I'm ready to give it another try this season. I'm starting slow and smooth with this number. Shift dresses in the back of my closet, I'm coming for you!

P.S. Fun fact: my nickname used to be Turtle.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Bad Train Week

Bad train week.

This has been a long week. Daylight saving, trying to meet a deadline at work, gloomy days, no more Mad Men, a spot on my favorite pants. Things have just been bumming me out lately. And Caltrain hasn't been helping.

M: #217 terminated. My train (#221) 20 min late and combined with #217.
T: #284 stuck at Hillsdale behind a stalled train. (Got a ton of work done though!)
W: No problems! Standing room only, but that's a good day on the Caltrain.
R: #221 engine stalled. We all piled into #225. (See photo.) 
F: Nothing would surprise me.

Hope your week has been better than mine.

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P.S. Oh, hey! This is my 700th post.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Don Draper Worthy Commercial

via forrest

Now, this is a time-lapse. People make such cool things!

I'd love to live in both of these cities at some point in my life. But when? Life's too short. :(

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Barre Class

photo via photosfordancers

I'm taking a barre class at Avant Barre today.

I'm slightly embarrassed because, let's be honest, barre class is just bastardized ballet. It feels like I'm cheating. But! It's so close to the office, and so much more convenient than any ballet studio, and dat perfect 5-star Yelp rating.

We'll see if I can get through the class without rolling my eyes.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Past Is Prologue

I've been listening to Tycho's Past Is Prologue a lot recently. (You can listen to the whole album here, which is how you should be listening to it anyway.) Something about this cooler weather and foggy mornings that's making me choose this album.

Pbs is a favorite, of course. Two things:
- drop ~1:42*
- "what are you? free!" ~2:52
* times for the album version of the song, here

P.S. Will you tell me if this is crazy person music? Preferably before I recommend it to everyone in the office.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Curious Case of the Matching Shoes


I've been on a quest to make female friends. And this stylish lady with the coolest haircut just dropped in my lap on Tuesday. We were wearing the same exact shoes, and stuck on a crowded CalTrain. It was such kismet.

Unfortunately, I was too much of a coward to talk to her. And watched as she exited the train in slow motion. :(

P.S. These are the shoes we're wearing, if you're curious.