Saturday, September 20, 2014

Bye, Greece!


It has been lovely over here, truly. I swam my little heart out in the Mediterranean, pet lots of cats, ate my weight in tzatziki, and got plenty car sick riding the bus on cliffy roads. It is breathtakingly beautiful. I can't believe I got to see it all with my own eyes. But most importantly, I don't think any place will bring out the blue in my blue shorts quite as well as Santorini. :) 

This is not goodbye. It's see you later.


Friday, September 19, 2014

Easiest Way to Make Simple Syrup

OK, I know simple syrup is already... well, simple, but hear me out. I used to make it using this recipe, and store it in this nifty bottle. It made a killer compliment to iced coffee. But apparently, I've been doing it all wrong:

1) you don't have to boil water and sugar (it'll dissolve at room temperature)
2) the part where the syrup is supposed to drain back into the bottle would get clogged

Enter Simple Syrup Kit. I can't say I've ever made a cocktail. But I'm a huge fan of sweetened coffee, not sugar hanging out at the bottom of the cup. This kit makes it stupid easy. I backed it as soon as I heard about it, and have been meaning to tell you about it. You only have 10 hours. Go!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Olives and Chocolate

4 days in Santorini + 4 days in Zermatt + 1 night in Zurich = 9 days of vacation and 44 hours of cramped seating and crying babes.

See you on the other side!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Boyfriend Jeans

Bf jeans have got to be up there with harem pants in the list of man repelling clothing. And I haven't always been a fan either.

There was slight spike in my curiosity when Claire Underwood wore her lover's (from an extramarital affair) clothes. She looked amazing, obviously. Whatever interest Claire generated, however, died when Emily did a post on bf jeans. :( Each pair made her look...meh. And she's gorgeous!

Cue my coworker (the lovely lady who sold me her bike!) in these. After months of hemming and hawing, I finally went to the store and tried them on. They're awesome. I mean, yes, they're comfortable. But they also make me look roughly 10x cooler than I really am. The Madewell model is doing them no justice.

Only downside: my coworker and I have to coordinate the days we get to man-repel. :)

she's so fineeee / and i like sometimes to wave it high, up where everyone can see / i'm a ladyyyy

Friday, September 12, 2014

Thwarted Weekend Plans

I greeted the weekend, not kicking off a backpacking trip on the Vikkingsholm Trail with friends (as planned), but in the ER. What a gigantic bummer.

Hope you have a fun weekend! (I'll be drowning my sorrow at a hackathon. Come cheer me up.)

the gloves are off. the wisdom teeth are out.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Wednesday Thoughts


the cats got nail trims tonight
i might be in love with them
if it's wrong, i don't want to be right
cafe au lait instead of latte nowadays
i'll be honest with you; i can't tell the difference
speaking of coffee
this should be arriving soon
is it just me, or has daylight abruptly shortened recently?
i've been really reluctant to let go of summer, but...
let's hear it for a coffee-fueled fall!

 ♫♫ uhhuh

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Honest Leopard

image from ohhmygee etsy shop; via anna's pinterest

I am really feeling this drawing lately. :)

dancing to this helps

Monday, September 8, 2014

On Bedrooms

So, I've been thinking about bedrooms. I spend a total of about 15 min of my waking hours in there, and most of that time it's standing in front of my clothes doing this. :)

Why is it that bedrooms are dedicated so much space? I recently saw these photos, and it makes me want to find an apartment with a room the width of my bed. I'd gladly give up bedroom space for a bigger living room, wouldn't you?

Some more photos of this brilliant setup...

Friday, September 5, 2014

My Rick Owens Jacket


This is "Ricky" (placed stupidly within cat's reach). I bought it almost year ago. Even though it has gotten a lot wear since then, I'm still slightly embarrassed about having spent 3x the worth of my car on a light jacket. What compelled me to do such a thing? I haven't been able to adequately put it in words.

Until somebody else did. A dearest friend sent me the link this morning, and I was nodding along before even clicking on the url. Ms. Choi captured the feeling precisely.

Have you ever bought anything embarrassingly expensive? I think getting this jacket is my only experience thus far.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

A (Block Syntax) Milestone

+ (void)listGroupsWithCompletion:(void (^)(NSArray* groups))completion
    //awww yissss

I've been writing obj-c for roughly 809 days. (Doesn't seem like a lot, actually.) And today marks the first day I successfully wrote completion handler's syntax without looking at first.

Level up!