People watching at its finest...
Watching the morning antics at the airport is like hitting the gawking lottery. wow.
Why am I blogging?
It is 11:21 pm and I have yet to pack for Miami. We have to be up at 4:15 am to catch our flight. I am thinking, the better part of tomorrow will be spent napping on the beach.
Go see "Our Town" at Lookingglass Theatre!
I just attended probably the single greatest Northwestern Alumni event, ever. We saw a stunning production of “Our Town” at Lookingglass Theatre, followed by a talkback with the directors and cast. Lookingglass Theatre was started 21 years ago by a group of earnest kids from Northwestern and has grown into one of the most influential, acrobatic, literary playhouses in the...
Residents of Chicago,
Yay!!! Yes!!! I am so in!!! allthingsalishan: I will be gracing your lovely town my with presence in June. Wanna play?
Book Club is taking over the world. You heard it here first.– Jen. True dat. (via georgiegirlnyc) Is it normal to be envious of someone else’s book club? I see your pictures, hear your stories, browse through your books and desperately want to be part of the cool-kids-(book)-club! xo, all!
It was pedestrian, at best.– Padma Lakshmi (laying the smack down on the “Top Chef” finale)
This really warms my heart. Growing up my mother was militant about nightly ”family dinner.” She somehow managed to keep 5:30-6:30pm sacred, which is no small feat with a business-owner husband, over-committed daughters and a son who attended a school almost an hour away from our home. Looking back on it, the time we spent around the dinner table sharing stories, joys, and fears...
I don’t talk trash; I talk smack. They’re totally different. Trash talk is all...– Kelly Kapoor, The Office (via jackiegarlich) (via caseyculture)
Top Secret Passwords
I was just managing the user profiles in our content management system, and I got such a kick out of seeing my coworkers’ passwords. A few of my favorites were: Thisistheyear! Justhavingfuntoo! Remarkablethings! XOShakespeare! (<—ok, that one was mine) And the slightly less emphatic: BasedonNothing. Fun, eh?
Emilyinternet, You just made me laugh out loud!
Unlikely adventures require unlikely tools– Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium 2 things: I think this quote captures my relationship with clothes and shoes. They are like my tools for life’s adventures I adored the movie Mr. Magorium. A-dored!
Book Clubbin' for Christ (!!!)
What about starting a Lenten Book Challenge?! It is a lot like your average (pagan) ”book club,” only…we will actually READ books! It is a perfect Lenten resolution because it will require discipline, promote self-improvement and encourage camaraderie. You create a list of as many or as few books as you would like to read and just commit to getting them read by Easter Sunday...
I know I am a little last minute about this but I am trying to come up with the perfect sacrifice for lent. Possibilities include: Following Laney’s lead and going on a hardcore spending moratorium- no new clothes or shoes. The one problem with this is that I will be travelling to NYC and Miami during the Lenten season and there is no way I won’t do a little shopping both while I am...
The problem with being told you are going to change the world, she suddenly...– All They Ever Wanted Was Everything by Janelle Brown (via katoleary)
I had very high hopes for the Gilt Group Me&Ro sale, but was totally disappointed by what they had to offer. I suppose it is for the best, though. I CLEARLY do not need to start online shopping for jewelry…for myself!
juice it, juice it
If marriage is all about the little acts of kindness, then my husband made today a great married-day before I even left for work. Today is “Juice Tuesday,” and I was running a little late this morning, but Simon got out of bed early (on his day off!) and juiced enough veggies to last me the whole day. Thank you love.
Artisanal Bistro →
Ask for Maitre D, Michael! If he is there, please tell him Emily A. looooooves and misses him! marseeah: My aunt is in town tonight and she’s taking her cousin and I here. I’m already hungry - this is one of my favoriet places in NYC.
I want to be very clear that I do know how hard I make it to appreciate me,...– – Sean Penn, referring to his reputation as being notoriously difficult, while accepting the Best Actor award for Milk It is like he took the words right out of my mouth (with regards to myself of course). (via mascarah)
My very own Ira Glasses!!! →
By our boss, Mr. Torey Malatia…
My Oscar date
I went on a date with one of nominees from tonight’s Academy Awards. He had the coolest apartment I have ever seen with funky/intricate/gorgeous chandeliers hanging in every room and his other academy award perched as a bookend. Cool.
'Tis Pity She's A Whore
I have a really special place in my heart for one of the nominees, Michael Shannon (Supporting Actor - Revolutionary Road). When I was 16, I saw Michael in a production of the brilliant play “‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore,” in the impossibly cool, 60 seat Red Orchid Theatre. It was one of the three most significant theatrical experience of my life. This sexy, griping, intimate...
The MUSICAL IS BACK!!!
The musical is back bitches! Jazz Hands!
I am sorry…but Jessica Biel is a hot tranny mess tonight. HTM