Entries from February 2011

Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2011

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From when we were first together. It was shocking and fun to see what we looked like together.

When I was a kid I LOVED Valentine’s Day. In school we’d make little mail boxes for our desks to receive homemade Valentines in. But now as an adult I don’t get quite as excited about V-Day. Maybe because it’s my job to make cards that are all about celebrating love? Or maybe it’s because we like to celebrate any given day of the week with a nice dinner, a bottle of wine and a few smooches.

Either way, Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you can find someone to kiss on a little (a kitty or puppy works too) today.

• In 2009 we celebrated with gold.
• In 2010 I gave Jeremy wood. (heh)

Happy VD, OKC.

February 14, 2011

I’ve been priming Jeremy to get ready for a big move. It’s not going to happen any time soon but I am feeling that I’m not ready to be entirely settled here in Oklahoma City. I just don’t feel like I’m one of those people who ends up living and dying in the same place my whole life. We’ve made Oklahoma City our home. We’ve established roots and have made memories all over this town. But I’m ready for an adventure.

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On the way to my favorite place to buy wine and beer.

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O + C = Oklahoma City

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I always fantasize about opening a little studio in this space.

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The best lunches with my dad happen here.

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Summer of 2009 – a view from a rooftop bar with my favorite people.

Or maybe I’m just ready for warmer weather.

Either way, Happy Valentine’s Day, Oklahoma City. I like you.

At the end of the day.

February 11, 2011

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This week has been a doozy! Here are some things that happened:
• I busted out my vintage typewriter for a web project I’m working on. Ironic, no?
Amy has a big ol’ crush on me. So, I told her a bunch of secrets.
• We had another snow storm!
I hosted a (rare) give-away. I’m announcing the winner tomorrow morning! So enter now if you haven’t yet.
• I started doing a really hard work out that involves “before” pictures.
• I Googled “Costa Rica vacations” but I’m really terrible at Googling. If you guys have any Costa Rica (or other not super touristy beachy vacation) ideas I’m open to recommendations!
• I got the sweetest email ever from a blog reader. You people mean a lot to me – sweet emails and comments or not. I hope you know that.
• You guys also sent me some really great soup recipes!
• I lived in my wrist worms.
• I discovered that if you get pregnant on February 18 that your baby’s due date will be 11/11/11. Coincidentally, Jeremy’s birthday is February 18. Oh la la! So maybe a little bit of my baby-crazy is creeping back but it will still be a while before we add any bebes to this family.

Did you guys have a good week?

Post-Apocalyptic Fashion

February 10, 2011

You guys know that I’m kind of obsessed with the post-apocalypse. I’m not about to go out on a street corner in NY with a sandwich board sign proclaiming that The End of The World is Near! No my obsession lies more in the fashion choices and fun escape plans.

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It started with Mad Max. When I was a kid I was obsessed with the feral children in Beyond the Thunderdome. I wanted to BE one of those kids – leather loin cloth, dreads, dirt and all.

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Then when I became a teenager there was Tank Girl. You guys – I smoked those crayon-colored cigarettes for a day because I so badly wanted to be Tank Girl. I couldn’t quite get the hang of smoking so instead I played roller derby for a couple years and wore tube socks on my arms.

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And now there’s the more desaturated and sexy post-apocalyptic heroine badass. The influence of these ladies have me dressing in neutral layers, onesies, (faux) fur vests, flannel, and more flannel. They’ve also got me pretending that I’m “in training” as I do P90X in my living room. Now I just need (another) pair of aviators and I’ll be good to go.

Okie Dokie Avocado

February 10, 2011

Avocados

I wrote about carrot soup yesterday and I can’t help but share this really simple lunch I had the next day – sliced avocado on leftover toasted parathas with crushed sea salt on top. Simple and delicious.

When Jeremy and I were first together he used the phrase “Okie Dokie Artichokey” – I had never heard it before and thought it was so cute and hilarious. I decided I was going to use it too but the first time I tried it came out “Okie Dokie Avocado!” My sister likes to joke that you would think I’m a foreign exchange student with the way I’m constantly butcher common phrases.

And P.S. My sister wrote a story about how my family survived snow storms in the 80s here. It involves a lot less baking of cookies and a lot more station wagons, hallucinations and donuts.

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