Urban Girl Almanac: Mixed Bag

Urban Girl Almanac: Mixed Bag

This has been a crazy week. I can’t believe my accidental date was just this last Monday. Here’s the lessons I learned this week:

  • Foreign Cinema’s lavender creme brulee is a thing of beauty.
  • My negative review of Smokin’ Aces is almost identical to the New Yorker’s.
  • Organizing the closet helps with rediscovering long lost clothing favorites.
  • Walking a mile and a half to work is great exercise and helps you wake up in the morning.
  • Trader Joe’s cocoa almonds are so tasty.
  • If you are visiting San Francisco, you can rent this place near my neighborhood.
  • Physical therapist = sadist?
  • I can’t believe I watched (and was really moved by) the CMT tribute to Reba.
  • I love everything about changing the sheets. The process is kind of meditative and you end up with a perfect, tightly made bed. Especially fun with thick thread counts and L’Occitane lavender water.
  • Jealousy of Tina Fey’s perfect curly hair on 30 Rock will get you nowhere.
  • This site gets high rankings on the strangest google terms. Welcome searchers for Leslie Caron, tulipiers, tea at the garden court and lhasa apso embroidery patterns.
  • Daffodils!
  • I booked our tickets to North Carolina in March. Any hot tips from Carolinians?
  • Dark indigo blue shadow works really well as eyeliner for blue eyes and dark hair.
  • Listening to Radio Alice and Live 105 at work puts me in a good mood.

I’m kind of glad the rain has canceled a few of my weekend plans. All I have on deck is a night at the movies to see Catch and Release The Last King of Scotland on Saturday. I hope to spend a lot of time in bed with a cup of coffee, a book and Chris Isaak (the ideal January music) on the radio.

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  1. love.boxes at 1:56 am

    Love changing the sheets, love bright, happy, yellow daffodils. I wish someone else would organize not my closets, they are all good, but the pantry and my studio are disaster areas, think tornado.

  2. Kerry at 3:25 am

    I love to organize – I wish I could keep it that way for longer than a week or two at a time. I don’t know what I would do with baskets – I have them in all shapes and sizes and it every closet and space available. Love your blog – thanks for the reading.

  3. Anne at 2:10 pm

    Thanks for posting that house! that would be awesome for when my husband and i come to sanfran someday!

  4. Steph at 8:59 pm

    I grew up a few hours away from there and have actually never been, but I’ve heard that the chapel up on UNC campus is amazing.