Tuesday, February 15, 2011


I'll admit it. I'm in a bit of a funk. I'm having a hard time staying motivated right now. I keep thinking that if I take a short break, then I'll come back and hit stuff hard and get at it. But then breaks just make me want longer breaks and pretty soon all I want to do is think about my crocus that is about to bloom and our second Europe trip that we are hoping to squeeze into May/June. But like the good influence I am, rather than get us back on task - how about I share with you things that can distract you as well?! Hey, what are friends for?

First, have you been following Oh Happy Day or DesignMom? They are sisters (actually related to a guy I went to school with in Virginia and wow are they cooler than he is...uh that wasn't very nice...sorry...but its true) ahem anyway, they both moved to France for a year. They blog about their adventures and it makes me miss our time in Europe so much. These pictures are so iconic of the little produce shops we walked by on our way to the little flat we stayed at in Paris.

And if you want to see the cutest photo series, check out these by Lauren Fleishman. They are a series of photos of couples who have been married over 50 years and have sweet little quotes next to them. Who doesn't love to see an adorable old couple?

Also, I figured out how to play this song in its entirety.

and also, I really love this tea pot (below). Its lovely, yes? I think its much cuter than the generic one I currently have. It reminds me of something you'd find in an old pop-up camper. I dig it.

And finally, I went to a Ted event on Friday to secure a speaking slot of one of the founders/authors (which I did - look at me doing my job!) and the event was, of course, amazing. The videos from the event are not up yet but I will post my favorite one when its up. In the meantime, here is a video of one of my favorite Ted.com talks by Sir Ken Robinson. IT. IS. FABULOUS. Its about 17-18 minutes long (that's the limit for a ted talk) and its worth every minute.

So there you have it. Some of the many things that are distracting me right now. Hope you enjoy them all.

80 days till graduation. Not sure if the countdown is helping or hurting at this point...

1 comment:

Aleisha Z. Coleman said...

you are great! you can do 80 more days! even with those yummy distractions....