Friday, September 15, 2017

Happy Birthday, Vova!

My big brother turns 30(!!!!) today! How crazy is that?

Since he hates his birthday, I'm going to assume he had a normal day at work, followed by a commute to his dreamy house(!), and concluded by a dinner with Jackie. A normal day where nobody mentioned his birthday, not even once.

I racked my brain for presents for Vova this year. I came up with a million things, only to discard all of them. Nothing is good enough! I still think my best gift idea was a genius toilet paper dispenser that dispenses one sheet at a time (like tissues!). Vova was not impressed with my pitch. :)

Instead, here are some pictures and gifs of our vacation last year. Hope your 30th is filled with home renovation projects and kittens. You're the best brother, and I love you.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Dinner Comfort

So, of course, you should cook tonight. You should cook to bring comfort to yourself and to others. You should cook because cooking is a civilized, cultured act. It is the opposite of violence, of hatred, of fear.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Let It Go

photo via notesondesign 
to live in this world

you must be able
to do three things
to love what is mortal;
to hold it

against your bones knowing
your own life depends on it;
and, when the time comes to let it go,
to let it go
- Mary Oliver, Blackwater Woods

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Anxiety Hack

photo via oktoberkind
[S]o much angst is generated at worrying about ourselves. Lots of research suggests that doing something nice for someone else generates a positive sense of well-being. If you find yourself overcome by anxious thoughts or feeling sorry for yourself about something, find something to do for someone else.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Sounds of Technology

[mac startup sound] "It's like a gentle rub on the back. Everything is going to be ok."

Sooooo true!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016


photo via thegarlicdiaries

Already ripe avocados? Get out of here with that nonsense, Ralphs. I’m from New York, where, in lieu of avocados, grocery stores put out six hundred petrified dragon eggs and shoppers must squeeze every last one of them before buying the softest but still rock-hard option, and then bring it home and watch it go from unripe to completely rotten without ever once being edible. That’s how New Yorkers do avocados.

This made me laugh.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Gah. I LOVE it when...

... my gif synchronizes with my music. (It's the little things, right?)