Don’t know what I’d do without my sweet Bridge. She’s been my best friend for…..almost 6 years now. Always by my side, well, when she wants to be – she only does what she wants. Today it’s sitting right next to the shower. The whole time!
Ahhh, so that’s what they are called…
Not knowing they had a name I got frustrated and bought two pairs just like these. I was frustrated because Matt freaked out on me the other day about wearing yoga pants, well, wearing them too often. Well, maybe I tried to wear them with high heels…to dinner. It was a low moment. Sorry – they are comfortable. Like most working people, I wear clothes that itch, irritate, and suck me in to the point of stomach cramps, no joke. On my free time I just want to be comfortable. Though, with Matt’s help, I thought about what I could replace them with that would look a bit more presentable. So, mom jeans they are. Mine are a lot baggier – what’s the point of wearing them if they are going to be tight? I don’t want anything constricting. Plus, mine were Old Navy so way cheap!
Below is what yahoo shine has to say about my new weekend staple-
“Mom jeans”— pleated, tapered, high-waisted pants with elongated pockets — aren’t exactly cutting edge, but the denim drawers once adored by the over-40 set, and later parodied on “Saturday Night Live,” are making a surprising comeback. Again.
Case in point: Topshop now carries Moto Blue Mom Jeans, a $66 cotton version and Urban Outfitters sells the Mom Jean, a $59 pair with a tapered, cropped leg. And Hollywood is crawling with the look— in December, Gwyneth Paltrow was spotted wearing the voluminous, drawstring version of the jeans, and Elle Fanning admitted to New York magazine that she favors a baggier look, “sort of like a mom jean.” Meanwhile, actress Emma Roberts rocked a high-waisted, skin-tight pair of dark denims recently. Hard to believe that in 2009, Jessica Simpson received flak from the media for wearing a dark blue pair of her own during a Florida concert. But back then, high-waisted denims were having a resurgence, too—thanks to street style blogs featuring hipsters embracing the look ironically, of course. This time around, we have a new explanation for mom jeans and some guidelines for wearing them.
“Fashion is experiencing a wave of ‘90s nostalgia— lots of crop tops, plaid, and layering — and mom jeans right fit right in,” Stephanie Trong, co-editor in chief of Fashionista.com, told Yahoo Shine. “But let’s be clear: These aren’t everyday jeans, and they won’t necessarily flatter your body; however, they do poke fun at fashion and make a playful statement.” Dare to try it? Proceed with caution — and definitely wear them with confidence. nostalgia— lots of crop tops, plaid, and layering — and mom jeans right fit right in,” Stephanie Trong, co-editor in chief of Fashionista.com, told Yahoo Shine. “But let’s be clear: These aren’t everyday jeans, and they won’t necessarily flatter your body; however, they do poke fun at fashion and make a playful statement.” Dare to try it? Proceed with caution — and definitely wear them with confidence.
I typically wear flats to work or heels with as comfy a heel as possible. ( really, do they exist? ) My friend, Emily, prefers crazy high heels. Don’t know how she does it, but they do look good. And, yes, they are Louboutin.
I’m getting old.
Incredibly thrilled with the latest music by Gardens & Villa.
Now, they have a new album out, Dunes. Fresh out as of February 4th.
It’s wonderful! Where the self titled songs took a while to hit their full catchiness, these songs have a hook right when they start. Colony Glenn is an immediate crowd pleaser – Echosassy may be one of the best new songs I’ve heard in a long time. It’s a little dark, but keeps moving. Bullet Train is neat, too. Just to name a few.
They are from California. A state I’d love to be in at this moment. It’s sunny here today, but I’m dreaming of even warmer days.
It’s sunny today! We have all been hit in the face with dark skies and cold air for weeks. That cold air takes my breath away at 3 AM. Hurray for tiny improvements. This wallpaper looks how I have felt today. Refreshed and inspired. We can do this, guys! My fingers are crossed Atlanta keeps melting. I have a plane to catch and a Valentine to hug.
Picture from Design Sponge
Don’t like Valentine’s Day? The good news: at least it’s also Friday. I’ve written blogs in the past where I ranted about how silly Valentine’s Day is or, even more dramatically, how I don’t believe in romantic love. I know, which Bridget Jones movie was this in? If not there needs to be one! Now, for the second year in a row, I have an adorable valentine who, after three weeks of separation, I’m flying to see for a quick weekend. Long distance is tough, but we are very much in love. Alright, enough of the gushy stuff, I have to share one of the funniest valentine’s gifts I’ve seen. A friend of mine bought these cuff links for her on again/off again love interest. Yes, that’s Biggie & Tupac.
And appropriately they are called:
They aren’t on as of two days ago when the came in the mail. The good news, I think they will work for any holiday.
Also, one of my girlfriend’s has some temporary work in Memphis and has been staying with me for a little while. She’s there when I’m not, and says she watches my birds, Lenny and Leona, all day. I knew they were very close, but she says they are so in love it’s almost annoying. Apparently, all the couple does is sit, smooch and put food in the other’s mouth. Well, actually my friend says the male feeds the female all day. Jumps off his perch to get food from the bottom of the cage, and hops back up to sweetly deliver it right in her mouth. Hey, I like being fed, too.
Then, after she and I talked about my birds, I saw these love birds on display at the MET. This is from 1889.
And I have to thank my mom for sending me a very thoughtful gift full of sweet little trinkets from cookies, bar-tending tools, since we love our martinis, and candy. She’s my original valentine.
However you spend your day, I hope you do something you love and remember to count your blessings. That’s my goal for the day. All my love,
This is a song I think probably 99% of the population can’t help but love, at least sing along with when it’s on the radio.
Despite its unlikely role in a newsroom, our morning crew has been singing it non-stop since Thursday morning when one of our photographers let the cat out of the bag. We aren’t sure if it’s always his ring tone or just for a special caller, but when his phone rang in the middle of the newsroom, we were loudly serenaded by George Michaels, Never Gonna Dance Again. He couldn’t hit silent fast enough.
This “Fantastic Music Friday” is for you, our unnamed photographer. You brought us a lot of fun these last two days. We sang at our desks and during commercial breaks. Keep taking those calls, buddy.
iPhone and iPad apps
The latest and greatest apps usually come to iOS first and here are some.
- NBC Sports Live Extra: The official app is focused on providing video coverage of the event. You can use it for streaming live events, setting reminders for your favorite sport, and replaying events you missed. It is ad-sponsored so you will see some at the bottom.
- NBC Olympics Highlights and Results: This is the kind of application I will likely use more than streaming video where you can easily view your favorite sports and check out the results, latest news, videos, medal counts and more. It also serves as a second screen experience when you are viewing nightly NBC coverage.
- Sochi 2014 Results: This app is purely for those who want the stats and to see competition results, medal counts, and athlete profiles. You can also setup your own coverage schedule.
- Sochi 2014 Guide: This application is designed to aid those who might actually be at the Winter Games or who want to find out a bit more about the venues.
- 2014 Team USA Road to Sochi: This app covers Team USA and gives you information on how the athletes made it to Sochi, including Olympic and Paralympic competitors.
Info from a www.zdnet.com article written by Matthew Miller
I always enjoy going out on stories, but this one was really cool.
Can you imagine getting the chance to pick out the foods your school cafeteria would serve?
Shelby County School kids got that chance. I walked in and was instantly a kid again. It was like a giant buffet, and it all looked amazing.
There was pizza, chicken sandwich patties, chicken nuggets, you know, all the items you’d expect in the lunch line, but with a healthy twist. Most everything was whole grain and reduced fat. With at least 50 vendors representing food distributors from across the country, the gymnasium was packed with kids, teachers and FOOD. As a food lover it was great to see the kids so thrilled over fruit cocktail without syrup. They let me try it, and it was wonderful. What a smart way to get kids excited to eat healthy food. A+ idea!
To see more of the event click on the link below!
This weather has been insane. I really don’t mind changing in and out of spring/winter clothes, but my head can barely handle it. Today was one of those days. It was almost confusing how nice it felt. Add in the sun and I forgot where I was. Drove to Oxford to visit with two college friends. One has a one year old daughter who I finally got to hug!!! The other friend is expecting her first baby late spring; Clearly there was a lot to talk about. I’m just thrilled for both of them. Baby Audrey was a doll. The picture at the top was taken in Square Books Jr. My first time in there. So many books and toys! A child’s dream.
I had this strange memory follow me all day. I was a Sophomore at Ole Miss. It was the kind of winter day just like we experienced today : warm, sunny, breezy. I got on my bike and peddled to the Oxford library and spent hours sitting by the window reading books about container gardening. I remember how good it felt looking forward to the days of all the colorful flowers and spending hours outside. Today I drove most of the way home with my windows down. Spring is coming; I can feel it…just in two months and with several cold weather days ahead of us! Days like these offer hope, though.
Along with the nice visit and quality Oxford square walking I found some neat books to keep me busy this week. Never talked about it on my blog before, but I most easily fall asleep to non-fiction. Specifically that of the Russian Revolution, Stalin, the gulags and Hitler. Oddly enough, I don’t really have nightmares. I truly can’t get enough of it. My best bet for sleep aid is listening to an audio book because I can keep my eyes closed. Alright, I’ll wrap this up before I reveal my true obsession with sleep. Who wouldn’t be obsessed on this AM schedule.