Monday, September 30, 2013

Back to Basics

Whenever I consider makeshifting my makeup routine or consuming an "adult" beverage that comes in a styrofoam cup because it worked in college, all I need to do is remind myself of the above.

{Text via A Cup of Jo}

Friday, September 27, 2013

Happy {CoMo} Weekend!

This song puts into words all the emotions I felt after leaving Columbia some four years ago (yikes!).  Laugh if you want, but Harry Styles and his gang sing it like it is.  I have so much excitement for the weekend ahead, being back at the happiest place on Earth that it's almost too much.  Please keep me in your thoughts as Monday is sure to be a rough road.


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Undated & Other Words to Know

Being a twentysomething single girl in 2013 has many advantages, including, but not limited to having the flicker of hope to complete a juice cleanse.  When we are not over-exerting our bank accounts on Lululemon though, we are trying to navigate through our one great challenge: dating.  The world of courtship has dramatically changed since Lindsay Lohan essentially single-handedly got her parents back together bi-continentally without so much as even a laptop.  Even when Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan gave us a glimpse that other forms of communication could soon be involved, no one could have prepared us for the world of smart phones.  It's not that I am necessarily trying to victimize my generational demographic, but I would say it's at least food for thought.  Not since the Doris Day to Jane Fonda transitional era has there been such a cultural shift in the world of dating.  All hope is not completely lost (after all, there is GPS now), but there is a lot of fine print between the lines (thanks a lot, Groupon).  Here's a brief cheat sheet of what the world of lust and lost lust looks like as we know it.

Awkward:  Not to be confused with "weird," this is when one party really likes the other party, but the same cannot be said the other way around.
Charading:  You met someone at a bar exchanged numbers, have text conversations that are 55% true, and have no real intention of ever seeing each other again.
Dating:  You text, meet up at actual restaurants, have met at least a couple of each others' friends, and are just waiting for one of the two of you to bring up the conversation of being "together."
Geographically Undesirable: A very easy excuse to use when appropriate for an "awkward" situation.
Had a Thing With:  A very vague term referencing a time when two people may have been "together," or may have just been "talking."  It's probable that things ended up "weird."
Hooking Up:  Events happen that are not proper topics for Sunday dinner table talk.
Not Sure What We Are:  You know exactly what you are, and it's not "together" but you're waiting to see if incriminating photos appear on your Facebook Newsfeed.  This way you can at least have some drama to consume your time.
Relapsing:  a) Making the same mistake twice with the same person or b) Filling a void of time with someone from the past who also has some time available.
Shacking:  A word you should only reserve for college, even if circumstances are exactly the same post-college.
Talking:  A person of conversation you hope your friends ask you about at Sunday brunch.
Together:  Having lack of fear that anything you say will ever get to your POI (that's "person of interest" for you amateurs out there) because they are now loyal to you first and foremost.
Undating:  Formally telling someone you wish to no longer dine with them.  However, you may have a friend with a lot of points on OpenTable who would be great to get in touch with.
Weird:  Not to be confused with "awkward," this is when things are over, but no formal PR release (a.k.a. Friday night happy hour gossip) has been made.

Thursday, September 19, 2013


This weekend I want to wish the safest and happiest of trailing to the co-author of this blog-my dear friend, Caroline!  Hoping your next year in NOLA is filled with mounds of macaroons and heaps of hurricanes.  [The second part we know is a guarantee.]  Count me in for Mardi Gras-I call "couch!"

Tuesday, September 17, 2013


In case it wasn't broken down for anyone before, the universal bylaws of "girl code" are being recorded at a rapid pace recently.  I would venture to guess that if, as a human race, we can get this hammered out then world peace is on the way.  Some to most guys out there may laugh, joke and mock at this matter.  Let me lay a real life situation in your lap though...

You're at the epicenter of all female drama: the late night bar.  A middle-aged man strikes conversation with a younger girl, briefly left alone by her friends.  The conversation is likely to go absolutely nowhere, but continues on nevertheless.  Moments later her best friend rejoins her.  While Friend A already knows the obvious (middle-aged single man and almost too "well-dressed") she's already combing through all the possibilities of wine tastings and Oscar-hopeful movie dates in her mind.  Friend B though immediately notices the shoes and knows a good thing when she sees it.  So when the time comes for the bar to close, there they all are: Friend A, Friend B and Rupert Everett.  I think we all know how this ends.  Friend B naturally shells out her number first, while Friend A is left desperately trying to whore out her dreams of a Tony Awards Dinner Party, complete with interludes of throwback musical numbers.

All this is to say that if the asterisk was not already there before, gay boyfriends are to be treated in the same way as heterosexual boyfriends.  It's #girlcode, girlfriends.

{Image via Miss Moss}

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Wake Me Up When [This] September [Heat Wave] Ends

"Don't you love New York in the fall?  I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address."--You've Got Mail

Due to the Great Heat of August/September '13 we have taken shape into molten-like creatures.  As a result, our words were not forming into complete sentence...since July.  While we begin to take relief on this this day of cooler temperatures, please enjoy some breezy autumn tunes.

(Image via Pinterest)