I had to go ta’ tha’ Wal-Marts to get some Cetaphil Cream (can’t live without it), Zyrtec-D (ditto) and storage bins (seriously, I need to switch out my closet to summer clothes already) and what to my wondering eyes did appear? This whole new clothing line called “bella bird.” It’s shockingly cute. Probably because it was so unexpected, this level of cuteness ta’ tha’ Wal-Marts. It’s like Anthropologie meets DownEast Basics meets, well, Wal-Mart. It’s jersey knit and flowers and ribbons and lace and soft colors and prices range from $9 to $22.
Estelle and I were Skype-ing (Is that even a word?? Skype-ing? Oh well, you know what I mean.) after our trip to New York and she said something to me about how she found it fascinating that I got so enthusiastic about my bowl of ramen at Ippudo. Oh, how I loved that Ramen. It was absolutely perfect.
That ramen tasted like heaven.
When we arrived at Ippudo we were tired and we needed a place to sit. (Cushy bench in the waiting area with room for all of us? Check.) I needed to go the bathroom. (Clean bathroom with automated paper towels and a garbage can by the door? Check.) I needed some caffeine. (Tall glass of Diet Coke from the bar? Check.) It was a little chilly and I was absolutely STARVING. (Hot bowl of divine garlic ramen noodles? Check.) And of course, all of my favorite ladies were there which made it all EVEN BETTER.
My ramen noodles were over the top amazing, but the real reason that I was so excited was because the day before our trip, I had watched a special video that Dr. Brene Brown created with the over the top amazing team at Paper Coterie.
In the video Dr. Brown talks about love, belonging and being “enough.” But what touched me the most was her message about how to get through the hardest times in your life – by building up a “joy bank.” How do you fill up your “joy bank”?
Well, I’m telling you there is joy at the bottom of a bowl of ramen noodles at Ippudo, that’s for sure.
I’ve been catching up on Season 3 of True Blood this week. For those of you that haven’t seen True Blood, well, it’s like Twilight, except for grown-ups (you know, it actually has ADULT vampires who drink blood and have sex and do stuff you’d expect vampires to do.) For those of you that haven’t seen Twilight, well, bravo. I haven’t read the books but I’ve seen the first two movies. And I knew that I couldn’t go any further with the whole Twilight thing when I literally wanted to stand up in the middle of the 2nd movie and yell “WHAT IS WRONG WITH ALL OF YOU???”
But I digress.
This song, Paradise Circus was featured in an episode of True Blood, Season 3. No surprise when I hit Shazam that is was Massive Attack. This song is right sexy. Downright yummy.
Ohhhh, Ho. Clap-clap-clap.
“I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.”
— Jack London