Even rainy trips to the meh Whole Foods that is sorely lacking in prepared foods can’t get me down.*
Yes, I went to a THIRD one.
Yes, they are all within 2.5 miles of my home base.
I miss my friends, but our communications from afar have been fab and illustrate that you never lose the right ones.
*I bought more veggies instead! Win-win. :)
So, I have been tirelessly trying to pull together the furniture and design of my apartment and, per usual, I have champagne tastes on a beer to vodka budget. I gave up on my dream of a Jonathan Adler X-leg desk and left Ethan Allen empty-handed. Both events deeply hurt my soul.
I have wood floors, modern finishes, lots of light, dove gray Henry couch (see earlier post), rug with damask dove, darker gray, and white, glossy white desktop with silver legs.
I like a mix of open and airy, Hollywood regency, modern but not crazy, with a preppy or whimsical twist.
I am excellent at finding things I love but eh at putting them together correctly in a room.
Not complicated at all.
I have explored most standard venues and am over it. Do any of you lovely readers have recommendations for affordable but awesome furniture of the following types?
- Louis XV (or is it XVI?) type chair for desk. Would like a pattern. Could do pop of color. Will be working from it everyday.
- Side table that’s more rectangular; silver, glass, clear, sleek.
- Mirrored or otherwise girly (gray, white, seafoam, or turquoise) dresser and / or nightstand for bedroom.
So, I am kind of sensitive, and the fact that it only takes one person to wreak havoc, disrupt lives, and cause pain to many, really gets to me. It always has. Some of you may feel the same way.
I certainly agree that the public has a right to know what happened. I encourage discourse that will help make our lives and world safer and better. I do not believe that round-the-clock speculation from the scene, nor audio or video releases of the event assist with either of those endeavors.
Every single TV at the gym relentlessly displayed the above type of content. It’s upsetting. Confusing. And to some, potentially motivating.
I know that in times of crisis, we just want answers. We want the ability to make sense of the senseless. But now, isn’t the best thing to honor those who were lost senselessly? To help those who are injured or affected? To use anything we’re learned to increase the mental and physical security of all humans?
I can turn off the TV, avoid social media, ignore the newspaper. I don’t want to do that. I want to honor what has happened and participate in the discourse. But sensationalistic coverage and discussion doesn’t seem like the most humane way to do that.
Maybe, to me, the rules are different when we do it to each other. When it’s not nature wreaking havoc, but human hands. When there’s no straightforward, scientific answer. Maybe the coverage is right and my fear of the dark side of humanity is making me overreact.
Note that this post is in no way intended to be disrespectful of those impacted by any tragedy.
This is not who we are, why do we keep hurting our own for no reason? My heart goes out to those affected by the tragedy in Aurora, Colorado.
Not only are there endless mountain ranges, scenic vistas, and parks…a town filled with a giant mall and every. single. solitary store you can imagine*…there is also….
a DRIVE-THRU Panera Bread!!!
In the words of the great philosopher Jem: “Truly outrageous. Truly, truly outrageous.”
*except for like Prada, Gucci, etc., but you’re not a Kardashian. Are you?!
So, a big factor for moving here was the whole “healthiest city in the US” business, and the plethora of outdoor sports and trails. Just a lovely, naturific, active lifestyle.
I moved here in like the worst shape of my adult life. While all buffness and activity surrounding me are definite motivation, I could have stacked the deck a weeee bit more in my own favor.
In my (weak) defense, I owed it to nyc to go out with a bang, and that was all about the partying, eating, little sleeping.
I AM totally on a better schedule here already, and have worked out or been moving stuff and running around most days. I’ll get there!
I will never do ten mile runs at 6am though. You have my word.
P.S. what’s a great introductory hike for me?