Wednesday, February 27, 2013

...and then George Takei posted our snow creation on Facebook...

So, this last week has been ridiculous. For many reasons.

First off, the weather: it's been decades since Kansas saw the kind of snow we've had these last two weeks. In between storms we went to Lawrence and stayed the night with our friends Corey and Megan. After a lovely walk downtown for brunch at 715 we moseyed our way back, discussing the upside-down snowman Megan had dreamed of building. Which didn't happen. But something better did: Snowda

So, we built Snowda, posted some pictures on Instagram and Facebook for our friends to see, and that's it. Right? No. First, the local paper included a picture of Snowda along with some other amazing creations from around town. Then, the incomparable F*ck You, I'm From Kansas! posted a picture on their page. David and I kept updating each other last night with "did you see? It's been shared 500 times!" and "look! A thousand 'likes'! Fun!". THEN, this afternoon, this happened on Facebook:

It's basically the ultimate geek approval. Ever. We thought we were good when an 10 year old kid told us "yeah, it looks pretty cool" while we were building it (I mean come on, 10 year olds are super hard to impress!)  Pretty much the only way it could get better from here is if Ellen shares it or President Obama (in that order).

May the Force be with you!

Friday, February 22, 2013

starting to feel like home...

When I lived alone, on weekend nights that I didn't drive to be with D in KC or he couldn't get to me in L-town because of work or other obligations, I always managed to somehow stay up super late (after 11:00p is super late for me, to be honeest) bingeing (binging??) on netflixed TV, or making cookies or doing crafts or reading too many blogs (design/mommy/funny/wedding/funnydesignymommy) until late in the night, to the point that the dog would put herself to bed and I would begin to nod off at the keyboard.  I haven't really had many of these kinds of nights since moving to KC, because all the hours together are just better than the ones spent alone, but I still relish in the moments I have to myself because although they are to myself, I'm a mere few steps away to my loves in the other room rather than being 40 miles away from a complete heart. 

So tonight I felt like sitting up late by myself in the dark, catching up on online-y things, and post a few catching-up things for myself:

My brother's girlfriend adopted a one-eyed dog who is just about the cutest thing since sliced bread/my dog:

we got a record snow here in the midwest - D got a snow day while I worked and had meetings from home (Google hangouts - you're pretty great!):

snow day all day with my love:

I'm pretty sure the technical term is "snow zoomies":

FINALLY getting to utilize the amazing Sorel boots D got me for my birthday 2 years ago - they're the most amazing boots ever (paired with flannel and eddie bauer warmness for the victory):

And it's just about March, for the love of goodness. 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013


"Learning new things helps diffuse stress like nothing else. Instead of freaking out, see what you can be taught that will help you more forward. The end result is much more rewarding if you get there without unnecessary turmoil." - me, today, to myself.