I’ve got those “rejected from Northwestern and the program director misspelled my name in the e-mail” blues.
Is it cheating to substitute writing a blog post by posting a link to something I did for WBEZ’s Paper Machete podcast? Maybe, but I’m going to do it anyway:
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,400 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 23 trips to carry that many people.
Resolutions for 2012, in no particular order…
- Make more music.
- Say “yes” more.
- Hustle. Seize opportunities. Find ways to make that scrilla.
- Travel, even if it’s to someplace not that exciting.
This week’s Bliss Challenge was to “Submit a memorable vacation photo OR a place you’re dying to visit in this discussion to help us mentally escape the holiday madness! Include a traveling tip, trick or great memory.”
Well, right about now I would give anything to get out to New York City. I have not spent a December in Manhattan in four years and I miss it like crazy. True, when I was living there I did nothing but complain about all of the tourists flocking to the Big Apple to check out the Christmas decorations, but I miss the lights and the smell of roasting chestnuts and the Union Square Christmas market and all of those good things that I took for granted. The photo above clearly wasn’t taken at Christmas time, but it’s proof that wonderful things happen in that city.
As far as traveling tips go, if you’re a fancy lady (like myself), I recommend checking out the Travel Size Products section of Sephora’s website. I’m often paranoid about getting to the airport and discovering that one of my nicer cosmetic products is larger than 3 oz., so this is a nice way to make sure that you have a travel sized portion of your beauty staples. If you don’t want to dish out any extra dough for a travel size though, the next time you make a full size purchase I recommend asking your salesperson if they had a sample size or two that they could throw in.
Bliss.com is hosting a six-week challenge to help generate a community of wellness and lifestyle bloggers, and their first challenge is for bloggers to write about why they started blogging and who inspires them. My Two Weeks Notice was started as I quit my 9-5 administrative job to venture into the world of arts education. It was a site where I could muse about the transition from office drone to teaching “artiste”, and write about cooking, shopping, frugality, and all the other good things that come along with a major life change. As I’ve gotten busier it’s been trickier to keep up with the blog, but it’s still lovely to have someplace where I could post about vegan eating challenges, dressing for Chicago winters, and Frankie Valli ice skating videos.
As far as who inspires me, I’ll just include a quick little blogroll of awesome folk, for your consideration.
- Cheap Healthy Good
- Lin-Manuel Miranda
- Broads of the Beltway
- Eating Bender
- My Edit
- Kate Spencer
Things I’ve liked this week…
- Everyday Food’s Tuna Noodle Casserole
- Maker’s Mark sent me a Christmas sweater for a bottle of Maker’s
- Zach Wahls’ (college student who defended his two moms before Iowa’s legislature) Reddit AMA (ask me anything)
- iTV posted photos from “Downton Abbey’s” Christmas special (spoilers if you haven’t seen series 2 yet)