6 Weeks of Bliss Challenge #1: Celebrating our Blogs & Those Who Inspire Us

December 9, 2011 at 7:58 am (Uncategorized)

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.


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Week in Review

December 4, 2011 at 11:43 am (Uncategorized)

Things I’ve liked this week…

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I know you’ve already seen this…

December 2, 2011 at 6:00 pm (Uncategorized)

…but I’ll repost, for good measure.

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These are a few of my favorite things…

November 25, 2011 at 8:14 pm (Uncategorized)

We’ve got Brian Boitano figure skating to a live performance by Frankie Valli.  If we could somehow get the cast of “Downton Abbey” and Zac Efron involved in this I’d probably drop dead on the spot.

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November 19, 2011 at 6:11 am (Uncategorized)

My official reason for not blogging much recently is that I’m busy preparing my graduate school applications but I know that’s a load of nonsense.  I am diligently working on my applications, but somehow I also manage to find time to look at Downton Abbey disco photo shoots or watch Marcel the Shell With Shoes On 2 on repeat.  Last night I spent a good half-hour watching YouTube videos of Josh Groban.  This has to stop.  Please hold me accountable for my behavior, and if you ever hear me mention how I’m slacking on my applications, bring this post up and shame me for it.


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Brother, can you spare a dime?

November 7, 2011 at 7:28 pm (Uncategorized)

This is probably tacky, but here it goes anyway.

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Studying for the GRE

November 1, 2011 at 6:48 pm (Uncategorized)

In the meantime, enjoy this- particularly the popping and locking that go down at 2:35.

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La Javanaise

October 23, 2011 at 6:43 pm (Uncategorized)

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GRE Vocab Review

October 19, 2011 at 5:01 pm (Uncategorized)

As many of you already know, I am currently studying for the GRE in hopes of enrolling in grad school next Fall.  Considering that I’m hoping to get into a theatre program, there will be quite an emphasis on the verbal portions of the test so I’m studying vocabulary especially hard.  Using the most popular GRE vocabulary words in sentences has been quite helpful in my studying, so I thought I’d share some of them in case anyone else is in the same boat as I am.

Anomaly- “That is quite an anomaly,” she said.

Lucid- The man was lucid, after a period of being not lucid.

Gullible- It appeared as though somebody had written gullible on the ceiling.

Pragmatism- John was often commended for his pragmatism.

Abstain- I decided to abstain from the Old Country Buffet after severe indigestion.

Audacious- “Sarah, you’re always so audacious!” said Sarah’s teacher.

Hope that’s helpful!


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What a Mitt-wit

October 18, 2011 at 5:59 am (Uncategorized)

In case there weren’t enough reasons to not support Mitt Romney, let’s take a look at the company he keeps…

Women are a majority of the population now—a majority in university classrooms and a majority in all kinds of contexts. It seems to me silly to say, ‘Gee, they’re discriminated against and we need to do something about it.’ They aren’t discriminated against anymore.

~Robert Bork, Mitt Romney’s top legal adviser

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