capes, coffee, & the color orange

Monthly Archive: June 2011

Thursday

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June 2011

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learning to go with the flow…

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CAPES [something empowering] If you’re like me – dictating every moment with plans – then it’s important to balance yourself and go with the flow. And yes, tonight I’m planning to go with the flow.

COFFEE [latest trend or addiction] Toilet seat covers can be used to remove any excess shine from your pretty face. Blot your T-zone, and you’re instantly refreshed.

THE COLOR ORANGE [something noteworthy] James Vincent McMorrow and the Civil Wars captivated a packed Triple Door last night. This video clip was JVM’s last song, “If I Had a Boat”. He’ll be back in September with the rest of his band…stay tuned.
 

Wednesday

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June 2011

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My Summer Reading List

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CAPES [something empowering] In the morning, as you get dressed and ready for the day, think about the attitude that you want to “dress” yourself in. If you wake up annoyed, try “undressing” that attitude before you walk out the door.

COFFEE [latest trend or addiction] I recently cancelled my cable because of the ongoing feud between Comcast and myself. I have a new-found love for Hulu Plus because I can handle $7.99 per month…and I doubt Hulu will increase the price by an obscene amount unannounced.

THE COLOR ORANGE [something noteworthy] My summer reading list includes:
The Brain that Changes Itself, by Norman Doidge
Everliving, by Christina Dudley
The Great House, by Nicole Krauss
The Help, by Kathryn Stockett
The History of Christianity, by Paul Johnson
Let Justice Roll Down, by John Perkins
Love Wins, by Rob Bell
Reviving Ophelia, by Mary Pipher
Real Boys, by William Pollack
The Street of Crocodiles, by Bruno Schultz
 

Saturday

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June 2011

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I’m not needy, but I have needs.

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CAPES [something empowering] It’s important to know the difference between being a needy person and being the type who allows others to take advantage of you. Know your limits. Allow yourself to have needs.

COFFEE [latest trend or addiction] This wine, with this guy, at this restaurant.

THE COLOR ORANGE [something noteworthy] I love the following glassybaby colors together: Sea Foam, Chatham, Taxi, Kumquat, Chartreuse, Beach, Celadon, Whisper, Crayola and Tangerine…and yes, there are three different shades of orange in this combo.
 

Saturday

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June 2011

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Move over mayo…

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CAPES [something empowering] “When I cannot bear outer pressures anymore, I begin to put order in my belongings…as if unable to organize and control my life, I seek to exert this on the world of objects” (Anais Nin).

COFFEE [latest trend or addiction] I hate mayonnaise, but love gourmaise. Boar’s Head Pepperhouse Gourmaise makes mayonnaise so much more than tolerable.

THE COLOR ORANGE [something noteworthy] In my own “world of objects”, I have been obsessed with simplicity and organization. This month, Real Simple featured this closet organizer, and I can’t wait to purchase it. Also this month in RS, glassybaby was featured on the cover. Big deal. Huge.
 

Wednesday

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June 2011

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Pie, pie…I like pie.

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CAPES [something empowering] To wish that someone was just like you is the worst compliment that you can give them.

COFFEE [latest trend or addiction] Broomstick pies: take an old broomstick, cover the end of it with pilsbury dough, cook over a campfire, and fill with butter and honey. They’re so good, you’ll want to move out to the woods permanently just so you can use it as an excuse to eat them on a regular basis.

THE COLOR ORANGE [something noteworthy] Graduate school: year 2 of 3 is days from being completed. But who’s counting?