capes, coffee, & the color orange

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Friday

5

April 2013

2

COMMENTS

I’m not bossy. I was just born to lead.

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studCAPES [something empowering] “I want every little girl who’s told she’s bossy, to be told instead that she has leadership skills” (Sheryl Sandberg).

COFFEE [latest trend or addiction] This jacket.  These awards.  This weekend.  Go.

THE COLOR ORANGE [something noteworthy] 52 Books In A Year: week 2.  I read Lean In.  It was awesome.  Sheryl Sandberg pretty much kicks ass, and I might have a non-sexual crush on her.  Okay, yes, I definitely do.

Thursday

8

December 2011

2

COMMENTS

if our hearts are never broken, then there’s no joy in the mending…there’s so much this hurt can teach us both (Snow Patrol)

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CAPES [something empowering] People are bound to let you down. Instead of getting bogged down about it, find your joy in the mending.

COFFEE [latest trend or addiction] Making delicious drinks from scratch and listening to this song on repeat….in December drinking horchata…

THE COLOR ORANGE [something noteworthy] Here’s an important message regarding Evite/FB event etiquette: If you’re the first to respond and you cannot attend, wait a few days before posting your decline. That way, the first thing that future people viewing the invitation see won’t be your decline. Also, it’s an act of courtesy towards the host of the party.
 

Wednesday

2

November 2011

2

COMMENTS

"I realize why I cannot fly," said the bird with the broken wing, "though my lift is gone, my voice is strong, and I can still sing." -The Elected

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CAPES [something empowering] It’s not about what you can’t do, it’s about what you can do. Stop defining yourself by your limitations, switch off your “comparison-mode”, and start celebrating the things that you’re good at.

COFFEE [latest trend or addiction] Even Twistband supports Movember with their Mr. Mustache Collection.

THE COLOR ORANGE [something noteworthy] No-shave-November now has an official name. Happy Movember!
 

Thursday

23

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.
 

Thursday

19

May 2011

2

COMMENTS

Josie’s on a vacation far away…

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CAPES [something empowering] Sometimes your plans are ruined. Occasionally, something happens that you would never choose to be a part of your plan. And sometimes life throws you surprises. The “un-plans” are what define us, not the plans.

COFFEE [latest trend or addiction] The new coke machines at Taco Time are amazing. I love fountain-style Vanilla Coke. And unfortunately, those [super unhealthy] crispy beef burritos love me.

THE COLOR ORANGE [something noteworthy] Bon Iver’s cover of Your Love, by the Outfield. Brilliant.
 

Wednesday

9

February 2011

1

COMMENTS

"We don’t see things as they are. We see them as we are." -Anais Nin

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CAPES [something empowering] Your perspective is different than mine. My perspective is different than yours. Respect means understanding what it means to interact with others despite differences. To reject diversity simply means you demand others to see things as you see them, which will never happen.

COFFEE [latest trend or addiction] Jaydiohead. A mash-up of Jay-Z and Radiohead.

THE COLOR ORANGE [something noteworthy] Recently, my nephew took his first sip of carbonated water. He thought it was funny. And I think he is funny.
 

Friday

4

February 2011

5

COMMENTS

40 days out.

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CAPES [something empowering] “The night is darkest just before the dawn.” Be patient with your night; wait out the dark. Light will come.

COFFEE [latest trend or addiction] Seattle’s got soul? Love this basement band, and the blog Sound on the Sound.

THE COLOR ORANGE [something noteworthy] 40 days until I leave for Kenya. Let the countdown begin!
 

Wednesday

2

February 2011

1

COMMENTS

What’s on your dollar menu?

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CAPES [something empowering] It’s important to know your history because sometimes history can repeat itself. But, don’t get hung up on the past because the most important history is the history you make today.

COFFEE [latest trend or addiction] Want a 99-cent meal? Trader Joe’s rice noodle soup + a handful of edamame + squirt of sriracha + teaspoon of hoisin sauce + a few basil leaves = a homemade cup of pho. Yum yum yum.

THE COLOR ORANGE [something noteworthy] Girl Talk is playing the Tuesday night of finals week. I have a final to take the day of and two to turn in the next morning before I board a plane for Kenya. Worth it? Yes. A hundred times, yes.
 

Thursday

20

January 2011

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COMMENTS

get off your horse

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CAPES [something empowering] Steer clear of high horses. You don’t like it when others are on them, so don’t get on your own.

COFFEE [latest trend or addiction] Lip gloss rings need no explanation as to why they are fabulous.

THE COLOR ORANGE [something noteworthy] I listened to this song on William Fitzsimmon’s “Derivatives” album all summer long, and now I’m back listening to it. It’s tragic, but good. So so good.
 
 

Monday

20

December 2010

1

COMMENTS

"If it’s not either of us, tell me who are we fooling?" (Brooke Fraser)

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CAPES [something empowering] Learn the art of holding your tongue. And that’s all I have to say about that.

COFFEE [latest trend or addiction] I am really loving the new Brooke Fraser album, featuring Aqualung and William Fitzsimmons.

THE COLOR ORANGE [something noteworthy] For my 29th birthday, I asked for another niece or nephew. And come April of this year, I’m getting my wish! Cooper will be a big brother to the newest baby boy of the fabulous VP family. Congrats to my brother and sister-in-law!!