Category: special little snowflake
Yesterday started off as what can only be classified as a total shitstorm. Not only was I reeling from the news that a high school crush had committed suicide over the weekend, add to that total Blogher exhaustion, an apartment totally covered in clothes, swag and random bags (thanks, blogher!), and a series of events that truly made me question the way I’ve been approaching a lot of things in my life. Add to that some big ugly crys and you’ve got yourself the perfect (shit)storm.
So when I saw that the too-awesome-for-words Jen Friel had checked into a bar just on the other side of Laurel Canyon and thought “fuck it, why not finally meet up with her?” A couple tweets and an hour later (had to actually get dressed and put on some semblance of makeup so she wouldn’t run away screaming), and I finally arrived at the Cabo Cantina.
The next couple of hours were like a slap in the face and a breath of fresh air all at the same time, in the best way possible. Jen and I talked about everything from dating to careers to our mutual hatred for CSS, and I flat out told her that I felt like I’d met a “kindred spirit”– it’s a nice feeling when that happens.
One thing she said that totally resonated with me was that you have to show up for life every.fucking.day. Show up, be present, be involved, and if it doesn’t feel good then it’s not right for you. It was like Buddhism and mindfulness training with a serious dose of whoopass thrown in.
How am I showing up to life today? Well, I’ve got client work to do. Es muy importante, as they say. Hopefully taking a break at the pool when I get more work done… and then tonight, I’m going on an adventure. I’m going to porn star karaoke.
And yes, I’ll be blogging about it :)
ETA- Also, if you go to the Cabo Cantina, you can’t go wrong with a Corona Lite and their Mac n Cheese with chorizo. CHORIZO MAC, people. So effing good.
I finally get to spill the big news that I’ve been DYING to share with you guys the last month or so.
Guess who’s the new copyeditor for
In P.E. class, I was always one of the last ones picked. Not because I was overweight (if anything, I was underweight), but because I was just an unathletic, shy klutzy kid. I didn’t get along with many girls, so I had guy friends, which made the girls hate me even more. I was bullied, I cried a lot. I was called a nerd on a regular basis, but luckily for me in the long run, I was good at school.
Now, that academic talent has somewhat dropped off, but it’s also manifested itself in something that I suppose I always knew I’d end up doing: writing. How does this all relate to thank a blogger day? Well through blogging, and meeting other bloggers, it’s like a whole new world has been opened up to me. Sure, I’m not married. I don’t have kids, and sometimes, I feel left out. But most of the time, I feel like I’m being picked first for something when someone comments on my blog. I have GIRLFRIENDS! (Hear that, mom? I’m not just palling around with the boys anymore!) I know that if someone were to bully me now, I’d have a whole army of kickass ladies to back me up.. plus Aunt Becky and her army of pranksters, who I sure as hell wouldn’t want to mess with. These bloggers support my crazyhairbrainedwhackass ideas and still love me for em. Thank god for that.
Things might have been a bit easier then if I’d known that the internet– which back in high school was the source of plenty of ridicule and torment– would help me to discover and start building my own, amazing, talented, kickass community. I’m going to try to thank everyone for being so incredible, but if I commit the unforgivable sin of leaving you out, TELL ME! (also, because this will later become my blogroll on the new site).
First and foremost, my mommy blogger friends. I hate the term, but so many of you have become both best friends and like second (third, fourth) mommies to me. You’ve made me laugh, cry, want babies, and be terrified of having rugrats. These are my sister wives.
- Angel- TheMommyTsunami
- Morgan- The818
- Aunt Becky- MommyWantsVodka and BandBackTogether (of the John C. Mayer fame, kids!)
- Pam- AccessoryWhore
- Kalisa- TheOneinHeels & NoExcusesFashion
- Nic- My Bottle’s Up
- Katherine- Postpartum Progress
- Sara- TomtheGirl (up until today, she was tom the girl… didn’t actually know her real name!)
- Grace- Glitter and Dinosaurs
- Kristen (aka MissScarlett)- A Bun for my Oven (you get to be a mommy blogger because I said so.)
- Hannah- PeggyAnnDesign
- Mary Mac- PajamasandCoffee (congrats on the new job!)
Next, my creatives. Y’all are amazing and inspiring and I don’t know how you have so many good ideas. It makes me jealous but it also kicks my behind into high gear!
- Martha (my bosslady)- Artimated
- Sonja- The Cultivated Word (also my boss lady, linking to her site bc the blog has my posts!)
- Melissa- IStillLoveYou
- Jenn- Hostess With the Mostess (you guys know how much I love her!)
- Kim- The Tom Kat Studio
- Brooke- All Things Thrifty
And I hate to put you guys last but seriously, it’s cuz I had to save up extra love for you!… my categorically-ambiguous ladies ;)
::Deep breath:: I know I’m missing people, and I’m SORRYYYYYY. There, I said it. Now, if I left you out, tell me. Or give me a thousand lashes with a wet noodle, it’s your choice.
As you know, I’m in the (very sloooow) process of designing my new website and blahhhg. Below are screenshots of the designs thus far… what do you think? Comments, criticisms and praises welcome!
ETA: I’ll be using both designs (the peacock and the retro). The peacock theme will be for my more professional site at lindsaygoldner.com, and then the blog will be linked to from there but might eventually have its own domain. I like the retro design on the blog, since it’ll be more diy/decor/design focused!
Soooo… what do you think so far?
I’m officially experiencing my first New England fall… and holy WTF, it’s COLD in September? What is this madness? At home, it’s still pushing 100. I’ve been wearing sweaters and boots here the last few days. Boston really is a whole other world!
The onset of fall, though, has really kicked my bootay into gear with looking for winter clothes and boots and other warm/snugglies. That’s where you come in, lovelies! I refuse to believe that warm=fugly, so I’m looking for kickass and fashionable– yet FUNCTIONAL– winter suggestions! My list (so far) includes:
- knitted hats
- long down jacket
- shorter wool jacket (no short puffers on this bod, holy marshmallow!)
- BOOTS! (black, preferably, but if they’re cheap i’ll get a cognac pair too)
- warm knee socks
- warm shirts
Who wants to help? Suggestions, people! I need suggestions!
And to show you stuff I like, I made a pretty Polyvore collage…
Holy Batman, it’s already September! That means the beginning of fall (in theory, anyways), Labor Day sales, and oh ya– my birthday! I’m also starting a new part-time gig on Friday, so keep an eye out for a post on that. In the meantime, I’ve been working on my own DIY’s and finding some pretty kickass projects (and potential projects) around the interwebs.
- I got bored with Sharpie-ing my wall art, so I decided to put a touch of acrylic paint on the board and see how it would look.
Right now, I’m browsing with literally 20+ tabs open in my browser. Don’t believe me? Here’s the proof:
I’m not sure what that says about me… maybe internet ADHD? I’m also watching MasterChef, while the dye bakes in my hair. Talk about multitasking.
Phew! Anyways, here are some fun and inspiring diy projects from the last few days…
Just a quick little photo update on the projects I started last night– the inspiration board (which I need to get a staplegun to fix the boards to the frame better), and then an art piece that I began, inspired by a pic from the CB2 catalogue. They’re crap quality, but you get the point!
Inspired by this:
and the inspiration board (… gotta get inspired!)
…in Boston! I am VERY VERY proud of myself.
Time for bluntness: I.feel.like.ass.
How’s that for honesty? It might be exhaustion from my first week of real 9-5, it might be from missing my BlogHer babes, or it might just be the awesomeness that is my regular emotional state of being.
Just thought y’all should know.
On that side, here are some links that I’m loving and will hopefully bring a smile to both my face and yours:
- Cats in Hats- I <3 Color me Katie. A lot.
- Buddha Pears… wtf?? (via Hip Hostess)
- These wedges from ModCloth… OMGLOVE