stuff and things.

It’s getting colder in Portland.

Thankfully we haven’t hit our wet season yet: the cold is dry and not quite as soaking-into-your-bones-mildewing-your-spirit as they tend to get mid February.

But it IS very cold.

This week I had the tiniest housewarming party ever, in which I got drunk, played Cards against Humanity with some of my closest friends, and took zero photos.

This week I had the world’s best hot dog at Kenny and Zuke’s.

This week I got an electric blanket and took stupid selfies with my giant stuffed lion.

It’s a pretty good week so far.

currently: November

I’m copying RubyBastille and doing her meme thing.
Because I’m busy and crazy and had a bad weekend and can’t talk coherently about one thing for long.

Current Book(s):The Lions of Al-Rassan” by Guy Gavriel Kay. It is good but super long! I keep kind of losing track of the political threads in it, but man, it is super engrossing.
[Most recently read] “House of Many Ways” by Diana Wynne Jones & “Dead Things” by Stephen Blackmoore.

Current Playlist: Studio Killers (usually “Ode to the Bouncer”), Skillex, or lately I’ve been somewhat re-hooked on “Can’t Stop” by Infected Mushroom.

Current Shame-Inducing Guilty Pleasure: Eating dollops of nutella straight from the jar.

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Current Color: goldenrod mustard yellow, like the sweater I bought last week!

Current Drink: hot toddies with extra bourbon.

Current Food: Tacos. All day, all the time. Tacos.

Current Favorite Show: OMG So I am totally a stupid hipster when it comes to shows, like it has to be a really bizarre mix “zero suspense” and “tacky design” and “super predictable storylines” to get me into a show. I don’t really understand my bizarre anxiety when it comes to film and TV, but man, I just started watching Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries on Netflix and I am HOOKED. The character’s Australian accents are charming, the design is art deco, and the characters are adorable and sweet and I want to hug all of them.

Current Wishlist: A graduate program in the field of my choosing that doesn’t require a thesis that is also offered in Oregon.

Current Needs: Can’t say I need anything right now.

Current Triumphs: Not feeling this one, either.

Current Bane(s) of my Existence: Feelings, uncertainty, spoons of nutella straight from the jar.

Current Indulgence: Being snuggled up in bed with my new stuffed lion, drinking hot toddies with the space heater on.

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Current #1 Blessing: i had a terrible, awful, bad, no-good stinky weekend, and two of my awesome friends came over on Monday and brought me dinner and cookie dough and roses and held me while I cried. I’m so thankful for them (and all of my friends) and that I have such a great support group.

Current Slang or Saying: I think I’m straight up still in the “YOU GUYS” phase. Every statement is much better when it’s begun with “YOU GUYS”

Current Outfit: Black pants and leopard print shirt with gold accessories. ALL THE LEOPARD PRINT.

Current Excitement: I leave for Austin in TWO WEEKS!!! I cannot wait to go, it feels so surreal that I’m even going!!

Current Mood: Exhausted and blank, but okay. Good. Productive and focused.

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life lately

Do you ever feel like things have reached a peak of business but also a strange monotone where you don’t have much to say about life other than “it’s good” ?

I’m definitely there right now.

I’ve had enough time to paint my nails often! This week they are my favorite, a sandy nude color. I find this kind of strange, since 99.99% of the time I like rainbow bright neon colors for everything in my life. But the nude is somehow elegant and I really dig that. Being able to paint my nails has been one of the biggest freedoms I have loved about no longer working in the food industry. Painted nails just make me feel really put together.

Halloween came and went and somehow now it’s Winter? Winter with a capital ‘W’, no doubt. I’m freezing cold all the time and trying to double up on sweaters. Last weekend I went to Multnomah Falls and it was SO COLD but also really beautiful once the fog lifted. Now that I’m not there, I wish I had spent a little bit more time wandering around the trails there, but the cold+ arthritic knees + wet doesn’t tend to make for a super adventurous Brittneigh. I’m flying to Austin, TX for the Thanksgiving holiday and I am really looking forward to the change in weather already.


I’ve been cooking for myself a little bit more and I’ve been super enjoying it! I made these cupcakes for a friend’s birthday party, but I’ve also made 2 varieties of soup, stir fry and other meals that I’ve frozen and packaged up for later. I am really liking being in charge of my own kitchen, even if it IS tiny, and trying out new recipes.

Lately it has been incredibly easy to get together with old friends and watch movies together. Last night’s film of choice was the classic Hocus Pocus and I got to eat snow caps and pet a black cat while watching witches fly around on broomsticks. Basically perfect.

So yeah. Life is good, y’know?