Tuesday, June 26, 2012

25 secret aspirations, alternative career paths, and daydreams

1. Advice columnist
2. Therapist
3. Sexual health educator
4. Life coach/consultant
5. Dog whisperer
6. Chef/professional foodie/cheesemonger
7. Graphic designer/photographer
8. Epic event planner
9. Manicurist
10. Proprietor of books
11. Art & antiques dealer
12. Lawyer
13. Hair model
14. Museum/gallery curator
15. English professor
16. Intense feminist historian
17. Roller derby goddess
18. Poet/screenwriter/novelist
19. Urban planner
20. Social politics/nonprofit advocacy
21. Academic advisor
22. Something where making kickass playlists is a job
23. Stand up comic
24. Indie coffee shop owner
25. Captain of all the boats

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The unequivocal building blocks of summer in all its glory

1. Patios, patios, patios
2. Euro-inspired cocktails (French Summer is my new favorite)
3. Swimming and sunshine, rinse and repeat
4. Nostalgic youthful playlists
5. In conjunction with #4: windows down, system up
6. Bright cropped pants
7. Reading for pleasure
8. The intoxicating air of possibility
9. Living room dance parties
10. Making funny voices with your fan
11. Best snack tie: frozen mango and string cheese
12. All the dogs, absolutely everywhere
13. Urban bounty: festivals, live music, community events
14. Cloud watching by day, stargazing by night
15. Laughter, late nights, happy hearts

Honorable mention: terrific thunderstorms, air-conditioned cafes, and outdoor movies