The 2012 In/Out List

This is it people.. The Washington Post’s In/Out List for 2012. I have being reading this list for a long time and while this year’s list is a bit better than the last few [2011 + 2010] it doesn’t do as much for me as the lists put together by Hank Stuever back around 2003-2009.. [I think..] Anyway, it makes for fun conversation and creates a general wondering what the new year holds for us.

OUT

Apps
Tigers
Lululemon Gear
Ryan Gosling
Organic vodka
Etsy
Portland
Hyberbole
Pippa’s bum
Groupon
Adele
“New Girl”
Instagram
Google+
Stewardess nostalgia
Bandage dresses
Impulsive pixies
Winterfell
Words with Friends
Ovaltine nostalgia
Brown rice syrup
#SWAG
“Don’t remake ‘Footloose’!”
Snakeskin
Flea-market chic
New planets
Trapeze lessons
Procedurals
Complimentary bread
Nicki Minaj
Backyard beehives
Radical domesticity
“How I Met Your Mother”
Over-hyped Shake Shack
Reagan

IN

Naps
Sloths
Hand-me-down Sweatpants
Michael Fassbender
White Whiskey
Art.sy
Pittsburgh
Pragmatism
Kate’s Uterus
Coupons
Gary Clark Jr.
“Girls”
Gold-Edition Polaroid
Pinterest
Postman nostalgia
Wide-leg trousers
Impulsive bangs
District 12
Scrabble (with neighbors)
Tang renaissance
Hot honey
#PLUR
“Don’t remake ‘Flashdance’!”
Peacock feathers
Scandinavian rustic
New dinosaurs
Flying lessons
Fairy tales
Complimentary pickles
Azealia Banks
Backyard tilapia farms
Duct Tape
“Happy Endings”
Over-wrought Meatballs
Thatcher

MY THOUGHTS

I love naps!
I can see it…
I’m all about sweatpants.
Oh, Ryan…
Prefer vodka/gin.
Etsy rocks my world.
Portland.
I like to exaggerate.
Bring on a royal baby..
Mehhh…
ADELE.
“New Girl” all the way!
Instagram is easy enough. [free]
Pinterest FTW.
We’ll see…
DUH!
Neither work for me..
Hunger Games will take over.
AGREED.
Baha! I forgot about TANG!
I dislike honey.
#SWAG it shall stay..
AMEN!
Snakeskin beats peacock.
SCANDINAVIAN RUSTIC!
Dino DNA!
Flying has been on my to-do list.
AGREED.
I still want BREAD!
Nicki is my homegirl.
I like tilapia.
DISAGREE.
“Happy Endings” takes the cake.
Give me some meatballs.
The Iron Lady.

VIA The Washington Post

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S**t Girls Say

So it has been a super long day back at the office after a nice FIVE full days of vacation back in Houston with family and friends [still not sure how I managed that..] but I sure do miss it, let me tell ya! I am ready to be back at my apartment lounging and playing with all my Christmas goodies!

I thought I would share these videos that helped brighten my day just enough to push on through to 5 o’clock. I hope you all had a lovely Christmas holiday and are ready to bring ON the New Year!!

Enjoy!

Oh, sister..

Today is my little sister’s birthday! She is turning 23 and it blows me away! [Mainly because it makes me feel so OLD!] I wish I could be back home to celebrate and make her a badass cake but I will have to wait until this weekend. [baby-step to FOUR O’CLOCK!] My sister is pretty much my best friend and THE funniest person I know. She could have a career as a stand-up comedian… seriously, ask anyone that knows her. You do NOT want to get in a battle of wits with her either.. she WILL destroy you! [It’s pretty awesome..] We usually converse through movie quotes and when teamed up can throw one helluva dinner party. She accepts me with all of my drama and I accept her and her temper. I am so grateful for all of the awesome memories and HI-larious stories we have [and the fact that we get along now!] I honestly could not have asked for a better sister.

You are brilliantly badass and the sweetest sister… [most of the time!]
You are one of the most compassionate, gorgeous and entertaining people I know. HAPPY BIRTHDAY KELLY!! I LOVE YOU! xx

P.S. You can’t even go to a bookshop without making the front page!

Haverford.

When I first watched Parks and Recreation, I have to admit I hated it. I gradually came around and now I just can’t get enough of those crazies running the parks department in Pawnee. The characters are brilliantly written and I just effin love it! Of the many characters, Tom Haverford, is one of my favorites. He annoyed me at first but as his character developed, he became one of the main reasons I now watch the show. He desperately wants to have the life of the rich and famous and takes his appearance very seriously. His idols include Vin Deisel and Flo Rida. Basically, he wants to kick it like P. Diddy and Jay-Z. He has crazy business ideas and makes up new sayings for everyday words, mainly food. These sayings KILL me – thus the subject of this post. I put this list of “Haverfoods” together mainly for my sister, which I should have done ages ago, and then thought I should share! If you have not seen the show, you probably won’t appreciate the following as much as I would hope but it should entertain all the same! ENJOY! xx

Desserts = Zerts
Entrees = Tray Trays
Sandwiches = Sammies, Sandoozals, Adam Sandlers
Air Conditioners = Cool Blasterz
Cakes = Big ol’ Cookies
Noodles = Long Ass Rice
Fried Chicken = Fry-Fry Chicky Chick
Chicken Parmesan = Chicky-Chicky Parm-Parm
Eggs = Pre-Birds or Future Birds
Root Beer = Super Water
Tortillas = Bean Blankies
Forks = Food Rakes
Car = Go-Go Mobile
Burgers = Moo Pies
Salads = Leaf Piles
Biscuits = Butter Boats
Crackers = Lame Cookies
Shrimp = Tiny-Ass Lobster
Espresso = Sippy Sippy Wake Wake
Pork Chops = Oink Steaks
Jell-O = Jiggle Jam
Gummy Bears = Chewy Cubs
Pajamas = Bad Mama Jamas
Gum = Chew-Chew Trains
Chips = Flat Fries
Martinis = Dean Martins
Raisins = Old Ass Grapes
Ice Cream = Milk on the Rocks
Light Beer = Funky Soda
Lemonade = LL Cool Ade
Meatball Subs = Sunken Battleships
Honey = Bear Drool
Water = Hot Ice
Spoons = Scoop-a-Loops
Milk = Cereal Sauce
Chili Dogs = Cold Puppies
Seltzer = Tickle Water
Leftovers = Deja Food
Apples = Teacher Candy
Sprinkles = Rainbow Rice for Milky Ice

I can’t wait for the new season to start!