March 31, 2010

Ha ha.

The NYTimes Wants to Know: Can Animals Be Gay?

I want to know: Oh my God, Why Are These Animals So Cute!?

March 29, 2010

March 28, 2010

March 27, 2010

Feeling insanely, otherworldly relaxed after combining Avene's thermal spring water bath and lavendar bath salts. Like, beyond relaxed -- deep tissue massage relaxed. Must do this more often. Am having thoughts of renting a place in Iceland and spending a month soaking in the geothermal pools.

March 25, 2010

The Dress Code for Leisure Time Bowl, in Port Authority

M: Sorry I was late
Me: That's okay, I was just at this Dockers thing
M: Yeah, apparently there was some late-breaking Christ news
Me: What?
M: There was late-breaking Christ news
Me: Christ?
M: Jesus Christ
Me: Oh.

My lit agent sent me this Paper + Cup "Old School Ledger"

Adventures in fried chicken: Unboxing Kyochon

March 22, 2010

Found while researching fashion news for VMan:

Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica
Made since 1790

March 21, 2010

This is what happens when Sharon goes looking for flat shoes.

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Forty Carrots, Bloomingdales Soho

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I look thinner from the back

- Image via Ford Models Blog

Flashback from Aspen: At the Caribou Private Members' Club

We (six of us) walk in and approach the woman at the front desk.

Hostess: Can I help you?

C: We'd like to have a drink at the bar.

Hostess: Are you a member?

C: No, but we're here for Aspen Fashion Week and they suggested we come by.

Hostess: Well, I'm afraid it's not possible, since this is a private members' club. You can't come in unless you're with a member.

C: But I wanted to see some Cougars!!!

Me (to C): Yes, I think that really helped our cause.

Sometimes I go on a Dartmouth nostalgia jag...

... and usually wind up ordering a bunch of stuff from the Coop. "Twilight Song" is my favorite Dartmouth song (there are many, alumni know all the words, it's kind of nuts). 

My favorite lines: 

"Brothers, while the shadows deepen, 
While we stand here heart to heart, 
Let us promise one another, In the silence 'ere we part. 
We will make our lives successful, 
We will keep our hands from shame 
For the sake of dear old Dartmouth, 
And the honor of her name.

March 20, 2010

Pet Peeve

At Denver I bought April Vogue and Dwell to read on the flight. After we board, I'm reading Dwell, and I put my pristine new Vogue in the seatback pocket in front of me.

A woman two seats down from me shouts over, "Hey, can I read your magazine?"

Me: What, the Vogue?

Her: Yes!

Me: Um, I just bought it.

Her: Can I read it?

So obv, there's no way for me to say no without looking like a total jerk. Even though I think it's super impolite that someone wants to read/use something I just bought that I haven't even looked at.

Anyway, I don't really have to make a decision, because she just reaches over and takes it out of the seatback pocket.

Me: Um, okay.

She opens the magazine and proceeds to lick her fingers every time she turns a page.

I ended up tossing the Vogue because I couldn't bring myself to read something that had her spit on every page. Gross.

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At the Denver airport, bathrooms double as tornado shelters!

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March 19, 2010

From The Viceroy

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"I never knew what it was like for someone to have my back. I never allowed myself to be cared for or protected that way in a relationship."

How is it possible to not be cynical anymore?

Friday, Last Day, Snow Day.

Hammies can run six miles in one night!

Hilarious cat photo

"Your cat hates your baby and wants to kill it 

There can’t be many people who still believe that cats deliberately suffocate babies by sucking the breath out of them, but in case you’re one of them, they don’t. That doesn’t mean a sleeping cat couldn’t accidentally suffocate a newborn baby (there are a few documented cases), so it makes sense to keep the cat out of the baby’s room for the first couple of months."

- From The Guardian's Guide to Pet Myths

Signs around Aspen

Group Trip to Hickory House

Day 5 Aspen: After a casual group breakfast hosted by J. Crew's Jenna Lyons, we all split up and went off to do loads of work (it would be so nice if there were a centralized place here where we could all bring our computers to work, instead of having to go back to our hotel rooms to work alone, away from the group/sunshine/fun/snacks). At lunchtime, we were all pretty much famished, so Cator, Ben, Garance, and I headed over to the legendary Hickory House, voted "Best Breakfast" and "Best Ribs" in Colorado. YUM. It was awesome to hang out somewhere where Aspen locals go (a bunch of cops were sitting two tables over, so you know this place was good). And they gave us souvenir takeaway cups, from which I am sipping water right now. Not sure how I'm going to get this thing back to New York...

The waiter lied to me and told me that I was drinking water when he gave me vodka. It's telling that my taste buds are so far gone from the altitude that I couldn't tell the difference. Wow, I thought, this is the most delicious water I've ever drunk.

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March 18, 2010

Trees in Aspen

Not sure I've emphasized this enough: Aspen is gorgeous.