midweek random roundup

I probably should have saved this post for Friday since it fits the Friday Five description, but I’m a rebel and play by my own rules. It’s been a pretty busy week so let’s get started, shall we? MINDY IS BACK: !! Season 4 premiered on Tuesday and all is right in my world. It was an extended episode and, honestly, I…

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14 years

September 11th is my generation’s Kennedy assassination. I could remember being in the car with Jessica and her mom, so nervous about being late to school. It was the first week of my freshman year of high school so I was a ball of nerves. We were listening to Z100 and I could still hear Elvis, the morning DJ, announce…

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to self host or not to self host?

This is going to be a quick post, I promise. You guys know I finally decided to self-host this lovely little place on the internet. I made this decision, as I’ve said before, because in doing so everything I post here will be owned by me. I am most concerned with my photos. I’m no Annie Lebovitz, but still they’re…

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Jenny knows what’s up

This is going to be a really quick bonus Jonas post. I was going through my reader and saw that the hilarious Jenny Lawson, aka The Bloggess, had made a post about the “death” of blogging. I just wanted to share a quick quote from that post. Except I guess it’s not really the end because now that I’ve brought up…

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lessons from the working world

I can’t believe how many posts I’ve scheduled to be put up this week. I’ve never felt more productive. I feel accomplished. I feel like I’m finally doing something right. I feel like I need a nap. Before I go and rest my eyes, I want to quickly talk about an email I got last week. The team over at…

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Mindy, Etsy and Taylor Swift

How come during the week Friday seems like it will never get here and then it comes and it’s like “woah, Friday already?” Maybe its just me. My work schedule sucks. Anyway, I haven’t done a Friday Five Favorites whatever in a while so I figured, even though nothing I have to say goes with each other, why not? I’ll make it…

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award acceptance.. with a twist

Earlier this week (late last week?), I was nominated for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award. This time by Elizabeth. Thanks so much and welcome back! In case you aren’t familiar with this award, here are the rules. Put the award’s logo on your post. Thank the person who nominated you and put a link to their blog. Nominate 15 other bloggers.…

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lessons from liz

I was scrolling through Instagram the other day and in its depths I found one of those word pictures (totally not memes, as i’ve misidentified them previously) with a quote from Elizabeth Gilbert. You know, of Eat, Pray, Love  fame. I was going to write a whole post on this quote and how I’ve been feeling a bit messy lately. Then…

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swimming with the sharks

If you’ve been here for a while, you probably know all about my cosmopolitan, socialite-like lifestyle. So when I say I spent Thursday and Friday night watching Shark Tank, there should be no surprise. It was a good thing I did though because it gave me an idea. finally.  It made me think of all the things I wish I…

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