Sunday, April 28, 2013

On Moving (practical advice)

Moving can obviously be a pain, but thank goodness for the Interwebz, where we can find valuable information such as this!!  This Lifehacker article shares a website that helps you compare costs of moving companies.  Keep in mind you need some info (e.g., how far you're going, how many boxes you have), so make sure you can at least give somewhat accurate estimates before you start filling it all out!  Wish I knew about this before the CA --> Chicago move...

Saturday, April 13, 2013

On Chicago Adventures

Last night we went out to a sushi dinner at Umai in the South Loop (it was delicious). On our cab ride back (and after many sake shots), we found a cab driver with an auxilary cable, allowing M to plug his smartphone in and play his favorite game: YouTube karaoke. Let me explain: if you type a song name into YouTube and then "karaoke," you can have an instrumental version of ANY song, usually with the words that some obsessive fan has timed perfectly, often with animation or at least changing photographs in the background. Anyway, he serenaded our cab driver (in a duet with his cousin) with "A Whole New World."
Then we ended up taking another cab on a failed trip to a karaoke bar. Again M sang, this time dueting to some Bob Marley...with the cab driver. This is my life.

Monday, April 8, 2013

On inspiration

I've been a little neglectful of this blog lately, not because of a lack of material or events, but because I'm having a harder and harder time finding inspiration through digital means. No, I don't mean Pinterest--that still works for me. But writing doesn't feel as intuitive when a keyboard (real or touchscreen) comes in between. That pen and paper are just so much more inspiring...Thus, thanks to Target, I'm going to tote around one of these little notebooks to spark creative thought anywhere! It definitely helps that they are adorable...

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

On Roadtripping

I love Lifehacker.  You know what I don't love?  Sitting in the car for 8 hours a day.  Luckily, M knew this when I consented to traveling across the country with him (see my previous post on why we had to drive...I'll give you a clue, it's because of Professor X).  Anyway, here are some tips on how to survive said car rides across the country!  Say, from California to Chicago? ;)

Monday, April 1, 2013

On nba2k

Actual conversations I have had with M during his nba2k play:
Announcer: Bosch...
Heironomous Bosch plays basketball now?! That's amazing.

*doing the running man*
Me: I'm doing the running man. Bet you can't do that.
M: *eyes still on the tv* that's pretty good.

...obviously his priorities are a little skewed.  Who doesn't appreciate art history humor?!