On Rows

From lately: champagne glasses lined up to celebrate a friend's engagement, pillow arrangement complete and a pick-up-and-go s'mores treat I picked up from Pinterest {I'm obsessed!}.  


I Like Words

I haven't been finding too much inspiration lately, but after learning about Letters of Note from Joanna, a post from Hollywood screenwriter Robert Pirosch put a smile on my face.

Dear Sir:

I like words. I like fat buttery words, such as ooze, turpitude, glutinous, toady. I like solemn, angular, creaky words, such as straitlaced, cantankerous, pecunious, valedictory. I like spurious, black-is-white words, such as mortician, liquidate, tonsorial, demi-monde. I like suave "V" words, such as Svengali, svelte, bravura, verve. I like crunchy, brittle, crackly words, such as splinter, grapple, jostle, crusty. I like sullen, crabbed, scowling words, such as skulk, glower, scabby, churl. I like Oh-Heavens, my-gracious, land's-sake words, such as tricksy, tucker, genteel, horrid. I like elegant, flowery words, such as estivate, peregrinate, elysium, halcyon. I like wormy, squirmy, mealy words, such as crawl, blubber, squeal, drip. I like sniggly, chuckling words, such as cowlick, gurgle, bubble and burp.

I like the word screenwriter better than copywriter, so I decided to quit my job in a New York advertising agency and try my luck in Hollywood, but before taking the plunge I went to Europe for a year of study, contemplation and horsing around. 

I have just returned and I still like words. 

May I have a few with you?

Robert Pirosh
385 Madison Avenue
Room 610
New York
Eldorado 5-6024

{Letter source: Dear Wit; image}



I've never caught a fish, I don't hunt and I'm not a fan of guns....but I think I would learn all about wild game just to soak up the atmosphere if I were in a place like this. The spot is Brush Creek Ranch & Spa, and if the antlers on the cabin walls weren't enough to offer a little insight into this luxury retreat, the fact that fly fishing is a major attraction probably will. The place was introduced to me through my job - it seems the only downfall that comes with writing about luxurious retreats all day long is that my own experiences pale in comparison. Still, it's fun to imagine.


Weekend Bits

{From the weekend: lounging by the pool, udon from Balboa Park's Japanese Tea Garden, spring in San Diego, lawn bowling and cherry blossoms in Balboa Park}

It was another spring fling weekend filled with sunshine, floral & fauna and a few more checks on my to-do list {see last weekend's success}. What you can't see is that I devoured two books in the Hunger Games series from Josh's Kindle Fire, which we downloaded just two weeks ago (he's already finished the series). Luckily I've perfected a way to read outside on the thing, otherwise I would have thought the weekend sun was a lost cause.



{photos 1, 2, 3}

This weekend, despite fighting a cold, I'm planning to try a few more Pinterest recipes that are all about breakfast. While I lay on the couch yesterday with a tissue box and The Hunger Games, I couldn't stop dreaming about breakfast; even just a great fried egg tomorrow morning will make me happy. Instead, these great recipes are all about indulging, like spreading a cookie into a waffle iron and adding breakfast cereal with marshmallows for a sweet afternoon treat.  
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Wine Tasting

Wine tasting in Temecula this past weekend was a dream come true. It was just the girls, great wine and 90 degree weather to make Sunday fly by. I had been holding out for my flower pants since picking them up on sale at Anthropologie (after returning an Asos pair), but didn't really think about the weather until all the girls showed up in dresses. Luckily we went back and forth between the sun and air conditioned tasting rooms so that I wasn't overwhelmed by the sweet inland heat. 


On Blogging

There are too many times when I think to myself, 'what's the point?' 
I look at my blog compared to others and can't believe some can receive such attention for reproducing content and offering very little creative insight. At others, I'm impressed and can't believe they can do it everyday. This little quote from a favorite, See Jane, has kept me blogging these past few weeks when I thought it was time to say goodbye.
What advice would you give to new bloggers?
If you really do love doing it, stick with it! Also, try not to compare yourself to others. There will always be new bloggers that come into the spotlight or those that get popular really quickly, but I think staying true to yourself is super important when doing this. 

In life and in the blogging world, staying true to yourself is the most important.

[interview from here; image via Pinterest] 

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