The List Volume LXXXVII

By |May 17th, 2013|The List|

How much have you missed it?  Me too.  Let’s just cut to the chase and waste no further time getting to your favorite part of the week and mine, The List.

  1. This bipolar excuse for Spring.
  2. People who just stand casually in the middle of sidewalks (especially in large herds).  It’s called a sideWALK for a reason.  If it was meant for standing, it would be called a sideSTAND.
  3. Ryan Lochte.
  4. The iPhone text bubble.  Mostly because you can totally tell when someone is thinking about writing something, then erases it and starts over or just never writes anything at all (and vice versa).
  5. A bigger, better deal.
  1. Thunderstorms with the windows open.
  2. Rekindling old friendships.
  3. Morning walks and evening sunsets without any need for a jacket.
  4. Whispering Angel.
  5. A bigger, better deal

I promise not to stay away too long again.



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The List Volume LXXXVI

By |January 25th, 2013|The List|

the fluI knew I’d eventually be reminded what the perks of living on the West Coast were.  This week was that time.  With temperatures in the pre-teens and a beast of a flu running rampant, I started to reassess my living situation (don’t worry, it’ll only last a week or so– it’s the flu talking).  I’ve been radio silent for the last couple of days because I’ve basically only made it out of bed to let my dog out and make another NyQuil cocktail.  So, even though influenza has become the “trendy excuse” for a brush off, I’m not really blowing you off, I’m actually sick.

  1. new york snowHaving the flu and being stuck in bed with nothing to do.
  2. People bailing last minute on your birthday.
  3. Below freezing temperatures.  When I can feel the bones in my face freezing, it’s too cold.  Looks like Kanye found a cure.
  4. Public urination.  I’m not talking about bums or campfires.  I’m talking about the young lady in a sequin skirt who couldn’t hold it til she got home.
  5. People who think your dreams are crazy.
  1. sunny los angelesPeople who are crazy enough to believe in their dreams.
  2. Having the people who matter celebrate your birthday with you.
  3. An apple cutter/corer/wedger.  Seriously, never an excuse to not eat an apple a day with one of these guys (mine’s a turtle).
  4. Having a dog for a live-in feet warmer (especially when you’re sick).
  5. Having the flu and not needing to make any excuses for not getting out of bed.

How many calories do you think coughing burns?



The List Volume 2012

By |December 29th, 2012|The List|

new years 2013You know how at the end of the year we’re bombarded with all those obnoxious “best of’s” and “top moments of” countdowns?  Well, it’s your lucky day, ’cause I’ve gone ahead and jumped right onto that bandwagon and I’m about to give you my very own “Best of WhyDid 2012” countdown.  It’s always hard to pick your own favorites– not because I’m partial, but actually because I’m my own worst critic.  I’ve selected thirteen (to stay in theme with the upcoming year– I didn’t forget how to count) of my favorites and hopefully some of your favorites as well.  For those of you just now tuning in (shame on you), you’re welcome, here’re the highlights of what you missed and next time get here on time.  It’s rude to be tardy:

  1. Well, I started off the year on the right coast at least.
  2. You can take the girl out of the city… but… well, you know the rest.
  3. I found my new favorite photographer.
  4. You don’t need great buns for a top notch top knot (but I can get ya great buns too).
  5. Might not have been named the “color of the year” but my favorite beverage (and hue) finally got some airtime.
  6. Oh, but wait, I called it.
  7. “I knew I had fallen in love with Lolita forever; but I also knew she would not be forever Lolita.” Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita
  8. Wedge sneakers are stupid, okay?
  9. I’m sure Solange never saw this one coming…
  10. I fixed my eyebrows.  Everyone happy now?
  11. One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish: Would you rather be a big fish in a little pond or little fish in a big pond?
  12. We tried to find a little bit of “truth” in advertising.
  13. And decided that it was finally time to start shining.

While not everything could make the list, it was good to revisit a few of my posts that I may need to print out and glue to my refrigerator as reminders.  What were your favorites?  What made your 2012?



The List Volume 12/21/12 & a Ridiculous Gift Guide:

By |December 22nd, 2012|Gift Guide, The List|

the earth explodesYeah, you may have noticed I’ve been a little radio silent for the past week.  It was a mixture of sadness and preparing for the so called apocalypse.  Okay, not really the latter.  I didn’t really feel it was appropriate to go on touting gift guides when so many families would be happy to simply have their loved ones back.  So, I took a little time off to reflect on that.

Then the world was going to end.  But it didn’t.  Weird.  And now I’m back.  So, in case those dang Mayans have any more tricks up theirs sleeves (loincloths?), I’ve put together one of the most obnoxious gift guides yet.  I realize we’re cutting it a little close, but now that we know the globe’s not going to stop spinning (for now), you should probably shop for me–er, your loved ones.  And fortunately for you (and me), if you are unable to get the pony or purses here in time, my birthday is a mere month away, so you could make good on those on the twentieth of January (write that down).

luxurious holiday gifts1. Kiki de Montparnasse Black Chantilly Lace Belted Kimono, $1,4402. Helmut Lang Stretch Leather Leggings, $9203. Dr. Sebagh Platinum Gold Elixir, $6904. Rolex Vintage Oyster Perpetual Datejust Steel 18K Gold Men’s Watch, $4,600, 5. Christian Louboutin Pigalle 120 Crystal Embellished Suede Pumps, $3,3956. Deos Princess Cut iPhone Case, $3987. Eva Fehren Grey Diamond ‘X’ Necklace, $5,8508. Celine Phantom Tote9. Modern Snippets Snipalina (closest thing I can find to a unicorn), $4,500

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And as an early gift to you, another edition of the list- in original format- all ten down and dirty.

  1. All my politician “friends” on Facebook.  Cool it.  The only thing I’m voting on is hiding you from my timeline.
  2. Having to pretend you know who some of your relatives are.  Just kidding.  I don’t have that problem.  No, seriously…. I’m from West Virginia, we’re all relatives!
  3. Airport security lines during this time of year (and in general).  Guys, how hard is it?  They have signs… with pictures.
  4. Post offices this time of year (and in general).  It took me three minutes (literally) to ship my stuff.  Why’d it take you 30?
  5. Angelenos complaining about weather in the 50’s.  Buck up, pansies.
  6. People who are incapable of giving credit where credit is due.  Listen, you can’t always be the one with the good ideas, outfits, jokes.  That must be exhausting.
  7. Getting a bad bag of Sour Patch Kids that you’ve been craving for say, a week.  You know, when they’re all hard and shriveled.  The worst.
  8. Sensationalists.
  9. It’s very difficult to wear a topknot in below freezing temperatures.  A girl’s ears could get frostbite.
  10. Candied yams.  It’s true.  I hate ’em.  Sweet potatoes can kick rocks too.

Save me some eggnog though.  Actually, no.  Don’t.



The List Volume Blackout

By |November 24th, 2012|The List|

black friday rushNo, I wasn’t absent from the internet yesterday because I was busy bashing in skulls in hopes of acquiring a fifty inch plasma to watch “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.”  I was busy digesting my Thanksgiving dinner… and that took a lot of hard work and concentration… or wine.  To be quite clear, I find Black Friday to be all my worst nightmares and biggest fears combined.  It’s kind of the same way I feel about fake handbags.  I find it hard enough to shop busy stores on your average Tuesday, let alone when all the animals have been let out of their cages and taunted with raw meat.  There are about a billion other things I’d rather do than fight over a cashmere scarf marked down 50%… ten of which are listed here.  The only type of bargain shopping I will submit myself to are the deals that can be found behind the safety of my computer screen.  That said, I didn’t figure it’d be in good taste to complain after my last post.  So I’ve decided to be a bit charitable today and have found you ten places better to throw your hard earned money: small businesses and charities.

  1. Not sure where to start?  Check out American Express for a list of retailers participating in Small Business Saturday.
  2. As obsessed with your dog/cat as I am with Smitty?  Help out all the other furry little creatures by donating or volunteering with the ASPCA.
  3. Mikini Bikini is offering 10% off with code COLORFULFRIDAY at checkout.
  4. Got kids?  Got siblings? Like kids?  Stop human trafficking by supporting Children of the Night.
  5. Looking for something to do December 10th?  Look no further.  Buy your tickets for Charity Water’s Charity Ball right here.
  6. Speaking of kids… this one won’t even cost you any money.  Become a Big Brother or Big Sister.
  7. If you’re in New York, Darling is offering 25% off purchases (and trust me, it lives up to the name).
  8. Another one for the kids: Petit Organics is offering 25% off all orders today!
  9. Shop Alex and Ani today and get 10% off of your entire purchase.
  10. Kill two birds with one click.  Shop and support a great cause with rad apparel from TWLOHA (To Write Love on Her Arms).

Now, if you’ll excuse me I have some pie to polish off.