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Fridays at Home: 6 Days

25th May 2012

In 6 days…count them: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, I will be leaving for New York. I cannot quite express the depth of my excitement. This will be my 6th trip to the city, and each has increased my love for it. The first time I went, I wasn’t all that impressed. I was with my sister and a couple of friends, and we were so divided as to what we wanted to do that I ended up not enjoying it completely. Plus, I’m not a touristy gal. No Empire State or Lady Liberty for me. In fact, as of this trip, I’ve still never made it to either of those places, though I’ve admired each from afar. That’s good enough for me.

I officially pulled out the suitcase Wednesday afternoon, though I’ve been planning outfits for weeks. I’ve been using Pinterest to keep some of my “must-haves” in mind, and I saw Swapna was doing the same thing. I thought I’d share my board today. In the next week, I’ll try mightily not to wear any of my planned outfits, so I can do laundry once and forget about it. I’ll also pack and re-pack my bag a couple of dozen times. 🙂 My family jokes that I could be a professional packer, and I’d take the job in a heartbeat.

When I took that fateful Italian trip by myself when I graduated from college, I was the “crazy girl wearing heels, walking on cobblestones” (a waitress told me they’d been watching me all afternoon) – I’ve since graduated to the girl hobbling in heels, bemoaning her blisters. This year I got smart. I have a cyst in the bottom of my right foot that was miserable last year. This year I’ve taken it easy and bought a pair of Sperrys deck shoes. I’ve been breaking them in, and though they aren’t dressy, they should go with most of my outfits.

So what am I bringing? You can click on the board below to check out all the pics, but here are the basics:

1 pair Sperrys

1 pair cowgirl rain boots (if it rains in NYC, your feet are unhappy)

1 pair Chinese Laundry camel leather wedges (for any get togethers; a quick swap)

1 pair BCBG red peep toe pumps (for a cocktail party I’m attending one evening; again, a quick swap)

1 denim jacket (perfect to go over dresses or tees)

1 jute bag for the Javitz floor

Luna Vanilla Almond protein bars (these are my breakfast, but they also work great if you need a snack)

Nook Color (Easier on the plane, simple on the subway)

2 Camelbak Stainless Steel Water Bottles (this is daily for me; both are filled each night and chilled)

Colgate Wisp disposable toothbrushes (for after meals or before meeting publishers/authors)

Target Notebooks/Gel pens – I love these for jotting down notes. Plus, they’re pretty!

Softlips Raspberry – This stuff is true to its name. Love it.

Moo cards (little business cards with blog info)

Medicine bottle with easily identifiable headache, stomach, heartburn, migraine meds (easier to keep in one bottle)

Ponytail holders! I always have such good intentions, but at some point, the hair will go up.

Assorted outfits/toiletries/chargers/accessories

Yea! Next week, I’ll give you a little live action and show you the nitty gritty of how I get my packing done in minimal space. One of my favorite tips? Make a list, and pack early. Then take something out each day. Don’t add to the bag. I promise, you won’t regret it. (Unless you add a pair of stilettos and take out your comfy shoes. Take it from me.)

Hot and Bothered: My Love Affair with My Nook Color

16th June 2011

Whisper sweet nothings in my ear, dearest.

You may remember I got a Nook for my birthday in April, but I wasn’t sure about the whole ereader thing because I hadn’t done any research. So I did some research. Then I did a vlog to show me opening my Nook Color, except I’m apparently a moron and can’t figure out how to edit video, so sorry. I ended up with a Nook Color, and it has changed my life.

Ok, not really. Except…yeah, really. I go to the gym five days a week. (That may sound impressive, but I weigh the same exact amount as I did last summer when I did the Game On Diet, so no.) Anyway, until my Nook, I tried to bring books to the gym, but it didn’t quite work. The pages wouldn’t stay open. Or, if it was a hardback, the book would be off-balance on the miniscule shelf on the machine and fall to the ground, or worse, on the treadmill a la…



So. That’s not pretty, and I quit trying to read at the gym. I listened to music or watched whatever stupid sport or stock quote channel they were showing (because even though I was at the gym I was too lazy to go ask them to change it).

Then I got my Nook Color [cue angelic music]. Now I have a gym read, which I only read at the gym. I don’t know how it got compartmentalized like that, but it’s actually great because it makes me want to go to the gym. Monday, I stayed on this kickyourassmakeyouunabletobreatheorwanttolive machine for an hour just so I could read some more. And, guys, it is hot. Really hot. They keep the gym temp wayyy too high for my taste. And I’m at the gym, so I’m bothered. Thus, the title. Wait, what did you think I meant??

You guys. So dirty.

My inquiring mind wants to know: has your ereader blown your mind lately?

jenn aka the picky girl

nook schmook kindle book

27th April 2011

Yes, I’m aware that title is nonsense. However, so is the world of e-readers (to me). It is similar to the concept of a fax machine. You mean I put the sheet of paper in the copier-like deal and by punching in someone’s phone number, it magically copies to them? Why call it a fax machine? That’s so boring. What about the magic copier? Yes, this is seriously a conversation I have had in my head.

Well folks, this gal is moving up in the world because yesterday for my birthday my wonderful mom and dad, bro and sis gave me a NOOK! I was so excited because let’s face it, I may be not-too-bright about fax machines, but this girl loves her some gadgets. I mean, love. But then…

I started thinking (dangerous, I know). First, my mom has a Kindle, and we have shared before with the Kindle app on my iPhone. That’s pretty darn cool. But can I do that? Then I thought about how cool the Nook Color looks because I’ll be honest, when I wlak in Barnes & Noble, it’s the first thing I see. So I started hunting on the Internet and then thought, why not use the greatest tools at my disposal? My blog and Twitter!

So folks – tell me what you think about the Kindle, Nook and Nook Color. I’m begging because all I really want to do is rip open the plastic and stare at the beautiful device inside but NO. Must. Not. Give. In. I want to make the best decision.

What say you, dear reader? What do you like/dislike, etc.*?
jenn aka the picky (bewildered) girl

* Let’s just not even get into the whole “I dislike you because you won’t by hardback books” discussion. I don’t buy them often anyway because it’s a lot of money to shell out, though I do think a hardback is worth the price. And also, I use the library like crazy. I buy books, of course I do, and an e-reader won’t change that. It will, however, make lugging around a schoolbag with multiple three-inch textbooks and folders and my personal book much easier.