Friday, June 5, 2015

Little Things Lately ...

Amused by// My face/style on a cartoon from the "My Idol" app. Unfortunately, those are not my legs.

Confused by// Women who have their wedding photo as their LinkedIn profile image. This is your professional platform not your Facebook page. Since I don't wear a veil to work every day, I'm not exactly about to promote myself as a veil wearer in the corporate environment. Unless you're running a bridal gown boutique, I say pick a more appropriate picture ... but that's just me. 

Look forward to// Changing the image on my one-a-day Italy calendar. I thought I would lose interest in flipping the page but I look forward to it every morning. Each depiction is more gorgeous than the last. 

Researching// New computers. I'm in the market but we have some tablets to tide me over in the meantime. For now, I'm considering taking the expensive plunge to a certain Apple one I want. Given how much I use my computer, I'm rationalizing the splurge more and more each day (thoughts welcome).

Rocking// Kicks lately in favor of uncomfortable heels. They are (for some reason) a bear to get on (like ski boots), but dang it if they aren't comfortable and stylish.
 Enjoying// Jay's cooking. I know I showcase my lunches that I make for us on the blog but he does all of our dinners. And he's an excellent cook. And I like to eat. And I like pretty presentations. So it's all just one big enjoyment fest.

Hating// How politics come into play no matter what the news story is. For instance, apparently if you are a Republican, you have to support the Duggars & hate Caitlyn Jenner. If you are a Democrat, you have to hate the Duggars & support Caitlyn Jenner. Why does it always come down to party lines? Is no situation case by case anymore? Do individual details, situations & context ever play a role in how someone feels about a news story? Because it seems like Americans just instantly have to ready themselves to battle based on their voting registration. I don't defend or hate on either party (frankly, I think they're both whacked), I'm just sick of every single thing becoming a political argument when politics aren't even involved.

Ecstatic// That I saw "Entourage" last night with my friends. I've been waiting for this forever as I'm mildddlllyyyy obsessed with Ari & Lloyd. And I wanted to ensure that I saw with others who are as well.

Loving// Gym dates when we can sneak them in together (see Jay behind me?). No money spent, bettering yourself, communicating in a different environment and you leave feeling way better than you would after sharing some wine. Super into it.

Joyful// That Jay's brother will be visiting from San Francisco tonight and his Mom will be here this weekend. I'm very fortunate that seeing my in-laws is always exciting to me and not stressful like I read a lot about!

Digging// My ongoing Text Chain with my girlfriends. We incessantly send each other highlights or lowlights of our days, jokes or musings. If you're super busy when it's popping, you can ignore til you're ready and no one gives you grief. But it's always there and I love the opportunity to have dumb conversation with these girls all day. They make me laugh.

Have a great weekend!


SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I love the girlfriend text chain. It's what makes the world go 'round!

Hurrah for gym dates! They don't work with our schedules now but they used to!

Bri Buzali said...

I took the plunge and bought the MacBook Air last week. I am in love. it's so light, convenient, and very powerful.

Pat Hatt said...

Never tried a Mac yet, but they are good computers. haha yeah, if it isn't a political thing, it's a religious thing. Always comes back to one of the two or both, pffft to it all.

Anonymous said...

That is why I don't consider myself to be a Democrat or Republican. My opinions/feelings are case-by-case. I don't keep up with politics...maybe this makes me ignorant, but I think 80% of it is dumb squabbling and whining. If we would all just live and let live, many issues would be solved.

Unknown said...

Hmmmm J's cooking looks delish... I need to find a man to cook me meals!!!
It's a long weekend here in Aus so hoping to get the entourage movie at some point :) xx

Panty Buns said...

The face on the "My Idol" app. is cute - but to me those legs look too skinny and stick-like.
I think a lot of people who don't normally get photographed much may find the photos from their wedding may be their best ones. I agree it's a bit weird for non-wedding professionals or "Run Away Brides" to use the photos as LinkedIn profile photos.
As for the Apple computer, I've never used anything else. I only wish the software updates were still free after "AppleCare" expires. Mine is old. I'm curios about their "Aperture" app. I think it's like a higher grade of iPhoto? Not sure.
The way Republicans and Democrats follow talking points is a turn off. I'm glad I'm not affiliated with any political party. That said, I'm afraid I did get political in my recent post - I was upset about police being trigger happy and killing people.
It's great that Jay's an excellent cook (the avocado looks yummy) and that the two of you can go to the gym together. It looks like he's pumping some serious iron there. It's nice that you can chat via text with your girlfriends.
I hope you have a great weekend too.

Jax said...

I love the group text idea! And your man does look like a great cook. Can he teach mine? Hah!! My man tried to surprise me the other night and made boxed cheese potatoes with French vanilla creamer. Ummmmm lol

Caitlin @ Candyfloss & Persie said...

@Jax - omg, I just laughed so hard. hahahahah. Aww, well the thought counts!

Caitlin @ Candyfloss & Persie said...

@PB- I'm not saying that people can't ever be political, I'm just saying that sometimes I get frustrated by how people respond to a news story based on what they think they're supposed to say, based on the facts or how they actually feel :) I gotta get used to the Apple product now, I bet you're a pro!!

Caitlin @ Candyfloss & Persie said...

@Bri- woohoo! so fun and exciting.

Caitlin @ Candyfloss & Persie said...

@Pat- totally. it always, always does!

Caitlin @ Candyfloss & Persie said...

@SMD- ain't that the truth!

Caitlin @ Candyfloss & Persie said...

@Robin- a lot of it is just a ton of squabbling, you are right!

Caitlin @ Candyfloss & Persie said...

@Karrine- I hope you had a fun long weekend! Lucky!