Sunday, April 20, 2014

Day 18: #100HappyDays Project

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I had a wonderful Easter; I hope you did, too! I started my day off with a brunch at my boyfriend's parents' house. His nieces were adorable and hilarious as they hunted eggs, and the food was amazing! We ate strawberry crepes, various breakfast casseroles and an array of desserts.

The best part, though, was the "special coffee" that my boyfriend's sister made. It was infused with orange peel and cinnamon, and was served with a dollop of homemade whipped cream which was whipped with more orange zest and cinnamon. This coffee was so incredible that I completely forgot about the mimosas and instead drank 3 cups of the special brew!

All of that caffeine did me well as I headed to my mom's house for Easter dinner! It was a long, awesome day.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Day 17: #100HappyDays Project

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Back to the little things ...

There was nothing grand about today. Just a lot of errands to run, a lot of dishes to do, and a car to wash. It may sound strange to some, but I look forward to driving through the quickie car washes at gas stations. It sort of reminds me of this scene from Willy Wonka! That, and this steamy scene from Ally McBeal ;) 

What are your oddball simple pleasures?

Friday, April 18, 2014

Day 16: #100HappyDays Project

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There was a time when I hands down refused to use an eReader. I cursed the gadgets and swore that I'd never abandon paper. Then two things happened:

  1. Borders went out of business.
  2. I had a miserable experience travelling with the insanely large and heavy A Dance of Dragons by George R. R. Martin.

I finally caved and asked my dad for a Kindle for Christmas one year, and it was love at first sight. It fit in my purse perfectly, so I was constantly reading on the go. Its screen gave off enough light to discreetly read in bed without disturbing anyone else. It was convenient and surprisingly enjoyable!

Little by little, I stopped buying tangible books and bought everything through Amazon. It dawned on me recently that my bookshelves look more or less the same as they did a few years ago, and that made me kind of sad.

Flash forward to today when I was meandering about in the book section at Target. I saw the usual suspects: John Green, Anne Rice, Nicholas Sparks. And then I saw ... Veronica Mars: An Original Mystery by Rob Thomas: The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line. What the what?!

I saw, I bought, I was happy :)

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Day 15: #100HappyDays Project

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It's no secret that I have a weakness for TV binges. I love watching an entire season of a TV show over the course of a weekend which is pretty much what I'm doing with season 1 of The Americans. I love, love, love this show!

I settled into the corner of my couch with a blanket and a glass of Port, and watched episode after episode until I couldn't keep my eyes open any longer. Stellar stuff!

Are there any TV shows that you've binge watched? I've done this with countless shows, but my very favorites were AliasChuck and White Collar.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Day 14: #100HappyDays Project

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There was a time (circa Supersize Me) when I vowed to never ever ever eat McDonald's again. I kept that vow for a few good years, but all it takes is one road trip to Vegas to undo such good intentions.

Nevertheless, I kept the spirit of the vow and have only had McDonald's a handful of times - one time being tonight ... thanks to Klout. They sent me a gift card recently and, as I was laid up on the couch with my wonky neck/shoulder thing and unable to cook dinner, I figured I may as well send my boyfriend out to get burgers.

I asked for a Big Mac, no cheese, and fries with BBQ sauce. Guess what? It was flipping delicious!

I'll spend the rest of the week repenting with brussels sprouts and kale, but for tonight there will be no guilt. NOM!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Day 13: #100HappyDays Project

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While still immobilized by my screwed up neck (with mass amounts of alternating ice and heat) I've had little to do but peruse the internet from the couch. Pinterest has been my source of happiness today, especially when it showed me the way to!

Sheinside has the cutest clothes! I fell in love with at least 30 different items the first time I visited the site today, and I've since been back to look at more! I'm loving these dresses so much:

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Day 12: #100HappyDays Project

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My neck is kinked in an epic way right now. I've been completely laid up all day and wasn't so sure if I'd have a happy moment to report. I even missed the incredible blood moon that everyone was all abuzz over because I couldn't make it off the couch.

Then this happened: Lana Del Rey's new song, West Coast, popped up on Facebook and all misery was forgotten! I think it's beautiful and an expectedly haunting gift from this intriguing songstress. 

She seems to sample fractional bits of The Beatles and Stevie Nicks, and rolls it into her dreamy signature sound. I loves it!