Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Who are my people?

  • People who know the cruelty of factory farms and other “luxury” foods like veal and foie gras, and choose not support them
  • People who make the extra effort to purchase non-animal tested products
  • People who use their turn signals
  • Asian Americans who grew up in the States
  • Koreans, especially middle-class or down on their luck folks trying to get ahead
  • Minnesotans and most other Midwesterners (except Packers fans)
  • Lutherans
  • Scandinavian and German Americans
  • People who spent summers at the lake
  • People with good senses of direction
  • People who enter a space and immediately start redecorating it in their mind
  • Homely Asian women
  • People with terrible skin
  • Binge eaters
  • Non-smokers
  • People who are called fat by Asians
  • People who have outspoken mother-in-laws
  • People who are good with plants
  • People who respect and are compassionate to animals
  • People who see black, white, and a large amount of gray
Who are your people?

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Saturday, January 10, 2015

If Eliza were my friend...

Selfie is still on my brain. The finale of the canceled ABC comedy series (sadly) aired on Hulu on December 30, 2014.  As I watched the awkward romance bloom (kind of) between colleagues Eliza Dooley (wonderfully played by Scot, Karen Gillan) and Henry Higgs (portrayed by John Cho) I wondered why the heck Eliza would pursue Henry in the first place.  Henry, a marketing representative in Pharmaceuticals, is basically John Cho's character Harold Lee (from Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, one of my favorite movies ever) with several more layers of intensity and arrogance.  If Eliza were my friend (which right there is a problem since the show quickly established that self-absorbed Eliza had no real friends) I'd point out how Henry continually made her cry with his abrupt, reprimanding style.  My mantra is if a person causes you frequent tears before you are even dating, that is a red flag.  Plus Henry is practically incapable of having fun (though it is in him as we saw at the Blues Traveler concert) and his composure is so stiff (though he's got nicer shoulders than his rival Freddy.  Did anyone else notice that?).  I'd tell Eliza she could do better.  Maybe not her current Adonis boyfriend Freddy, but definitely not her arrogant, curmudgeon coworker Henry.  Sorry, Higgs.

Photo by Bob D'Amico via Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Selfie's Mr. Saperstein

Heart Pad Bowls @ West Elm

I've got a real thing for hearts.  I love pink and red color combinations.  It's the most girly thing about me.  I told my husband for my February birthday I'd like these porcelain heart bowls from West Elm and a red velvet cake from Paris Baguette.