Sunday, October 25, 2009

Mea culpa

Ok, I would like to apologize for my prior hissy-fit. DH has talked me down from my fatalistic "Goodbye, forever, Cruel World" speech.

A perfect storm of bad days at the office and my XX birthday on the 26th left me, well, pretty damn despondent. I have heard from several of you (thanks for calling) and have decided to leave P,SU up.

I am, however, still taking a two week break from blogging, to reevaluate what I want to say to the world.

This week I had a moment where I felt guilty because I hadn't posted anything. And I thought to myself "I should do that - it would be fun for the blog."

For. the. Blog.

Not for me. Not for DH. For my online diary.

As much as I love you guys, that's pretty messed up.

My life is my life - not Elliott's. I like sharing parts of it but I don't share everything. When Elliott takes precedence over my IRL-life, I need a break.

So I will return in two weeks, another year older, hopefully a lot wiser. Thanks for still listening.

Elliott, out.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Monday, October 12, 2009

Giveaway winner

Drum roll, please....

The winner of my first giveaway is Prep in the Big Apple!

Thanks to all who entered - I'm really enjoying your blogs!


Saturday, October 10, 2009

Tweedle Dee or Tweedle Dum?

First up: You have until tomorrow night to enter my Cath Kidson giveaway right here.

Second: I'm still having massive allergy issues and my throat is itchy and scratchy. I currently sound like a cross between a pirate and a sex phone operator.

"Arrrgh? Yeah be wantin' company tonight? Call me Kiki..."

*cough* ahem *cough*

To help with the dry cough I've been eating local honey. In addition to coating the throat so that I don't have to suck on nasty halls cough drops all day, the pollen in the honey is supposed to help with seasonal allergies. Sort of homeopathic immersion therapy.

All I know is that it's delicious.

So eat it a lot, straight off the spoon.

For my health.

Third: A quick poll.

Which would you buy:

Anthropologie Wrapped-in-Ruffles Jacket

Or the JCrew Eden blazer

I know that one's technically a boiled wool sweater and the other a blazer, but I have sorted my closet and realized that I'm sorely missing a plum item in my fall wardrobe.

So if price and weather (i.e. neither of these actually have to keep me warm) weren't an issue, which one do you like?

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

My evening...

Will be lots of this:

+ 30Rock on DVD and surrounded by all my new friends:

(Don't worry, I'm not mixing meds. I'm treating myself with different formulations at the appropriate intervals)

Who knew San Diego allergies were this bad? Ugh, I feel like my face is being stomped on by a pack of elephants with PMS. (Can elephants get PMS? I feel that my face elephants are very angry, in any case.) On the advice of Nic, I'm actually tempted to buy a neti pot. Has anyone used one?

Monday, October 5, 2009


To celebrate my wonderful trip to the UK, I'm giving away a little care package of English treats including:

Yorkshire Tea, which in my humble opinion, is the tastiest of the English brews. DH also went to the University of York, so it's also a little shout out to his alma mater.

A set of four cheery red breakfast napkins from Cath Kidson.

A Cath Kidson oilcloth luggage tag. Because I'm always the person who loses their luggage. No really, I adore polka dots and think they should be used more often. Don't you agree?

So here are the rules and fine print:

Leave me a comment with your favorite English person/place/thing for 1 entry.
Leave me a SECOND comment if you are a follower/become a follower for a 2nd entry.
Leave me a THIRD comment if you blog about this on your bloggie blog for a 3rd entry.

The contest will close at 10pm PST (my bedtime) on Sunday, October 11th.
A random number generator will select one winner from the numbered comments.

Pip pip, cheerio, good luck and good night!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

DC finally has its own poster from Ork!