Today marks the start of a two-week vacation for me, and the boy and I are kicking it off by heading down to San Antonio for the weekend. We’re going to stay in a fancy hotel, eat in the revolving restaurant at the Tower of the Americas, check out El Mercado and the Riverwalk, and just in general relax and have a good time. It’s a sort of early birthday present trip to me, as I turn 30 next week. !!! I’ve officially finished all of the work stuff I needed to get done before leaving this afternoon, and so now I just need to shower, pack my stuff, and get Sienna ready for her doggy day camp weekend. Yes, I’m writing this unshowered, don’t judge.
The rest of the two weeks is just a staycation, but it’s a much needed one since I didn’t really have a vacation this summer. I’ll pop in on the blog here and there, but mostly you’ll find me on the couch reading or Netflixing. It’s going to be awesome. 😀
When was the last time you had a vacation or staycation? Tell me about it!
Time for some book talk! Here’s a few reads I’m currently working my way through: New Reads Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds. The first book in the series. This one was recommended to me by a friend as sci-fi worth reading. I’m about halfway through, and I think I agree. It’s a little slow to get started, but now I’m definitely hooked. It reminds me a little bit of Jack McDevitt’s Academy series, in that there are some mysterious ancient alien ruins hinting at disaster, but the society Reynolds envisions (complete with humans of varying degrees of cyborg/AI-ness) is very […]
Video of the week: Dogs Execute Master Plan to Retrieve Giant Chew Toy From Pool. How to befriend anybody (even if you’re an introvert). There Might be a TV Show Based on Myst. I’m equal parts excited and skeptical of this. The elegant art of not giving a shit. What Happens When Second Graders Are Treated to a Seven-Course, $220 Tasting Meal. This Video Game Teaches Kids How To Avoid Debt. Not gonna lie, could’ve used this as a kid. Great post from Kristen: Is Your Professionalism Pushing Customers Away? (psst, I designed her site!) 6 Subtle Things You Do […]
1. Three-day weekend coming up, woohoo! And then once next week is finished, I have a little two-week staycation/break from work scheduled so I can turn 30 in peace and get some much-needed down time. To say I’m looking forward to it would be an understatement. Anyone want to hop in with a guest post for the blog while I’m away? I’ll schedule probably TTT and maybe a book review, but blogging will be sparse those two weeks (Oct. 20-31). I’m specifically interested in recipes, bookish lists, or something life/small business related. If you would like to guest post, email […]
Today, I officially become a two-blog gal. I used to have a blog on my freelance site, but it went dark a while ago because I just didn’t know what to write/how to blog/how to keep up with it. I feel like writing Dragonflight Dreams the last few years has taught me some of that, and I actually have ideas for it now. So I’ve brought The AC Vent back from the dead. You can find it here, if you care to poke around – there’s not much there yet, just some old archives (that have been somewhat de-scarified). The […]
Brilliant invention of the week: This Office Literally Disappears After Hours So You Can’t Work Late. I need to convince Samsung to install these so Ian’s hours become reasonable. Brilliant illustration of the week:Gird Your Loins: Ballgown Edition. The Status Quo Is Not a Neutral Position. Confessions of a former “cool girl”. “It’s also probably important to note that as I developed that confidence, I began to realize that pretty much anything I liked could be a “girl thing,” and that my closeness with various friends had very little to do with their gender. I stopped being friends with the […]
Ah, October. Arguably my favorite month, and not just because it contains my birthday (woo!). In Austin especially, the weather is my favorite in October – still warm and sunny, but not sweltering. Colors transition into my favorite palette, and it just feels like the season of getting things done. And of course there’s Halloween. So many reasons to like this month. So today I have two Etsy collections that speak to me of October – one around Halloween (unavoidable) and one with a muted color palette that makes me think of fall. Modern Halloween Orange Earrings, Drizzled Black Earrings, […]