January 19, 2011 |  Category:   life

January just…sucks, what can I say. Mark likes this month because it’s his birthday month, but sorry dude, that’s just not enough of a reason to like January right now. I don’t remember it ever being so snowy and wet around here, although I do have to say that I while walking to the dentist this morning at 9am, I could appreciate the frozen, ice covered branches. It was like the trees were encased in crystal. The branches – every single one of them down to the tiniest twig – looked covered in glass. It almost made you want to lick it. Almost.

Well, whatever with this ice/slush/snow that won’t melt. Spring had better come sooner than later this year because I just got some sandals that I ordered in the mail and as soon as I put them on, I knew that I’d be wearing them everyday when the weather gets warmer.

Some totally random things:
Thanks for all your comments on the NoStore! post. It still feels like a good decision. I think the bottom line is we value our freedom and flexibility too much to be tied down right now. We want to travel more with the girls and we’re planning our trips already this year. We closed on our books for 2010 and I know that we don’t need a store to make money.

When was the last time you had an eye exam? I think mine was like 15 years ago. I bring it up because my eyes have been feeling pretty blurry lately. I know it’s because I stare into this computer waaaay too many hours in the day and they’re really just fatigued, but maybe I should go check them out. You know, I always wanted to wear a pair of black rimmed hipster glasses. Even Mark has a pair. Sad, I know.

I’m still on my Dinosaur Jr / Pixies / James Iha / Pavement kick because guys, there is sooo much catching up to do on Youtube. All the concerts and festivals you didn’t go to, all the Lollapalooza tours you missed, all the shows you never saw (like this clip from the Pumpkins in ’98 because I sort of stopped listening to them at that point). You can see them all on the internets, people, and it’ll drag you into a time suck because it’s like you can go back in time and it makes me really miss the 90s something bad. But then I listen to Passion Pit which is helping to make January a little bit brighter because their songs are so damn happy in the same way that some New Order songs make me happy, and it makes me want to be young and 24 again like all those people partying in the video.

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  • Emma January 19, 2011 at 6:56 am

    Wow I hear you. Some songs just take me back in time to uni, and backpacking in Europe like it was yesterday. Dance stuff, the pumpkins, hole, nine inch nails, even the stuff I hated, like oasis makes me think of uni and friends and everything about the 90s.

    It’s still a shock in my 30s to suddenly realise it’s been 15 years since I was at uni! 15 years, bloody hell eh! I still remember the first day at uni before I met anybody!

    Ok enough reminiscing 😉

  • wishful nals January 19, 2011 at 7:01 am

    i agree! spring, come soon!

  • jen January 19, 2011 at 10:01 am

    yep, hating winter right now. i guess it will make spring all that more special. maybe i should wear sandals around the apt. to feel better. what kind did you get?

  • Jenna January 19, 2011 at 11:36 am

    Jen, I got these black clogs from Urban Similar to Swedish Hasbeens, but I think I prefer the top design more on these.

  • Jasmine January 19, 2011 at 11:52 am

    I saw the first picture and groaned. I’m heading to New York tomorrow and I guess the only thing on my feet will be a nice sensible pair of boots!

  • Abby January 19, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Agreed; January is by far the worst month–and I should probably get an eye exam too. But I’m enjoying your photos, just the same!

  • veggietestkitchen January 19, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    let us know what the doctor says about your eyes. i’ve been having the same problem, my eyes have been getting progressively worse over the past few years from staring at computer screens all day. but i figure it’s not changing, so i was thinking of getting lasik? that might be a solid prescription to last through the decades.

  • Nancy Cavillones January 19, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    Definitely get your eyes checked! Besides all that computer screen staring, your vision can actually change postpartum… I know you’re way past the postpartum stage at this point but if it’s been 15 years (!), probably a lot has changed.