Cute Things: My Desk

Do you ever get made fun of when people stop by your desk, for how many “cute things” you have laying around? No? That’s just me?

Some people choose to decorate their work spaces with diplomas, photos of family or significant others, inspirational quotes. Not I. I don’t see any better way to ensure a cheerful workday that being greeted by not one, but several cute things every morning.

First you see there a tear away calendar. It’s the Cute Overload Page a Day that features photos of puppies, kitties, and other adorable creatures with witty little captions. More than one co-worker has breathed a sigh of relief that it’s not just a kitten calendar (which would make me a crazy cat lady?) when I tell them about the assortment of cute it contains. Good for a laugh and an aww all in one.

Then you see the little owl. That my friends is fully functioning lip gloss I received as a gift from a bestie who knows that ordinary things are much more fun in a cute package. You can get yours in various colors here.

Finally there’s a tiny bobble head snail and turtle who tacitly agree with nods to every brilliant idea I have, some cards, little bear magnets (not pictured) and my favorite Klimt post card. On the other half of my desk I keep my professionally useful belongings- file organizer, calendars, phone, computer, etc., but its this little corner I turn to when I need something to brighten my day. Now don’t you want to cuten up your workspace?


Marathoning- It’s Not Just for Runners


As I type this post, I am watching episode 23 of Lost Season 1. Yes, about 1,000 years after most people watched the series, I’m getting on the band wagon. Some might say I’m behind the times- have been living under a rock. I actually have no idea what happens in any of the seasons. But even though I have managed to avoid hearing what happened in over 6 seasons of a television show, I say I couldn’t be more on trend.

In a generation raised on technology and convenience, with iPhones in hand, we’ve gotten used to lots of entertainment at all times and instant gratification. Gone are the days when you had to wait for a show to come out on DVD. Now you can watch it the next day or better yet, DVR it to watch at your convenience. It’s led to a whole new way to watch our favorite shows.

Urban dictionary defines it as watching an entire tv series in a short period of time, especially in one sitting. Marathoning has become extremely popular. It’s efficient. You save 20 minutes per episode just on skipping commercials. It’s fun, you don’t have to wait weeks to watch the next segment after a cliff-hanger. And best of all, you can watch a whole series consecutively, instantly, quickly on any mobile device of your choosing. It makes me wonder why I ever chose to watch TV any other way.

Bras as Accessories

We used to live in a world where when it was tank top season rolled around women every where pulled out their strapless bras. At the very least, they tried to coordinate their straps to match whatever they were wearing. The idea was to make them blend in as much as possible, or make them invisible. This was probably around the time that bras came in a medicinal range of colors from pale pink to nude. Those days are gone.

With sheer tops in style, and every manner of bra top available as lacy or as neon as you like, bras are on display all over NYC. Bathing suits are even starting to look like them. SJP made black under white acceptable for a minute in Sex and the City, but now that seems a bit old fashioned. The theme of the summer seems to by why wear black when it could be neon? Why plain when it could be floral?

When did bras become the newest accessory?

Tiny Animal Friends


Have you ever wanted a little animal friend you could keep in your pocked to pull-out when you need to be cheered up? No? It’s just me?

Well, Su Ami has a whole Etsy shop devoted to just that. The store peddles tiny animals of all kinds from the little bird family shown above to the miniature pugs. She’ll even make custom sizes for those with more particular tastes. Check them out and get your own here.