One of my friends posted this on Facebook recently, and it is probably one of the best interweb videos I've seen in a very long time. The question behind the video: because who is perfect? No one is perfect, and this video will make you realize that, while smiling and crying at the same time. WATCH IT NOW (it's short, so you have no excuse).
It's no secret that I love Christmas music - but I'm a bit more reserved about when I start listening to it. I refuse to listen to any Christmas-themed jams until the first week of December. I'm a bit late on the bandwagon this year (honestly, I am in no way prepared for the holidays - or snow - or cold weather in general), but here's some of my absolute favorite Christmas tunes that are sure to get even the Grinch-iest of people in the holiday spirit.
This weekend I did a lot of laying around, listening to The Smiths, and scouring my favorite street art blogs. It's been awhile since I did that, and I have a pretty busy work/party schedule in December, so I appreciated how nice doing absolutely nothing for a day or two was. Here's a few of my favorite pieces I came across on the magical information highway of street art.
So the first of the long holiday weekends has passed, leaving all of December open for lots of holiday parties and festivities. Thanksgiving for my family was great, and I hope everyone else's was just as awesome. The weekend following was super relaxing, as usual (I never go out on Black Friday, so no stress there), but I'm looking forward to having everyone back in Philly, and celebrating a few more birthday/holiday events in the meanwhile.
Below are a few odds and end photos from Thanksgiving and post-Thanksgiving.
I hope everyone has an awesome, super stuffing, delicious, and happy Thanksgiving tomorrow! Remember the other people that aren't quite as fortunate, and if you can, donate to a local food shelter near you. Philabundance is a fantastic organization set in Philadelphia (duh), and does great things for those who can't host their own Thanksgiving meals (and regular meals). If you have a few extra bucks this year, you'd feel awesome donating them here!
Have an awesome long holiday weekend, and if you're anything like me, have a great time AVOIDING everything that has to do with shopping (most likely by heading to the bar).
One of my favorite illustrators, Max Dalton, just put out a new book (in addition to his awesome recent Wes Anderson one) for adults and kids alike. His illustrations are funny and creative, and the simple idea behind the book makes it fun for everyone. This would be a great holiday gift for a kid...or me. Definitely me.
Last night my awesome friends (and neighbors) hosted a "friendsgiving" dinner party - and it was one of the most fun Thanksgiving events I have been to. There was lots of wine and cheese - and most importantly: BACON. WRAPPED. TURKEY. Everyone brought something (and everything was surprisingly really good - which almost never happens), and we got to hang out and enjoy friends for a few hours. Props to Cynthia and George for hosting such an awesome time - and I hope that we can make this our new annual tradition. The picture quality is sort of terrible (my b), but you get the hang of it.
Now, on to the Christmas party planning...