Posts Tagged ‘reading’

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It’s nice to be zombiefied for a little while in the middle of finals!  I’m taking the day off, because otherwise I would lose my mind.  This is my last finals week ever, which is surreal.  Are any of my readers also going through finals hell?

I stole this post format idea from Danielle Hampton, because it works so perfectly for all-around updates like the one I’m about to throw at yinz (Pittsburghese).

Watching:  Steve and I have been going hard on RuPaul’s Drag Race.  I keep trying to convince him that I would make an awesome drag queen, but he insists that you have to have male genitalia.  (Psh.)  I’ve been watchingThe Big Bang Theory alone a lot, because Dr. Sheldon Cooper is my raison d’etre.  I wish I could say that I’ve seen something erotic lately, but that’s not the case.  Maybe I’ll try to find some of Tristan Taormino’s stuff later…

Listening to: Pittsburgh’s best radio station, when you catch it at a good time slot, is definitely WYEP (public radio).  They played “Where Soul Meets Body” on my way home the other day and I couldn’t believe that it had been almost two years since I heard Death Cab perform that live.  I don’t know that I’ll ever find albums that mean as much to me as Death Cab’s Plans or Tegan & Sara’s So Jealous, though their album The Con is a close third.  It seems I’m caught in a musical state of arrested development.

Planning: Christmas!  I just bought Steve’s gifts this afternoon, and I’m almost caught up with everyone on my list.  I have 2 secret santa gifts to grab and that should be it.  Besides gifts for a certain little someone.  Steve and I are planning on driving to St. Louis with his sister and her fiancee on the day after Christmas, and staying there until just after New Years.  This will be my first time meeting his parents, so I’m a little nervous!

Thinking about:  All of the reviews I want to complete for Marvelous Darling!  I just received a new product to review today (thanks Lovehoney!) and while Steve is apprehensive, I can’t wait.  And guys, I found dildo love with the Tantus Splish.  Finally, I’d also like to review my Lelo Luna Mini kegel balls.  So many sex products, so little time, and only one vagina.

Looking forward toCatalystCon!  CatalystCon is a convention for sex educators, bloggers, and aspiring sex-related professionals.  Their speaker list for the March 2013 conference in Washington, DC is amazing and I cannot wait to get my butt there!  I’m volunteering, which is going to be awesome, and I’m honored to be working with SheVibe (thanks, Sandra! You rock!) as my corporate sponsor!  I even get to attend the unparalleled Tristan Taormino’s pre-con talk about becoming a sex ed professional!  Are you sick of my exclamation points yet!? TOO BAD!

Reading:  …lots of things about prisons, the Soviet Gulag system, and on a happier note, other lovely blogs.  I have papers due very soon, so I’m trying to read, absorb, synthesize, and properly regurgitate and analyze.  That sounds disgusting.

Making me happy:

This thing.  (Well, the other thing in the photo too. And the N64.)  The above wuppy is known as Daphne, and is a 8-10 year old bichon/maltese/Ewok mix.  I adopted her from a local no-kill shelter during their holiday rehoming special.  Steve had already agreed to be “puppy daddy,” and it’s pretty nice to have shared responsibility of a creature who is really pretty easy to live with.  She’s housebroken and we’re working rather successfully on crate training.  She sleeps all night at the foot of our bed; sometimes, she snores.  She’s met my parents’ dog, Dmitri, and they’re already best friends.

What have you been up to lately?

Reading on My Nook to Avoid Judgment

Any of my darlings have e-readers?  I’m kind of obsessed with my Nook.  Anyone staunchly opposed to e-readers?  Then you obviously don’t do any guilty pleasure reading outside your own home.  Don’t look at me like that.

This morning, I caved.  I bought the first 4 books in the Pretty Little Liars series by Sarah Shepard.  After watching the first two seasons of the show in less than a semester (hey, I’m not proud), and upon realizing I have nothing to read that’s not intellectually enriching, I thought, hey, why not?

I could have bought the paperback boxed set, but then I would have had to become a hermit and read them only from the confines of my own room.  Let’s be serious – this is basically what the Nook was created for: embarrassing reading.  I want to be able to sit at the little corner coffee shop, sip a chai latte, and hope that everyone else thinks I’m reading a masterpiece.  And if anyone asks, I will lie.  And I will do whatever I have to, including read some SparkNotes, to keep up with that lie because I’m a proud little bitch.

Ah-hem.  The point of this post is that I will be updating you accordingly if these books are worth reading.  Because I can’t possibly be the only one looking for light summer material, right?

What are you reading this summer?  Did your spring semester kick your ass, too?  Have you read Fifty Shades of Grey yet?  Tell me!

Marvelously and with her nose deep in a Nook,

Sarah

 

Instagrams of My Daily Life

Hi pretties!

My hell weekend is finally over (on Tuesday night! sheesh!) and I am so excited for a relaxing night of Instagrams with you.  I really wanted to share my blog planner, but then I lost it for a week, and only found it again tonight after the sun had set and the lighting got too bad for pictures.  Le sigh.  So, that post will be coming in the very near future.  If you’re a terrible organizer like me and need a notebook a little different from most people’s to get things done, I hope my DIY fix will help you out!

In the mean time, to the photos!  I’m trying out a new layout this time, so stick with me, por favor!

1. Most delicious turtle sundae at Klavon’s! // 2. Look, a planet!  I don’t know which one, but it’s a planet!

3. New friend Mike has giant hands.  //  4. Any fellow Chivers?? That’s a mislabeled states shirt!  (It’s actually of Kentucky.  I wouldn’t have noticed.)

5. Hello, bright and sunshiny day!  //  6. I go to Pitt, and that’s the Cathedral of Learning. It’s like Hogwarts inside!  The first floor is, anyway.  Pretty spiffy.

7.  Reading Salt outside this Saturday!  //  8.  Told you I had a rough St. Patrick’s Day!  Tumbled over my futon.  Thanks, Jameson.

9.  Your weekly dose of Dmitri!  // 10.  I heard this pathetic crying outside my window yesterday, and ended up “having” a cat for an hour and a half.  He was so precious.

My, my.  I sure do use Nashville a lot.  Is that the most overused Instagram filter, or is it just me?  I just love it.  Can’t get enough.  Bonus?  It totally evens out my skin tone – for a girl that likes to wear tinted moisturizer instead of real foundation, that’s always welcome!

If you want to find me on Instagram, just search for “nicetobelieve”!  I would love it if you added me, as I’d love to follow my blog readers!  You’re all quite lovely, I imagine!

Safe & sexy,

Sarah