Working Girl: Girls First Business Trip

It’s a little crazy that I’m writing this from the comfort of a king size bed in a fancy Hilton outside of Dallas (and I’m not paying for any of it!). It feels so adult to me. My dad went on a fair amount of business trips when I was growing up and now here I am, on one myself. Growing up is a funny thing.

Happy Friday / Happy Valentines Day!

Did you survive the storm last night? Were you lucky enough to not have to? Let’s just say I’m very glad it’s the weekend and for two whole days I don’t have to go outside unless I want to. Nate and I might venture to the Museum of Fine Arts Boston to see the expressionist exhibit on Sunday, though. I got free tickets by voting on what art I wanted to see in the exhibit (an interesting little experiment on the part of the museum). Even though I travel to Boston every day for work, it’s still such a treat to go in a do something. Hopefully the weather holds out!

Have a lovely weekend, and a wonderful Valentines day full of love from all around.

Here are five little links to get you whatever mood you fancy:

Until Monday!

Seeing Green


I’ve been loving all the emerald I’ve been seeing all over the internet lately. I know that with Friday being Valentines day and all, most people are reveling in pink and red right now, but this dry and cold time of year always makes me crave the lusciousness that a good deep green evokes. What do you think? Any colors standing out for you right now?

On Keeping a Book Journal

I’ve always struggled with keeping a diary (very much in the same way I have trouble keeping up with this blog). The pressure of having to write in it every day just gets to be too much. There are only two kinds of journals I’ve managed to keep successfully: travel journals (both my trips to the UK were recorded for posterity) and a little book diary (well… I also manage keep a kind of common place book, but that doesn’t count really).

The habit of keeping a book diary was something I stumbled upon. Basically, someone very thoughtfully gave me one, so I started to keep one. But I’ve found it to be a really marvelous thing!

When I finish a book, I write a little review, summarizing my feelings on the book. Every now and again I’ll flip through the pages, musing over the various books I’ve read and recalling what I’ve thought about them, often remembering to recommend one thing or another. I find the whole thing just very… nice.

Have you ever kept a book journal? Do you keep another kind of journal?

PS. If you’re interested, I rounded up a little collection of book journals you can buy, just in case you’re inspired :)