–I gave myself injections last night instead of this morning. It’s nice because I can fall asleep with an ice pack on my belly so I don’t have to put up with the pain all day. It’s also nice to have all night to recover from the side effects of the shots, instead of while I’m going about my day. Anthony is around at night so he can watch the kids while I do it, which is about a hundred times better than trying to give yourself a shot while a toddler screams for you on the other side of the bathroom door. Because that’s not stressful at all. I’m not sure why I haven’t thought of this sooner.
–My lovely old little iphone, that was so kindly given to me by Val after my brand-spanking-new iphone 6 was stolen, is sadly on its last legs. I don’t want to give up on it. It’s like the Little Phone That Could. Every time the buttons quit responding or or Snapchat makes it crash, I start chanting “iThink iCan! iThink iCan!” and it hangs on for another day. I was only supposed to have this phone temporarily but I was so sick I just kept putting it off. This phone is a testament to technology to using technology until it absolutely gives up, and to my own illustrious skills of procrastination.
–We’ve nearly played our way through all the Zelda games with Isobel, and we just finished Kingdom Hearts. We had been looking for a game we could play with her that had a female lead, so we decided to introduce her to Mass Effect. The problem with the older games is that they are harder to find. I think we first played Mass Effect and Kingdom Hearts using GameFly, so we didn’t own a copy. When we went looking for them at GameStop we were told by a fifteen year old that those games were too old but would probably be re-released soon as part of their “retro titles.” We didn’t tell him to get off our lawn, but we wanted to.
–I’ve been working on updating Little Big–stuff like redoing old buttons and changing up the header. I hope to get a start on reconstructing the archives soon.
–I’m pretty weak and mind-foggy today. I’m hoping the shots kick in soon.
FF Fancy Baby. The week’s best tweets plus photos of a fancy baby.
Snapshot 09.02.15. That feeling when you are wearing only a t-shirt and socks and running down a hallway, shrieking with joy.
Little Big Kitchen: Isobel’s Bento. Isobel and I make a serious lunch pact.
My Unruly Garden 2015: The Garden That Mostly Wasn’t. It didn’t affect our good-time-having.
FF Zozo Snack. The week’s best tweets plus my 30lb lumpus, eating flowers and making derp-faces.
If at first you don’t succeed. This little girl is more of a badass than I will ever be.
I feel this gif just encapsulates so much of our current reality. I have watched this gif over a hundred times and it is still hilarious.
Me and my bros hitting the club like. (Me, but the club is a book club.)
When someone asks if I can hang out. Sadly, also me.
I love the Victorian Era. So I decided to live in it. I have a lot of opinions on this. It’s pretty cool that they are learning the practical applications of historical items by using them everyday. And if that’s their scene, it’s cool that they are going for it, and it’s awful that people have sent them hate mail that says “kill” over and over. But there are things about privilege that aren’t discussed. It’s pretty great to be a white man in Victorian times, isn’t it? Women couldn’t vote, children were worked to death in deplorable conditions, and anyone with any pigment in their skin was treated like an animal. As a lover of vintage, I love learning about the past, but I am lucky I live when I do and glad of it. I don’t see the past with rose-tinted glasses. My marriage would have been illegal in the not-so-distant past, and Anthony could have easily been lynched for our relationship. Love the past, learn about the past, even participate in the past. But be honest about it.
Text alert warns that the internet is becoming self-aware. Nice of them to warn us.
When the whole squad can’t decide on lunch. This used to happen on a daily basis in my college years.
Wanted to make sure you’ve all seen this, the new greatest vine, please be sure to turn your sound on. The sound these things made actually made a child cry. It’s what I imagine the collective wails of the souls of the damned in hell would sound like.
50 Thrifty Fun Things To Do: Thrifted Play Scarves. A timeless game with thrifted scarves.
Best of 2013: Thrifty Living. A year of thrifty goodness!
ReUse Roundup: Star Balls Ornament Craft. This was super fun, also I just like to say Star Balls.
Thrifted Closet: Favorite Sundress. As Isobel says, “I need to be lovely.”
Recipe: Candied Bacon & Popcorn Treats. Isobel asked me to put this in her lunch.