Blogging consistency has not been my strong suit this summer.
I wish I could explain away my sporadic visits with some clever hashtags like #livingthedream or #yolo, except I don’t actually think that last one is all that clever.
Sadly, my hashtags would look more like #workingmyassoff or #doingabsolutelynothing. It’s been a summer of extremes for me, and I’m not even talking about the three giant heads of cabbage currently residing in my fridge. #gulp.
Instead of continuing to communicate through hashtags, how about I roll out a Currently post instead? Ya know, one with words and full on sentences. That sounds much better doesn’t it? Good, I’m glad to see we’re in agreement.
Current Book: Thanks to Cat, I am knee-deep in A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. It’s a very well-written Twilight for grown ups. I could safely say an ideal day would involve this book, a glass or two of white wine, and a crudité platter, with a splash of the Hubby strewn across the vegetables. I like my men in green.
Current Music: I’ve been channeling my inner hippie with the Simon & Garfunkle station on Pandora.
Current Guilty Pleasure: A night out at 16 Bit Bar & Arcade, which is exactly what it sounds like: adult beverages with a side of free video games. Galaga is my jam.
Current Nail Color: while my nail color 98% of the time is a clear polish, it doesn’t mean I don’t like a little hand bling.
Current Drink: I am not a Kombucha drinker. I think it smells funny, and I don’t like the price tag. That being said, I would drink this again in a heartbeat. I’m guessing the booze factor has a lot to do with that.
Current Food: Angelo’s Pizza because it’s delicious.
Current Favorite Show: when I’m not working late, I’ve been spending my week nights horizontal on the couch, hanging with Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum and catching up on Project Runaway.
Current Wish List: I wish I had magical powers that allowed me to clean a room with a flip of my finger. Laundry: folded. Rug: vacuumed. Plants: watered. Bills: paid. Checkbooks: balanced. Think of the possibilities. With a clean house behind me and my responsibilities tackled, I could be unstoppable. First my hardwood floors, then the world. Dream big my friends, dream big.
Current Needs: I’m still struggling to find a good balance between work and play. It’s been a lot of work hard and then play hard, and I could use a little in between action. That also sounds slightly naughty, and you should know by now it’s intentional.
Current Triumphs: Not only am I keeping up with my thirty-day photography class, I think I’m actually learning something. My story telling skills are showing signs of improvement. Check it out.
Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, minus the old part and definitely minus the dog part. I got plenty of tricks though.
Current Bane of Existence: I believe I already mentioned the three ginormous heads of cabbage in my fridge, which is an awful lot for someone who thinks coleslaw is the most boring side dish to ever grace the planet. It’s good to see my ability to dramatize thing hasn’t waned.
Current Blessing: I’m fortunate enough to have friends who not only buy, but also bring me, poster board to use in my food photography, without judging my irrational fear of craft stores. Those places are the like the jungle to me. In fact, I’d rather frolic in the Amazon with the anacondas than hit up Jo-Ann Fabrics or Pat Catan’s. Shudder.
Current Outfit: an apron, because I canned tomatoes this past weekend with Kirsten. Yes, she came, she brought poster board, and we canned. From this moment forward, I will answer to Meghan, Martha Stewart, or Betty Fucking Crocker.
Current Excitement: my mama is coming to town, and we’re going to hit up the Cleveland Garlic Festive. Taste testing various types and strengths of raw garlic is my idea of a good time. ♫ Watch out now. ♫
Current Links: My Blackberry Peach Grilled Goat Cheese Sandwich made Lifehack’s 15 Heavenly Peach Recipes. Finally, my grilled cheese genius has been recognized. Cockiness aside, I am through the roof thrilled about this. There was definitely a little shoulder shrugging and booty shaking going on when I got the news.
Current Mood: after working so many hours the past two months, I think I’ve finally lost whatever shred of sanity I had left. Need proof? I started taking selfies with my solo asparagus stalk, and even then, Oscar, my photo bombing cat, stole the show.
Oh well, I figure mental clarity is overrated anyway, right? Don’t answer that.
You know what you can answer though. Any of these Currently questions.
What’s your Current Excitement or your current Bane of Your Existence? What’s your take on Kombucha Beer? Have you ever canned tomatoes before? Do you also answer to Martha Stewart?