Funny is an understatement

I really tried.

Today’s Blog Everyday in July prompt has to do with funny things on Pinterest. But everyone’s pinning humor must have been at an all time low around 6:30 p.m. on a Friday, because after fifteen whole minutes, all I could find to crack a smile at was this:

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Photo from Katelyn Annyce

However, this is a perfect opportunity to share my latest read, and the most hilarious, Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson.

lets-pretend-this-never-happened-cover

It’s been years since I’ve laughed so hard I cried, so the fact that I’ve cried from laughing during this book more than once is really a testament to The Bloggess. The book dedication sets the stage quite nicely:

let's pretend this never happened dedication - buzzfeed
Photo from Buzzfeed

Thanks to this book’s combination of completely absurd and inappropriate situations + descriptive story-telling, I’ve literally had to stop reading because I hurt from laughing so hard.

I highly recommend you read it this summer, or how about right now? I’d love to know what you think!

 

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It’s time to summer

I’ve lauded summer before on Finding Tiffany’s, especially given that the Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays. Any time I’m encouraged – no – expected to eat plenty of hot dogs and light things on fire I’m all in.

But what does this summer hold? I feel some goal-setting coming on…

More pool days at FOE. It’s basically the epitome of the neighborhood pool in every quirky, indie movie, which is awesome. And as the husband said, it’s a place where the poolside currency isn’t abs, but tattoos.

Photo by Jason Acton, D Magazine
Photo by Jason Acton, D Magazine

More walks to our new Design District neighbors. I’ve been meaning to walk down the Hi Line shops, try the Taco Stop and bike on the Trinity Strand Trail.

I've got some exploring to do.  Photo by International Business Times
I’ve got some exploring to do.
Photo by International Business Times

Nesting the new home. We comfort ourselves with the knowledge that we’re New-York-in-training, as we’re already spending more than we wanted to on not enough space. Despite the fact that this leaves my Target shopping spree decor budget waning and Ikea nearly broke us up, we’re now the proud owners of some new boxes of furniture and a whole lot of ideas.

Photo by Buzzfeed
Photo by Buzzfeed

Hosting a housewarming party. I can only hope we complete the apartment in time to throw a summer housewarming party. I love to plan and host, the husband loves to cook…we may have found our real life calling.

paperless post new address card
Photo by Paperless Post

Pineapple nail art from Ms. Patty. I’m not too worried about not completing this one. Ms. Patty is the best, and Beauty Bar’s deal for $20 nail art + cocktails by day is only rivaled by their epic dance parties by night. Also, I’ve decided pineapple prints will be the next summer trend. You heard it here first.

wondrously polished - pineapple nail art
Photo by Wondrously Polished

 

 

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Things that go together: blogging everyday and Canada

How do you start to blog after two months of no blogging? That is the question I’ve found myself with lately. Except the months have gone from three, to four, to six. YA’LL.

I’m a bit of a perfectionist and telling myself that 6 months of no blogging is just not going to cut it. Don’t worry, though, I come ripe with excuses. I got married. Engagement is the worst. So is moving. This current blog design is awful. My not-so-new-now job sucked for awhile. (Now it just sorta sucks sometimes. A new acquaintance/coworker asked me in the elevator today “how I like it here.” I stammered something awkward because, not really always? But that is another blog post.)

HOWEVER. I have been feeling far more inspired as of late and reading lots of new blogs to feed the fire. One of these favorites is Back East Blonde, where I came across its blogger owner Nadine participating in an event: Blog Everyday in July. This challenge seems to be just the sort of thing to pull me out of my blogging rut and enforce the discipline my writing is sorely lacking, so I decided then and there to join. I’m not exactly 100% how to do so, but I guess that’s part of the fun…we all just dive in together?

Without further ado…Canada Day.

I’m not kidding, that is prompt #1. Well, I’m not Canadian, nor do I know actually anything about Canada Day.*

(Pause for Googling)

Well. This is not what I expected:

Google News About Canada Day

Wow. Since that didn’t really work out I’ll just focus on what I do know about our Northern Neighbors: one of the sweetest, kindest people I’ve ever met is Canadian. Somehow she is always able to greet situations with some variation of “This is SO great,” a hug and a smile. And she means it. This, among many things, is why she is fantastic in her own right and probably as a Canadian, too. I say all this to say, I admire her patience, unflappability and authenticity. Also, I would LOVE to visit Canada and will just have to settle for photos from co-blogger Lydia’s upcoming Montreal trip.

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*Wikipedia explains that Canada Day is their version of the Fourth of July. If you were curious.

**Yes, I am 8 days behind in this blogging everyday thing. Apologies in advance for the multiple posts per day that will be coming your way.