[Valid Atom 1.0] BarbaraEllen: March 2012

Friday, March 30, 2012

Looks. Sara's Closet.

This is going to be quiiiiiick, but I'm sure I'll have more to say throughout the weekend.

Today, I want to dedicate my post to Sara Daly. She's one of my besssssstesties who recently moved to Baltimore to explore, live, work, & play. She took quite a risk (landed an UH-mazing job!), and I'm super happy for her. Lucky me, this beauty is home this weekend. Eeeeeeeeeeee!!!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

On Baking. Like I'm Prepubescent & Male.

Two things:

1. Don't use brownie mix in lieu of cake mix and vice-versa.
2. I eat like I'm prepubescent & male.
(Totally scarfed a glob of that raw brownie/cookie batter.)

The cookie recipe I tried to replicate comes from one of my fav-est blogs, The Daybook. (Click on that link!) I meannnnn, pretty no-fail, right?

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Laughs. That's Ridicle.

I'm exhausts.

...Okay, that's not really a word that I abbrev. But there are plenty. And if you're going to follow this blog and read these posts (pleasepleasepleaseplease!), I should clue you in on my abbrev-tionary. What's this to do with being exahusts, you ask? Easy post for a sleepy BarbaraEllen... Let's do this.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

On Emerging Adulthood: "Helplessness Blues"

I was raised up believing I was somehow unique
Like a snowflake distinct among snowflakes, unique in each way you can see
And now after some thinking, I'd say I'd rather be
A functioning cog in some great machinery serving something beyond me

But I don't, I don't know what that will be

I'll get back to you someday soon you will see

What's my name, what's my station, oh, just tell me what I should do
[...] -Helplessness Blues, Fleet Foxes

The first time I heard this song was on East Ave, while waiting to turn into Wegmans. It was sunny out. And I struggled to find the worn-down nubbin of a pencil I keep beneath my dashboard exactly for moments like this. When I need to know, need to hear again, that song. (Clearly, didn't yet have my iPhone or I'd'a Shazam'ed that ish.)

You see. My life hasn't gone "as planned."

Monday, March 26, 2012

Looks: Save v. Spend (Make-Up)

Save v. Spend.  Yes, very important to know when. Everyone has different preferences. But I have 1 general guideline: If it's going directly on your bod--mingling and meshing right with your cells--spendddddd. Just spend. Shall we???

Make-up: Anything that touches my skin, directly, I recommend spending. Let's start w the less common items.

On Family: Love & Famblin.

Might as well make my first post about the Famblin. That's Moe-ese for "family." Moe-ese, of course, being the official language of the Wilcox clan alla Rochester, NY (West Irondequoit). Let's start with the Famblin Tree. (...Just go with it.)