and now for a song guaranteed to put you in a good mood.

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i used to love this one.

I love well-done commercials, and this Levi’s ad from the mid-90’s is one of my favorites. I remember seeing it for the first time at 15 or 16 and thinking it was amazing. Plus, the guy in the elevator is still cute, even though it’s 2013. The ad itself still hasn’t lost its luster, either, even though the wide leg jeans are pretty terrible.

sunday is over, but this song isn’t!

When I was a little girl, I sang the Commodores’ song “You Are So Beautiful (to me)” to my Barbie. My mom and sister caught me and I have yet to live it down. But I do still love the Commodores. Here they are with an ode to Sunday. I am sad it’s nearing its end here on the east coast. But this is a great song.

no more new for me.

http://www.ted.com/talks/matt_cutts_try_something_new_for_30_days.html

A few days ago, I had the ambitious ambition to try something new, every day, for the next thirty days. While I think it’s a lofty goal and also a good one, I am not going to put that pressure on myself right now. Keeping up a daily blog is new enough for me, so I am going to keep on keeping on with that. Just wanted to let you know now, so you are not disappointed when you see that I haven’t done anything new today. And I didn’t do anything new yesterday. There are plenty of other bloggers out there who are doing something new everyday, or have already done so. So, if you’re interested in that type of thing, you should just do a google search. I am certain you’ll get some pretty good hits. And if you don’t want to google, check out this very brief TED talk and get inspired for your own thirty day challenge!

and, speaking of traveling.

So, I used to travel quite a bit. I  lived in Spain for ten months over the course of 2008 and 2009, and nearing the end of my time there I met the amazing Kate Thorman. Now Kate has a dream job of mine and has started Abbott & West, a pretty darn cool production company looking to make it to the big time.  In their words, they make “spirited, creative, and thoughtful media for our interconnected world. All our projects are designed to embody the all-encompassing media experience that we all live on a day-to-day basis. No project is exclusive to any one format, just as you are never solely on your phone or only watching TV. We aim to give our audience a media experience that fits the way you want to consume it.”

They got their name from Berenice Abbott, a young American who traveled to Paris and ultimately made famous the photographer Eugène Atget, and then came back to New York to emulate his street-style photography there.  The West comes from Mae West– a comedienne and star way ahead of her time.  Find out more at their website and check out this adorable photo of them sippin’ some Joe.

Congrats, Kate (and Nora), I wish you all the best!