Monday Listicles

Happy Father’s day!

Hope you had a lovely time celebrating your dad, spouse, father figure or Homer Simpson. And I truly hope all men were allowed not to mow their lawns on this special occasion. It’s the little things they say…

My husband had to leave for a week late last night which although sad kinda worked out because this morning I realized there were no ingredients to make anything edible, let alone breakfast in bed to celebrate him and his fantastic fatherhood adventure. Next year I will be prepared, promise. Maybe make plans to go out to brunch or something.

Speaking of plans, we are still a little unsure where to go this summer. Only because the world is such a fantastic place and we want to see everything and apparently that’s unreasonable to squeeze into one summer break. But although not sure of the destination I am very sure what I would like or us all to experience. And I really look forward to returning in a few months to tell you how many we tick on this list. What are you up this summer?

Next week:


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1. Spend loads of time together with family.

2. Spend this time with family outdoors.

3. Hike the trails less traveled.

4. Surround Little J with people that are happy.

5. Take less photos for work and more for us.

6. Run a marathon ( just kidding ).

7. Do less, enjoy boredom more.

8. Learn something new.

9. Relax more.

10.Go on a date with my husband.

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Monday Listicles

Hello summer!

We just returned from Julian’s end of year violin recital. Next week is the last week of school! Things are looking up my friends. Time to relax more and have fun. I hope.
Last week my brother in law Noah visited us and as I was typing up the listicle I asked him what we should write about this week. When he asked for top ten music videos I was like: do they still make those? I thought MTV doesn’t play music anymore ( I remember seeing an episode of 30 Rock when Liz Lemon decided to take over MTV and demand they start playing music again and bring back VJs). Anyway I grew up obsessively watching MTV Europe and I will even admit that I used to tape my favorites on a VHS to watch over and over again. Did you?

Anyways this list was surprisingly easy for me to write. Except for the part when I realized one of the videos on my list is 30 years old. How is that possible? I mean I am only 23 or something…

Next week:


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1. Sinéad O’Connor – Nothing Compares 2U

I think this video changed summer of 1991 for us all. Also I shaved my head like that later on.

2. Jamiroquai – Virtual Insanity

Simple idea made for a great video!

3. Madonna – Like a prayer

I remember how we waited for it’s release and how controversial it was even before it’s premiere on MTV.

4. George Michael – Freedom

The video that took music videos to a whole new level without featuring the actual artist. Also I cut my hair like Linda Evangelista immediately.

5. Natalie Imbruglia – Torn

This was our summer anthem. Also after my hair finally grew long I got inspired by her and chopped it off again.

6. Chris Isaak – Wicked Game

This was made for us teenagers to adore and daydream over.

7. Outcast – Hey Ya!

Cause it’s my favorite song ever and the video is all kinds of fun too.

8. The Stone Roses – I wanna be adored

I called the MTV hotline in London repeatedly to vote for this video to make it to top 5 at 6 and racked up a huge international charge on my grandparents phone bill. It did make it on the chart that night!

9. Kate Bush – Cloudbusting

My favorite video when I was I kid. I loved the story of it.

10. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

The song, the story, the photography. My absolute favorite music video ever.

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Monday Listicles

Ups, sorry I am running a tad late.

This weekend went by with the speed of lightning. I have a few session that needed editing so I was working away and the next thing I knew: Monday is here! While I was sitting in front of Photoshop for hours I found the perfect background show. Actually Netflix found it for me ( I am worried they know me better then I know myself ). It’s called ‘An idiot abroad’. Have you seen it? Seriously I nearly fell off the chair laughing yesterday. It would definitely made my list last week. I loved reading your lists, surprised how many of us love CSI and even more surprised Gilligan’s Island made one list. Poor Stacy’s kids…

Thanks to Phoebe for this week’s listicle idea. At first I was worried about it because I don’t keep anything on my nightstand. I don’t need alarm clock because my son and dogs are in charge of that. I keep my phone in the bathroom so I don’t have any electronics next to me while I sleep. And except for a few magazines and a book I will never come around to reading I don’t keep anything by my side of the bed. But I looked at it this morning when I woke up and it was piled with stuff. So here goes my list.

Next week ( chosen by my brother-in-law Noah):


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1. Sawing kit and fishing line

I must saw a patch on Little J’s backpack before our trip. It’s his Mt Baker one.

2. Label from my new bag

I finally found a hand bag I like. It only took me a year since they broke into my minivan and stole my bag to come around to buying it.

3. Wooden boat

Blame it on the kid.

4. Silver bracelet

Gift from my friend Melveen. I love it so much I am afraid to wear it everyday. But I just wore it to a party on Thursday.

5. Legos

They are everywhere. Seriously, our house is out of control.

6. My Fuel band

I haven’t worn it in months cause I always get the same score. Around 4000 daily. So whatever.

7. 13 clocks

Julian and I read it about a month ago, one chapter a night. Such a great book. Why it’s on my nightstand a month after we finished it though?!

8. Chargers

My new iPad and iPhone have the same charger so I can easily blame these on my husband.

9. Catalogs

Not like I can afford much from Filson and Best made Co but I love flipping throughout them.

10.Old National Geographic magazines

A neighbor brings them to Julian periodically. We really love reading the old issues.

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