TwentySeven Things: December 2013


I know, I know, my last post was on Christmas – it’s been a few days. But you know what? I’m actually okay with missing a few days because those days were spent at home with my family being a smart ass and having a lot of fun.

This is a few days overdue, but here are my TwentySeven Things for December 2013.

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  1. I made two rounds of candy cane bark this year. It was a hit both at work and with friends.
  2. Infinity Rooms.
  3. I was on my A-game this year as far as presents. I had all my gifts purchased (minus a few family ones) by the 17th of December. This has never happened before. You can consider that a Christmas miracle.
  4. I played Scrabble with my brother both over Thanksgiving and Christmas. I sense this is going to be a new tradition.
  5. For Christmas every year, I am usually in charge of making the tags for the presents. I take that opportunity to have some fun with my task. This year we all got presents from Stevie Nicks, Miley Cyrus, Beyonce, Kanye West and a few other pop culture superstars. Oh and let’s not forget Jesus.
  6. I went and saw Florida Georgia Line earlier this month. My lifelong dream of holding my arms out like an airplane during Cruise finally came true.
  7. Beyonce dropped a surprise album on everyone. My current jam in the car is XO.
  8. I’ve watched Love Actually about 8 times this month alone.
  9. My lunch time routine has switched from salad to soup in this cold weather. I know, I’m extremely fascinating.
  10. Taylor Swift had her birthday this month. I fangirled just a little bit on Twitter.
  11. Speaking of music, I wrote a post about music taste.
  12. I discovered something this month – I have driving moccasins. Shoes I keep in the car just for driving. In other news, I am Schmidt from New Girl.
  13. One of my bosses got me two boxes of macaroons for Christmas. If someone would have captured my reaction I’m pretty sure I would have looked like a 5-year-old. Best present evaaaaa.
  14. I had a little epiphany about time this month.
  15. With all the TV shows on hiatus, I finally had time to catch up on Grey’s Anatomy while I was gift wrapping this month. SHONDA RHIMES WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH MY EMOTIONS.
  16. Katy Perry and John Mayer made a music video and my heart burst into tiny love shaped pieces.
  17. I learned a very important lesson about climate.
  18. Anthropologie and Madewell made a lot of money off me this month. They should send me a giftcard or something HINT HINT.
  19. I had to buy new makeup this month. Makeup that was one shade off from being actually white. I am so pale. I AM SO PALE AND IT IS WINTER AND COLD AND I DON’T LIKE IT.
  20. Everyone needs to watch these kids in the landfill harmonic.
  21. I found a Beach Boys 50th reunion concert on TV while I was home. I sat there and watched as these now old timers jammed out to some of my favorite songs.
  22. My mug sales went through the roof this month. I would like to thank anyone who bought them. I never expected any of this and it’s awesome.
  23. Santa brought me a new yoga mat and towel and I AM SO EXCITED TO USE THEM.
  24. Speaking of yoga, I haven’t been to class in over 10 days. I’m about to get my ass kicked in 8 hours.
  25. I spent 9 days at home and had the best time. I wish I had more time to go home. Basically I wish teleporting or apparating was real.
  26. My mama and I made tamales! And then I forgot to pack some to bring back to LA with me. Most tragic story of my December.
  27. I bought my brother and I these sweaters. Best purchase of my life.


Spotify: December 2013


Here is my December Spotify playlist. A little heavy on the Florida Georgia Line (because I saw them live a few weekends ago) and everything else is kind of a mashup of random genres. One day all I’ll listen to is Sara Bareilles, another day all I’ll listen to is the Eagles on vinyl. All of it is good, all of it is needed.

PS I have also been listening to the new Beyonce album (who hasn’t unless you’ve been living under a rock) but it is not available on Spotify until next week. Current favorite is XO.)

Favorite song overall: We Remain – Christina Aguilera (I just discovered this song from the Hunger Games soundtrack last night and have had it on repeat constantly.)

Songs to dance to: ┬áParty People – FGL, Take It Easy – Eagles, Little Bird – Ed Sheeran

Songs to cry to: Make You Feel My Love – Adele, Wake Me Up – Ed Sheeran, Gravity – Sara Bareilles.

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