Happy Aloha Friday (actually from Hawaii, woo!).
2011 was a year of highs and lows and an emotional rollercoaster to say the least. I’m ready to bid it adieu and start fresh with 2012, but first I thought I’d offer a brief look back over the past year. I saw a similar post on another blog and thought I’d do my own design spin on it.
Best iPhone App: Tie between Instagram and Hipstamatic (you can tell I think this, as around 80% of my photos have been through these)
Best iPad App: Twitter. Never thought I’d “tweet”, but the amazingly clean and functional design of this twitter app literally turned me into a tweeter. Check it out.
Best New (to my collection) Typeface: Museo. Clean lines, modern flow, a nice little, versatile font.
Best New TV Show: Homeland. Hands down. Have you seen it?? I confess I love my CW guilty pleasures, but Homeland is a legitimately great show with staying power. And if Claire Danes doesn’t win an Emmy or Golden Globe, I’ll be shocked.
Best Memory: Our wedding. This was definitely the high point of my year and I’m so fortunate to have so many amazing memories from the entire week with all our friends and family.
Best Book: Steve Jobs bio. A whole post to come on this next week, but if you have some free time, pick up this book.
Best New Website: Pinterest. This site has alleviated my need for the countless amounts of “inspiration” folders I had cluttering my desktop.
Hope everyone has a nice New Year’s and a fabulous start to the New Year!
I love paper. LOOOVE it. I love invitations, packaging, posters, books, cards, etc., etc., etc. I love nice printing. Sadly I feel like a lot of these things I love are disappearing because of the power and quickness of the internet and the “Go Green” movement. Because I love paper, I really appreciate when a store gives me something or mails me something that I didn’t receive in an eblast.
My birthday is in October and today I received a little gem of a mailer from Anthropologie in anticipation of “my day”. The theme was “me time” and included a cute little bracelet as well as a 15% off for the month coupon. I thought I’d share because I was so excited by not only their thoughtfulness of remembering my birthday (hehe), but also by the simple beauty of this little piece, which serves as a great reminder why print work is still relevant and useful. Enjoy.
My love of paper has inspired me in different ways recently. Stay tuned this week for an announcement and launch (hint, hint…)!
I’m feeling a bit feisty today.
Monday night we attempted to go to a movie and for the second time in a week I locked my keys in the house. With no family members with keys here (and Mike’s key locked in as well), we faced a dilemma. How to break into a house that I work hard to make hard to break into? The windows are new and have the safety pulls that don’t allow it to open beyond a certain point unless you’re controlling it inside. LUCKILY (?) ONE window’s safety pulls were undone inside. It was the tiniest window in the house, but I managed to shimmy my way into the house via a lift from Mike and a toilet hand-stand into the bathroom.
Last night Mike and I had grand plans to cook out steaks. We had them all ready to go, all the fixings for salad and twice baked potatoes, and then a power outage ran us out of our house. Apparently Colorado can’t keep up with 100 degree weather heat because it certainly seemed like a brown out.
Last night after the power outage forced Mike and I to go out to dinner my car was hit while we were eating. The driver originally hit it and ran, but either her conscience got the better of her or the fact that there were multiple witnesses with her plate numbers as it was in the midst of Rockie’s game traffic. Thanks, Kim, I really wanted to deal with this right now:
So instead of all the work I needed to be doing this morning I shopped around getting my car fixed and talking to Geico. In the midst of my exciting morning, I look out my office window and notice tree leaves where they shouldn’t be. I peak out a bit more and see a tree on my property line has fallen on top of my neighbor’s car. This does not surprise me. Given the way this week has gone, why wouldn’t a healthy tree uproot itself and fall onto my neighbor’s BMW?
I attempt to move the tree myself with no luck. So I enlist my friend Alana’s help (as she is currently funemployed after recently relocating here) and together we move the tree to a new “falling position” that hit nothing! (How miraculous!) Thankfully, the hood of the car next door doesn’t have a scratch on it.
Lessons Learned this Week (Please let this be the end of them):
1. Give friends a key even if you have no local family members.
1.5 I’ve found a fault in my home security I’ve corrected!
2. I may never fit in here in Colorado. 100 degrees without humidity really isn’t THAT hot. Come on.
3. There’s no lesson to learn from my car being backed into as that girl got a major lucky break by the cop letting her off from the hit and run charge.
4. Always move fallen trees from your neighbor’s cars before panicking. There may be no damage.
Anyone else have a spell of bad luck this week?