I heart Jonathan Adler

February 29, 2008

I just finished reading/lovingly looking at the photographs of Jonathan Adler’s book My Prescription for Anti-Depressive Living. Most of his stuff is a little off the wall but how can you not like a guy who’s manifesto starts off with these lines:

We believe that your home should make you happy.

We believe that when it comes to decorating, the wife is always right. Unless the husband is gay.

We believe in carbohydrates and to hell with the puffy consequences.

One of my favorite quotes from the book was, “When you have your picture taken, rent a white poodle and eat Froot Loops–they’re more photogenic than oatmeal.” So random. A good read to say the least, and aren’t those fun interior pics of things he’s done?

What I know for sure

February 28, 2008

I’m feeling slightly inspirationless today so I’m going to tell a funny story instead of the usual.

I love Oprah. I love Oprah so much that I own her dvd set. I love Oprah so much that when her ticket phone lines were open this month (a rare occurance) I called nearly 500 times in one day. I love Oprah so much that when her magazine came in the mail the other day I marched around our house holding it above my head and singing a song I made up.

So here’s the story- last year Ryan and I were at the Provo post office (not the NY or Chicago post office where this could occur, but the Provo post office.) He jumped out of the car to drop something off while I waited. When he got back in the car he said that their was a woman in a parked SUV that looked exactly like Oprah, in fact he thought it might be Oprah. I laughed and we started driving off but then he convinced me that I needed to go check for myself, in case it was really Oprah. Okay, I convinced myself that I needed to make absolute sure it wasn’t really Oprah. So I got out of the car and pretended I was going into the post office just so I could glance into the SUV. I got all excited like it was really going to be her. When I looked into the car to my surprise I saw a woman who wasn’t even black and looked absolutely nothing like Oprah. I was heartbroken. Thanks a lot Ryan.

While I’m speaking about Oprah there’s another funny story involving her. One Christmas I was watching the E! True Hollywood Story of Oprah thinking that if other people wanted to watch something else I would change it. Pretty soon both my parents and my sister and her husband started watching it with me. My dad (who’s known for avoiding things like this) seemed really enthralled with the entire show. I didn’t have to change the channel once.

BTW, the picture is one of my favorite covers of her magazine. When I got this issue I laughed out loud. I love the fact that she’s on the cover of everyone of her magazines because if I had my own magazine, I would do the exact same thing.

Daily Dose

February 27, 2008

From a lot of my inspiration posts you might think that my future house will probably look like a coloring crayon box when I’m done decorating. The truth is, I really like a pretty neutral, crisp looking room with bright accent pieces. I love these chairs (the second one is a before and after) and I think they would just brighten up a room with a neutral couch and fun pillows. The third pic is a little bit more dramatic but it gives a great example of having neutral furniture with one great accent wall and a few fun chairs. I don’t know if I’d ever be brave enough to paint my wall turqoise…

Dear Coworker,

Is it really necessary that everytime you walk past my office you have to look in? I don’t know why it bugs me so but it does. From now on, please just look straight ahead so we don’t have to exchange awkward glances 100 times a day.

The best idea ever

February 26, 2008

Please, somebody who lives in Utah go to this frozen yogurt place for me. I’ve been wanting good frozen yogurt for several months now and was excited to visit the local TCBY when I went home for Christmas but then Kelly informed me that it was closed. My dream crumbled before my eyes. But seriously, how can you pass up a place with that many toppings?! I would drive to Utah just to go to the Yogurt Stop, and to say hi to my family of course.

I first read about this on http://yourheartout.com/ which features everything hip and cool in the Salt Lake area. It almost makes me miss Utah. I never thought I’d feel this way.

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