15 July 2008

The List: What I love/hate right now

By: Jessica B.
Things are pretty busy at work and getting ready for BlogHer so I’m keeping it short tonight.
I’ve already listed things that I’m grateful for so now I’m going to share with you all some things that I’m loving and hating right now that aren’t maybe as profound.

I’m loving….
  • Mario Badescu Azulene Calming Mask – My skin is super sensitive and I have rosacea and honestly this stuff calms the extra redness on my skin. Just don’t laugh while wearing it, your face is pulled tighter than a sheet.
  • Old Navy fold over skirt – Yes the fabric is non-natural but it’s great to wear in summer and it doesn’t care if you’re having a “fat” or “skinny” day.
  • Reef Sandy flip flops – I have these in about 5 colors and I wear them all the time. I even have them in black now so I can “wear” them to work.
  • Ice cream/fro yo – Now that it’s warm out, I crave this all the time. Our go-to place in our building just raised prices though so I’ll be paying for my treat, so I’ll have to space it out more.
  • Bloggy business cards – The beautiful Ang made some for me for BlogHer and they are AWESOME! I’ll post a picture of them soon, they are adorable!
  • The Closer on TNT – my parents got me watching this show and I love it. It’s only on in summer so it’s on my “must watch” section of the DVR.
  • Babies! – Yes I will be an awful mother but I sure love getting my baby fix, thanks to Yoda Amanda and the beautiful Ada. I got to visit both of them this weekend and I got lots of great pictures of the lovely Ada Q. I just need to get around to turning the flash off my camera so I don’t hypnotize her with the flash light. I seriously have 10 photos of her with the same look on her face – see below.

I’m hating…

  • Sunburn – I’ve gotten two minor ones this summer already. I need to be better about applying the SPF all over and not just on my face.
  • Humidity – Very unflattering on the hair. Plus I hate sweating already before I get to work. Ick.
  • The possible actor’s strike – I love television, please do not keep me from enjoying my favorite shows (primarily the Office) this fall.
  • Birds – I have a flock of them that hang out in the mornings near my bedroom window and the chirping is driving me crazy!!!!! They do it every weekday and even on the damn weekends! Come on!
  • Cleaning – Erin has a great idea of doing the cleaning in 15-minute intervals during the day with a set goal of what to clean each day. I am planning on adopting this method in my own apartment but for now, I hate cleaning, especially the bathroom and kitchen.

So that’s what I’m loving/hating right now. Anyone have items to add to the list?

Note to my lovely readers:¬†Thursday I leave for San Fran and I’ll try to blog as much as possible from BlogHer so you can all see the awesome pictures and read the updates from this Everyday Adventures girl/woman. My Reader right now is pretty out of control and I’ll try to post as many comments as I can before I leave and definitely when I return. So please keep comments and I’ll return the favor ASAP. I have not forgotten!


  1. bigsister says:

    Definitely dislike Tweets that are protected, why twitter at all, just Im, Dm or Em?

  2. Social Science Girl says:

    I stumbled across your blog today and just wanted to let you know that i love it – half way through the posts :) BTW, the random comments left by anonymous are a definite highlight.

  3. Ben says:

    Suburnt to no end right now. It hurts to type and breath. Enjoy blogher.

  4. Dan Mega says:

    Love: my sexy scruff

    Hate: people that can’t appreciate a sexy scruff

  5. Kayleigh says:

    Have the best time with all the girls in San Fran. We’ll all be sweating and miserable back here in the Chi. Or maybe that will just be me. I’m going to the “Worlds Largest Block Party” this weekend so maybe I’ll get at least one good story out of that experience.

    P.S. Love the list. True on so many levels. And I have successfully been avoiding the new Red Mango froyo place near my work, but this post has just demolished the last shards of my will power. HOORAY!!

  6. Alexa says:

    i didn’t know you were going to blogher too!?!?!

    so jealous, yet i can’t wait to hear everyone stories!

  7. classy & fabulous says:

    i love love babies! :) cant wait to have my own…on second thought.. :)
    have fun on ur trip! and don’t get suburnt! :)

    p.s. you are officially on my blogroll :)

  8. Cheryl says:

    I like ice cream or fro/yo any time of year. Frozen custard is the best though…

  9. EP says:

    Those sandals are the BEST! And I love skirts that don’t discriminate between a fat day and a skinny day.

    Also, I totally feel you on hating the humidity. I just want it to leave so my hair can be normal again…

    Have fun in San Francisco!

  10. thegoodnamesaretaken says:

    Loving: Friends/family in town to visit and hang out

    Hating: job, heat, humidity

    Have fun in SF!!

  11. Rachel says:

    If this strike kills this season too I swear to god I’ll turn Amish!

    oh who am I kidding, I can’t go without modern technology for even an hour…

  12. Jenn says:

    Loving: My cup full of m&ms

    Hating: All of the errands I need to run before I can begin packing.

  13. RebeccaC says:

    You totally need a Fairy God-JiT. I come from a family of clutterbugs and JiT is WAAY more persnickity about cleaning than I am (for which I’m grateful). Though I really, really try to do my share its not uncommon for me to come home from work 3 hours late on a Thursday to a condo thats literally gleaming and lightly scented with lemon-pledgy stuff. I feel a smidge bad, but he doesn’t seem to mind since I do all the cooking and shopping. I totally recommend getting one.

  14. megkathleen says:

    I’m loving iced coffee – there’s nothing better on a hot day. I am hating working while the weather is so freakin’ nice out.

  15. Joy @ Big Time Fancy says:

    I ADORE those skirts. I have three from last year (black, brown, gray), and wear them ALL the time.

  16. surviving myself says:


    Actors think they don’t make enough money????

    I am going to punch the first actor I see today.

  17. wontletlifedefineme says:

    I have Teva sandals instead: http://www.teva.com/ProductDetails.aspx?g=w&categoryID=38&productID=6840&model=Olowahu They fit my feet better. I used to have reef sandals but in the hot Greek sun the straps came loose (they were glued on apparently) and I had to walk across a steaming tarmac road on bare feet. Ouch.

  18. jenniferalaine says:

    My mom got me addicted to The Closer too! Also, I have developed an obsession with SurfTheChannel.com – even though there are Japanese subtitles and the quality is poor, you can’t beat free! I watched all 6 seasons of Sex and the City :) I’m counting on it to get me through my withdrawal symptoms when I’m abroad.

  19. Amanda says:

    I have those black reefs. Had them for three years… about time for a new pair me thinks.

  20. L Sass says:

    REEFS = love, but I’m a Ginger girl myself. Still. COMFY.

  21. lifeintheleftlane says:

    I love cute skirts and dresses in the summer. And the fact that I can be pretty casual at work.

    Like you, I’m hating the humidity. And that everything keeps getting more expensive and my paycheck stays the same.

    Have a tons of fun at BlogHer!

  22. Erin says:

    Ugh! The humidity here is killing me!

    I still hate cleaning, even if only for 15 minutes a day…I just hate it less than I did before.

    Have a great time at BlogHer!

  23. Mandy says:

    I love flip flops in the summer too and hate humiditiy! Have a great time at Blogher!

  24. Ashley says:

    Just have fun at Blogher and don’t worry about us!

    I have that skirt in brown, but it’s too long for me. (At 5’1″, knee length is ALL I can wear! Or I look awfully short.)

    I wish I could get away with flip flops at work!

  25. Marianne says:

    Ooh I really need some of that city block stuff- Paris is smutsville in the summer. Have a great time at Blogher, so jealous, and take lots of pics! x M

  26. sandy says:

    Oh man, I’m all about the fold over skirt. It’s the BEST on a fat day =)
    & I’m hating the humidity too. You should’ve seen my hair the other day.. wow.

  27. Angela says:

    I had a pair of Reefs in plain black. SO COMFY. But I had them for too long so I retired them.

    And I also have a fold-over skirt that I LOVEE!

  28. Anonymous says:

    Reef sandals = heaven. I have them in 5 colors as well :)