Friday, February 26, 2010


Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul. 

William Ernest Henley 


Apparently there is a new holiday called Febgiving.

Here are the simple truths that led to the instigation of Febgiving:

1) February is a terrible month. We need all the love and support we can get just to make it through this godforsaken ice-strewn desert of pain. (This is the sentiment that led to the creation of Italifornia. It's not so much a problem in California, where it was 70 degrees and sunny today, but I sympathize...)

2) Valentine’s Day is a terrible holiday. Couples face artificial pressure to buy things and act “romantic.” Single people are scorned and mocked. Its only real competition for worst holiday of the year is Tax Day. (I second this sentiment... My solution: Don't celebrate Valentines at all. Done.)

3) Thanksgiving Food is delicious. Why should we only eat turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie (etc.) only once a year? (Amen.)

4) Friends are fantastic. (Amen twice.)

Next year, we will celebrate Febgiving.

Surround me with books

Have I mentioned how much I love it when people use books as decoration? Only five or six times? Ok, here's one more...

Love the fool

"I must learn to love the fool in me--the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries. It alone protects me against that utterly self-controlled, masterful tyrant whom I also harbor and who would rob me of human aliveness, humility, and dignity but for my fool." -- Theodore I. Rubin, MD


I miss diving. I need to go.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Petty Returns

Tom Petty just announced the release of a new album and a North American Tour this summer.


Dear World,

You have never before seen me this excited.


Turtle Power

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Wedding Colorboard

Love this colorboard. After extensive consideration, we've decided to go with this palette for the wedding. I'm sure having fun with this.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Like Audrey

Today my fiancee told me that I looked like Audrey Hepburn. (I'm going to chalk it up to the big glasses and side swept bun that I was rocking, but still...)

 Best fiancee ever.

Monday, February 22, 2010

I have a boy who will build me bookshelves

Once upon a time...

Record Store

I wish we had a record store like this in my town...

I would go there and wear my Led Zeppelin T-shirt and feel like I was Molly Ringwald in Pretty in Pink.

Ctrl + z

A geek's apology..

Undo please.

I like

Friday, February 19, 2010

Two Hoots and a Barnacle Whale

I found these prints on Etsy by artist Ryan Fowler.

Wouldn't they be amazing in a kids play room or rustic cabin great room?

He has lost of originals and prints in other colors and styles as well.


Art History

A witty summation of art history in a cool minimalist poster format.

Love the look

Love the red glasses,
Love the fade hair,
Love the bright print t-shirt.


There have been little earthquakes almost everyday this week. Most of them I've missed because I was in the car or walking, but today we got three in a row, each at least 3.something. Which, can I tell you, is a little bit more interesting when you're sitting on the second floor of a one hundred year old building.

I heart California.

Pink Ranunculus

Something pretty to break up the geekiness...

Horcrux Grafiti

Wow, I'm really waving my geek flag high this week...

Keep Calm and Carry a Wand

Yes, I AM Darth Vader

Um, Adidas makes STAR WARS clothes.


I do not possess words for how awesome this is.

More reasons to love SLC

My dear friend and former visiting teacher from New York, Kathryn Evans, has recently moved back to SLC and was featured as a guest blogger on Design Lines, which is evidence of their admirable taste, so I may have to start following them.

Her post here, highlights some of my old SLC favorites and mentions some new places that I will be trying on my next visit (which will be in March to look for wedding dresses (!)).

Kudos Katharine. Well done.

Enjoy all!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

May the force be wedge shaped and covered in cheese

Yes, that is Yoda on a Pizza.

Meet IKF

I love my fiancee.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Love, hold the fluff please.

Cartoglyph SLC

I love this map of Salt Lake City by Cartoglyph.

Famille Summerbelle

Love this NY Map and Family Tree from Famille Summerbelle.


Olympic Torch Bunny Suicide

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Stache Selector

MUST try this...

Stupid Together

Love you more


More than seagulls loves french fries, 
More than racoons love shiny things, 
More than toast likes to land jam face down.

Big Type

Happy Life

Monday, February 15, 2010

Please let me have one day of my life where I look like this...

A stunning picture from The Sartorialist.

5 Standards of Remarkability

I've been posting a lot lately to the Frog Blog.

Including my recent favorite on the Standards of Remarkability.

Be Remarkable & Enjoy!

Happy Happy and more Happy

Five things I'm happy about today:

1) Being engaged to IKF is the coolest thing ever.

2) Emily was in town this weekend! And it's always fun when the beastie is in town. And she got to be there when we announced our engagement.

3) Last night I had dinner with my entire family (+ IKF) and I love them dearly.

4) It is beautiful, sunny and warm outside. Thank you California.

5) I love my job. And the Whitefrog website got almost 5,000 hits this month.

Good things are happening. Lots of good things.


This sounds a lot like something my Mom used to say to me when I got upset as a child... In other words, something my Mom used to say to me everyday.

20 years later it sunk in... mostly.

Lyric Brain

I instantly thought of IKF when I saw this...

*sigh* I love my music-obsessed fiancee.


I want to make a tent in my family room. Like this...

But I made a rule that I have to finish unpacking all of my boxes first.

Octopus Hug

This one's for Kheaven who told me I have a hugging problem... Although if I had 8 arms I would really only hug 4 people at a time. If I tried to hug 8 it would be one of those awkward/lame one armed pansie hugs. And I'm not down with that.

I heart sunsets

Ideal & Real

Living in the intersection of Ideal & Real... which is fantastic, by the way.

Sad but practical

As a person, this makes me sad.

As a branding professional, I'm totally geeking out on the coolness of this business card.

Cuddle Class

An airline in New Zealand now offers "cuddle class" where you can buy a whole row and cuddle. This is almost worth going on my honeymoon to New Zealand.

Pez are fun

Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies

These look delicious. I think I will have to make them.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


For IKF.

Too fast


The Office Fridge on Shopping Day

Starbucks Mocha Frappacino, Starbucks Vanilla Frappacino, RedBull Large, RedBull Small, Coke Zero, Coke Zero Cherry, Cherry Coke, Diet Coke with Lime and Diet Dr. Pepper Diet Dr. Pepper Diet Dr. Pepper Diet Dr. Pepper Diet Dr. Pepper Diet Dr. Pepper Diet Dr. Pepper Diet Dr. Pepper Diet Dr. Pepper Diet Dr. Pepper Diet Dr. Pepper.  This beautiful display was brought to us by Jessica and the good folks at Smart and Final.

Brought to you by Whitefrog.

When in doubt...