Here are some of my favorite finds from Pinterest lately.
Posted by bethspurplenotebook on March 30, 2016
Last week I had the honor of hosting my college bud Kit on her first ever trip to New York City! Which meant doing one of my favorite things: taking a week off work and playing tourist.
As soon as Kit’s plane touched down Wednesday it was ago on the tourist attractions, starting with an oldie but a goodie, Coney Island.
Which is freezing in mid-March, by the way.
The next few days saw us in a Brooklyn bagel shop, the High Line, Central Park, and walking the Manhattan Bridge.
“I don’t know what it is but I want to try it.”
And it isn’t a Kit and Beth get-together without some sort of reference to the Avengers, which is why getting some shawarma was high on our list. Shawarma, by the way, is freaking delicious. (Our next goal is to travel to Budapest together so we can say to one another, “You and I remember Budapest very differently.” Yes, we are nerds.)
Although there were a few repeat sites for me, we did also slip in some attractions that I hadn’t been to yet, such as the Museum of Sex, Top of the Rock, Museum of Modern Art, the Met, Ellen’s Stardust Diner in Times Square (home of the singing waitstaff), the National Museum of the American Indian, and Battery Park. Oh, and we saw a little theater production called Chicago. Have you heard of it?
The last couple days of Kit’s trip were a wind-down, and included us mostly wandering around different neighborhoods, including my own. And we saw Zootopia. Which has nothing to do with New York, but it was a fantastic movie.
You can also read about our adventures on Kit’s blog!
Posted by bethspurplenotebook on March 26, 2016
- Marathon-watch Friends.
- Roller skate.
- Work. (Might as well sign up for a shift–I mean, it’s not like you have plans, right?)
- Go see Deadpool.
- File your taxes.
- Constantly sneak bits from your chocolate supply.
Posted by bethspurplenotebook on February 14, 2016
Hey there! You may have noticed I’ve made some cosmetic changes to the blog, including to my archives page. Gotta make tweaks every now and then to keep from getting bored, right?
And, if you liked my cross-stitch post, I’ve created a new blog dedicated entirely to my cross-stitch projects! You can check it out by clicking the widget in my sidebar. I’ll definitely be making some design tweaks to that blog as well in the future, but for now I just wanted to get it up and running.
Posted by bethspurplenotebook on February 4, 2016
I first learned cross-stitching as a kid, and now years later I’ve decided to take it up again. These are my first two attempts; I still need a bit more practice, but since it looks like I’ll be snowed in all weekend that shouldn’t be a problem.
Posted by bethspurplenotebook on January 23, 2016
Posted by bethspurplenotebook on January 13, 2016
Freshly swept floors. (I know I could have these much more often if I weren’t so lazy…eh.)
My new ukulele. I am getting nothing done anymore because I can’t stop playing it, but I don’t care!
The little sprinkling of snow I caught in the morning on the way to work last week. It didn’t last long and it didn’t stick, but it was so lovely…
Hot chocolate season.
Posted by bethspurplenotebook on January 11, 2016
For some reason I’ve been reminiscing lately about the semester I spent in Chicago my junior year. This was way before The Purple Notebook was born (and way before I had a higher quality camera), but I thought I’d go ahead and share some of my favorite pics from that time anyway:
Not only was I lucky enough to be there on St. Patty’s Day, I was lucky enough to have the day off from classes on St. Patty’s Day. Yay day drinking!
Not sure what happened to my camera here. I think it was on fireworks mode.
Posted by bethspurplenotebook on January 7, 2016
Posted by bethspurplenotebook on January 6, 2016
Hello! I’m well aware that I haven’t posted since Thanksgiving. At first it was because of laziness and general apathy, and then it was because my computer was in the repair shop. But my laptop is back now and so am I, with one more post to squeeze in before 2016.
There’s not a whole lot to catch up on; I went home for Christmas (with only a ten-hour delay in travel time due to a cancelled flight–that’s fun when you’ve been up since 1:30 in the morning), received a ukulele as a present, baked some gluten-free sugar cookies, came back to New York (no flight delays this time, just a delay in the airport shuttle which made getting back to Brooklyn take nearly as long as a direct flight from Omaha to New York), had a two-day work week, and went to a comedy show in a pizza place (where I got a free beer thanks to having a friend in the lineup).
I’m not really one for resolutions, but I do have some goals going into 2016, including mastering the above-mentioned ukulele and taking up cross-stitching, among other things… So between that and my new planner full of Chinese-speaking bunnies (the things you find on Amazon, eh?), I’m ready for you, new year. Let’s do this.
Posted by bethspurplenotebook on December 31, 2015