accidental flares of love burst through the atmosphere

mind over matter

Oh THERE you are, motivation! I thought I had lost you for a minute. I'm glad you're here.

And I'm glad you're here too.

I just finished a 5 mile run (and by run I mean jog) (and by jog I mean more of a brisk walk and jogging when someone is walking slowly in front of me) around the Brentwood Country Club, through a farmers market, and around my neighborhood. You guys...the air actually smells sweeter near the country club entrance. It's sickening, the sweet smell of money. But appealing, regardless *sigh*

I was more interested in the houses that I passed than the country club (but I did take really deep breaths when I went by). Which, since we're in Brentwood, are fucking fabulous. I often find myself in these little "I-hate-design-it's-so-unimportant-in-the-grand-scheme-of-things" phases, and they're usually caused by work overload or a weekend spent in nature, but all I need to do to shake myself out of it is see a few really beautiful homes, inside or out. I probably should have gone down the interior design path rather than graphic design.

Needless to say, I ordered new bedding from West Elm and once that gets here I will be posting some photos of my apartment's progress because it has come a loooooong way since I moved in/Mike moved out! Once it's perfect I'm gonna send it into Apartment Therapy and hope it gets picked up. I bought a really great chair yesterday at the UCLA thrift store for like $50 that's pulling everything together in my bedroom.

I took a bunch of these last weekend and forgot to post them.

Does anyone out there use a turntable? Not for DJing. Just for simple album-listening purposes. I'm planning on buying one soon and need suggestions. I have a few in mind (this one in particular) but I could really use some advice on what to look for and what to avoid. HALP


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