Monthly Archives: January 2014

Fashion: SAG Awards 2014

My favorite looks, in no particular order.

Lupita Nyong’o

Lupita Nyong’o

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Fashion: Golden Globes 2014

Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren

You should know the drill by now. These are my favorites.

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Science: The Polar Vortex Explained

NPR asks: What Is The Polar Vortex And Why Is It Doing This To Us?

also, they use this picture, which is just awesome:

Meanwhile, here in Virginia, it feels like Boston.
I finally have an excuse to dress for real winter weather.
I kind of missed the cold…

Everyone else in Virginia:

I pulled this meme from a good article explaining the polar vortex: Go home, Arctic, You’re Drunk.

And then, this weekend it is forecasted to be close to 60 degrees. Gross. I hate these extreme temperature fluxuations.

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Me: Making My Bed

That is not what a bad made by an adult looks like.
It looks like a child made my bed.

Which may in fact be true.
Because my bed making skills stalled at early middle school.
That is when I decided I did not care if my bed was made.
And it is only now, in my 27th year on this earth, that I decided that I do care about how my bed looks.
Plus, LOGIC, I have to pretty much make my bed before I get in it at night anyways, so I might as well make it when I get up.
And let me tell you, I am not a morning person, and I hate adding to my routine.
But, here we are, and my room looks so much nicer now that my bed is made.
And I end up telling myself: “Clare, it’s ok if the duvet bed looks like a messy teenager tossed it around, at least your bed is made. You can get better at it later, now is not the time to be a perfectionist! Just go to work.”

4 months later:

By month 4 of this new habit the making of my bed has become turning down the duvet so it’s nicely folded in half at the bottom of my bed.
Compromise!
It looks nice, and I don’t have to make my bed all the way.
And it looks like an adult (now 28 year old me) made my bed.
This is what I call a success.
Now, on to create more good habits!

(Note: getting out of my bed to go outside into the polar vortex is a whole other story)

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Internets: Icy Lake Michigan

“Lake Michigan has turned into a sea of ice balls in Glen Arbor”
The video description explains:
“Ice boulders have returned to Lake Michigan in Glen Arbor. The giant ice balls form in just-below-freezing water and start as small chunks of ice. The boulders grow layer-by-layer, getting shaped the waves before washing up on Lake Michigan shore.”
Absolutely mesmerizing.

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Art: Frozen Bubbles

Art: Frozen Bubbles

Photographer Angela Kelly and her son blow bubbles in 15 degree weather and the results are stunning.

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