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I wrote a long paragraph about my holidays but deleted it because I sounded like the biggest Grinch to blog ever in the history of blogging. Let the record state that a) my holidays were less than stellar b) I became a stress ball c) the weather was atrocious d) I'm glad it's all over but e) it was great seeing family. I'm just going to leave it at that, ok? My fingers are crossed that yours were much better than mine...
Now it's back to the grind although next week is one of my lightest work weeks in months thanks in part to NYE, winter break and the integration of some new old staff, and I'm totally going to take advantage of the college-student-free-zone that is Athens right now. It's so freaking quiet up here and there is no wait to get in anywhere. Booya! And I have friends coming up too! Double booya! I'm planning on taking them here, here, here, here, and here, and I hope we can catch a glimpse of this guy. Whoa, I feel better already!
Besides researching places to go, I've been reading up on some various stuff and finding some new things to delight over and that inspire. Want to see?
Have you ever heard of Wilson Alwyn "Snowflake" Bentley?
Speaking of snowflakes, you just have to ooooh and ahhhh over this real-life winter wonderland.
Kiddo TV is hosting a giveaway involving some super cool handmade buttons. You should stop by and check it out...and visit her ETSY store too! I'm drooling over this dress and wish I had it in hand for NYE.
Yay for Marks And Spencer!
NPR talks veganism. Me likey.
Four words - cranberry red wine spritzer.
This 'shit southern women say' video is like time traveling to my high school years in Waycross, GA.
Neon signs = new obsession.
One of my favorite new blogs almost put me back in the holiday spirit. Almost.
Who knew there were so many calligraphy fonts out there? Not me! I'm partial to the Amal and the Jane Austen m'self.
Puppy mills are terrible, terrible things and one of my goals for 2013 is to work hard to eradicate them from the state of GA and the rest of the US.
Want. Want bad. Must have.
This is inspiring to hit the road again...not that it takes much to stir my wanderlust.
Brady has a look-alike in Athens (for realsies!) so this article caught my attention in a hurry.
Feel the love. How could anyone be against this?
Totally going to see this movie as soon as it hits the big screen.
Shelfari to help me organize my book list for 2013...yay or nay?
One of the reasons I want to go to Death Valley is to see these weird things.
Tofu chorizo? Shut up! Yet another reason to return to Asheville...
Now it's off to make a cuppa tea, drink some of that juice that I slaved over, try not to eat any of the sweets that Brady's Mimi loaded us down with over the holidays and then call the landlord about a broken washing machine. You know, typical Friday! Ha!
Oh, if you're interested in following me on Instagram then you can find me @grtis_and_moxie...