content overload



Way too much to read, listen, see, do, eat, drink, watch, write, and make. I want to do it all and every day I just find out about more stuff!

I will be honest that TV has taken a bit of a backseat lately. We don’t have any shows going right now. Although we did start Boardwalk Empire. Egads, that thing is about MEN being MEN and being POWERFUL. Which I’m not so sure I need to see another show like that, but it’s very well done so….

I’ve been reading at night instead of watching stuff and am trying to read during my lunch at work as well. It’s going okay! Here’s a master list of the things I’m trying to consume this week…maybe just this afternoon!?

An hour long video interview with Ashtangi Laruga Glaser. She is amazing. I can’t wait to watch this.

I’m currently reading two incredible page turners.  I was making fabulous prgress on the second book in the Elena Ferrante trilogy when I listened to this episode of Books on the Nightstand. I am now obsessively reading The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. I’m not sure how great a book it is (quality wise), but it’s definitely entertaining…the Gone Girl of 2015 for sure.

My podcast feed is out of control. Trying to listen through it all, but getting bogged down. Especially with the slew of new albums being released right now too!

Oh, and let us not forget, the internet. There is my Feedly list of blogs, which is downright gigantic. The flood of daily news (thank god for NYT Now), op-eds, long reads, twitterings, and vlogs. Yep, I said vlogs. Perhaps my secret obsession with YouTube channels should be saved for another post entirely…

And on top of it all, today is Thursday and Thursday is when the GOOP newsletter arrives in my inbox, ready and waiting for ridicule!

It’s all too much…but in a good way I’m pretty sure.

painting above from Dorothy Goode




life is better with…this new podcast

I recently found a great new podcast. Three  intelligent ladies talking TV?!?! YES PLEASE! Fair warning…if you do not watch cable/prestige tv, this is probably not in your wheelhouse. But I do and I LOVE it!

These ladies are fantastic. I discovered it via one of my favorite twitter friends,  Britt Julious. She and two others, Alison Cuddy and Leah Pickett have great discussions regarding current television. However, what I especially like about this podcast is that the given opinions are fully fleshed out with attention to broader cultural, literary, and cinematic impact. Unlike some pop culture podcasts I listen to…that is all…

Anyways, here’s the link, their podcast Changing Channels  is part of WBEZ Chicago. Listen to it.

You live in the Louisville/Southern IN area & love to Tweet? Let’s MEET!

 so this is totally a locals-only post, but hopefully that’s OK.

If you love Twitter and live in the Kentuckiana area, you gotta come out to Against the Grain on Thursday, February 23 at 6:00pm.  It’s going to be so much fun! And enormous props to my brother, @alexporter82 and @tommyspalding for organizing!

I owe a big “you were right” to Alex and my sister-in-law. They were trying to get me on twitter for a long time and I wouldn’t do it. I have really enjoyed it and think it’s just too much fun.

I’ve made a huge mistake…

Things I initially got wrong.

Boy, Fox sure got it wrong with one of the best shows ever.

By this I mean I was annoyingly contrary for a little while, but after more contemplation, I am now annoyingly in favor!

Honestly, I don’t often admit I am wrong (ask my husband), but here I am, saying it out loud:




cowboy boots

french door freezers — I want one!
(current state of my freezer…jam packed and an unorganized mess!)

What are things that you have initially disliked?


Happy Friday the 13th Y’all!

January 13, 2012

don’t forget your booties ‘cuz it’s coooold out there! We had about an inch of snow yesterday and everybody is freaking out.
I need to put my car in the garage…

Also, the true consumer came out in me today as I woke up, poured myself some coffee, opened up twitter, and discovered that Louisville will be getting an Anthropologie in the near future. HOLY MACKEREL. I am in so much trouble…In honor of this glorious news, here’s a photo of some measuring cups from Anthropologie that I have converted in votive holders…I LOVE ANTHROPOLOGIE.

i’m so excited for a cozy three day weekend. Andrew has been out of town for work, so I think we are going to just hibernate–watch tv, cook, etc.  What are your plans?

Power Shoulders and a Happy Friday Y’all!

I received the most amazing vintage coat from my great aunt this Christmas with some of the most amazing shoulders.

If you want to see more big-shouldered love, head over to the amazing tumblr, Power Shoulders, by @britticisms

Her tumblr Britticisms is also pretty great. Check it out!