Passing Fancies, January 2016

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Reading: Colm Tóibín’s Brooklyn

Video: The final season of Downton Abbey…and I’ve recently gotten hooked on The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Audio: Bowie, Bowie, Bowie.

Art: Reading about Romare Bearden for a freelance project

Drink: Egg Nog coffee beans from Empire Coffee & Tea, a Christmas present from Mr. TC

Eats & Treats: Homemade chia pudding with honey, nuts, and frozen berries.

Garb: This month is all about black wool knee-length dresses with black tights, chunky black heels, and print scarves.

Beauty Products: Still working on healing my skin after my December dermatitis attack, and adding LUSH’s wondrous Ultrabalm cleanser to my CeraVe regimen

Purchase: A new laptop case. It has a black-lace pattern. I am so predictable.

Pleasure: A long-overdue haircut!

Worry: Deadlines (as usual). The possibility of snow and ice finally arriving in full force.

Stray Thought: A first visit to any library is always a thrill for me.

Image: Kate Greenaway, Almanack for 1887, via New York Public Library Digital Collections.

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2 thoughts on “Passing Fancies, January 2016

  1. Reading: I’m reading so many different things right now, but yesterday I started Daniel Ellsberg’s “Secrets”, about his role in ending the Vietnam War by releasing the secret Pentagon Papers.

    Video: I keep re-watching and re-watching “Making a Murderer.”

    Audio: I’m giving Kanye’s discography a re-listen in anticipation of his new album.

    Art: I need to see what’s on exhibition around town.

    Drink: Café Bustelo and lots of tea. I’m enjoying the jasmine green tea from Serengeti Teas in Harlem.

    Eats & Treats: My homemade Italian Wedding Soup.

    Garb: Oversized sweaters, leggings, and boots. I went shopping this weekend! I even bought new heels!

    Beauty Products: I picked up two of the new Dual-Intensity eyeshadows from the NARS Spring collection. I’ve also been really into my collection of Morphe palettes. And ALL of the highlighter.

    Purchase: Paying for my accountant’s services on Friday evening. I’m getting a nicely-sized refund that will allow me to pay off my credit card, save, and justify this weekend’s shopping. YAY!

    Pleasure: This was the first week of my new work schedule, where (unless someone desperately needs the weekend off or I need to change my schedule) I work Mon-Fri with one day of home office!

    Worry: My boyfriend leaves for a two-week tour of Europe with the band he’s in on Friday. I always worry when he’s away.

    Stray Thought: I need to buy some booze for tonight’s Democratic debate.

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