Showing posts from January, 2016

Winter Storm Jonas 2016.

Well, we finally got the snow I've been waiting for! About 20" fell on Asbury Park last weekend, and I was holed up on my friends' couch seven blocks from my apartment. We snacked, drank, napped. I watched "The Martian" and "The Revenant" and did some spreadsheeting™ for my job like a real nerd. Lots of shore towns experienced heavy flooding, but AP fortunately was spared. Diana and I took a trek out into the storm one night. The snow was up to our knees, the wind was wild, and we stayed out there for maybe ten minutes at the most. Sunday morning, we went down to the beach. The waves were insane and there was snow on the sand, which I've never seen before! P.S. The "Let it Go" coloring book giveaway winner has been announced. Click over to see if you're the lucky winner! :)

CLOSED | REVIEW + GIVEAWAY: "Let It Go! Coloring and Activities to Awaken Your Mind and Relieve Stress"

I know everyone always says it, but this is the first year that the holidays felt truly ~stressful~ for me. As an "adult" this year (no longer a "kid" when you're pushing 30, but still have to sit at the kid's table), I had many presents to buy. This is my first year living on my own away from my parents' house, so a lot of traveling had to be done. Worst of all, I had to work on Christmas Eve morning, and Christmas Eve is our big day. I actually found myself quoting Brand New every day in December, at least twice daily: Is this the way a toy feels when its batteries run dry? Blah blah blah, everyone is stressed at the end of year, right? Well, this review couldn't have come at a better time. By now, I'm sure you've heard of, or perhaps even tried your hand at adult coloring. When I was in Belfast, a few of my friends had these lovely coloring books and markers on their coffee table. They told me that they would come home after a lo