Month: June 2015

Tennis Ball Wearing a Wig

I’ve started posting about Pretty Little Liars episodes every Tuesday right after a new episode airs and now I can’t concentrate on thinking of something else to post here tonight, because: WHAT. TENNIS BALL WEARING A WIG. Someone combed it while I watched. WHAT IS LIFE. (My thoughts on tonight’s episode are here.)

Pretty Little Liars: No more dance interludes, please. [S06E05]

Listen, y’all, I just watched a show that concluded with a mystery person putting a tiny wig on a tennis ball and combing it for several seconds while I stared on, dumbfounded. This isn’t going to be pretty. I mean, LOOK: We’re five episodes into season six on Pretty Little Liars now and… #&%*?!!! Sadly, they didn’t heed my request from last week and drop Charlie D. into the episode to clear some stuff up. (Where is he? Does he still exist? WHO KNOWS. And WHO CARES, I guess.) Also, three out of four Liars are still sleeping in their bedrooms like they weren’t locked in duplicates of them in an underground bunker for weeks, like, five seconds ago. I DON’T UNDERSTAND. Burn everything, girls! START FRESH. FOR YOUR MENTAL HEALTH. Bewigged tennis ball aside, the episode moved the show forward… a tiny bit. But: WTF was that opening?! It was pretty much The Ring starring a ballerina and with a bathtub, instead of a television. NOT OKAY. Hanna & Spencer had my two favorite exchanges of …

Living Room Update Plans

Back in January, I shared some notes on planned updates to the house my husband and I bought last year and a few pictures of our white walls and lovely new floors. (See: Sarah’s House: Welcome!) It was built in 1960 and has been left mostly un-updated… UNTIL NOW! So far we’ve installed wood floors throughout the house, and spent several thousand dollars on other mostly boring updates (like garage doors, chimney repairs, and electrical upgrades). Our next project is a full living room re-do. We’ve got our big TV, TiVo, and gaming consoles in this room, and it’s the one that can be made darkest for movie nights, so comfort is key. Right now it has 60’s den-style brown wood paneled walls, brown built-in shelves & cabinets, wood beams starting to detach from the ceiling, and a brick fireplace complete with shiny brass trim on the doors. Basically: It’s not a good look. Here’s what I’m thinking will be going on in the new room to get us started: We already own the TV stand, coffee table, …

Reasons BFF Visits Are Great

My BFF (of 18 years!) flew to Dallas from Austin to visit me this weekend. (Virgin ran a deal a while back and we both got tickets for weekend visits for around $100.) And here’s the thing that’s really great about when your best friend comes to stay at your house: You don’t have to DO anything special for it to be great. There’s no pressure to put on a whole production to entertain and/or impress. Your BFF is there to visit YOU, and so you can spend hours upon hours talking & talking & talking. And then you can watch about 12 episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. And you can go to a bakery and get a ton of sweets to eat when you’re not out grabbing your favorite pizza. It’s great & I highly recommend it. 😀 I had the best pizza ever this weekend @canerossotx. Prosciutto & fresh mozzarella made in-house. And dessert pizza! #pizza #dallas A post shared by Kim Jones | (@owlpacinophotos) on Jun 28, 2015 at 1:24pm PDT

Pizza & Sweets & lots of BFF Fun

My BFF is visiting me for the weekend & so I’ve taken her to my favorite pizza place in Dallas (or anywhere) and tried a new bakery: Cookies! From Haute Sweets in Dallas. Macarons: cookie butter. earl grey. raspberry. caramel. So pretty & delicious. #cookies #treats #dallas #hautesweetspatisserie @hautesweetspatisserie A post shared by Kim Jones | (@owlpacinophotos) on Jun 26, 2015 at 2:14pm PDT Found a new favorite! SO GOOD.

Marriage Equality Wins

Yesterday I celebrated the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of the Affordable Care Act and today I am THRILLED to be back to celebrate their decision on Marriage Equality today. WOW! Every state! [tweet https://twitter.com/sarahblackstock/status/614434150301331456 align=’center’ ] Justice Kennedy’s opinion is beautiful. This is especially lovely to read: “No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.” SCOTUSblog’s coverage is outstanding as …