this was a good week

This was a lovely week.  Here's why:

•  The temperature in Houston dropped -- in fact, Wednesday had a high in the very low 70s -- which is unheard of in May.  I'm assuming that this is incontrovertible evidence of either (a) global climate change, or (b) hell freezing over.  Either way, the cool temperatures mandated a midday walk in the woods, which I was only too happy to do.

•  A towering pigeon on an abandoned building.  What?

•  My friend, artist Kal Barteski (the lovely creative mind behind these posters using my phrase, "Wildly Convinced You're Uncommonly Beautiful") has re-released her personalized You Are Awesome posters -- perfect for your kid's room.  (Or your room.  I don't judge.  They're gorgeous.)

•  Love this project:  a photography student took self-portraits of what she would look like in every decade of the past 100 years, both if she were part of the mainstream culture and if she were part of the counterculture.  I can't stop staring at these images.  So great.

•  I do wear make-up, but the older I get, the less interested I am in wearing it day-to-day.  And according to the New York Times, I'm apparently on trend.

•  I kind of want Marcus and I to renew our vows, just so we can do this.

•  Marcus and Alex got me a bar of dark chocolate for Mother's Day, and I've been savouring a small piece every night after dinner.   I do believe that the epitome of luxury is a small piece of dark chocolate every night after dinner.

•  My friend Hailey recently traveled to India with her family and some family friends.  This is not just awesome because, come on, India, but it's particularly awesome for us, because Hailey is a filmmaker, and she made a beautiful film for us to see.  (Bonus:  the film also has tips with how to travel to India with kids, and now I want to book tickets for my family really, really badly.)

•  This portrait of Louis C.K. is just beautiful.  (And the rest of the work of the photographer, Art Streiber, is great as well).  

•  And finally, for today's song of the day, these collages-in-motion, created as the music video for the song "Young" by Air Review:


On that colourful note, have a great weekend, friends.  (And heads up:  if you've been toying with the idea of joining me in October for the LimeLight Sessions, earlybird pricing ends 2 weeks from today -- and there are only a couple of spots left!  So register now - I'd love for you to join me!)