1) Summer fruit.
Of course I start with something food-related. But honestly, is there ANYTHING better than a perfect peach or some simply scrumptious strawberries?
2) The library.
Trinity Library, Dublin, Ireland
God bless whoever invented libraries. Seriously, I hope that person is blessed from on high wherever he/she may be right now. First, the idea of a library is genius. Second, I have recently re-read a bunch of Meg Cabot books because I remembered how much I love her writing and I got to do it all FOR FREE (minus the 25 cent late fee for one book... oops). I can basically read ANYTHING I WANT FOR FREE. Third, they are (usually...) quiet. Some days you just need some mandatory quiet, ya know?
Wait, didn't Ben Franklin invent libraries? Maybe not. That may be a rumor. At least according to this 86 paragraph long Wikipedia article.
3) Colorful paintings.
Though I'm in no position to be buying actual art right now, that doesn't mean I can't LOOK. One of my favorite bloggers, Jenny Andrews Anderson (who writes over at My Favorite and My Best) is also an artist. This is my favorite current painting of hers.
I have also been browsing Etsy for smaller, more affordable paintings. So far, this is my favorite I've found so far, created by SlaviART.
4) Snarky sayings made into decorative cross-stitch hangings. Such as...
5) The AMC TV show Halt and Catch Fire, which is about the PC industry in the 80s. The music and fashion and hair is all killer. Monique and I watch it every week (although I watched it without her this week since she's home on vacay... sorry, girl!) and even though some of the computer lingo is hard to understand, it's very drama and very fun. Plus one of the main guys played Darcy in the Keira Knightley version of Pride & Prejudice so... there's that.
"Ooooh we're so pensive and computery!"
6) Sara Bareilles's song I Choose You - cute, simple, and you KNOW how I love proposal videos!
7) Finally, this thing I found on Pinterest (WHITE GIRL ALERT) that I keep coming back to. Preach, Socrates. (According to my extensive research [read: 20 second googling] this is actually a quote from a character named Socrates in a book called Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book that Changes Lives by Dan Milman. Either way... I like it.)
No, I do not have any further updates on my car or anything related to it at this point. But you know I will post them as soon as I do!! I also wonder how much Honda is willing to do for me if I hint of taking legal action against them. Do you think I could negotiate for free cupcakes for life in addition to a car if it comes to that?