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Open browser tabs | 3 AM edition

I was trying to get back to sleep after feeding Nick a few nights ago and should have done just that (sleep), but instead I scrolled through the approximately 900 open browser tabs on my iPhone.  

Obvious disclaimer: We all know screens and sleep don’t mix.

open browser tabs

Of these 900 (give or take) browser tabs, there were articles I had started to read (and thought maybe, eventually I’d finish), recipes I hoped to make, and Frenchies I would like to sneak into our home.  The usual.  Plus, like, the unusual.  

If it’s 3 AM and you’re reading this, maybe… put down your phone, sniff some lavender and try to do some sort of sleep visualization.  But if it’s the middle of the day and you’re wondering what on Earth I find interesting enough to keep floating around on my phone for days (or in some cases, months), you’re in luck.


  • Find a friend (a.k.a. The tab I will keep open forever and always): Every few months, I spot a Frenchie that I am certain is related to Clark and I try to convince Nick that we need to reunite them.  In our home.  Forever.  I’m selfishly not hyperlinking this one because I want first dibs on our next puppy… and because I think there’s much to be said for adopting pets rather than buying from breeders.  
  • Adele on ’25’: Song by Song//The New York Times:  I thought it was interesting to get the back story to each song on her most recent album.  …Interesting enough that this tab has been open since last November.  
  • 6 Stretches for a Lean, Limber Body//Fitness Magazine: Love the emphasis on hips, hamstrings, glutes and ye olde pelvic floor.
  • Thug Life Shirts: I love a witty workout tee.
  • Farmer’s Choice Boxes from Ward’s Berry Farm in Sharon, MA: We haven’t been home enough this summer to justify a full CSA share, but I’ve been keeping my eye on the weekly box offerings from one of our favorite local farms.  New lists are posted each Monday and you have until Wednesday evening to purchase the week’s box if you’re interested.  This week’s box is $23 and includes blueberries, carrots, tatsoi*, summer squash, red beets, lettuce, onions, mint and fava beans.
  • Seasoned Roasted Corn Salad Cups//Martha Stewart:  Looks like summer perfection.  Maybe sharing will motivate me to give this recipe a try.  Or maybe you can make it for me?
  • The Ultimate Manual Photography Cheat Sheet//PicMonkey: A great (and comprehensive) reference guide.  I love PicMonkey for simple photo editing and design, and their blog features helpful tips and tutorials like this one.
  • Edible Flowers//Gourmet Sweet Botanicals: For an upcoming project.  Or just a tasty, pretty snack.
  • 26 Phrases to Calm an Angry Child//The Huffington Post:  These are the things I read at 3 AM and wish I remembered to say at 3 PM.
  • Mary Ann Moss’ Oh My Gouache class: This is easily my favorite painting class I’ve taken in ages.  I revisit Mary Ann’s posts and videos whenever I get the chance.
  • My traveling postcards//Postcrossing: It’s been a few months since I joined Postcrossing and I’m really enjoying finding something other than Gold’s Gym advertisements in our mailbox.  I found a bunch of really cute vintage postcards on the Cape that I’m itching to send to Germany.  Or Thailand.  Or wherever.

*And… I just opened a new tab:  Google search results for “What the heck is tatsoi?”

Also On Tap for Today:

  • Picking out matching hoodies for the babes (I’ve developed a passion for matching baby/toddler fashion)
  • 18 charts for better, healthier snacking via BuzzFeed
  • Watching the Olympic trials (and getting so excited for the Games)

Alright, spill.  What tab(s) is always open on your phone?

Today: It’s nudie magazine day!

Billy: What day is it?

Norm: October?

Billy: It’s nudie magazine day!

[tweetmeme source=”elizabethev” only_single=false] While it’s not nudie magazine day, it is regular magazine day and since my emotional maturity rivals that of a 13 year old boy, I couldn’t resist the Billy Madison reference.  Maybe I should be the Revolting Blob for Halloween.  Pretty much all I’d need to do is poke eye and nose holes in my swim cap.  Sold!

"He was supposed to pinch my leg if he was running short of air!"

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I opened our mailbox earlier this week and was delighted to find this stack of periodicals awaiting me.  Why, helloooo ladies. Who knows when I will actually get a chance to flip through these, but I am hoping my date with the wave trainer on Friday affords me some time.  Hmm.  Am I coordinated enough to wave train and read?  Care to place a friendly wager on me falling off mid-page flip?


Where there's a camera, there's a Clark.

Once, while running on the treadmill at my old gym, my iPod became detached from my headphones, fell from the treadmill display, hit the back of the treadmill and shot clear across the cardio area.  I had to reach under someone else’s  treadmill to fish it out.  Like most people born in 1982, my middle name is Marie, but it really should be Awkward.  Let’s get back to the magazines.

Here’s a question for the ages.  Why do women’s magazines often feature half-nudie cover models?  Thankfully, Martha and Oprah bring a little modesty to the newsstand.  Yeesh!  Here’s what I’ll be learning this month:

  • A whole meal (mostly) from your pantry (Glamour)
  • Less stress, more creativity: the brainpower special (Self)
  • Secrets of women who never get sick (Health)
  • 125 best foods for women and four total body moves (Women’s Health)
  • Holiday preview: gear and gifts galore (Fitness)

Once I was in Fitness Magazine.  My life has pretty much been downhill ever since (just kidding… every day is more awesome than the previous.)  I wonder if I’ll come across an article about being effortlessly cool in less than three days.  Now that would be worth the cover price.

Also On Tap for Today:

What are your favorite magazines?  If you say the Economist, I will award you 50 smartie points.  If you say Highlights for Kids, I will ask to borrow the word search page.

Today: I’m so excited.

And I just can’t hide it.

I’m on page 28 of the May issue of Fitness Magazine and I think I like it.  Thank you for indulging me and my gigantic ego (which was promptly checked after I slipped on some wet leaves and fell face first in front of a gaggle of undergrads earlier this week).

Also On Tap for Today:

What are you up to this weekend?