Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Spuds Strike Back

Behold the disaster that was yesterday evening. I decided to make mashed potatoes for dinner, potatoes are good right? What could go wrong with potatoes? Spoiler alert: everything. I peeled potatoes like a boss (only dropping a few of them in the trashcan...eh, you boil them anyway right? Totally enforcing the five second rule here).

The water kept boiling over and making a mess of the stove so I decided I would be clever (yeah, right) and sit on the arm of the sofa closest to the kitchen (seen below in exhibit A) so I could run in like Speedy Gonzalez and remedy the situation. No big deal, I am the master of my kitchen. That is until I jumped off the sofa, ran into the table below and created a disaster zone.




RIP white lamp July 2011-August 2011, you served us well and always lit up the room. The poor unsuspecting illuminator tumbled and busted apart along with the glass vase that also sat on the table and held seashells and sunglasses. Such a mess.

Unfortunately the series of events does not cease here, when I go to detach the beaters my the electric mixer I inadvertently turn it on, WHAM, mashed potatoes everywhere, I am now wearing dinner, except its not as cute as when those naked girls lie down on a table covered in sushi, I was just a not-so-hot mess. I will forever refer to this night as Curse of the Spuds 2011, may it never happen again.

Anyway, onto the next: Today I took the metro. It was not the midnight train goin' anywhere, just you know, your everyday train going somewhere.





 I loved the look of this old vacuum store.


 Hello little kitty!



 Random forest of eucalyptus. Fact- eucalyptus can grow a foot each year! (Who says this wasn't educational?)

 I walked by the zoo and had to physical restrain myself from walking through, I promised my boyfriend I'd wait for him. Great success.
 I love Lincoln, my hat off to you sir.
 Beach detour? I saw no such thing.





 Photobombing Whole Foods olive bar.








 I wanted to follow these nerdy men on their lunch break, they seemed like a fun pair. Instead I just sneaked a picture of them. Paparazzi I am.







What I wore

62 comments:

  1. You take super amazing pictures.
    I can't do anything in the kitchen, so you have one up on me.
    Your outfit is adorable and comfy-looking.
    You have the cutest personality ever.
    The end. <33

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    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  2. love your photos!!:)
    and very cool outfit!

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  3. Thank you so much! :)
    You have such a great blog, and your photos are amazing! And your outfit is so cute! I love the mix between the converse and shorts ^-^

    Take care!

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  4. Your potato accident is too funny (mostly because it totally sounds like something I would do).

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  5. thanks for the comment! love the photos :) cute casual outfit too! check out my closet sale if you like!
    hammocksandtrampolines.blogspot.com

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  6. Haha oh man!! That is one cute lamp. But it's okay, life happens, and hey, you're a superstar potato peeler, so there!

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  7. OMG you're HILARIOUS! I love your writing, it's so similar to me! I feel like we'd be such good friends...if we never cook together! I can't even make rice and I'm asian! WHAT IS THIS! New follower ;) xxAnisa

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  8. SUCH A LOVELY BLOG YOU"VE GOT!!!! thanks for your comments i'm following you now..follow back???
    Chari T (deep fried stilettos)xxxxxx

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  9. I'm the very same as you when it comes to the kitchen, a disatster. Love your photos by the way x

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  10. i'm so sorry about your spuds disaster! i hate it when that happens and it happens to the best of us!! oh, and you're in D.C., right? i remember those subway seats and the orange leather {pleather?} color, would you believe?! ah, i miss D.C.
    xo ~ kristina

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  11. this story is too too funny im completely inept in the kitchen - tried to make canned soup once spilled on the stove then tried to wipe it up and lit the napkin on fire - im no longer allowed to make ANYTHING haha xx

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  12. cool photos!

    http://sarassweetstyle.blogspot.com/

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  13. I'm so glad I found your blog randomly! I just moved to DC a few days ago so it's awesome to look through all the pictures you've taken, love them!

    Mackenzie

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  14. hahah gotta love getting dinner everywhere. :) Loving the pictures, and your outfit!

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  15. love your pictures!!
    and thank you! :)

    ~Veronica

    ps- Im following now! :)

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  16. oh my!! too bad your lamp broke!
    i spilled hundreds of beads all over the sunroom floor yesterday, that was pretty annoying. but at least nothing broke.
    those shorts are cute, by the way.
    and thanks for commenting on artsy ants blog :)

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  17. Love the pictures! Your outfit looks so cute :)

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  18. Like your simple casual outfit! :D
    Thanks for drop my blog and leave a lovely comment there! <3

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  19. You are in DC!!! I realized it looking at the metro!!
    I lived ther for a while!!
    xx
    http://dontcallmefashionblogger.blogspot.com/

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  20. Haha, rip lamp :P Cool outfit :)

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  21. Such an interesting post! Sounds so eventful, haha.

    fleeting moments

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  22. Thankx for your comment I'm following you too!
    nice post!

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  23. Excellent shots as always - the cat one is amazing x

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  24. Sorry about the lamp-related disaster! Still, these photos are lovely, and your outfit is adorable!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

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  25. Oh dear, I'm sorry to hear about the potatos! I've had some cooking disasters too hehe.

    Thank's for your comment on my blog :)
    xxx

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  26. Love your outfit! Thank you so much for your comment! Do you want to follow each other?

    kisses

    stylemesteph

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  27. Oh that really dont sound fun, but atleast now you know how to not cook potatoes (optimistic alert). Im sure it will not happen again.

    Thanks for visiting my blog btw.

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  28. thanks for the comment! im sorry for your loss, the lamp will be sadly missed

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  29. lol.. its nice to know that I am not the only one who has such 'accidents'.. I believe I am truly cursed in the kitchen dept. My culinary skills have known to induce headache, nausea, diarrhea, poisoning and various other medical conditions that cannot be revealed here in this comment.
    hope ur lamp rests in pieces along with innumerable lamps of mine in Lamp Heaven ;)
    Thanks for visiting my blog,
    hugs,
    Nelly
    www.massacredmascara.blogspot.com

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  30. I laughed a lot with your mashed potatoes story- I m known to be extremely clumpsy- my last victim was a pyrex! :)

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  31. Super cool photos as always!

    Xx

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  32. I like your blog! Really!
    Thanks for stopping by! :)
    Can you follow each other? I'm following you! :)
    kiss,yumiKo

    yumikontheworld.blogspot.com

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  33. I'm using a Nikon D90 and the lends are the 18-200mm :)

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  34. Thanks Katie, you don't know how much that comment meqant to me.

    Your pictures are very, VERY pretty!

    Ani xx

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  35. Love your blog!

    Follow me if you like my blog and I'll follow you back. :)

    zizi
    www.zizibloom.blogspot.com

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  36. Sorry to hear about your lamp!! Your photos are excellent!!

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  37. cool!! you've got great pics and a terrific blog :)) thanks so much for the compliment on my bloggy :)))

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  38. Haha!! You sound about as accident prone as me. ;) For the longest time, my hubs wouldn't let me chop anything ever. If a recipe required chopping, he'd do it for me. lol Either I'm getting the hang of it or he's starting to care less, because he lets me have a go at it most of the time. lol

    Love your photos! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  39. cute shorts there !!
    you sound as if you're like me.. i'm such a careless person too.. sorry aboutyour lamp though !


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  40. lovely photos!

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  41. Your photos are great!!
    Thanks for the sweet comment, I'm now following you =)


    tishiannae.blogspot.com

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  42. Thank you sweetie for your lovely comment!! You have such a nice blog!!! I just followed you!

    Those pictures are really beautiful!! Sorry for the lamp...

    Kisses

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  43. love the kitty on the stairs :)

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  44. Thank you for the amazing comment! your blog is so awesome! I keep connecting with people who have moved somewhere exciting, which is really cool! I picked up and moved to Seattle in january, so its really cool to read about people who have done the same!
    I'm glad that you're lovin DC, sounds like a super amazing place to live!! My boyfriend is from the DC area and he really loved it! We will definitely be back on the east coast someday :)

    ~Brea

    brea-marie.blogspot.com

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  45. haha poor lamp! funny cooking stories are the best. I love taking the subway, I did a few times in new york. thanks for your comment!


    The House of Shoes

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  46. you are such a story teller! =)

    thank you for being so kind with your sweet comment!

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  47. bahahahah your storry was amazing. :) I love all the photos!! :D x

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  48. Oh no I hope everything goes smoothly for in the kitchen the next time around! (: Beautiful shots! I love your outfit!

    stylemoodboard.wordpress.com

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  49. Oh Katie! Altho you did great a mess in the kitchen, the story cheered me up abit :)
    Maybe get mom next time to resue you?
    Time to shop new lamps (and perhaps cute utensils) at IKEA haha

    xx

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  50. okay that potato story is hilarious!! except the broken lamp. that's a bummer!

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  51. That cat is SO cute!

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  52. I love the outfit! Great blog- am following and it'd be great if you could look at mine some time! :) Aly xx

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  53. love all of the picture dear :)
    thanks for your lovely comment on my blog btw ❤

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  54. Great pictures !!
    Love this sweet outfit
    http://faceitwiththesmile.blogspot.com
    KisSes

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