Into and Over It: 2015 Edition

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• House of Cards. We are late to this party, but I can’t get enough of Kevin Spacey and how deliciously ruthless he is in this show.

• Breakfast burritos. They are considerably more work than cereal and yogurt, but at least the kids don’t start cheeping for lunch at 10:30am when I make them.

• Sofa shopping. I am leaning toward this one. I am trying not to get toooo obsessed with kitchen remodeling. I have a plan to take out all the cabinets and rearrange them. Don’t tell Jim.

Over It

• This morning I read some decluttering blog where the writer said, “In the words of Elsa, ‘Let it go!'” Here’s what we need to let go of, people: Frozen. I am not even kidding. The songs, the merchandise, the eternal pop-culture references to a stupid cartoon with seriously one of the worst songs ever….it’s run it’s course. I’m begging you. No more Frozen.

• People who don’t pick up after their dogs. Lookit. If your dog is going potty anywhere but your own yard – pick it up. I swear, every time we go to the beach, I want to go home and print out a giant sign to post that says, “This is a PATH, not a TOILET.” I don’t want to see dog poo. Anywhere. At the beach. In the woods. On a trail. At the reservoir. On the sidewalk. It’s rude and inconsiderate. If I wanted to step in dog poo, I’d get a dog. If you don’t want to pick up after your dog, then stop bringing it places. Dogs are, arguably, a part of nature. However, the beach is not your dog’s habitat. Habitat being the place he eats and potties. That place is your yard. At any other location, your dog is a guest. Good guests don’t relieve themselves in the middle of the party.

Perhaps you are Over posts about poo.

Marsala, the Pantone Color of the Year. What is Pantone, you ask? Pantone is a group of people who decide what colors are popular. This sounds ridiculous, but it’s true and very serious business. You want to know why yellow is everywhere all of a sudden and you can’t find forest green anywhere? Because the powers that be decreed it so. Companies listen to the Color Forecast (that’s totally a thing) and it guides them when deciding what colors cars should be, what color all the cute decor accents at Target will be, even what colors clothing collections will be. This is simultaneously fascinating and irritating to me. The next time you want to buy a cute pink accessory and all you can find is Radiant Orchid, you’ll know why.

Regarding the color Marsala specifically, I am pretty sure we already endured this back in the late 80s/early 90s and it was called Burgundy. Perhaps paired with the aforementioned Forest Green. What next, Pantone? Wallpaper borders printed with geese in bonnets? Powder blue Swiss dot fabric and broomstick skirts?

Marsala: Good for Mushroom Marsala Pasta Bake. Walls? Not so much.

Happy 2015, y’all!

9 Responses to “Into and Over It: 2015 Edition”

  1. Sarah Says:

    Yes, about the burgundy! I had no idea about Pantone, though. I feel like they have too much power.
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  2. Karen @ Living Unabridged Says:

    That sofa is bee-you-tee-ful. Know what I’m not over? Grey. (Gray?) I saw some design blog say that taupe is the new grey and I was just like, No, it isn’t. Taupe rhymes with nope for a reason.

    P.S. I feel your Frozen pain. Four daughters. Know all the words. Buy the toys with their own money. Get the movie at the library (I won’t allow them to buy it). Disney better come out with something new and better soon or I will LOSE IT.
    Karen @ Living Unabridged´s last blog post ..12 Booklists from 2014: Favorites and Duds

  3. Jaxty Says:

    I can totally see that couch with your orange chair. It’s very cute but I can’t see you paying anything near that much for a piece of furniture.

    I’ve been on the same breakfast kick for…oh, I don’t know…maybe 5 years now. English muffin with Nutella and Greek Yogurt (in peach, blueberry or my new favorite, tropical fruit). Heaven.

    Yes, please let’s not bring back the burgundy and hunter green. I’m with Karen…I’m still in love with gray.

  4. Tammy Says:

    Oooh, yes to kitchen remodeling! I will help you rip out cupboards in your kitchen, if you help me put up marble subway tile in mine.

  5. Jen Says:

    Yeeeeeessssss! Marsala – I had the very same exact thought when I saw it! My burgundy corduroy knickers in junior high! Oh dear heavens. They have traumatized Gen X with this choice. I try to remember that it’s not the color’s fault, and that every color has a place at the table, but oy. I’ve got some baggage with this one.

    I have two boys. Have not seen Frozen, have no intention of doing so. The song seems inane. I’m with you.

    Sofa is gorgeous!

  6. Jen Says:

    Also – completely a watcher of House of Cards too. Isn’t it fascinating?

  7. Nicole Boyhouse Says:

    I love love LOVED House of Cards season one, then kind of got meh during season two. Will be interested to hear your take!
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  8. Erin-The Usual Mayhem Says:

    1. YES on the sofa. Buy me one too while you’re at it. And tell me if you want some other mid-century furniture to go with it – I can get it by the auction-load here for next to nothing.

    2. As the owner of 3 dogs I am in complete agreement about poo. I never leave the house without multiple plastic bags in my pocket. People who leave it lying there should lose their dog.

    3. The only things I have to say about Pantone’s Color this year is that it is a big improvement on last year’s horrifying purple. Do you ever wonder if they sit around laughing hysterically (and possibly ingesting illicit substances) with a board full of the most horrifying colors available and joke about all the things that will soon be available in one of them?
    Erin-The Usual Mayhem´s last blog post ..Welcoming King Winter and Jack Frost – nature table

  9. Tressa Says:

    I had no idea about the Pantone. Huh. So there is someone making all our decisions for us.

    I don’t understand the big deal about Frozen. I don’t think it was that good of a movie. The song is fun to play on the piano for what it is worth.
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