Life

Do Nothing For Two Minutes

Saw this on Gizmodo I think. One of many peacefulness sites out there, but Do Nothing for Two Minutes is great because if you touch your mouse or your keyboard, you FAIL. From my screenshot you can see that I was totally loading something on YouTube, so a FAIL! was coming my way 🙂

Two other peaceful/hippie sites I find interesting:

SimplyNoise, an online White Noise generater- Useful at work!

Do as One–  It’s a site for learning peaceful breathing techniques that is somehow related to the Dalai Lama? The cool part is that you can join breathing rooms and breath/meditate together with others. Their big goal is to get one billion people to breathe together by Nov 11, 2012. It’s an interesting idea, but altogether makes me feel a little weird!

Style

Think Pink- Surviving Spring Shopping When You Hate Pastels

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Oh dear. Despite what the weather would tell us to the clothing retailers it is Spring. Every year is a little different, but in general Spring means the following clothing trends that while I don’t hate, just aren’t part of my own personal style:

Pastel everything
Floral
Pink + beige- the “Desert Rose” look
White
Billowy +Gauzey
Ruffly
Chunky brown leather wedges.
Light denim
Seersucker

Now what to do if you don’t like any of those styles? There is NOTHING out there for you! Here is my game plan to survive until Summer stock comes in:

1. Online shopping (Obbbbbviously). Yes, this is a “Well duh” option but I doubly recommend it because on many sites you can browse by color. Black please!

2. Frequent thrift or resale shops. While resale shops like Buffalo Exchange do stock up with seasonal and on-trend items, you should be able to find more diversity than whatever is out at your local chain shop. And after all if you’re going to buy something trendy it might as well be cheap right?

3. If you simply must shop in the regular chain retail stores during the high season of fugly, check out the basics and accessories departments. There you are more likely to run into sane colors and a few whimsical things that will tide you over until color saturated summer clothes finally hit the racks.

4. This may not be an answer for many people, but have you considered sitting this shopping season out? Have a “Shopping Fast.” Just don’t buy anything. What? Does that sound boring? Try it. Things will get interesting, I promise.