Currently... (Vol.1)

It has been one insane week! I've mentioned this a lot on this blog but I work in US politics and if you've been paying attention to the news at all lately, you'll know that our government has been shut down except for non-essential personnel. Living in DC, most of the population works in either politics or government so I've witnessed many of my friends sitting at home this past week fuming while stuck at home furloughed. I've been fortunate not to have been furloughed so I can still go to work and collect my paycheck but my workload has gotten significantly heavier - it's to be expected though. I'm just thankful I still have a job.

Anyways I haven't been able to be as active on the blogosphere lately and even when I do get a free minute, I've been avoiding getting on the computer because the news has been quite depressing and it's hard for me to avoid it. Instead I've been just using that time to relax and just enjoy the things I want to enjoy. And thus, my idea for  new blog column was born!

Allow me to introduce "Currently..." A weekly roundup of the things I'm doing and liking. Here are the things I've been doing currently:

Currently (10.06.2013)

  • Watching: Doctor Who - I'm so excited for Peter Capaldi to take over the iconic role! I'm sort of re-watching the series to refresh my memory. My favorite doctor is still David Tennant but I've seriously loved Matt Smith and I'm interested in seeing the direction Capaldi will take as the new Doctor. 
  • Eating: Flaming Hot Cheetos - They are a guilty pleasure snack of mine! I love spicy foods so these are perfect for when I get the munchies while watching Doctor Who
  • Reading: Confederacy of Dunces - I picked up this little gem after a friend strongly recommended it to me. I'm liking it so far, though admittedly I'm not too far in.
  • Listening: Glenn Miller - There's something so romantic and fun about swing jazz of the early 1900s. I'm particularly loving Moonlight Serenade. If I ever get married, I would love to dance to that song!
  • Wearing: Essie's 'Barefoot and Topless' - This is the perfect nude shade! It's so pretty and understated but gives the nails a nice clean shine. I work in a conservative office so this is a great color for those who want a nail color that is a bit more toned down.
Thanks for reading and I hope you had a great weekend!


  1. Great post!

  2. ooh i love that essie color :D

  3. this all sounds like a perfect sunday "to do" list! love the post idea

  4. I love it! i really want to try an essie nail polish!

  5. I LOVE DOCTOR WHO!! Gotta say that Matt Smith is my favorite doctor :) But I liked season 5 and 6 better than season 7, I miss the Ponds :'( That essie polish looks gorgeous

    Mili from call me, Maeby

  6. Glen Miller always reminds me of my gramps in a bittersweet way. I still miss him, Glen Miller was his favorite and we would always listen to his records and cd's during weekends when he would visit.

  7. Great post, very good idea! So happy that you are still able to work, it really is crazy whats going on and so strange to see it happen from a British perspective.

    I'm really interested in American politics, i studied it last year, I worked at the scottish parliament while i have been studying but i'd love to work in american politics. I'd love to hear more about your work and well anything politics related :P xxx

  8. cool post
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  9. This is seriously such a cool post idea! I love it! That Essie color is one of my favorites, too :)

  10. Barefoot & Topless is one of my all time favorite Essie shades! It gives such a polished look without being too loud. Great idea for a blog column!
    Bespeckled With Freckles

  11. I'm glad you still have you job too!
    Liked this column! I haven't eaten cheetos for ages xD

  12. very nice

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