I believe (and no, this is not a link to a mormon website)

I believe I'm homesick for California

I believe in at least 3 2 heaping mugs of strong coffee every morning.

I believe in the oxford comma.

I believe in having at least one day a week spent on the couch in pajamas and unwashed hair.

I believe in Saturday morning bike rides.

I believe in owning my pale, freckled, uneven skin tone rather than roasting in a tanning bed.

I believe your twenties should be meant for flailing and figuring out adulthood; it's a decade of trial and error.

I believe in eating as healthy as you can and taking care of your body, but also throwing caution to the wind and ordering pizza after a long week.

I believe in waffles.

I believe in coffee-scented candles.

I believe in retro bathing suits.

I believe in watching movies and reading books with happy endings, because this world has more than enough tragedy and sadness.

I believe in spending time alone.

I believe that even though it's Monday, I'm going to pretend like it's Friday.


  1. I AGREE. On all of those things.
    I mostly agree with owning my pale, casper like skin.
    I would rather be old & pale with only a few wrinkles then old & tanned with a face like leather.
    When I worked for Clarins I was always horrified at the damage that happens to your skin if you lay in the sun all your life!!!!

  2. I love waffles :) ill raise you one waffle for two happy endings :)

  3. I'm definitely one of those people embracing the paleness. But I'm also ensuring that, if I half to be pale, I'll do everything I can to make sure my kids are tan. Hence: Angel.
    Evil plan....

  4. Ah, the Oxford comma! I must use it every time. And of course I agree with waffles- especially chocolate chip :)

  5. I really love this, I also agree with putting good things in your body but then throwing caution to the wind for the odd treat. I usually follow the 80/20 rule! And oh how I wish it was Friday! xo

    Rosie | A Rosie Outlook

  6. Peeing my pants over the title of this post. BRB with a real comment.

  7. Yes to spending a day on the couch with unwashed hair and DOUBLE yes to our twenties being trial and error. Yes, yes, yes.

    Another Monday...we got this!

    1. I worked a 12 yesterday. The fact that it is Monday hasn't even phased me.

  8. Oh lawd praise the Oxford comma. I edit it into stuff that my boss has written constantly.

  9. "I believe in waffles."

    yep. agreed.

    also, " (and no, this is not a link to a mormon website) " ... laughed SO hard.

  10. I laughed so hard when I saw your title in my blog reader. Well played.

  11. I believe that you should come to California.


    I would write "me too!" for all of these, but you already know we are twins already.

    Pedal that bike to NY, ok? Ok.

  13. Yes, to all of this. Except the unwashed hair. I'll take the pajamas, though.

    Are Mormons required to post that link if they have a blog? Just curious...

  14. Beliefs I can get behind! To twenties-flailing, happy-ending reading, couchsurfing, and sniffing candles in the supermarket home decor aisle. Monday doesn't stand a chance.

  15. Amen.

    I'm glad that there are other people who enjoy a couch day; mine happened to be Saturday. I was embarrassed about it until I read this post.

    I also embrace my freckly paleness.

  16. Your title was fantabulous. I believe in these things too, especially about pretending it isn't Monday. And bike rides.

  17. Amen! Throwing caution to the wind and ordering pizza...may have done that twice this weekend...oops!

  18. I also believe in waffles and freckley skin!

  19. Ugh, tanning beds..

    I love happy-sappy books. Even if they are not the best written novels in the world, if they can suck me in and make me feel good, why not?!

    I also agree that a fatty pizza or burger can be SO nice after a stressful week.

  20. Oh, darn. I was totally hoping your post would redirect me to the Mormon Church website, since you know, that totally converts people. ;)

  21. Um...I was so cracking up at your mormon comment. haha! You are too cute:)

  22. Your title is awesome - how many mormon bloggers are out thre? lol
    Lovers of oxford comma and waffles unite! Also, have you seen Silver Linings Playbook? I just watched it this weekend and your books with happy endings comment made me think of the Bradley Cooper Hemingway scene lol - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcprLO7dSos

  23. Lol, I was just going to type what Fran did. Best title ever.

    Yes to all of those things, especially oxford commas.

  24. why, why can't you live in my basement. (yes I'm rereading your blog. I'm that bored. No I won't stop and you can't make me)


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