Share on Pinterest
 

Neurotic As Hell

Choosing Figs Blog

OK so this post is literally just 513 photos of my cats and is 100% guaranteed to crash your browser, but really I just wanted all the photos of my cats from 2019 in one place. So deal. This month marks two years since I officially adopted these little furry monsters and, even though Rooney ate a piece of towel last year and cost me over $2,500 I guess they are still my everything. So enjoy 513 photos of my cats, Rooney and Ford...

The Page of Wands comes up a lot for me in tarot. It makes sense. That card, after all, represents someone brimming with creativity and way too many ideas, but who doesn't necessarily know where to begin, where to channel that energy, or what to focus on. And, let's face it, that's me. It's why I own 20 domain names with nothing attached, five blogs that sit dormant, countless social media accounts I've barely touched, and stacks full of books I've never read. Because I get an idea and my mind races and I get so excited that I have to drop...

Earlier this year my friend recommended a book called Pivot to me. I went to the library to find this book and, even though the Chicago Public Library's website said that it was on the shelf, it wasn't where it should have been. So I picked up this other book called Pivot instead, because I did find that where it was supposed to be. Same same, right? I mean, I'm sure both books covered basically the same ideas, just probably with different audiences in mind. Both were focused on reinventing your life and your career. Both were focused on switching gears. Anyways, I...

For Christmas this year I decided to buy matching pajamas as cat gifts for me and my cats. I was determined to get an adorable Christmas card photo with my whole furry family together. I set up a tripod with my mirrorless camera, installed the wireless remote app on my phone, did my makeup, got dressed, and waited until I had the perfect combination of sleepy kitties and window sunlight. Yeah, that went about as well as expected...

Vanilla pudding shots are as basic as you can get. They are the building block for all other pudding shot recipes so, once you master these, you can keep on going to discover all the possibilities in flavors. Here's the basic pudding shot recipe: whisk together a package of instant pudding (in this case, vanilla) with one cup of milk and one cup of alcohol of your choice (I like Kahlúa, Baileys Irish Cream, or RumChata). Whisk for about two minutes until thicker and thoroughly combined. Are they looking a little thin? Alcohol doesn't have the same viscosity as milk so it...

This chocolate pudding shots recipe is perfect sweet treat with a kick to serve at parties as an alternative to those Jello shots we all know and love. I've been making pudding shots for nearly ten years and love to experiment with different flavor combinations. I've made just about every variety you can think of from strawberry cheesecake to eggnog to oreo to peppermint mocha. But sometimes, you just need to go back to the basics. This chocolate pudding shots recipe is the base recipe to use any time you want to make these sweet alcoholic treats. All you need to do...

Do you have lists of things you want to do and that would be easy to do but you just never do? I do. I'm not talking about the big, monumental things. I'm not talking about walking the Camino in Spain or riding a motorbike across Vietnam or learning to ride a motorbike so you could drive it across Vietnam. I'm talking about the little things. The things that would take an hour or two. An afternoon. The things in your own city or even your own house. The things that could be accomplished with minimal effort. There are always restaurants I want...

Every year around this time, with Christmas and my birthday looming and present buying on my mind, I like to sit down and come up with an annual gift guide full of things I totally expect you to lavish upon me. Or, at least, full of things maybe someone you would actually buy presents for would want. Whatever. I've had a year of ups and downs, a year of working hard on both work projects and personal projects, and, sometimes, I forget to step back and take a little time for myself. With a to-do list ever a mile long and...

"It's good to see you excited about something again." When I started planning my summer road trip, that's what I started hearing from everyone, "It's good to see you excited about something again." And, I mean, I was excited. It had been over a year since I took a vacation at all and an even longer time since I'd traveled somewhere new. [caption id="attachment_95997" align="alignnone" width="1400"] Spoonbridge and cherry in Minneapolis, Minnesota.[/caption] I was excited for this road trip. I was excited to travel again, even if the destination was the not-so-exotic Idaho. I was excited at the possibility of sleeping in...

After nine days on the road, it was time to go home. We'd driven nearly 4,000 miles and only had about 400 left to go on our tenth day, our last day. Our next destination was Chicago. Home. I was sad to be done with my vacation, the longest I'd taken in a long while, sad to be static again, sad that the next day there would be no more world's largest things to see, but, all the same, excited to see my cats, to sleep in my own bed, to stretch my legs. But we still had those last 400 miles...