Four Legs + I Design Stuff + Vanity + Wearables

Back in the office, feelin’ fine.

Just a quick note before the weekend…

I’ve been back in New York since Monday night (more London photos to come!), and since then I’ve been in the office and trying to get myself fully into work mode. I have to admit that I really do miss my daily London routine (basically drinking coffee and hanging out), but a week and a half away from my office means a TON of work upon returning. This was the longest stretch of time off I’ve had from working in the two decades that have passed since I graduated from high school!

Fortunately, I’ve had two things to take the edge off of my return to the daily grind:
MORRISSEY + MAMMA BISCUIT!

I went to see Morrissey on Wednesday night at Radio City Music Hall, and tonight and tomorrow night he’ll be at Terminal 5. These are my 27th, 28th and 29th times seeing Morrissey live (show #30 will happen in Decemeber!), and in all honesty it really never gets boring. Yes, it’s a different experience (for him and for me!) than it was when we were 20 years younger, but I’m so thankful that he’s still going and still amazing and still giving. I’ll post some photos when the three nights are over. VIVA MORRISSEY.

Today has been an extra-special work day with none other than Mamma Biscuit (if you’re not already reading her blog, you’re missing out) here in the office. Is there anything better than taking a break from staring at a computer screen and nuzzling your face into the neck-rolls of a glamorous, toothless, geriatric pug? Nope. I adore Mamma. VIVA MAMMA BISCUIT.

And no, I don’t need glasses to see, but hey…I like the look. SUE ME. I’m about to order these with non-prescription lenses!

p.s. I’ll announce the Frida Kahlo book giveaway winner tomorrow!

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27 Comments

  • Reply Louise October 12, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Mama Biscuit with glasses = high pitched squeal over the cuteness ~

  • Reply kelly w October 12, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Yay for decades-long, ongoing love affairs with musical artists. For me, it’s Duran Duran, 46 times (I’m older than you). You’re so totally right, it never does get boring. I still get giddy on a gig day.

    (And I like the specs.)

  • Reply janet October 12, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    Morrissey + Mamma Biscuit = ?

  • Reply Sara @ Zahara Dessert October 12, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    I too have a musical obsession, not as cool as Morrissey, but U2 is my drug. No matter how many times we see them, the excitement and thrill is still the same.

    Side note, how cool do those glasses look on you (and of course on Mamma Biscuit). I convinced my optometrist that I needed a prescription just so I could justify wearing glasses.

    ps – can’t wait to see more stories from London town

  • Reply Mamma Biscuit October 12, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    MORRISSEY + MAMMA BISCUIT! LOL I feel like she needs to make an appearance on stage with him, I’m not sure how but if you give me a day or two, I can figure something out! Maybe we can have her run around the stage like that pug and Frenchie did in the I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris music video (thanks for showing me that video BTW) and he can try and offer a broken tambourine to her—I can guarantee she would just look at it and walk off—upset that it wasn’t a soft-chew treat! Welcome back Anna!

    ps: I cannot wait to see some more photos from your London trip, you know me, the more the better!

    xo
    The Biscuits!

  • Reply gardenbre October 12, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    really LOVE the glasses – I have somewhat similar – am now going to get transitional lenses put in them http://www.starck.com/en/design/categories/industrial_design/glasses.html#starck_eyes_pl0727

    … now following Mamma Biscuit’s blog – she’s toO cute for words (sorry to hear she’s lost her teeth) … vicariously loving everyone’s pups since I can’t have one just yet …

  • Reply jennifer in sf October 12, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    Holy crap I just realized the first time I saw Morrissey play was 21 YEARS AGO. And I’ll be seeing him again in November unless, ahem, he cancels on us poor Bay Area folk again.

    Now I need to go lay down and watch an episode of Matlock or something.

    PS I’m looking forward to more London photos. I love London!

  • Reply Ana October 12, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    The glasses are cute maybe you could get them as sunglasses?

    As someone who needs prescription glasses and contacts to see I never understand why people who don’t need glasses wear them.

    • Reply Anna @ D16 October 12, 2012 at 6:39 pm

      I already have sunglasses! Not the same thing at all. ;)

      I needed reading glasses when I was younger, and I miss wearing them. It’s just a nice optional accessory now.

  • Reply Francis October 12, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    Hey Anna,
    I was pretty much obsessed with The Smiths/Morrissey between the ages of 16 and 24. I had every appearance on British TV catalogued on a batch of video tapes — I knew just about every facial grimace and gesture to each performance and unashamedly recreated them on the dance-floor, whenever those golden opportunities arose. Never came close to seeing him 30 times though, sounds like you may be in the die-hard category there. Hope you enjoy the remaining shows.

  • Reply julie. October 12, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    VIVA MORRISSEY!!! I sometimes wonder if I married my husband because he has the same cleft in his chin. And my husband (even a bigger moz fan than me) is totally cool with that.

  • Reply Christee October 12, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    Anna, you are so pretty, my goodness! I have worn glasses since I was little….I love glasses but *hate* how my atrocious near-sightedness makes my eyes look teeny and beady behind my coke-bottle glasses. So–I totally get glasses as a fantastic accessory! People can see your eye makeup ‘as is’, too:)

  • Reply kristina October 13, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    love your glasses!

    want some new, too!
    http://kribamil.blogspot.de/search/label/Brille

  • Reply Kari October 13, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Thanks for the tip on the awesome glasses! My husband has been looking for some new frames and this looks like a cool company. He’s going to try out the “Try them on at home” option.

    Finding the right pair is so difficult, so I don’t blame you for getting a pair that you love even though you don’t really need them!! :)

    • Reply Anna @ D16 October 13, 2012 at 4:44 pm

      My husband (who actually needs to wear glasses all the time) just bought a pair from Warby Parker, and they got the prescription right…something he’s had trouble with at the cheap places in the past. Thumbs-up from both of us!

  • Reply jja October 14, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Week and a half was the longest stretch? I will never complain again! I usually have 3 weeks for summer and 3 weeks in winter and some long weekends plus some overtime hours giving mi extra couple of days and I am still unhappy since my mom spends every year 7 weeks on the seaside plus some winter holiday….

    • Reply Anna @ D16 October 14, 2012 at 3:58 pm

      I actually have tons of vacation and personal days, but I either don’t use them or I take them in little bits (like every other Monday off during the summer, etc.)…this is the first time I’ve taken a bunch all at once.

  • Reply Mariane October 15, 2012 at 10:18 am

    Bravo for the vacation! Bravo for Morrisey, it is so cool that you have seen him in show almost 30 times in a 20 years period, I call that commitment! And bravo for the glasses, there is a definite Lois Lane thing going there, does Evan have a superman costume…?!

    • Reply Anna @ D16 October 15, 2012 at 1:18 pm

      Haha, no, but he does like superheroes (including Superman), and he’s a bit of an eyeglasses aficionado himself. :)

  • Reply Krysta October 15, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    Oh my god, that pup! That stuck out tongue! I can’t even handle it. I want to snuggle that pug.

    And I too, have been pining for a pair of Warby Parkers without perscriptions. They have so many great styles and I just love the look. Although, after years of staring at a computer screen for 9+ hours a day I fear I may actually need the perscription now.

    • Reply Anna @ D16 October 15, 2012 at 2:35 pm

      Yeah, I figure when my eyes start to go (and they will) I’ll just have a real prescription put in the frames. Hey, might as well pick out a pair while I can still see myself in the mirror, right?!

  • Reply kris October 17, 2012 at 8:02 am

    Anna,
    I’ve been a long-time lurker… but I found these socks that will knock the ones you’re wearing off! https://totokaelo.com/store/products/henrik-vibskov/fw12/triangle-socks/grey

  • Reply sara October 17, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    OMG! cutest dog ever!

  • Reply dewofthedesert October 18, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Ohhh. .. I am so sad to have missed Morrissey! He had this first show here in Boston but I was travelling. We’ll try to catch him when he returns in December.
    My husband also tried Warby Parker and they were super fast and accurate with the prescription.
    Also their free returns are great.

  • Reply How2home October 18, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    Such a cute picture of your pup and yourself!

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