1. Hold the mayo…and mix your tuna with cottage cheese (I use 4% for extra creaminess).

Source, source

This is not a health tip–thanks to a weird craving today, I discover that it tastes way better than my usual tuna+mayo mixture! And I really like mayo, so that’s saying a lot.

 

2. High-low skirts…are actually super flattering and fun. I highly recommend you try one.

In case you’re wondering, I just bought this one.

 

3. Ordering things online > buying things at the store.

Putting aside all of the logical reasons, online shopping means presents at your doorstep. ‘Nuff said.

This Monday I am extremely grateful for perspective. A constant, healthy dose of it helps us live our lives to the fullest–and who doesn’t want to do that?

So here are some things that have been helping to shape my perspective lately:

I saw this at an art show recently, and loved it. It reminded me a lot of Story People, which is one of my favorite sources of perspective.

Weekend road trips are so, so very good for the mind. Especially when the scenery is this good.

And finally, good music always reminds me to widen my gaze on life, and I have been listening to some really good music lately.

“Can’t Get Better Than This” by Parachute Youth

My head is bobbin’. Yours?

Credit to Mindy Kaling, of course, for today’s post title.

And yes, these are all from Forever 21. Let’s be honest, I am pretty much a walking advertisement for them at this point. ;)

Twill Skinny Pants in charcoal

Although I don’t really find myself getting into neon or pastel jeans, I adore grey, and these pants are the perfect way to showcase that.

Essential Ankle Pants in black

Pants of this type are just so classy and chic, I think. Now I just need to buy more heels…

Vintaged Skinny Jeans in medium denim

I needed more jeans, but I was wary of this color when I ordered them. I try to stick wish darker washes for a more mature look, but these looked great and don’t feel to “young” at all. I’m glad I bought them.

Lace Moto Jacket in cream

This picture does not do the item justice. I absolutely love this jacket and bought it the first day the collection was announced. No surprise there, though: it is made of lace after all.

Now I am in the market for a pair of boots with minimal heel. Any suggestions?

Truth: I will take any opportunity to dance. Sometimes involuntarily, just because there is music playing.

Second truth: As you know, peanut butter and jelly is my favorite meal.

Third truth: I became a real Sesame Street fan when I was a teenager. I dig what the show is about. And also Grover.

Fourth truth: For as shy as I can be, I am not afraid of looking silly in public if it means helping other people get past their own inhibitions and have a good time.

Bottom line: I have found a new must-see band.

Let’s be honest, when I read that Koo Koo Kanga Roo described themselves as “the Beastie Boys multiplied by Sesame Street plus the driving dance beats of Daft Punk and the live show antics of the Flaming Lips,” I knew we had a winner.

So if you want to have probably the most out-of-your-seat fun you will have at a concert, check this band out while they are still on tour. Even my husband, who claims he absolutely does not dance was dancing. So now you have to go.

Here are the tour dates shamelessly ported from their site:

SPRINGFIELD , MO ROBBERSON ELEMENTARY 03/28/2012 Map
LAWRENCE , KS WONDER FAIR 03/29/2012 Map
TULSA, OK THE ECLIPSE 03/31/2012 Map
DALLAS, TX PROPHET BAR 04/01/2012 Map
AUSTIN, TX THE MOHAWK 04/02/2012 Map
WICHITA, KS THE SCENE-ARY 04/03/2012 Map
KANSAS CITY, MO FOKL CENTER 04/04/2012 Map
OMAHA, NE WAITING ROOM 04/05/2012 Map
CHICAGO, IL THE SPACESHIP 04/06/2012 Map
MINNEAPOLIS, MN CEDAR CULTURAL CENTER 04/07/2012 Map

In conclusion: “Unicorns R Real” is stuck in my head right now. The end.
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