Daily Design – Week 4

I’m sorry this is my only blog post of the week – I have a project I’m trying to finish up. As for my other goals for the year, I am pretty much getting about 7 hours of sleep at a night (there was a six hour night. Bad….) and I did not pick up any new Vietnamese words this week (I did pick up a phrase though!) but I have been reviewing words from earlier this month. Baby steps. As for design work, I have been producing things that include random thoughts and not so much work with substance. It’s been fun. 🙂

It was a good weekend.
1/22/18 – Went with a Monday morning GIF. (We had a good weekend visiting old friends at their home in Indianapolis. And they were nice to let choose the brunch location – Cafe Patachou in case you were wondering. So. Good.)

1/23/18 – I’m not sure I’ll have time to work on a menu this week and had a bit of a freak out on what I should design. Ten ideas later, I pulled inspiration from my almost-three-year-old. Toddlers have the most interesting minds. And yes, I’m loving working with the color yellow.

1/24/18 – I have a Graham Elliot menu framed in my kitchen from a meal I had there years ago. (He wasn’t in that night, but one of his chefs signed the menu “Food is art made edible”.) His logo – at the time – was a small “g” with his name underneath. I wanted to see what my name would look like with the same look (but with a capital letter). I like it.

I, Tonya
1/25/18 – I can’t remember the last time I was in the movie theaters – heck, I can’t even remember the last time I saw a movie. (I attempted to watch the second Bridget Jones’s Diary a few weeks ago while making dinner, but there were too many interruptions. I also can’t believe that the movie was soooooooooooo different from the book.) But with my own personal excitement for I, Tonya (I was totally obsessed with the Nancy Kerrigan coverage back in 1994) this is probably the first time in years that I’m actually going to make an attempt to go to the theaters to see this. After watching her on ABC News (you can find the interview on Hulu) and reading this NYT article, I pretty much agree with the journalists that have sat down with her in that she is an interesting character.

Oh, and Nancy’s retraction (or my interpretation, anyway as she has said she doesn’t have anything to say about the movie):
I, Nancy


my perfect drive thru
1/26/18 – I’ve had a weird stomach issue for the last couple of days and the only thing that sounded good was a hazelnut soy latte from Starbucks (I don’t why it helped but it did), so for two days in a row, I found myself at the Starbucks drive thru. (And by the way, I love that Starbucks has a drive thru.) Not a bad thing. But then I started daydreaming about a drive thru where I could pick up sushi. Or pho. Or Molly’s Cupcakes (hey, Molly’s – come to the suburbs!). Really, I just want a drive thru that has whatever I need on a whim. (I guess this is where Uber Eats comes in hand, eh?)

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