i don’t even have words to describe how heartbroken i am over this terrible tragedy. grieving along with and thinking of all the heartbroken & frightened families.

i don’t even have words to describe how heartbroken i am over this terrible tragedy. grieving along with and thinking of all the heartbroken & frightened families.

it’s a good friday

For many reasons. I’m really looking forward to service tonight which I’m sure will be a humble reminder as to why Easter really exists. 

It’s also the first Good Friday I’ve ever had off in my history as a New Yorker. In my California & Texas upbringing, most Christian holidays were days off. In the northeast, most Jewish holidays are days off. I am a proud supporter of all holidays, be they Jewish, Christian, or food-related, especially when it means one takes rest from work/school, etc., but this was just such a nice surprise. 

Right now I’ve made a pot of coffee to enjoy all to myself, very slowly, as I plan on accomplishing the following things before 7 pm service tonight.

In no particular order:

  • Bleach bomb this apartment. This pigsty needs a deep clean. Especially that bathroom. (Sidenote: When your roomie shaves his face regularly that sink is not a pretty sight for long.) 
  • Food shopping & menu planning for small Sunday Easter brunch. Deviled eggs anyone? 
  • Bridal shower Thank You’s and some more wedding planning logistics stuff. 
  • Snuggle with cat/catch up on some fun reading 

Hope you’ve enjoyed your Passover or are planning on enjoying your Easter weekend! Looks like tomorrow is Garlic Day btw… 

xo 

a gorgeous day for a bridal shower. so grateful beyond measure.

a gorgeous day for a bridal shower. so grateful beyond measure.

movies i could watch an infinite amount of times

subtitle: movies kyle never wants to watch, again or ever 

this is just a shortlist. it is in no way complete. it’s also in no particular order. 

  • Love Actually
  • Pitch Perfect
  • When Harry Met Sally
  • Bridesmaids
  • Frozen
  • The Preacher’s Wife 

Half of my new gig is thinking about communications & the above is a perfect example of how a company can react to something gross & hateful and turn it into a lovely piece of art. Literally. Someday, if I ever have to respond to something so difficult - whether in life or in my professional life - I hope it’s this classy & smart. 


Please excuse me now while I buy 500 boxes of Teddy Grahams. 

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currently reading…

  • Wallflower at the Orgy by Nora Ephron, a collection of her articles and short stories from the ’70s when she was still relatively new. Her strong voice & self-deprecating sense of humor is still there, though the cover of the book + the word ‘orgy’ on the title has meant some interesting sideways glances thrown my way on my commute.
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling (duh). I’m an adult that never read any of the Harry Potter series and only made it to the second movie as a pre-teen (or however old I was when the movies came out). At the relentless urging of a friend, I’m reading through - though let me be clear in that I have not committed to reading all 234976 books in the series - and I’m finding it quite enjoyable. Damnit. 

listen for the appropriate amount of gasps. this is what my journalism degree boils down to btw. #rainbowcake #takethatputin @ellyncanfield

my favorite photo of dad + me. chuck pak, age 25. #tbt

my favorite photo of dad + me. chuck pak, age 25. #tbt

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It’s not even midnight yet. Happy last half hour of 2013! #nye

It’s not even midnight yet. Happy last half hour of 2013! #nye

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This is what happens when the man friend is in charge of gift wrapping. #wheredidhefindthispaper #wherearethegifttagsibought

This is what happens when the man friend is in charge of gift wrapping. #wheredidhefindthispaper #wherearethegifttagsibought