Odds and Ends


1. Think about it: Would you worship Don Draper if he resembled, say, Buddy Hackett? No. You would accost him and say, “Listen buddy [or Buddy], you are simply not handsome enough to be this dreary.” – Simon Doonan. Oh, how I love Simon Doonan, and this article.

2. Yoga. YOGA. First off, you all, the comments on the yoga post were ridiculously awesome. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such thoughtful, encouraging comments.

So! I went to my first class on Wednesday. It was a beginner-level “yoga blend” class – pretty slow-paced, holding poses, etc. I was surprised how much I enjoyed it, even though I was craning my neck the entire time to see if I was doing the poses correctly. (Paraghasana, whut?) Like I expected, it wasn’t an intense, heart-pounding session, but I’ll say this much…I was quite sore the next morning. Quite sore, indeed, and mama likes herself some sore muscles. Heading back to class #2 today! Will report back soon.

3. My love for Lisa Eldridge will never cease. Have you seen the Pinterest board filled with ladies rocking her makeup looks? Good stuff.

4. My love for Tracy from Shutterbean will also never cease. She was just named one Time’s Top 50 websites of 2013. Um, NO BIGGIE.

5. I was just introduced to Lissa Rankin and her message about mind over medicine. Listen, I’m not one to sit through a 1-hour video on my laptop, but I was transfixed by this interview. Maybe it’s due to my past career in the medical industry for almost a decade (calling on OBGYNS just like her in Chicago) or maybe it’s because I’m trying to fully believe in mind over matter, but regardless, I know that I am going to devour her new book.

6. I would feel remiss if I didn’t mention this week’s punk theme at the Met Gala. What do you think about Anne Hathaway going platinum? (Loved the style, didn’t love the color on her.) Or Nicole Richie’s faux grey hair? (WTF.)  I think this was my favorite look.

7. Oh! Would you do me the biggest favor in the world and let me know if you’ve had trouble accessing my site – specifically, if you’ve experienced a blank white screen this week? Even better…feel free to type whoorl.com into your browser and see if my site loads. If it doesn’t, by any chance are you using Chrome? I’m in the midst of a little redesign and I’ve been informed numerous times by readers that the site is all wonk-a-donk. Halp! And thank you!

The weekend is calling my name. Hope you all have a great one!

photo credit: death of a stylist

  • katrina

    May 10, 2013 at 6:21 am

    I am getting your site just fine in google reader but tested it in ie9 since that’s what I have to use at work *grumblegrumble* and it’s just a blank screen.

    I’m kind of digging Anne Hathaway’s platinum hair! But I am biased and long for plantium hair…

  • Mallory

    May 10, 2013 at 6:47 am

    Using Safari here (don’t judge!), and it loaded veeeeeeeeeeery slowly for me today. Hrm.

    Didn’t comment on your yoga post, but it would have been along the lines of the other comments you got, with the addendum that one of my *favorite* parts about yoga is that it has served as a wonderful mental support when I have suddenly found the need. I’ve practiced for more than a decade, and (being a non-religious person who was raised around religion) in times where I have needed it most, yoga has given me that venue of stability, comfort, solitude that I recognize religion having giving friends or relatives in similar moments. Yes, I appreciate the practice in my weekly life and I know that it gives me physical benefits that I will be able to continue well into my later years. But for me, it is the “safe space” that it has given me during rough or confusing or trying times that has meant the most. I know some runners feel that way about running, and I’m here to say that yoga can offer the same.

  • debby

    May 10, 2013 at 6:52 am

    I’m on firefox and the lovely whoorl.com did not load.

  • Lauren

    May 10, 2013 at 7:25 am

    I tried to access your site yesterday and again today and it’s a blank white page. And yes, I use Chrome. Also blank page when I try it in IE. :-/

  • Lizzie

    May 10, 2013 at 7:36 am

    I’m a chrome user and I had trouble loading a couple of times earlier this week from my bookmarks. I just waited patiently and went back later assuming it was just me. I just went directly to http://www.whoorl.com from my address bar and it took a good 20 seconds of thinking time and now I have your little ID tag-y thing on the tab, but the page itself is blank. Quelle horreur!

  • Rebecca

    May 10, 2013 at 8:12 am

    I use Chrome on a Mac OS X version 10.7.5 (if that helps) and all I see is a blank white page. I have your website bookmarked in my browser, too. However, I can see the page when I check your site via bloglovin.

  • Erin

    May 10, 2013 at 8:12 am

    I can see it in Chrome — but I’m accessing via Google reader if that makes a difference.

    • Sarah

      May 10, 2013 at 8:17 am

      I’ve use both IE (7 at work and 9 at home) and Chrome on my phone- issues with both. I’m on IE9 now and only got to your page by clicking a link from my Pinterest board.

  • Martha

    May 10, 2013 at 8:18 am

    I have indeed experienced the white screen….much to my dismay since I love your blog….I am using an ipad…so safari not chrome. Today your page loaded! About yoga, good to hear you enjoyed the class….for motivation to continue….lulu lemon! So many cute things there!

  • Robyn

    May 10, 2013 at 8:47 am

    I use Chrome and when I typed in your url I only saw a blank screen. When I clicked the link from reader it worked fine.

  • Cass

    May 10, 2013 at 8:59 am

    Using Safari and yes, both yesterday and today it’s been a white screen…

  • laziza

    May 10, 2013 at 9:07 am

    Yes and yes. I use Chrome and get a blank white screen on the whoorl.com homepage. But using the URL to go to a specific post works fine. (I click through from your Twitter to read.)

    • Jen

      May 13, 2013 at 9:55 am

      Ditto for me.

  • laziza

    May 10, 2013 at 9:07 am

    Oh, but it works fine in IE. (First time someone’s said THAT, I’m sure.)

  • Jessica J.

    May 10, 2013 at 10:25 am

    For what it’s worth, I use Chrome (up-to-date: Version 26.0.1410.64 m) and it loads just fine.

  • KaseyK

    May 10, 2013 at 10:30 am

    I’ve been getting the white screen all week. Do not use Chrome. Am using your twitter feed to read new posts.

  • Gabi

    May 10, 2013 at 10:43 am

    Yes – been blank. And yes – using Chrome.

  • Elizabeth

    May 10, 2013 at 11:17 am

    I am able to access the site using Safari on my computer, but phone and ipad show only a blank screen.

  • Amber S.

    May 10, 2013 at 11:39 am

    I use Chrome, and your site loads just fine for me. :)

  • natasha

    May 10, 2013 at 11:54 am

    I use Safari and have have experienced the site not loading

  • jane ellison

    May 10, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    Trouble loading with Safari…white sheet thing
    loved the photo app suggestion!

  • Karen

    May 10, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    I’ve had some trouble with your site this week — sometimes it loads, sometimes I get the white screen. I’m using Safari 6.0.4 on a Mac.

  • chrystal

    May 10, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    today is the only day that your site loaded with content – using chrome.

  • Miss Mary

    May 10, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    No issues with your site loading or accessing content (using Safari browser). BTW–love your blog!!

  • Maggie

    May 10, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    See now, I can’t do Jon Hamm in modern wear. He always seems to have a shit eating grin on his face, and don’t even get me started on the no underwear issue that he has. Don Draper though, is another story entirely.
    I got a white screen mid-week when I tried to look on my phone FYI.
    I enjoyed the post on apps and have been playing with Diptic and Over. Thanks!

  • Meagan

    May 10, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    I *have* been having issues! I was sure it was just my stupid laptop but I’ve been getting a white screen in both Firefox and IE but then if I refresh enough times or type it in a new window sometimes it would load. Good luck with the fix :)

    Sidebar: I’m still waiting to see your amazing new home – pics were promised young lady, and the anticipation is killing me. :P

  • kim

    May 10, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    I pride myself in my ability to follow directions so here it goes:

    -trouble all week loading your site on my iPhone 5 – so the Safari mobile browser.

    Sometimes I could reload and it would come up – other times, no dice. This morning it I manually typed “www.whoorl.com” it would think for a second, load a white screen and then decide that yes, in fact, I could see that ridiculous yoga picture from your last post.

  • Sarah

    May 10, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    Wow! Thanks for sharing Lissa’s interview. I found what she had to say incredibly fascinating. I am not a science nerd but will definitely be looking into her book.

  • Alli

    May 10, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    I’m on Chrome and I’ve gotten the white screen a few times recently (past couple of weeks maybe?). I just hit refresh and there you are. It doesn’t stay white.

  • brie

    May 10, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    white page sometimes & you know i have no idea what chrome is.

  • loeper

    May 10, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    ok it’s not just me! i use chrome and see a white page. haven’t tried a different browser though…

  • a.

    May 10, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    I use Chrome, and today everything loads speedy and pretty…but for the rest of the week, it’s alternated between a white screen that never becomes anything, or a white screen that eventually loads, if I leave the tab open and happen to check back 10-20 minutes later.

  • AT

    May 10, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    Safari on a mac and white screen most days

  • Margot

    May 10, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    I am really enjoying the Lissa Rankin interview! Thank you so much for sharing it!

    No problems loading from Google Chrome for me. At my work where they still have Internet Explorer 8, your site won’t open properly.

    Have a great weekend!

  • katie

    May 10, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    I got the white page on both firefox and safari earlier this week, but it is working on firefox now.

  • Kate

    May 11, 2013 at 5:25 am

    I got today’s post to load in Firefox, but have had trouble loading earlier in the week.

  • Rhi

    May 11, 2013 at 6:56 am

    I’m just going to bookmark this post so I can come back periodically to look at that picture. He is a very, very attractive man.

  • Summer

    May 12, 2013 at 5:28 am

    I am having trouble in IE. Page does not load :(

  • Joy

    May 13, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    I was having trouble loading your site for days. Both on my desktop (mac, using safari) and my ipad.

  • Christina

    May 14, 2013 at 8:09 am

    I use Firefox and I would get the blank screen on the first attempt every time last week. Once I hit refresh it always came up though.

  • Michelle

    May 20, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    I’ve been having that exact same problem using chrome!! i was only able to access your site today b/c i googled “whoorl” and then went to your archive. If i click on your banner to access your current page, it brings up a blank page. glad to know it isnt just me!