Odds and Ends No. 24


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

  1. AT

    May 10, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    Safari on a mac and white screen most days

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Summer

    May 12, 2013 at 5:28 am

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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!