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One time I looked at my blog and said OOPSIES I haven’t been here since November. Yeah, mah bad. I’ve been busy living the mediocre American dream, just working 8 hours a day, counting down the days until Friday, and drinking coffee to ease the corporate pain. Nah, it really isn’t so bad. Life is just boring, and that’s ok. The older I get, the more I realize that life is essentially boring. But I’m saying boring with a happier connotation than the one society has burdened it with. Boring=stable. Boring=steady. Boring=chill. I’m down with it.

I cut my hair really short because I just really love Clare Underwood.


Royal tore up the toilet paper not once, but twice, because he’s an asshole.

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I’m writing a book, and it’s taking FOREVERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR. But I’m 7 chapters away from being done with the first round. I need the world to give me a slow clap of “go….go..go Go GO GO GO WRITE WRITE WRITE” Or maybe just a week off so I can finish the damn thing. I’m not sure how anyone writes a book after coming home from the daily grind. That shit’s nuts. But I’m doing it, and once I finish, I’m going to drink a Diet Coke and say, “today was a good day.”

I bought gold Birkenstocks because I needed them to go with my short hair. And then I took this photo at Costco because I’m a stupid millennial that does that kind of thing. Why, whilst browsing the samples, do I think “Oh, you know what? I need to photograph my shoes for Instagram. GRAM TIME!” No. I hate it. But it happened, and I can’t deny it.

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I’m going to grad school in the fall because I like to spend inordinate amounts of money on an imaginary status. It’s an MPC, masters of professional communication, which is just a poohead way to say writing and editing a lot for corporate land. I’m into it.

I’ve been killing a lot of office plants and daydreaming about alternate universes where I don’t have to go to work every day but still have money to buy a lot of MAC lipsticks at will. Mitchell is graduating with his masters in information systems this Friday, so that’s cool. I’m dreading summer, but what’s new? I still hate flossing, and musicals still make me wildly uncomfortable. I’m still the same old same old Amy Morby from days of yore, except I feel really embarrassed that I ever authored an outfit post. I really hope you’ll forgive me for that. I was young and stupid, guys. Don’t hold a grudge.

I need a list of good books to read, so if you feel so inclined, drop some titles in the comments so I don’t lose my mind from trying to write my own stupid book. Also, your favorite TV series to watch on Netflix, and you can’t say Mad Men, Scandal, Gossip Girl, or Ugly Betty because I’ve already conquered those.

Until next time:

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  • Caroline Elise

    Hey, girl, hey :)

  • http://www.thethingstheymade.com/ Melanie Yarbrough

    United States of Tara! Dirty Money! (Welcome back, dude.)

    • AmyMorby

      ooooh baby I love united states of tara. SO MUCH! It ended to soon, and I cry about it at night. Thanks for reading, dude. You rule.

  • http://raesock.blogspot.com/ rae – say it ain’t so

    good luck with your book. i’ve found i have no drive to do anything when i get home from my stupid 8 hour shift at whole foods. i just want to lay on the couch and watch netflix. speaking off: call the midwife on netflix is really good! if you want something funny derek and the inbetweeners! and an idiot abroad! we watched that in a week because it made us laugh so much.
    the best books i’ve read so far this year are “redefining realness” by janet mock, the family fang by kevin wilson, N0S4A2 by Joe Hill, and Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

    • AmyMorby

      Rae!! Dude tell me about it. It takes A LOT of wine to get me to write my book after work. And I don’t do it most nights because I’m a rebel. LOVE Idiot Abroad! And I’m stoked about your book reccs. Gone Girl was brilliant!

  • sierrabritton

    I love you so much. We’ve never met, but hey, that’s how it goes with kindred spirits you meet on the Internets. And your hair… 2 thumbs way up. Meanwhile, my hair is the longest it’s ever been and I have never been more anxious to chop it all off. So it goes. (Pretty sure hair length was NOT what Kurt thought his readers would be referring to when they quoted his amazing Slaughterhouse Five prose.)

    One more time for the people in the back: You totally rule. Can’t wait to buy your book.

    • AmyMorby

      What the whaaaaat you totally rule! So stoked you’re still reading this old thang. Also, Mad Men–RIGHT?! I can’t get enough. I bought this print of Joan for my office that I look to in times of weakness. She helps me release my inner bad ass mother fucker. I’m adding Broad City to the list right meow!

  • sierrabritton

    As for TV shows, I’ve been re-watching every season of Mad Men over and over and over. Somehow, having a new half-season on the air only makes me want more. Also, season one of Broad City is on Hulu. It will make you want to quit your job, move to NYC and start an improv group. Those ladies are the best.

  • Katie

    AMY. I legit got so excited when I saw you had a new post! love it. also, new hair is hot. for books I am reading this book called Dollface. About this chick in the 20′s who is a flapper girl or something. kind of fun. TV shows: Friday Night Lights, forever and always. The Killing. One Tree Hill, omg the cheesy ridiculous drama will suck you in and not let go. Lost. Prison Break – I love the first season and even enjoyed the second but it starts to go downhill towards the end. But first season is legit and fast moving. and now I will stop talking about tv shows before people realize that all I do with my time is have Netflix marathons.

    • AmyMorby

      Katie!!! You are the best for continuing to read this silly old space. LOVE Friday night lights. And the killing!!! That’s the answer. Ima start it up!! And don’t worry. My life basically is Netflix and writing. I don’t leave the house and I love it. Netflix sisters unite.

  • pioneerpat1

    Here is an interesting book: Holy Toledo – Lessons from Bill King: Renaissance Man of the Mic. It is about the legendary Bay Area sports broadcaster Bill King. Besides being a legend (if you are my age-you grew up listening to him) behind the mike, he truly was a Renaissance Man. He was very well read, a great painter, a man would sail round the world, loved fine food, ballet, the opera and studied Russian history. And he wore flip-flops all the time. Take a look at it.

  • Tamber

    Orange Is The New Black for a mini-marathon!! American Horror Story is my jam too…along with Weeds and Breaking Bad. I wish I had some books to recommend but mostly right now I’m reading Tom Robbins and How-To-y stuff. (I broke up with my longterm “mechanic” and the G-light’s on in my ’72 Bus…time to get greasy!) Glad to see a post from you, I love your style! Take care.

    • AmyMorby

      Love love love orange is the new black. Love all of those shows!! Maybe I need to just rewatch everything because why not?! Good luck on your bus work!!! We just fixed a ton of shit on ours gearing up for the big meetup in May. :)

  • Rosemary Aquilina

    But I loved your outfit posts! ;)

  • http://www.kaylanaut.com/ Kayla

    I was once having a discussion with a friend, and we were talking about how some people have all of these big goals and busy schedules and crazy amounts of friends and invitations and adventures… and I was all, “Man, I just want to go home and cuddle with my dude and our dog while watching Star Trek. I’m okay with not wanting that kind of lifestyle.” And she said: “It’s totally okay to have quiet dreams.”

    And I just want that sentence blown up and framed and on my wall, because YES. Boring is okay, quiet is okay. Nothing wrong with it. You can have your crazy crowded farmer’s markets, I’m just gonna order in a pizza and maybe do a load of laundry.

    … And explore the idea of purchasing my own pair of gold Birkenstocks from the internet. I wouldn’t even have to leave the house.

  • Madison Trusolino

    You should definitely find a way to watch My Mad Fat Diary it is one of the best shows ever ever