How Brilliant People Spend Their Day

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I’ve been slammed with work these days, and it seems like I eat/sleep/breathe work, which kills my creative spirit. Thankfully I know change is in the air and that this current schedule won’t be mine forever (more on that later this year). I saw THIS ARTICLE online about how brilliant people spend their time and I find it fascinating. So for fun, I made a pie chart of my current life. Im clearly not brilliant, but it’s fun to compare schedules with the greats. Obviously weekends are different than midweek, and I do different things each night, but I would say this sums up my average day:

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Isn’t that pretty sad? Depressing. Hopefully later today I’ll update with my dream schedule of how I spend my time. But hopefully now you understand a little more of why I have to skip blogging some times or why posts go out late. In 4 months my schedule will be completely different and I’m excited for the change.

How does your pie chart compare to the brilliant people in history? Are you more of a Beethoven or a Freud?

 

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Halloween in Toluca Lake 2012

I’m crazy backlogged on my blog posts due to the craziness of work, but I’d be doing a disservice if I didn’t mention celebrating Halloween in Toluca Lake.

To start, yes I dressed up at work. And yes, I got my boss to dress up as Lamb Chop to my Shari Lewis. You can see he’s even holding a mini Lamb Chop in the photo.

After work I met up with friends and fellow bloggers (Kelocity). You can see their costumes are very topical: Mikayla is not impressed, and the Nasa JPL scientist with the mohawk with their little martian. Note the attention to detail with the spaced out stroller. After photos it was time to explore Toluca Lake and all the holiday festivities.

This year Mark Cherry had a superhero theme. He always does an awesome display of celebrity or topical skeletons in funny situations. This year’s super hero theme was very clever.

The Toluca Estates neighborhood goes all out. It’s so impressive. It also gets packed, so if you plan on visiting in 2013, go there early to see it before that made rush of people.

So elaborate!

This pirate ship is practically life size. It’s HUGE!

Yup, lots of people came out in costume.

So many people!

There was a group of people in costume who would jump on a golf cart and ride around the neighborhood and would do a Gangman Style dance mob.

When the golf cart pulled up to one house, they projected the Gangman Style video on their house.

Next year, if you’re looking for a fun neighborhood to walk around dressed up for Halloween check out Toluca Lake. If you’re looking to get candy, you’ll have to wait in lines at each house, but if it’s about the atmosphere and creativity, Toluca is you place!

My Etsy Renegade Craft Fair Loot

As you know, I went to the Etsy Renegade Craft Fair over the weekend and I wanted to share some of my purchases with you. Love supporting local artists and this year I made bank. Here is a list of the vendors I shopped with. Unfortunately, I can’t find all of their names so if you’re the artist who made some of these pieces, please contact me! I love shopping in the discount bin, so several of these pieces were $5 or $10.

Necklace by Love Tree Nail
Map prints by Peaceful Traveler
The bottom right 2 prints by DKNG Studios
The left 2 prints by ???? Email me if you know who made these!
The wooden postcard by Cardtorial

I have no clue where I’m going to put these prints, but I’m thrilled with my purchases! Such great finds. Did you have similar luck at the fair? Tell me what you bought!