Living with intention…or not

The Sock Snob
January 24, 2010, 7:03 pm
Filed under: Clothes, Obsessions, OCD


During my Christmas break, I did a lot of relaxing, but also tackled some long lingering pits of disorganization. Like my sock drawer. For about eight bucks, I bought this drawer-size organizational storage grid. This, plus about 15 minutes of effort, cured the jumbled sock drawer problem. My soul is now at peace.

For Christmas, I asked Santa (okay, my parents) for some Smart Wool socks and was happy to find a couple pair under the tree. It sounds extreme to say that these socks have changed my life, but they sort of have. They are colorful, warm, soft, and tough. (Like me? Maybe. Except that I’m more beige than colorful. See sock drawer above as evidence.) They’re also ungodly expensive, but oh so worth it. I used some of my Christmas money to buy two more pairs, and then my sister gave me a pair for my birthday. So now I’m awash in Smart Wool. No complaints there.

This week, my cousin sent me a pair of Darn Tough socks and they are oh so impressive. Warm, soft, darn tough, and made in Vermont. Sock heaven. I had a rotten work day last week, but these socks pulled me back from brink. That’s some powerful socks.

I used a handful of LL Bean gift certificates yesterday to order an “on sale” cabled hoodie sweater and..of course…socks. They’ll be here sometime this week.

I’m addicted. I’m a snob. Cotton socks…thy days are numbered.


Giveaway link
October 14, 2009, 8:39 pm
Filed under: Obsessions, Pens

Want a chance to win some free highlighters? Check out the Pen Addict’s giveaway link:

Watch out, though…I started reading his reviews and found myself sucked into the pen heaven that is Jet Pens. ( Multi-pens are my weakness. Oh hell, any smooth writing pen is my weakness.

There I said it. I’m Mary, and I’m a pen addict. And I don’t want help.

Pen Crack [Day #5]
October 30, 2008, 10:18 pm
Filed under: Obsessions, Work


Originally uploaded by Mary’s pics

Latest pen obsession…multipens. Jetstream multipens. The green one has blue, black, red, and pencil (0.7 mm), while the striped one has red, black, and pencil (0.05 mm). Smooth. Crisp. Dark lines. Perfect for grid paper. Need some? Visit Jet Pens.

Yeah…I guess this was a commercial.