Perkie and Mowgli

For a long time we were one woman and one beloved golden retriever mix, but we met the best man and now all three of us live in Brooklyn. This is now the story of how two people and one dog become a little family - and a blog with more dog photos than you probably care about.

"Why do you have this compulsion to remark on other women's bodies? Kate Middleton, the girl who "so obviously" had an eating disorder- are those things you think of as valuable to talk about/any right of yours to comment on? ? I don't follow you consistently but I'd like to give you the benefit of the doubt that you're smarter and more kind than to consistently be like "sorry not sorry about body snarking on strangers and people in the media"."

Asked by Anonymous

Thanks for this message. You are right, I deserve this call-out. I haven’t set out to body snark anyone but looking at my blog, I have done so twice recently and it’s not appropriate.

One of the worst things about my relationship with my awful ex was that he was constantly harping on me about my weight. He’d tell me that it was part of my job as a woman to be sexy for my man, say outfits made me look pregnant, pinch my belly while we were brushing our teeth and say, “what the fuck is this?” At one point in our on and off relationship I dropped to 20 lbs less than I weigh now. When I look at those pictures I look exhausted and depressed and run-down but part of me still feels like I should be that skinny again. (I should have left him years before I did but when I was in the middle of it I was focused on trying desperately to keep him, not how sick and harmful the relationship was.)

Anyway, I am actively working on quieting the little voice in my head that tells me I am worthless unless I am extremely, extremely skinny. I think the recent body posts came from a place of grappling with those feelings about myself - but regardless of where they came from, they don’t belong on my blog. I’ll take down the offending tags and post.

Sorry, everyone.

I’m keeping the photo of Prince George up because I need that adorable face on my blog.

This baby.

This baby.

humansofnewyork:

"My girlfriend caught me with another woman. Now she won’t even let me get my stuff out of the apartment! I said ‘C’mon, Sweetheart.’ And she said ‘Fuck you Motherfucker!’ I tried going back when she wasn’t home, to see if I could get the dog to open the door. But he was too small. Our last dog could open the door. But not this one."

Holy crap I KNOW this guy!He was a regular at the dog park Mowgli and I used to go to in Hell’s Kitchen. He used to show up with his husky and make conversation with everyone. Sometimes he was sober, sometimes he was very much not.Probably a little crazy but seemed harmless, and he was nice enough.

Come to think of it, I am pretty sure I have met his girlfriend too…

Reblogged from humansofnewyork

humansofnewyork:

"My girlfriend caught me with another woman. Now she won’t even let me get my stuff out of the apartment! I said ‘C’mon, Sweetheart.’ And she said ‘Fuck you Motherfucker!’ I tried going back when she wasn’t home, to see if I could get the dog to open the door. But he was too small. Our last dog could open the door. But not this one."

Holy crap I KNOW this guy!

He was a regular at the dog park Mowgli and I used to go to in Hell’s Kitchen. He used to show up with his husky and make conversation with everyone. Sometimes he was sober, sometimes he was very much not.

Probably a little crazy but seemed harmless, and he was nice enough.

Come to think of it, I am pretty sure I have met his girlfriend too…

I tried the little beet for lunch today.  It was delicious, if overpriced - as is all lunch in Midtown Manhattan.

However, while I was there, they were trying to move a giant air conditioner up the stairs and it was a real life PIVOT!!! aka my favorite scene from Friends.

Lunch was worth every last dollar I paid.

I tried the little beet for lunch today. It was delicious, if overpriced - as is all lunch in Midtown Manhattan.

However, while I was there, they were trying to move a giant air conditioner up the stairs and it was a real life PIVOT!!! aka my favorite scene from Friends.

Lunch was worth every last dollar I paid.

In preparation for our France trip in July, I am doing some ahead-of-time restaurant research.

We are officially eating here our first night in Paris - our reservation just got confirmed.

It’s the Restaurant Du Palais Royal and it’s in the courtyard of the Palais Royal!  Probably tourist central but it has great reviews and the atmosphere!

Does anyone have recommendations for dinner for our other two nights in Paris? (Or our nights in Bordeaux or Biarritz?)  We are aiming to go significantly less spendy than this restaurant most nights. :)

In preparation for our France trip in July, I am doing some ahead-of-time restaurant research.

We are officially eating here our first night in Paris - our reservation just got confirmed.

It’s the Restaurant Du Palais Royal and it’s in the courtyard of the Palais Royal! Probably tourist central but it has great reviews and the atmosphere!

Does anyone have recommendations for dinner for our other two nights in Paris? (Or our nights in Bordeaux or Biarritz?) We are aiming to go significantly less spendy than this restaurant most nights. :)

The Week in Food - 4/21

I skipped this post the last few weeks because all I was doing was recycling old recipes since I have been working out at night and have been just trying to get dinner on the table as quickly as possible. This week, I am branching out a bit!

Sunday: American Chop Suey and sliced cucumbers with ranch dressing. I added that fil fil garlic hot sauce to mine and it was next-level.

Monday: Skinny Taste Baked Chicken Nuggets (an absolute favorite in our house) with barbecue sauce and roasted asparagus.

Tuesday: Simple Oven-Baked Sea Bass (black sea bass is on sale at Fresh Direct this week - I shop according to what is on sale) and steamed broccoli.

Wednesday: I am on my own for dinner as Steve is going to a concert. I may eat leftover American Chop Suey or I may revert to my single girl eating habits and eat most or all of a box of Annie’s whole wheat mac and cheese with a bunch of wine. Either option sounds totally awesome.

Thursday: Chicken Scallopine with Peperonata - I am hoping this will turn out okay as the Cooking Light online reviews are mixed (some say it is bland).

Friday: Shrug

Saturday: We are celebrating a 30th Birthday - Steve’s good friend, who was with Steve the night we met. Currently we are all planning to go to a BYOB in Chinatown for Peking Duck (and, I hope, dumplings). I am going to spend most of the week counting down to this dinner!

Today in delicious free food at work: Coldstone!

Today in delicious free food at work: Coldstone!

Why does anyone get a dog if not to dress them up for major holidays? 

Happy Easter!

Why does anyone get a dog if not to dress them up for major holidays?

Happy Easter!

Not quite bikini weather yet but sunning myself on a deck chair = I am the happiest

Not quite bikini weather yet but sunning myself on a deck chair = I am the happiest

Hi boys!

Hi boys!