Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Modcloth: Winston the Pug

There are some days when all you need is a cute picture of a pug wearing nerdy glasses to make you happy. Winston is Modcloth's sunglasses model -- he pretty much raises this already-awesome vintage/indie design shopping site to the next level for me. I'm thoroughly determined to arrange a meeting between my pug Gidget and the fetching, clever Winston...you know, just to see if there's any chemistry...

On another topic entirely, I'm going to be signing off for the rest of the week, which means I won't have my regular Friday post. I'm heading out for an overnight trip to stay at Frank Lloyd Wright's Price Tower, and then to Woolaroc {a quirky museum of sorts, filled with taxidermy and shrunken heads}. After that, my mom will be visiting from Texas, and I'll be hanging out with her. I will definitely try to get some good photos!

::I am going be taking some breaks here and there until December; my dissertation prospectus deadline is coming up in mid December, and I am going to need to simplify some of my obligations {though my blog is the most enjoyable "obligation" of all...damn}. I know you all totally understand, and I hope you'll stick with me despite the breaks in regular programming!

Have a stellar rest of the week,

xoxo

Tara

8 comments:

Brigid said...

Oh my goodness, Winston is adorable! Oh pugs, how I love them so.

Woolaroc is awesome. Have fun! I need to get up there again soon.

Hammy said...

I'm pretty sure pugs are the best dog breed in the world. Winston's such a sweetie!
Have a lovely time, the museum sounds awesome!

Betsy said...

Winston is such a cutie!! Have fun this weekend!

Love, Betsy.

ambika said...

Enjoy your break from blogging and the travelling and writing it sounds like you'll be doing in the mean time.

Adore this pug--I rarely look at sunglasses online so had no idea he was on their site.

Mary-Laure said...

Winston looks super smart - I wonder what he's about to read, maybe the Wall Street Journal?

ana b. said...

This must be an incredibly busy and stressful month for you. Good luck for it!

lisa butterworth said...

i hope your trip was lovely and i hope your mom's visit was awesome and i hope you're getting lots of dissertationy stuff done...but i miss your posts! :) i know, i know, how selfish of me! but really, i hope your blogging break is doing you good.

{Tara} said...

Brigid -- You and I both share the pug-obsession gene! Woolaroc is such a quirky, amazing place...an Okie landmark!

Hammy -- I agree, they indeed are the best breed: cute, cuddly, and incredibly silly and noisy...they always make you smile!

Betsy -- Thanks so much! I had fun and plan to post pictures soon...

Ambika -- I found him by accident...now, I am always trying to get my pug to sit still while I put glasses on her and attempt to take photos.

Mary Laure -- I think he is reading Darwin's Origin of Species...that's just my guess.

Ana -- Thanks so much for your well-wishes! I am stressed...but doing OK so far -- no breakdowns yet!

Lisa -- You are so kind! I miss blogging...I have a feeling I won't be able to actually give it up for any period of time...