September 30, 2008

Bon Iver

Skinny Love by Bon Iver:

This album makes me want to slow dance in the kitchen.

But Bon Iver (Justin Vernon) says this about the song's meaning: "Part of the trouble with the old haunting love, is that it [messes] with your future loves, and can damn and/or ambush your relationships."

Lately I've been getting frustrated because I am attracted to the way a song sounds, but the lyrics aren't what I want them to be. Does that ever happen to you? I fall in love with the sound of a song before I have a chance to pay attention to the lyrics, but then I realize it's about drugs or something sad. I guess a lot of great songs are, and that's what makes many of them interesting.

September 29, 2008

Do I know you?

I had a strange experience the other day. I was out for a walk/jog on Saturday morning at a park. On my way home, there was a guy standing near the entrance of the park, facing me. As I got closer to him, he started smiling and chanting, "Sar-ah! Sar-ah!" As I was about to run past him (looking perplexed I'm sure), he took off running, right past me, in the opposite direction. I can't remember if I said anything, because I was so confused.

I don't want to be rude, but I can't figure out how I know this guy. I was wearing my Obama shirt, so I thought maybe he recognized me from my blog? Do I know you???

Please comment or shoot me an email.


Sunday lunch. With croutons made from rosemary bread.

September 28, 2008


Gray or Blue by Jaymay:

Jaymay on MySpace. Hey look, she's playing at Blue Hill in St. Louis on Nov. 8th. Too bad I'm in Baltimore : )

September 27, 2008

Longneck Vases

These vases would be a wonderful excuse for me to buy myself 3 flowers every once in a while. Gerber daisies and spider mums would look great.

$3.95 each from CB2.

And I really love this photograph.


This photo recreation (right) of Klimt's The Kiss (left) is so fun:

What makes it even more cool is that Scott and I just saw this painting last month at MoMa : )

From here, via notcot.

September 26, 2008

Tweet tweet

I'm really into birds lately.

Bird art print by mincingmockingbird ($13), chirp pillow by CB2 ($29.95), magnetic birdie by see Jane work ($16), little wings necklace by locallibrary ($30).

I am so tempted to snatch up that magnetic birdie!

September 24, 2008

Hello Yellow

Drool. I freakin love yellow. LOVE. This shade, too. Macaroni.
Wanna buy me some macaroni things? Pretty please?

September 22, 2008

Summer Pasta...with a twist

Mamma Z made some delicious "Summer Pasta with a twist" while we were in Connecticut. Yum! I love new combinations of simple ingredients.

Scott and I recreated it last night. It's fresh, easy, and sooo tasty.

Summer Pasta:
• Shell pasta (large shells are best, but sometimes hard to find)
• Fresh tomatoes, diced
• Fresh basil, coarsely chopped
• Fresh garlic, minced
• Olive oil

With a Twist:
• Add fresh corn on the cob

With a double Twist:
• Add goat cheese

Cook the pasta, cook the corn. Cut corn off the cob. Heat olive oil & garlic. Toss everything together. Feast.

PS Don't ever let Mama Z see you using pre-minced garlic. (Don't worry, we used fresh garlic for this).

September 21, 2008

I can't believe

...that this was only a year ago.
Loved those late-summer walks with my Mom and Murphy.

So much has changed for me in the last year!
Mostly good stuff, except for being so far from the fam.

I think I'll try...

Straight hair again for a while.
And I'm done with red, at least for now.

Scott calls this my "trying-on-hats-face." I'm not capable of making normal faces when I take pictures of myself. Or when I try on hats, apparently.

Two of my favorite dudes

Tipping back $2 you-call-its on a glorious Tuesday at Grottos.

September 18, 2008

New Camera

I treated myself to a new camera, because I'm tired of editing my photos in photoshop to make it look like they were blurry on purpose.

They weren't blurry on purpose.

My old camera has just been blurry for months, and I just kept making them blurrier so that you thought it was some kind of artistic statement. Did I fool you?

I do sometimes like that style. Just not ALL the time.

Anyway, Einstein is one of my first photo subjects for the new toy.

Canon PowerShot SD870 IS. 8 megapixels. Nice wide angel.
Dad's recommendation.

Gobble Gobble

We came across these wild turkeys in Connecticut while Scott and I were in search of a place to go berry-picking. Never did find any berries, but the search was fun.

And I got out of the car to chase the turkeys.
They didn't seem to care much for me.

September 17, 2008


Pfefferkorn's Coffee

Just because I like the colors. Taken on Fort Ave.

$12 Obama Shirt

Want an Obama T-shirt? MoveOn's giving them out if you make a donation of $12 or more to their young-voter registration program, aimed at registering half a million young voters in swing states.

Click this link to get your Obama T-shirt:


September 15, 2008

Please Register to Vote.

The voter registration deadline is fast approaching.
Please register to vote.

If you aren't sure if you're registered, find out (at the same site).

September 14, 2008

First, You Take the Graham...

You stick the chocolate on the graham. Then you roast the mallow. When the mallow's flaming, you stick it on the chocolate. Then cover with the other end...

Then, you scarf.

–The Sandlot

September 12, 2008


We played in the creek : )

September 11, 2008


Thinking about New York today. We had a good time around there last weekend – took this at MoMA.

September 10, 2008


My mom's friends have this really great tradition – the morning after one of their friend's kids gets married, they bring a delicious brunch over to the wedding family & out-of-town guests. They do all of the prep and the work, chat a bit while they set food and drinks out, and then they sneak off so the family can visit and enjoy some relaxing post-wedding time.

And, of course, they always stick these flamingos in the lawn.
A key part of the tradition.

I love tradition.

September 9, 2008

Happy Chris

More things I've been up to...
My brother got married! And I got a pretty cool sister outta the deal. She's my favorite sister, in fact. Hi Suzanne. Aren't they so cute? Happy marriage, you two!

(photo by Lawing Photography)

September 3, 2008

Could it be? New Stars?

Digging the way this song sounds. Police & The Private by Metric.

It very much reminds me of Stars.

Time to listen to some more to see if the rest of their stuff is as good. Hope so!!

Does anybody check this ol' blog any more? Perhaps I will get back to posting more regularly : )