Tuesday, April 29, 2008

You Can Breathe Now

Laura is saved!!!! Details will follow as soon as there are any. (Thanks to Everett for the great news!)

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Spring Has Sprung

I think every single blog I have read in the last week has had that sentence in it. I'm getting sick of that sentence. It's not even that clever to begin with. But we all say it to introduce spring. Including me. Even though I am making fun of it I don't want to be left out so...Spring has sprung!

Yes, yes, the closet now contains those transitional pieces - short sleeved yet heavy weight. The windows are open, heaters off but air conditioners not yet on. I switched to my summer lotions and Feist is on more than Mazzy Star. (I know, I know, someone give the girl new music!)

Another recurring theme, in blog and real lives, is Spring cleaning. And Spring uncluttering. Apartment Therapy is running a 'House Cure' challenge, taking one room at a time and helping people to seriously clean, throw out, and redecorate their spaces so that they enjoy them. An Unclutterer post last week was '5 Spring Organizing Activities'. I love these! I'm inspired! But alas, between a tiny apartment and tiny budget we have so few possessions that everything's just a bit essential. I mean there is always something, Zeb would love it if I pared down my shoe collection, and there are a few week-old leftovers in the fridge, but we're still more on the needing more end of the spectrum. Guests have to bring their own chairs to dinner because we don't have enough.

There is one aspect of my life, though, that needs cleaning and decluttering - that's my to-do list. It's stressing me out, man. I've been trying and trying but we all know winter's not the best time to try to be hyper-productive and somehow I got way behind.

So my spring cleaning this year will be cleaning out my to-do list. It's really more like a list of New Year's Resolutions (which I never make 'cause who am I kidding? Trying to be hyper-productive in the winter?)
So here it goes:
1) Finish wedding thank-yous (guilt over this keeps me awake at night).

2) Finish movie goals (such as watching all of Ingmar Bergman's films).

3) Finish the 10 books I'm simultaneously reading.

4) Choose and order wedding photos...just in time for our 1 year anniversary.

See? All we have are these tiny little ones!
5) The list could go on but I need to stop, I'm starting to stress again, man.
Clearly some of these goals are actually urgent (thank-yous) and some are ridiculously superfluous to be stressing me out (movies). But they're all pestering at me like a little rock in my sandals. So, here's to Spring Cleaning!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Book + Art

Quite possibly the only thing more beautiful than a beautiful, old book is this sculpture/craft/art that Nicholas Jones creates with beautiful, old books. Wow.

Here is a full interview and more pictures.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

For Aunt Mimi & Co.

This is what we did with the micro greens you left us.

These are the hats and coats of the friends who enjoyed them with us.

Thank you for the greens, the home-made bread, the Boom-Chunkas, the Red Pepper Pine Nut Aioli, the recipe cards, and for your warm and encouraging company. We love you!

Monday, April 7, 2008


This makes me oh so nostalgic for the purple librarian lady who inspired awe in my eight year old eyes. For the dual reasons that she was a librarian and that she was so committed to her color she even dyed her hair purple. If I had to choose just one color it might be safari green. But if I got to choose two it'd be black and red. And if I got three...nevermind, speculating on trichrome is no fun.