Tuesday, May 29, 2007

threadless...

is having a sale- all tees $10 till sunday. click here. but wait- seriously- do you have time to browse literally hundreds of artsy tees? honestly? cause that is what you'll do... you will click innocently on one, get a closer look, try to ignore the kids too indie for myspace posing in their shirts on the sidebar, and then keep going and going until you have a crick in your neck and end up feeling you really don't need any tshirts anyways.
that being said...here's what i liked:












maybe just take my word that these are the good ones....
but i know you won't. happy browsing.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

good things, 5/22


made myself go running-despite much complaining from my sore legs,
spent a long time poring over skincare products at target...
spent money on skincare products at target,
sushi from weiss,
a $4.50 bottle o' "wine"
and my first viewing of 'butch cassidy and the sundance kid'


Monday, May 21, 2007

swinger


he's gonna be a heartbreaker.

much like a rabbit...


Avery is incredibly squeeze-able but not at all fond of being squeezed.
however, he does give occasional kisses.

the girls

i spent the weekend in kentucky, wishing these lovely ladies a happy 30th. my relationship with my sisters is a bit of an odd one- we are seven years and over 600 miles apart. we don't really fight, since we never see each other enough to, we don't compete, since we're all at different stages in our lives. we all express our creativity in different ways and cheer each other on with an enthusiasm similar to the "yip"s and "lililili"s of a bellydancer. haha. inside joke.
most of the time i forget they are my sisters, and think of them instead as cool girls who are amazingly talented, always ahead of their time, with beautiful families and a lust for life.
if you met them, you would know what i mean- and you too would wonder to yourself "why aren't they famous???" i get so riled up when i see authors and artists and crafters and chefs that are famous and rich and don't have a tenth of the talent my sisters do- and that's not a self-serving statement- it is purely coincidence we are sisters- i share very little of their excellence.
i think of what my life would be like without them, and it makes my stomache hurt.
oh dear.
here are my beautiful sisters:

girls, thanks for teaching me how to be cool.

threat

i was told if i don't update my blog soon, it's going to be removed from someone's bookmark bar, and i don't want that- so here's some new stuff.

Monday, May 7, 2007

new recipe

took some pics but they didn't turn out. maybe i'll post them later anyways.
i love pasta salad, it's cool and refreshing, filling, doesn't require heating up...
but i rarely make it since i live alone and would have to eat way too many leftovers to ever enjoy it again.
however, i whipped this one up pretty fast, and was able to make a small enough batch that i already want to make more.
here's what i did:

slightly undercook one cup whole wheat macaroni
scoop out seeds and dice one cucumber
thinly slice 1/4 cup red onion
dice one tomato and squeeze to remove extra juice
roughly chop a handful of parsley
cube or crumble 1/2 cup of feta cheese
toss in as many kalamata olives as you'd like.

for the dressing, any vinaigrette would work, i used red wine vinegar and extra virgin olive oil, mixed with a little salt and pepper. any bottled italian or balsamic vinaigrette would probably be good too.

i know this is all pretty basic but the two special things i added to this salad are:
homemade croutons, and
freshly grated parmesan on top.

the salad has a nice crunch, balanced flavor, and keeps for 2 or 3 days.
let me know what you think!

Wednesday, May 2, 2007