Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Happy New Home

Things I love about our new house

2. The gigantic well-lit basement and its equally large back closet, which is our new pantry.
3. Enough room in the living room for my piano to be upstairs (where hopefully it won't be so neglected).

Monday, November 23, 2009

Missing on Monday

A few of the many reasons I miss my friend Christine

1. She was the person I called about
2. She was one of the few people who could match my random sense of humor.

She accepted me, flaws and all.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Home Sweet Rental Home

Things I am looking forward to having in our new house

1. Fireplace!
2. A second FULL bathroom
3. Big backyard with a big deck, perfect for entertaining

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Sunny day and Spring Hill

Things I will order tonight at dinner

1. Vegetable tasting with grilled flatbread - the flatbread is my favorite part of eating at Spring Hill, every time. Like manna from heaven.
2. Three course Dine Around Seattle set menu - such a good deal. I'm thinking hangar steak is in order.
3. Baden-powell cocktail - dry fly gin, bosc pear tonic, soda, lime, shaved ice. Perfect for this sunny fall day; I can pretend it's still summer.

Check out other delightful menu options and information at springhill.com

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

AFoMFT, GLEE!!! edition

My favorite things about GLEE (so hard to list only three)

1. Sue Sylvester!!!!! (self-explanatory)
2. Kurt - so confident, adorable and generally thoughtful, especially toward his dad. One of the sweetest characters on TV.
3. Puck and Quinn - such a better match than Finn and Quinn, plus their names don't have that annoying rhyme going on.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Some days are bad, but today is really really good

Awesome Things I Get To Do Today

1. Pose for new headshots
2. See Coco Before Chanel at Harvard Exit
3. Happy Hour at Poppy

Monday, November 09, 2009

Monday moving misery

Things I Hate About Moving

1. Packing.
2. Going through junk in the basement.
3. Catching up on overdue shredding of documents - so boring.

Friday, November 06, 2009

Off the wagon

Wow, that was fast! Yesterday got so busy that I forgot to post. Oh well, I'll still keep posting almost every day this month...

Things I Love To Snack On In The Fall

1. Roasted pumpkin seeds. Last year we roasted a batch with garam masala and they were the best yet, although I'm still a fan of plain old salt and olive oil. Think I might make some today.
2. Steamed cider. I am NOT a fan of apple juice - ick- but I really like hot apple cider in October and November.
3. Stove-popped popcorn. It doesn't take any longer than the microwave and it tastes way better, plus it's fun to watch the tin foil puff up as the kernels pop.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Fall film wish list

Movies I Want To See But Probably Won't Get To For A While Because We're Moving

1. Precious - this looks amazing. Heartbreaking too.
2. Fantastic Mr. Fox - Wes Anderson + stop-motion animation = YES.
3. Pirate Radio -"A period comedy about an illegal radio station in the North Sea in the 1960's." The plot summary doesn't sound too exciting, but it looks like a really fun movie...

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Favorite fall foods

Hard to list only three, but here goes:

1. Foraged mushrooms! Matsutake, King Bolete, Lobster and my all-time favorite - chanterelles.
2. Cameo apples
3. Lacinato kale (available year-round, but it tastes better in the fall)

What are your favorite fall foods?

Monday, November 02, 2009

Autumn leaves

Things I Love About Autumn

1. Crunching my feet in leaves on the sidewalk (and it's been a good fall so there are lots!)
2. Soup.
3. Getting to wear my favorite woolly scarves.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

The Start of Three Things

It's been waaayyy too long since I was blogging regularly, so I decided to use NaBloPoMo as a good kick in the pants to help me get started. While I'm easing back into things, I've devised a handy gimmick to guarantee one post a day for the next month - it's my own version of Three Things. Every day I'll post three things: three movies I want to see, three excellent winter squashes, three pictures I took that day. Let's get going!

Since I'm recovering from the flu, today's three things are:

Things I Was Grateful For While I Was Delirious With Fever

1. My awesome husband, who made me homemade wonton soup, fed me NyQuil, bought me magazines, and put in a fresh DVD every time I asked.
2. The comedic stylings of Jason Segal (Freaks and Geeks + HIMYM season 2)
3. Gatorade Fruit Punch - an excellent way to stave off dehydration

Sunday, October 18, 2009

MAD Paperball

New York's Museum of Art and Design held its first annual Paperball last Wednesday and it looks like it was quite the event! The
sale catalogue features 47 works of paper art, nearly half of which are dresses and all of which are astoundingly creative. I want one of each and a lovely large house to showcase them in. Just as amazing were the paper centerpieces and elaborate table settings, finished off with a paper flower (I'm guessing party favor). You can see these along with photos of partygoers - including a few who sported paper dresses and accessories - at MAD's Flickr site.

Photo by Alejandro Benchimol / MAD at MAD's Flickr site

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Green + orange

Larry's birthday was a couple of weeks ago and provided the perfect opportunity to use this beautiful paper I got over a year ago, I think from Paper Source in Bellevue. The ribbon is May Arts (not sure if this color-way is still available), and I don't remember where I got it - probably Nancy's Sewing Basket in Queen Anne or Lucca in Ballard. This might look like a fancy bow but was really just a way for me to avoid cutting ribbon so the gift recipient can reuse it; when I have extra ribbon length I just tie another bow, and another, until I have the right length on the ends. Then they have a nice long piece to use again, and it looks pretty cute too!