Thursday, July 30, 2009

American Geography


Summer Loves

Things I've been enjoying:

+the brief wondrous life of oscar wao (SO GOOD!)
+finding the little co-op by work
+nightly summer storms
+air conditioning

Sunday, July 26, 2009


I was really touched (Jo put me in her blog).  Coolest thing to happen. Ever.  Funny cause I take inspiration from her (and hundreds of other bloggers regularly).

Thursday, July 23, 2009


Finally going to see friends!  How exciting, I can't wait to catch up with Peter and Emily, and hopefully see James for the first time in a year.  Not to mention everyone else.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

I wish I thought of this

These photos come from a series this man is doing.

Sunday, July 19, 2009


To remember:

+use your moosewood cookbook
+ask friends for book suggestions
+record spending
+keep your eye out for an attractive rain coat
+be nicer

I had a breakthrough



I've been trying to keep up on the Sonia Sotomayor hearings.  And though they lack some drama, this really upset me:

“You’d have lots of ’splaining to do,” Senator Coburn replied, to a hypothetical situation Sotomayor raised over gun rights.

Seriously?  I know he was trying to invoke Desi Arnaz, and be humorous, but it is still incredibly condescending.  Why isn't an elected official held to a higher standard? It's racist.

Also: This cover is...a nightmare.  Since hispanics aren't stereotypically wise, what other minority can we portray her as? 

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


I can't stop eating them.

Sunday, July 12, 2009


"Certain motherfuckers think they can fuck with my shit, but you can't kill the Rooster. You might can fuck him up some times, but, bitch, nobody kills the motherfucking Rooster. You know what I'm saying?"

--David Sedaris, or more like his brother Paul
Dress your Family in Corduroy and Denim

Long time in between

I understand its been a while.

I was home visiting the family.  A list of things in no particular order

Things I enjoyed:
+seeing them after almost 2 years
+my Aunt Peggy's sunny disposition
+my sister being happy with her new boyfriend
+my dad telling me I'd get the jetta (WOO!)
+my new haircut:

I asked for 50's James Dean and I think this reference somehow morphed into 90's Zach Morris.  Not that I'm complaining just not what I ordered. I think I'll keep it for a while.

And in an effort to keep this blog positive, I have only one suggestion: If I send you a text with a question, please respond to it.  A call is fine too.


How is it that doing nothing but riding on a bus can make someone so tired?

Monday, July 6, 2009


Today at work Ellen (my boss (who is awesome on another side note)) told me she had cancer. I had suspected it for a while, but it is still sad.  It's odd though, being sick with cancer, or another disease has this very confessional aspect involved with it.

The way she was talking to me about being ill, was sort of like the way someone comes out.  And I don't know if there's a catharsis for her in telling people like there is when you finally say "I'm gay" but I do think the manner in which you have to tell people is similar.  The disclosure is the most important part of both processes.

Does someone dread it? Enjoy it? Not care about it? If you don't seem sick do you tell people?  And how does finally saying "it" change the way you feel about everything? 

(I also don't know why, but this Eakins painting came to my mind just now, and pictures make things more interesting).

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Just an idea


I'm not an Obama apologist, but I just wish people would give him a chance.  I got yelled at on the T for telling my friend (privately) that since Sarah Palin resigned I hope she doesn't run for President.

Women we must hear

"Feet, what do I need them for if I have wings to fly."
 --Frida Kahlo

Planet Earth

We live in an incredible world.  I want to see it all.

Saturday, July 4, 2009


Rachel is a trooper, and probably one of my strongest friends.  But that's for a different post.  
More importantly she is a key ingredient to her  group of friends' blog (I apologize for the food pun I know they are the lowest form of comedy): FOOD ATHLETES

It's funny, has good pictures, and Rachel figures greatly.

Eat, try, love.


Sara wrote about this, but I also fantasize about all my friends living in the same city and we all going over on different Sundays to make brunch and tell each other stories about our week.

Wouldn't that be special?

I missed the sun

Thursday, July 2, 2009

In which I quote Sex and the City

Stop it. I know I hate when people do the "I'm TOTALLY a Carrie." That said I'm probably a Miranda (with some of Charlotte's neediness added in for good measure), and so I must quote:

"He doesn't even know me.  The least he could do is wait to get to know me before he rejects me."

I'm ashamed that this quote has so much personal resonance for me right now, but I'm working on it.

I'm ready to be these old mexicans.

Words of Wisdom

"It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak up and remove all doubt."
                                     --Abraham Lincoln

Not that anyone would have thought he was fool, but still.  Remember, to be silent, it will probably help you in the long run.

Side Note:  Is it weird that I think he's sort of handsome?  I actually think he has very kind eyes.