Friday, June 27, 2008

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

All over the map

I watched Away from Her last week. So very well done and so very very sad. The two main actors were phenominal. (And I'm so proud of myself for actually watching this one. I frequently borrow movies from the library that I know will bum me out, and then I never actually watch them to avoid the expected bummedness. Dumb, I know.)

Loved Dearly Devoted Dexter - even better than the first book. Book three is already on reserve. Who can't love a funny serial killer who targets other serial killers?

The Sharper Your Knife, The Less You Cry is a nonfiction book about the author attending Le Cordon Bleu cooking school. I picked it up cause I love foodie books and Le Cordon Bleu is where Julia Child learned to cook. Not a bad read, but for nonfiction I found it pretty fluffy and not so memorable.

Around the House and in the Garden was a terrific read. Another nonfiction book - this one about a woman redecorating her home after a divorce. Its mostly short short chapters and not very linear, but I found it perfect as a new home owner pondering what will make my house more homey.

Vintage find

I just had to show off my latest find - this super cool jewelry box.

Isn't it darling?

Monday, June 16, 2008

Moss addiction

When you absolutely adore moss in all its up-close-alien-landscape-looking weirdness, what else is there to do but make your own moss terrariums?

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Right now

I am:
  • drinking a Mike's hard lime - so good when you're sweaty.
  • admiring the wee terrariums I just made and already pondering where to find more containers
  • working on an exciting new project
  • wondering what that crash downstairs was cause by (the dogs I'm sure)
  • listening to Kate Nash
  • wondering what color to paint my toenails

Muppet dogs

Seriously, the cuteness around here is insane. (The badness too, but that's another thing altogether).

Talented friends

I just had to share the cutest card we received from our friends Jill & Andrew. I love receiving handmade things, and their cards are darling. And this one is so perfect for a new house kinda card. They even sell them so go check 'em out.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

No attention span

All my readings and watchings have been short things. Good thing I have a nice long Georgette Heyer book to dive into next.

Interpreter of Maladies was good. So good! Why have I let this sit forlornly on my bookcase for so long? I particularly loved the story about the couple's house filled with Christian figurines.

I grew up addicted to the Weetzie Bat series. Seriously warped and addicted. And given my fascination with fairy tales, I had to pick this book up. All these retellings of fairy tales are pretty dark and lyrical. I love how she uses language. My favorites of the bunch were "Glass" (a Cinderella story) and "Ice" which I couldn't really place. Maybe Tam Lin?

I really looked forward to Paris Je T'aime. And, except for a few of the shorts, I really did not enjoy it. The Cohen brothers one was witty, but nothing amazing. The mimes and the hairdresser pieces were awful - really really godawful. The ones that stayed with me were few - the one about the woman with the red trench coat, the one about the blind boy, and, my favorite of all, the one about the letter carrier from Denver - that one was so seriously perfect and touching.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Things I'd like to do on my week off

  • Practice using my camera some more
  • Make things - crafty things
  • Do more vintage shopping
  • Bake something - maybe a couple of things so I can spread the baked joy
  • Get a raspberry bush
  • Read bunches
  • Hang out with the dogs
  • Enjoy our new house