Friday, September 17, 2010

Things That I'm Into: That Time Between Summer and Fall

A Pumpkin, Acorn Squash, and a WATERMELON (!?!) all from our CSA last week. Summer, Fall and Winter all in one produce box.  

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Things That I'm Into: Coveting. These. Maps.

We want a vintage school map for our living room, so I've been diligently looking on ebay. Mission statement: 60-ish inches wide, pull-down, pre-1950.  I found MY DREAM set, and of course it sold for a gazillion dollars. If anyone sees anything like this at a garage sale, will you buy it for me? Kthx.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Things That I'm Into: Renegade Craft Fair

I've wanted to go to this for a number of years, but this is the first year I actually made it. It was pretty awesome, and I could have spent a gazillion dollars.  

I was on the hunt for some prints for my new office, which currently has four bare walls with only a plant to cheer the place up. Office art is sort of a tricky thing- definitely not what you would put up in your house, but (hopefully) not too boring. I'm also trying to come off as mature and professional at my new job (which, if you know me, can be a stretch) since all the other attorneys are 10+ years older than me. Which meant that I kept having to skip over the hilarious screenprints that involved hot dogs.

Here's what I got:

The Chicago and Illinois screenprints are for my office, the bike one (which looks cooler close up, it has a hilarious story written in the green part) is for our sun room. The tote bag and the t-shirt I just had to get because they were awesome and cheap. I thought the prints were pretty cheap too- all $20 or $10. 

I think the t-shirt is kind of hilarious. 

So true!

Anyway, you should definitely go to the RCF if you have the chance! On the website it says that they have them in Austin, SF, LA, NY and Chicago. 

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Things That I'm Into: Hancock Tower, Two Different Angles

Can you believe they are putting in an ICE SKATING RINK on the 94th Floor? Srsly.

photocredit: me! on my phone that is not a traditional flip phone.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Things That I'm Into: Cats in Bathtubs

Liz Lemon is obsessed with our shower. She loves getting in right after one of us has showered. Sometimes I'll come home and she's just chillin there.

She's a total weirdo.

(some of you know the awesome song I wrote while in istanbul, "cats on roman ruins." my new song I've been singing is "cats in boystown bathtubs").

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Things That I'm Into: Padron Peppers

So you are supposed to eat Padron peppers by frying in olive oil then sprinkling with sea salt, and eating them whole.  SUPPOSEDLY they are generally pretty mild but wikipedia says that about 1 in 10 can be spicy.

I don't know if it is the climate here compared to spain, but our experience (and the friends we have subjected this painful experience to) is that maybe 1 in 10 of the ones growing in our garden is mild. The rest are painfully, painfully spicy. But still delicious. 

(C before she was in pain.)

(V in pain. Lots of pain.)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Things That I'm Into: Katniss

Isn't she just the HANDSOMEST?!?!?

Habits so far: eating us out of house and home, wanting to be on my lap, head, chest at all times, spazzing out and running into walls, looking like an old man, trying to eat my hair ties, growling at Liz Lemon, trying not to be photographed.

Things That I'm Into: Liz Lemon

Isn't she JUST THE CUTEST????!?!?!?!?

Habits so far: hanging out in the bathtub, knocking earrings off of whatever random place I left them, rolling over on her back so you can pet her stomach, not wanting to be on my lap ever, purring her face off.