Thursday, February 25, 2010

I'm just sayin'.

I love that I have really funny friends - the kind that when you get certain emails from them you laugh until you cry because you can actually hear their voice inflection coming through the text.

It really is the best.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

typewriter guest book

spotted on Ruffled

Isn't this a fabulous and non-traditional idea for a wedding guest book?

Yep. I'll copy it.


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Ah, honesty.

"Miss Amanda - you're not MARRIED?! And your sister is YOUNGER than you and she IS?! Well. Don't worry. You'll get married. Probably when you're 30."
-Ellie, 7-year-old piano student

Well, Ellie. Thanks for the vote of confidence. I'll be 30 in June. I'd better get a move on if I'm going to meet your deadline.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Song I'm Digging This Week

"Chant" by Peter Bradley Adams

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

If this were a talking cat...

...I wouldn't be surprised.

Detention was worth it.

In the shade

If I lived here, I think I'd never leave this spot.

Except to go get more tea or coffee. And books.

It would be a nice make-out spot too, come to think of maybe I'd leave to take a shower every now and then.

Holy Schnikes

All I can say is...can you imagine the size of that litter box?

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


...I love this.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Book #5: People of the Book

People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

I really enjoyed this book. It centers on the character of Dr. Hanna Heath, a book conservationist, who is called in to Sarajevo in 1996 to help preserve an ancient Jewish manuscript, a haggadah, that has been recovered from a recently bombed library.

Heath begins her work and discovers several mysterious items in the book itself - clues about where it has been since 1480, when it was written. The plot jumps back and forth between the "present" time (1996 for Heath) and the different time periods associated with the items in the book.

I really liked the story, but the information concerning Jewish and Muslim customs was fascinating, too.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Song I'm Digging This Week

"Little Pieces" by Gomez

Don't you think...

...I deserve to have a room like this?


Truly, Madly, Deeply - the manly version

This made me laugh until I cried.

I love the harmony and conviction.

And the toothless soccer player singing with all he has.

(via Lonely Pie)

Happy Valentine's Day to Me

I got an Anthropologie (my favorite store in the whole wide world) gift card for Christmas, and I finally made it to the store Tuesday night and picked up these lovely earrings:

They're making me look forward to spring. And they look just great with black or brown. Or white. Or blue.

I'm pretty much in love with them.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Unhappy Hipsters

I stumbled across this blog a few days ago, and I'm a little obsessed with the way he takes pictures (meant to be serious) from interior design magazines and adds his own captions. Most of them make me laugh, but sometimes they make you think about heavier stuff (in a good way).

Here are some of my favorites:

He is sad because his house looks like an elementary school. And all the children have died.

Still recovering from broken trust, neither wanted to be the first to try the eggs.

The reindeer had tolerated the cheetah’s posturing — up until today.

Everyone always leaves.

There it hung— a bicycle built for two, an exclamation point to her lonesome heart.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Oh, happy day

I don't think I could ever be sad in a room like this.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

A letter to Mr. Herbert

I read The Catcher in the Rye in 12th grade, and became a little obsessed with J.D. Salinger (just like almost everyone else). Sadly, I think Salinger became more famous for being a recluse in his later years than for the genius of his book.

He passed away just a little over a week ago. I came across this letter (posted on dream everyday) Salinger wrote to a producer who had expressed interest in turning Catcher into a movie, and as you can see, Salinger was adamantly opposed to the idea.

Most people would have either ignored the letter or written a perfunctory letter of refusal, but not Salinger. Reading his reply reminded me of just how much I loved The Catcher in the Rye. I think it's because Salinger writes the way that people actually speak. You can hear the sarcasm dripping off the page, but yet he closes with a "hope I haven't offended you" goodbye.

It's such a shame we won't get to read more of his work.

And I agree with his comment about child actresses. Sometimes they don't look quite right. Sort of like the twins in "The Shining."

Friday, February 5, 2010

Song I'm Digging This Week

"You and Me" by Dave Matthews Band

This song just makes me supremely happy.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

My thoughts exactly.

"The work you do while you procrastinate is probably the work you should be doing for the rest of your life." - Jessica Hirsche
I'm not sure who Jessica Hirsche is, but I think she pretty much hit the nail on the head.

Hello, heaven.

What a perfect use of space, don't you think?

Monday, February 1, 2010

Happy February!

spotted on you are my fave
"Today is fresh, with no mistakes in it." - Anne, from Anne of Green Gables

Jane Austen would approve.

This picture makes me feel like Mr. Darcy is going to come walking through the mist at any moment.