Tuesday, July 27, 2010


so my brother finally sent my birthday present and i'm super excited about it.

unlovable is part novel, part comic book that follows the turmoil of overweight high school sophomore tammy pierce. the book is based on a diary from 1988 that the author, esther pearl, found in a gas station bathroom. and let me tell you guys, it is hilarious. i always sort of wish i'd kept a diary in high school but after reading this i'm kind of glad i kept all my teenage angst to myself. my brother gave me volume 1 for christmas and i read it in a couple of hours. he sent me volume 2 for my birthday and i can't wait to read it!

Friday, July 23, 2010


ever heard of the kfc double down?

it's bacon and two kinds of cheese sandwiched together by two pieces of fried chicken. disgusting? understatement. but michael brought to my attention that the dinner i made for us earlier this week was essentially a vegetarian version of this monstrosity. nevertheless, it was delicious.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

my new favorite food

okay so not necessarily my favorite, but these little nuggets of delicious rank way up there. what are they, you ask? they are wedges of macaroni and cheese that have been battered and fried. i know, i know. we, too, were apprehensive initially.

but after one bite we were converted. and we'll never look back.

Thursday, July 15, 2010


i'm loving these ads by cisma (aka brazilian film director denis kamoika). aren't they dreamy?

and just to round things out, here's a short film he worked on with boolab:

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

birthday fun, part one

the birthday festivities began on friday night with some delicious birthday tacos prepared by michael. he even made guacamole! here's my recipe:

...and a picture of michael making said guacamole (and lookin' super manly in the apron my mom made me for my birthday).

part two of birthday fun will be coming soon!

Monday, July 12, 2010

sweet short

this is the sweetest little short film i've seen in a while

Thursday, July 8, 2010


i'm back from doylestown and unfortunately this means i'm also back at work. but tomorrow is my birthday! even though it's my 21st, i'm keeping things low-key. partially because i'm sort of a grandma and partially because some of the people i most want to celebrate with aren't 21 yet. my birthday weekend will include:

  • birthday tacos

  • dinner at skewers in dupont

  • cake, lots of cake

  • maybe with a side of homemade mint chocolate chip ice cream (with home grown mint!)

  • hopefully some stuffed french toast

    yes, i love food.

    and if the above list is not enough evidence that i love food, also note that i managed to talk michael into giving me my birthday present early and it was two cookbooks (because i honestly can never have too many). one was a vegetarian cookbook he bought for me in belgium (yes, it is all in french, but the dishes look delicious!) and the other was this little book that i've been drooling over:

    like everyone else in the blogosphere, i think macarons are unbearably adorable and i secretly dream of baking them. but they are rumored to be one of the toughest baked goods to make. michael said he hoped this book would help me take that leap. i think he just wants me to make him some macarons.

    you can surely expect some photos from my birthday weekend and maybe the recipe for my new favorite drink, if i can get it from michael's mom!

Sunday, July 4, 2010


going to philly to surprise michael at the airport! then a three day adventure in doylestown! be back wednesday!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

"like a party in your pocket. but not in a weird way."

this website is brilliant. while browsing the archives i spotted these great mock magazine ads. they depict artist alex varanese's retro takes on modern-day technology. as a fan of old magazine ads, these really tickled my fancy. check them out:

ps - sorry i've been mia this past week. things have been crazy. i've got some good posts coming up though including:

  • estate sale finds

  • my new vintage typewriter

  • new jewelry projects

  • a vintage dress refashion