Sunday, January 30, 2011

A future in plastics

I've been obsessed with Bakelite for years. Though I have never pulled the trigger and bought any for myself, I fantasize that I have a room full of plastic bangles and ashtrays and other kitchy, awesome items. Apparently, artist Mark Davis has brought Bakelite back, repurposing vintage materials with a luxury twist, adding diamond and precious metal studs to his pieces. This domed ring is incredible. Love.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

The pain in my neck/reason to live

Some days this animal is the only living creature who hears my voice in person. He makes me crazy, but I can't help loving him. Here he is, snuggling with my new boots. What can I say? He has great taste.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

All I ever wanted in the same martini glass

I love grilled cheese. I love tomato soup. I love martinis. So, a grilled cheese and tomato soup martini?? Should be right up my alley, right? Ehhhh, I have to be honest, this looks kind of disgusting. But I'd still try it. I can see the wheels turning in the bartender's head. "I have a grilled cheese, I have some rum. What can I do here?"

This makes me want to start inventing random drinks. Hot-and-sour-soup collins? Brie cheese gimlet? There's gotta be a winner in my brain somewhere.

Friday, January 7, 2011


Look at me! I'm doing something everyone else was doing five years ago! I did have a blog once. I posted maybe 30 times and then had nothing to say, so I gave up on it.

One nice thing about unemployment is my coffee ritual. I get up in the morning, no I don't sleep in... often, and I brew a pot of three cups of coffee. And I drink about half of it, and then I'm all buzzzing around the house, tidying up. I have to tell you, you could probably eat off of the floors in this joint.

Anyway, I went from one cup of crappy office coffee to two cups of the real stuff almost every day. My old doctor was so proud of my one-cup-a-day habit. Sigh, I've let her down.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Nut up or shut up

OK, I may have seen "Zombieland" too many times, but I'm heading into 2K11 nutting up, or shutting up. HOW am I going to do this? Well, dear reader (hi, Mom), I've started this lame blog to try and get some brain exercise. Also, as a recent transplant to Oregon, I resolve to maximize the outdoor adventures available to me. At least to the best of my abilities... I'm not ready to summit any mountains quite yet. Drinking beer on a patio counts as outdoor adventure, right?

I have resolved to work on being patient. Patience is not a virtue I possess. I do not like waiting for anything, especially people. I am sure I can think of at least one person who would tell you that my toe-tapping impatience when I feel that I'm being delayed is irritating and condescending.

There are other miscellaneous goals, but nothing of significance. Not starting every sentence on this blog with "I," putting on real pants most days of the week. Though not every. A girl has a right to yoga pants now and then, right? So cheers, 2011. We're glad you're here so far... keep it up!