29 December 2008

15 December 2008

I won!! I won!! I WON!!!!

I entered a contest at One Frugal Foodie (which I found by way of Go Dairy Free) to win some sweets from Divvies.
I never win anything!!!

08 December 2008

Why can't this be out now ????

It's the new BabyCakes cookbook.
It comes out in April, just in time for my b-i-r-t-h-d-a-y!!!
I guess I'll just have to be patient.


If you're sqeamish, you might want to skip this post

I shot this photo over the weekend - roughly 10 days after my surgery. This actually looks pretty good. Of course, I forgot to shoot photos of when my thigh, knee and calf were all swollen to the same width - being on pain killers will do that to a person's brain.

And yes, those yellowish spots are bruises.

Slow going...

04 December 2008

Fake blood & Halloween kisses

It's actually Dia de los Muertos, but who's really keeping track?
MDM & Ms. Bovay

03 December 2008

While I was recovering

I had a wee bit of knee surgery last week and while I was recovering I watched this show on PBS called Diary of a Foodie and the particular episode I saw was all about food bloggers.
(I can't embed the video, therefor I can only offer up a link & the screen grab above)
I LOVED THIS SHOW!!! And was SO happy I'd stumbled across it, since I'd been watching a LOT of TV and there are only so many times you can watch the same episode of Top Chef.

If you get a chance, please do check out this episode and any others that might catch your fancy. Also please don't forget to support your local PBS.

01 December 2008

Simply because I like it

March, 2008 - Our dining room - shortly after renovations and before the rug.

I hadn't posted in a while, so I thought I'd toss this one out there.

Here's a photo of the rug that lives under our dining room table. It's the actual color of the trim and we got it at Pottery Barn.

I will try to remember to snap a photo of the actual rug under the actual table soon.

11 November 2008

and it wasn't just a dream

Our veterans deserve more

We should consider our Veterans at least once every day. Even if it's to merely read a headline about Iraq or Afghanistan and send a thought out their way. Today being Veteran's Day, it kind of reminds me Valentine's Day for the military.

What I mean by this is - once a year on a specific day we are rather expected to show love and affection for a significant other or partner - there is a lot of pressure and should be something done out of free will and generosity on ANY day rather than forced at a specific time.

I kind of consider Veteran's Day in the same manner.

So please send a kind thought out to universe in honor of our Veterans, if only for this one day.

Bob Geiger has more...

10 November 2008

feel good story

I was reading Crooks and Liars this morning and came across this story.
It's about James Brett and his desire to make the world a better place.
He helped start POM354 - Which helps Afghan farmers turn their fields from producing Opium Poppies to Pomegranates.
It's quiet inspiring and I urge you to please check it out.

05 November 2008


04 November 2008

my trip to vote

I voted. I voted. I voted.
I'm usually nervous, seeing how it's a big responsibility - but today I was giddy with excitement and anticipation.
I couldn't WAIT to get to there.
My husband and I got to our polling location some time around 7.30am.
Our district in our town has some of the lowest voter turn outs for any/all elections and I was happy to see that when we got there we were numbers 68 and 69. This is a big deal.
There are times when I get to my polling place at 7.30PM and I'm number 68 or 69 and that is pathetic.
This is an historic election and I hope everyone takes their opportunity to get out there and make themselves heard.
I direct you to my friend Shore House Chic - she hits the nail right on the head.

If you're (still) unsure of your polling place, please click here, here or here.

If you're concerned about voter's rights, please click here, here or here.

If you'd like to volunteer on election day, please click here or here.

03 November 2008

Please don't forget to VOTE!!

Tomorrow, Tuesday 4 November 2008, is Election Day and probably one of the most important elections of our time.
Please make sure you get out and V-O-T-E, vote, vote, vote!
This is one of the few inalienable rights we have in this country and should NOT be squandered.

If you're (still) unsure of your polling place, please click here, here or here.

If you're concerned about voter's rights, please click here, here or here.

If you'd like to volunteer on election day, please click here or here.

Give a read to what seven US authors had to say about the last eight years. Tuesday marks the beginning of the end of our long, national nightmare.

31 October 2008


Well, I was trying to add a new list of links and I screwed up.
I accidentally deleted a whole list of blogs I like, including those belonging to my friends, while I was working.
I can't seem to get the blog list back, so I'll be doing my best to remember what was in there and build it back from memory.
Next time I'll take a screen grab before I start working, just in case this ever happens again.

I swear I thought Mercury in Retrograde was over!!

20 October 2008

For Broken Ears

Chuck Ragan - For Broken Ears

stunning photos

There are some incredibly stunning photos by PLATON at the New Yorker Online.

You can view the entire slide show here.
Photo courtesy of PLATON and The New Yorker

10 October 2008

they have crossed the line

I can't keep quiet about this any longer....

Just this afternoon I read a post on AmericaBlog by John Aravosis that has screen grabs of two craigslist postings (that have already been removed) that threaten Obama's life. McCain and Palin have whipped up the worst in the people that are attending their rallies and I am genuinely afraid of the consequences of their rhetoric. They need to stop inciting and condoning such violence...

So here is what I thought...

What if we all got together and started calling McCain’s campaign office or even his senate offices and asked “Does Senator McCain condone the remarks of people attending his campaign rallies when they yell out that Senator Obama is a terrorist or that he should be killed?”

I’m assuming the person on the other end of the phone would say “Of course not!”
And then we could say, “Well they must because neither he nor Gov. Palin renounce such remarks/behavior so they must condone it.”

I wonder if we all started calling, how quickly (hopefully) the two of them would change their tune? I mean, there’s a lot of us out there that are appalled at this and actually a little scared, and since the media won’t ask those question, maybe we should.

If you’re so inclined to call - here are the phone numbers
Campaign - (703) 418-2008

Senate office in DC -
Phone: (202) 224-2235
Fax: (202) 228-2862

Senate office in AZ -
Phone: (602) 952-2410
Fax: (602) 952-8702

Also - it's not a bad idea to phone Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid and ask them to come out against such abhorrent behavior.

You can contact them here:
Nancy Pelosi -
Washington, D.C. Office:
Phone: (202) 225-4965
Fax: (202) 225-8259

San Francisco Office:
Phone: (415) 556-4862
Fax: (415) 861-1670

Harry Reid:

Washington, D.C. Office:
Phone: (202) 224-3542
Fax: (202) 224-7327

Las Vegas Office:

Phone: (702) 388-5020
Fax: (702) 388-5030

I called McCain’s office in Arizona and spoke to one of his staffers and asked if McCain condones the hate speech yelled out at his campaign rallies. His staffer said what I expected, which was, “Of course he doesn’t condone it” so I asked for him to give me a specific example of where and when McCain said he’s against it. He couldn’t and wouldn’t and I pressed him, saying that McCain then MUST condone the hate speech because I have yet to hear him say one thing to the media or stop in the middle of one of his campaign speeches to renounce the horrible things yelled out from the crowd. So the staffer then said - “Well, it’s common sense.” So I said it’s not just common sense and that I’d really like for him to cite one single instance, direct me to one specific place where I can read McCain’s quote against the hate speech. The staffer said, “I’ll be sure to pass your message on to the Senator.” and I said, “Yes, I’m sure you will”

I also called Harry Reid’s office asking his staffer to please have Senator Reid come out against the fear-mongering and hate-speech and she politely said she didn’t know at this time if Sen. Reid had anything prepared but she would gladly pass on the message and the concern.

Please everyone, please make these calls - I am sincerely fearful of the worst and would hate to have it happen and done not even the smallest thing I could to stop it.

02 October 2008

please register to vote

For the three of you that read my blog, PLEASE pass this info on to anyone you can think of. It's important to vote and the deadline to register is only days away. Muchas gracias!

You can also register to vote here, here, or here.

25 September 2008

Today is Muppets Day

22 September 2008

surf trip

In the beginning of September we went on a little trip. We started off by going to Vermont for a wedding and then we headed over to Rhode Island, Maine and up to Nova Scotia for some surfing.

Our trusty ride

Things you might see on the road to Nova Scotia

Surf recon.

View the rest of the images by clicking here.

circle pit

During Sick of it All at the Bouncing Souls, Sick of it All, Grey Area show at Terminal 5 - Friday, 19 September 2008.

03 September 2008

Pick up 3

Now that the summer season has come to it's unofficial close and the towns in my area aren't staffing the beaches full-time - I thought it would be a good idea to pass this on to visitors.

It's called Pick up 3. It basically asks that any person visiting the beach pick up (at least) three pieces of trash when they leave. If each person did this our beaches and ocean would be SO much cleaner. It doesn't take much effort or time and I ask that you consider it the next time you happen to be at the beach.

26 August 2008

Let McCain speak for himself

Every single person sitting on the fence about whether to vote for McCain or OBAMA, needs to watch this little ad.

25 August 2008

lost his marbles

If you happen to be in Denver for the Democratic Convention, please go see Rik Clay.

For $5 you can send a few marbles back to Bush with the help of Clay, owner of a Boulder, CO ruler company by trade.

Clay says, "Be a part of history; for never before has one man lost so many marbles and been so in need of collective help to recover them."

22 August 2008

15 August 2008

it's about time

Since I sit at a computer most days and work on photos, I'm not always all that enthusiastic about working on my own images in my free time. I know I'm doing myself a huge disservice by neglecting my own work over that of the work paying the bills, but sometimes I can't help it. I simply can't bring myself to turn on the computer during the 48 blissful hours I'm not at the office.

However, sometimes I am inspired by the thought of my friend Mike... who is a comic book artist and has a job he loathes but takes time every day to make his own work. That's really something. And while you're at it, check out some of Mike's amazing work here.

So here are a few photos I shot LAST YEAR on my way out to South Dakota for the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. It's not much, but it's a start... and as a fortune cookie once said to me "Begin. The rest is easy."

11 August 2008

jelly donut cupcake masacre

This is what happens when you fill the cups too high and forget to put a cookie sheet under your cupcake pan (Thankfully fixed half-way through baking when I smelled the overflow jam burning the bottom of the oven).
The recipe for these cupcakes (which I made in a mini-bundt pan & added cocoa powder) comes from Veganomicon by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero.

Finished product:

09 August 2008

grilled cupcakes

I wanted to try baking on the grill. It's something I've been talking about to Stephanie for months now.
I finally decided to do it Friday night and invited Kate over to join me.
We didn't bake a whole dozen on the grill in case the experiment was a disaster. The rest of the was batter baked in the conventional oven in the house.
This is what we came up with;

I think they came out pretty good.

Our recipes came from Veganomicon (those cupcakes are not pictured) and Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World

08 August 2008

says a lot

07 August 2008

It don't Gitmo better!

This photo appears courtesy of the New York Times.

06 August 2008

actually makes me kind of like her

I never thought I'd say that I like Paris Hilton but I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the snark in this response to McCain's attack ad on Obama.

05 August 2008


If you're remotely into food (where it comes from and how it's grown) the way I am, then you need to check out this book, "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle" by Barbara Kingsolver. I'm 70 pages into it and really looking forward to reading some more, if only my damned work day didn't have to get in the way.

In brief, Kingsolver and her family move from Tuscon, AZ back east to live on a small farm in Appalachia, VA and for one year they would only buy and eat food "raised in their own neighborhood, grow it themselves, or learn to live without it." Interspersed in the main story are sidebars written by Kingslover's husband Steven L. Hopp and their eldest daughter Camille. Their youngest daughter Lilly also contributes, but as Kingsolver notes, "is too young to sign a book contract."

In concert with "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle" I would highly recommend reading "It's a Long Road to a Tomato: Tales of an Organic Farmer Who Quit the Big City for the (Not So) Simple Life" by Keith Stewart.
The title kind of says it all, however to be kind I'll summarize... Keith Stewart, who worked in corporate America for many years quit his job and bought a farm in Orange County, NY. The book is a bunch of essays detailing what it takes to be a small organic farmer, also selling his goods in an urban market, in this day and age. The book also has beautiful illustrations by his wife Flavia Bacarella.
An interesting side note: Keith Stewart has one of the longest running stands at the Union Square Green Market and grows some of the area's best garlic.

I know it's not quite your breezy summer book list, but given that in this particular part of the country it is the best time of year for local, fresh fruits and veggies, I thought I'd try to inspire you (all three of you that read my blog that is) to loftier aspirations. Plus, how wrong can you go in supporting your local, family farm? It can surely only win you good karma points.

UPDATE: I meant to say you can purchase these fine tomes from this independent book seller in Portland, OR called Powells Books.

25 July 2008

21 July 2008

catchin' a feature or two

Sunday evening we went to the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park to see two surf films - Bustin' Down the Door and Surfwise, hosted by the Jersey Shore Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation.

Even cooler was, Wayne "Rabbit" Bartholomew and Shaun Tomson, two of the stars of the first movie, Bustin' Down the Door, were there to introduce the film and then do a post-feature Q+A. (I even got Rabbit to sign our copy of his book - he seemed pretty chuffed that we owned and read it!)

Rabbit and Shaun had a HUGE impact and blazed THE trail to what is known today as professional surfing. It's really quite incredible when you think about what they did. Even if you're not a surfer or into surfing, it's still a compelling movie to watch from an historical and cultural stand point.

Surfwise is an interesting film about the Paskowitz family, headed by Dorian "Doc" Paskowitz and the family's VERY unconventional way of living. The entire family, all 11 of them (yes, you read that correctly 11) lived and traveled in a 24-foot camper. The film chronicles what it was like growing up in America in the 60s and 70s in such a unique way. To quote the movie's site, "The Paskowitz Family proved that America may be running out of frontiers, but it hasn’t run out of frontiersman."

Here are the trailers to both movies, so you can judge for yourself.



18 July 2008

i love these photos

I love these photos by Tara Gorman. They're really clever and quite hilarious. If you see something you like, you can purchase it here.
You can also check her out on the google for more info.
I just wanted to share her images with you. I hope you like them.

Please also check out these photos.
I found them while looking at Tara's photos.

17 July 2008


A- all
D- day
I- i
D- dream
A- about
S- surfing

The gist of my days for the last several weeks:

wake up around first light
bicycle down to the beach to check the surf
rush back to the house, wake up M. and get my gear together
rush to get ready for work, usually in about 20 minutes
surf until dark
Rinse. Repeat.

Weekends have seen visitors at the house, us visiting others, projects - but mostly surfing. I've left little time for anything else. Not food shopping, not cleaning the house, not doing laundry, not editing promised photos, not e-mailing, not tending to my general responsibilities. Who knows when the waves will be gone?
I can do all that other stuff when it's flat.

I'm not complaining - it just makes me tired in the best possible way, lazy and out of touch. Now if I could just dispense with the commuting/working part, life would be perfect and I'd have a whole lot more time to get my chores done between surf sessions.

10pm BBQ

Since it's still light out until well after 9pm, we don't usually get done surfing until it's dark. This means, we don't eat until it's rather late. On the weekend that doesn't matter so much. BBQ - Saturday night - well after 10pm.

Grill Master

Crushin' the beef

Good company/Good food

Grilled corn and pineapple

08 July 2008

wild strawberries

growing in the backyard of our friends' new home.

07 July 2008

hey man

home of the dirt lot

Porkchop's handy work... first they arrested him and then they painted over it. Stooges!


I meant to post about this the other day. I'm a little slow on the up-take, what can I say?

The Asbury Park fortune teller, Madam Marie, who became a figure of rock ’n’ roll mythology thanks to Bruce Springsteen, died on Friday (27 June 2008).

Madame Marie is pictured here, in a 2004 Asbury Park Press File Photo, waiting for a client at her boardwalk Temple of Knowledge.

Her obit, courtesy of the Asbury Park Press:

July 2, 2008

Madam Marie, 93, passes away

Made famous by Springsteen


It was one line from a Bruce Springsteen song that made the boardwalk fortuneteller world famous. And now, Madam Marie has passed away.

Marie Castello, who had told fortunes since the 1930s and became famous for her presence and predictions on the Asbury Park boardwalk, died Friday, her great-granddaughter, Sally Castello said Tuesday. Family members attended morning services Tuesday, Castello said.

She was such a part of the Asbury Park boardwalk; she was the longest-running tenant, according to Gary Mottola, president of investments for developer Madison Marquette, the lead partner in a joint venture with Asbury Partners to restore or rebuild the boardwalk's entertainment buildings.

"She's an Asbury Park tradition," Mottola said. "We felt that honoring her by lowering the Convention Hall flag to half-staff is the right thing to do."

The psychic reader and adviser was 93. She became known worldwide from Bruce Springsteen's homage to her in his 1973 song "4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)":

"Did you hear the cops finally busted Madam Marie for tellin' fortunes better than they do."

"That was just The Boss," said Asbury Park Deputy Mayor Jim Bruno. "She was never arrested. But Springsteen turned her into an icon."

Bruno remembers his own run-in with the psychic.

"I was a 12-year-old kid. And I don't remember what I was doing, but I remember her chasing me away from her shack," he said. "Her death is a real loss."

It also was somewhat unexpected.

"She really wasn't sick. She just wasn't feeling well," Castello said. "She was very, very strong until the day she died."

Madam Marie bragged that she had told the fortunes of everyone from Judy Garland to Springsteen himself. Legend has it that she told Springsteen he was going to be a success. Springsteen later joked that she told all the musicians that.

Springsteen, though, never forgot Madam Marie.

"He always comes by to say hello," she told Asbury Park Press columnist Bill Handleman in May. "He knows where he came from."

Marie Castello closed down her regular seer operations on the boardwalk in the mid-1990s after a drop-off in business. She continued telling fortunes in Ocean Township.

However, Sally Castello is one of the family members who still does readings at the Madam Marie booth not far from Convention Hall on the boardwalk.

"The booth will always be there," Marie Castello told Handleman. "The Temple of Knowledge, that's a landmark, that's nostalgia. They'll never tear it down."

In that interview, she also said she saw better times ahead for Asbury Park.

And she would know. As she told Handleman: "I've seen it all."

Maybe she did.

Gary Froonjian, a former Middletown resident who moved to Florida but is operating a mobile espresso bar on the boardwalk this summer, sought her services once.

"After a fun night at the Stone Pony, I staggered in there one time," Froonjian recalled.

"I can't remember what she told me. It had to be 28 years ago," he said. But he added that he found the experience "very, very eerie."

26 June 2008

cheeps (think australian accent)

i hope you like the new look

With the help of blogger, I finally updated my look with a "new" template. I hope you like it. I'll take constructive suggestions if you've got 'em. Otherwise I think it looks quite nice.

23 June 2008

UPDATE - from a post on Sunday the 22nd

Here's the info for the new show at the Pine Gallery. It's of new work by artist Julie Goldstein and it runs through 1 August 2008.

Pine Gallery resides at:
2712 Long Beach Blvd.
Ship Bottom, NJ 08008
(28th & Long Beach Blvd)

i was tagged

And here are my answers:

Where were you ten years ago?
10 years ago I was starting my first photo editing job in NYC at the same Rupert Murdoch owned company as Shorehouse Chic (which is how we met, actually!!). At the time I was very excited to be working in the city and venturing forth in a new career. I got the axe a little later (2000), after the NETWORK came in and took over all the dot com entities. Myself and about 90% of staff were let go. So ten years ago, I was super excited to be commuting to NYC (imagine that?!?!) for my new job. HA!

Five items on your “To Do” list?

Well, I don’t exactly have a to do list today but if I were make one up it would go like this…
Wake up early to check the surf
Rush to get ready for work, fly out the door and up the Parkway to the bus
Commute to work on the bus
Do some work
Go to the doctor with my mother
Work some more
Commute home on the bus
Grill up the portabella mushrooms I’ve had marinating since yesterday morning
Go to bed

Snacks I enjoy?

CUPCAKES – but not the kind with too much butter crème frosting.
Fresh summertime berries
Sliced green peppers and some tasty humus.
I do love me some guacamole
These new chips (well, new to me) that I’ve recently discovered. They come in flavors like Sweet Potato or Chocolate. I can’t remember the name or I’d put a link to them. Those are dangerous to keep in the house, I’ll tell you.
Christina's Cheesy Toast, particularly when I'm drunk.

What would you do if you were a billionaire?

I would worry a hell of a lot less about money.
Have more time... Which I would put to good use by - spending it with the people I love, surfing, exercising, doing yoga (so I can have a body like Madonna), cooking and baking.
Buy property in Hawaii and build my dream home/compound.
Give money to charity and my friends (which could be considered one in the same depending on which of my friends we're talking about).
Have a massage and acupuncture weekly.
Have the money to buy all the cameras I ever wanted and take all the photos I could and have the time/money to edit and print them.
Pay someone else to scan all my negatives and organize them for me.
Get a puppy, actually two puppies (and I already have their names picked out).
Only work because I wanted to, not because I HAD to.

Places I would live:
New Jersey
Southern Mainland Mexico, Pacific Coast side
Merriwether (near New Castle), NSW, Australia
(Notice the need to live near the ocean so I can surf?)

And now, I tag: Kid Cupcake and Whitney, they're some of the only people who read my blog that haven't already been tagged.

22 June 2008

i'm going backwards with my posts

Friday night, we went down to LBI for the opening of our friend Ann's new photo studio/office. We had a great time, saw some old friends and met some new people including Marley, who is pictured here, with his owner Neal standing behind him.
I also met the owners of a vegan/vegetarian restaurant on the Island called Living on the Veg. You can check out who they are & what they do here and here.

We heard at Ann's opening that there might be something going on at The Pine Surfshop & Gallery next weekend. It's possible that artist Julie Goldstein, who also happens to be one of the owners of Pine, is showing some new work.

Once I get more details, I'll post an update.

Both Ann and Julie are incredibly talented and amazing artists so please go check out the links to their work. Support local artists and their endeavors.

happy summer

In honor of the first day of summer (which was Saturday the 21st) I made some summer-like dishes for supper.

The first is Cold Sesame Noodles and I got the recipe from here.
I swapped out the egg noodles for some rice pasta and next time I might cut out some of the vinegar. I also added a little extra garlic powder b/c it just needed something and you can't ever have too much garlic. The noodles are resting on some sliced English cucumbers for a little extra crunch.

My other dish was Steamed Mussels, and I got the recipe from here.
I used this recipe more as a guide just to get a general idea for how to make this dish. In fact, I used a whole small onion, sliced very thinly, I crushed and chopped a ton of garlic (WAY more than four cloves) and I used the little bit of left over freshly grated ginger from the noodles. I ended up using more like a cup of dry, white wine.

Everything turned out really nice and yummy.
Happy Summer!!

06 June 2008

they really lied and there's hard proof of it

and it makes me want to scream that these people in the highest offices of our country won't be held accountable. SCREAM!

03 June 2008

more photography

Please go check out Women In Photography. It's a new project that I hope will be around for a long, long time.

29 May 2008

photographer link

I'm going to add this person's link to my blog. But check out their work from here in the meantime.

20 May 2008

my new obsession

Thanks are due to a commenter on Whitney's blog.

this is cool

MUTO a wall-painted animation by BLU

15 May 2008

Special comment by Keith Olbermann - BUSH, SHUT THE HELL UP!!!

Keith Olbermann outdid himself with his special comment Wednesday night, 14 May 2008. In it he excoriates Bush for his so-called self-less sacrifice of giving up golf because of the Iraq war. Please watch, you won't regret it.

opening the door of hope by a tiny crack

This is an encouraging bit of news.

08 May 2008

this photo doesn't need a title

i thought of heather ryan and her photo taking when i shot this.
she inspires me.

california friends

i like this photo

06 May 2008

This is an atrocity - I don't even know what to do about it.

There's a story that came out yesterday on Bloomberg that says:
"The number of suicides among veterans of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan may exceed the combat death toll because of inadequate mental health care, the U.S. government's top psychiatric researcher said."

Suicides will exceed combat deaths?

Something needs to be done about this and I don't even know where to begin since the MSM don't seem to want to make this a major issue by plastering it all over their newscasts and front pages.

I don't even know what to say. Where do you start?

For the few people that happen to read my blog, please do pass this information around. And if you happen to be a vet that reads this and you're experiencing depression or PTSD, there is help for you out there in form of your fellow soldiers and Marines. PLEASE contact VETS 4 VETS and get the help you so deservedly need.

01 May 2008

(un)happy anniversary

Today marks the fifth anniversary since Bush declared "Mission Accomplished"

This is the letter I wrote to him today....

Dear Mr. Bush,
Happy Anniversary!! It's been five years since you declared major combat operations over in Iraq. Since then more than 4000 American military members have died, more journalists than all other wars combined and countless Iraqis. You must be so proud.

Do you think I'll get a response?

r.i.p. strawberry iced cupcakes

Today I went to lunch with my friend Liz and on the way back to my office we decided to get a treat. So we walk by The Little Pie Company and much to our dismay it was boarded up. I peaked through a tear in the paper covering the windows and saw that everything was torn out, which confirms that it's gone. How sad.

21 April 2008

more love

Saturday afternoon I got a text message from Christina that said "Check your back steps when you get home" and what I found there were three big bunches of tulips. I put them in our bedroom and this is what I get to look at when I wake in the morning and before I fall asleep at night.

I love my friends. I am truly grateful for them and appreciate that they think of me on my birthday.
Much love and gratitude.