30 April 2009


Another thing we did during the weekend was build my composter. Jon lent me this great DIY book called "Making Stuff and Doing Things" by Kyle Bravo and Jenny LeBlanc and we used it for inspiration.

Checkin' out the book...

Tom and Joy made up a nice spread and invited us to have lunch with them...

All done...

29 April 2009

It's finally warm enough to fire up the grill!

Last weekend, the 25th and 26th of April, had unseasonably warm, Summer-like temperatures. It was kind of crazy how it went from barely Spring straight into weather you'd find in mid-July.

Saturday the 25th we and a bunch of friends went to see Thomas Campbell's "The Present" at the Paramount Theatre. It's one of the best surf movies I've seen in a long time and our friend Jon wrote a nice piece about it on his expn blog.

After the movie a few of us went back to our house and had the first official BBQ of the season. Jon cooked up a bunch of veggie burgers and tofu dogs, I cracked open a bottle of Vino Verde for me and Dana and we sat around on beach chairs laughing and having a good time.

I love warm weather.

24 April 2009

i guess this is really birthday week

When I got home from work the other night I found all this amazing stuff on the kitchen table complete with a beautiful hand-made birthday card from Kate and Christina. It's a whole bunch of Bob's Red Mill gluten-free flours, a bag of dairy, soy and gluten-free chocolate chips and a little piece of paper telling me that the new Babycakes cookbook has been ordered for me. What a birthday it's been!

Photo courtesy of www.babycakesnyc.com

When I went to SF last month, Stephanie had given me an early b-day present of a powdered sugar shaker and patterned templates for when I bake cakes, like my recent favorite, from Karina's Kitchen.

I have the greatest, most thoughtful, most loving group of friends that a girl could ever hope for. Lots & TONS of Happy Friday love to all of them. (And I'm not even drunk!)

Now I'm off to finally write Stephanie that email I've been trying to send all week...

20 April 2009

birthday weekend

I'm going out on a limb and saying this might have been the best birthday weekend I've ever had. I got a starfish and uninterrupted time with my most favorite person in the world as gifts.

14 April 2009

Do they really know what they're saying?

Outside of Cakewrecks, I think this is the funniest thing I've seen on the web in ages.

David Shuster fills in for Keith Olbermann on Countdown Monday, 13 April 2009... He's commenting on the Republicans and the Tea Bagging Parties they're having around the country on tomorrow, 15 April 2009 - tax day.
You MUST, MUST, MUST watch this video. Your inner 12-year old wishes it so.

h/t to Think Progress

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some recent photos

09 April 2009

charity: water

I should be doing this big work project right now but I need to let you know about this exhibit that's currently in my building at The Chelsea Market. It's by the organization charity: water. It's to raise money and awareness for sustainable, fresh, clean water for people around the world.

The photographs hanging around the Market are beautiful and the information is, well... informative.

Photo courtesy of Charity: Water

This photo is of the wishing well where you can chuck your change.

Please check out their website or stop on by The Market to see the exhibition, which is up until the end of May.

Thanks for looking!

07 April 2009

Reminding us of what's going on "over there"

For the first time in 18 years, the media is once again allowed to record the return of fallen military members as their flag-draped coffin(s) unload from the plane - as long as the family gives the okay.

We, as a nation, are far too detached from the wars we're involved in. I hope this helps remind everyone and make them question what we're doing in Iraq and Afghanistan.

As The Washington Post's Eugene Robinson says in this interview, "We need to know."