Monday, April 29, 2013

Around here....

Around here, the roses have exploded.
Around here, I got my first straight-up "Mom, you're crazy" from my 10-year-old, who did not raise his eyes from Tron: Evolution for this milestone. I'm a little surprised that it took ten years.
Around here, I consider putting clean sheets on a bunk bed an Olympic event. No offense, Ryan Lochte, it's very athletic.
Around here, I am feeling quite full of energy, the very soul of possibility, very Onward. Unafraid to use words not in the way they were intended. It's my favorite part of my mood cycle. (I have always assumed that the mood cycle would flatten out - at least a little - as I got older. It has not. I thought I would have mellowed considerably by now. I have not. If anything, I'm still myself, but more so.)

Friday, April 26, 2013

Friday, I'm in love....

I read The Great Gatsby on an airplane recently and I was captivated. I wanted to start reading it again as soon as I finished. Did you read it in high school? I did - I wasn't ready for it then, but this time! Beautiful and amazing! Now, obsessed with Gatsby imagery, new and old. Obsessed with F. Scott and Zelda. Kind of can't wait for the Baz Luhrmann movie - and kind of dreading it. Do you know what I mean?
Did you know there was a TV movie with Mira Sorvino as Daisy?
That beautiful scripty image at the top is by Kelly Cummings. I'm in love with it.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Cull & Pistol

Cull & Pistol - where the waiters are clad in beautiful BananaSaurus Rex aprons - is OPEN. If you're in New York, you can go get your oyster on in Chelsea Market!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Around here.....

Around here, we're eating fettucini with fresh vegetables, poached eggs, parmesan, and toasted breadcrumbs. Delish.
And do we have hay fever? Oh, my eyeballs.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Friday, I'm in love....

Sitting to my left
is a woman with Chinese
takeout having lunch.

Optimism fills
their lives, though there are degrees
of optimism.

Clearly, there's more to
this sequester business than
I have understood.

From Times Haiku. Which you will love, if you love accidental haiku. As I do.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Thinking about....

I'm thinking about planting a meadow in the front yard. And on the roof, but I don't think my handsome husband will be down with that.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Around here....

Around here, the lilac bloomed and then burned out in about one week. I did laundry times one-billion and got re-elected and started thinking about making strawberry jam.
Also, I'm ready to admit that I have, in no way, passed on the baseball-love gene to my kids. Up until now, I thought they might grow into it. But, they can't make it to the seventh inning stretch no matter how many churros and ice cream bars they eat. It's so confusing.
Still - strawberry jam and baseball? Is it hot in here? (Must be summer mom.)

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Thinking about Hendrick Nicholaas Werkman.

Avant garde Dutch artist, typesetter and printer. Super experimental and inspiring, right? Also, he was executed by the Gestapo for his rebellious commentary on the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Totally not from around here....

There's nothing better than someone else's vacation photos, right? So here's the fifty or so that I took with my phone - I wouldn't dream of forcing you to enjoy the rest.....
Amsterdam! Canals! Art! Tulips! Beer! Diamond cutters! Windmills! Sex workers and hookahs! I wear the same coat and boots every day for a week! Plus - the ice sheet from the plane on the way home.....