Monday, March 30, 2009

I love Scrippsies :)

Just thought I'd share two blogs by fellow Scrippsies...I like knowing they're out doing lovely things that get seen.

cupcakes and cashmere

across the pond and back again (from a fellow (former) expat)


PS. Scripps just hired a new President! She sounds amazing...

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Some Things I Like Today

Well. I thought about calling it "My Favorite/Favourite Things," but I'm not in a Sound of Music mood today. "Some Things I Like Today" doesn't quite have the same ring to it, but oh well.

These are some of the things with which I'm currently fascinated, in no particular order.

My sisters robot prints. Of which I will one day post a photo.

My sister is an incredible artist, and she has given D and I each prints from her robot series over the past year. I have fiiiiinally gotten around to framing them, and they will eventually make it from the floor of our living room onto the bedroom wall. Along with the Arthur Rackham prints I got from D last year. And the Portland postcards. etc.

These sorts of postcards of Portland. They too will make it up on my walls. Kitchen, perhaps?

(via NWArtMall)

These pictures. They're squished. (via Thierry Bouet)

Since it's Lent and I can't have them, these lovely goodies:

(Angelina's in Paris, best hot chocolate and macaron I ever had)

Sleep. You just can't beat it.

Also snuggles.

And finding things to put up on my walls.

Ps. On Shrove Tuesday (last day blowout before Lent), I had a Jam Donut flavoured milkshake. Who would have guessed? It was good. Not as good as the carrot cake one I had a while ago.

PPS. Mom is coming to Worlds. Only 15 more days...!!!!!!


This will be my living room. One day. With more color.via klikk magazine

And, for those of you who have read Hiroshima, mon amour (not my favourite book, but the reference is appreciated) and share my love of fonts...

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Celebrity Sighting of the Day and Author Event of the Season (well, maybe Next Season)

Sighted in library: President of Seoul National University. Ok, not the world's biggest celebrity, but kinda cool.

Upcoming: Coetzee. In Person. Just don't ask him any questions. June 11th, Sheldonian. Tickets at Blackwells.

Also upcoming: Yeats at Garsington. Bernard O'Donoghue, Tom Paulin, Balor, and us dancing. April 30th and May 1st, Garsington Manor. Tickets at the Playhouse.

Be there. and all that.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

They're doing their part and spending money...

"At the end of a lengthy meeting at a luxury resort outside London, the so-called Group of 20 nations, who together represent about 85 percent of the world economy, failed to offer specifics about the size or timing of coordinated economic stimulus, and some major players, including Germany and France, remain deeply reluctant to add to their national debt." (via this article from the New York Times).

So, did they think that by using luxury resorts as meeting grounds they could magically reduce national debt? Of course they have to meet somewhere, and I'm sure that the location provides necessary security from the unemployed masses, but surely the local Sheraton would be a bit more in keeping with the subject than this lovely place? Also interesting that every single article made a point of calling it a "luxury" resort...

Friday, March 13, 2009

Chocolate. Sigh.

So, for Lent, as usual, I've given up all sweets/baked goods/etc. BUT I like to cook and especially to bake, and it's getting harder and harder not to make, say, the lovely recipe muffin recipe on the side of the Bob's Red Mill corn meal mom brought me...I suppose that it might count as "nutritious" given its raisins and lack of chocolate, but it's pushing it.

Instead, I'm planning some more adventures in bread-baking, using either this recipe for walnut bread or this one for your standard rustic loaf methinks. I'm still a beginner in the bread department (except for quick breads, which of course usually have lots of sugar and yummy sweet things). I use my bread machine intermittently, but the only truly wonderful thing I've made with it was the best cinnamon rolls ever. I'll let you know how it goes.

Also to follow: Mom's visit in pictures.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Sunday Laundry Shirt Dress GIVEAWAY!!!!

Sunday Laundry Shirt Dress GIVEAWAY!!!!

See, when I tell people I wear a lot of dresses and boots (someone was surprised when I said I hardly wore trousers), this is what I mean and like.

via GrosgrainFabulous

A little bit of vintage, a lot of pretty, and BOOTS :). Ideal. I would love to win it.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Must. Look. Now. !!!.

The Book Cover Archive is my new favorite thing, thanks to A Cup of Jo.

Enjoy. You have to. You don't understand, you really really have to. There are 1031 examples of design beauty, textual criticism fodder, and pure and gorgeous heaven.

This for instance...

And this, which is brilliant for obvious reasons...

All browsable by publisher, author, photographer, illustrator, and TYPEFACE. I love it.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Dear Deer...

Oh the sadness. Oh the adorableness...

Kate Micucci's "Dear Deer" (via YouTube)