Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Let's Be Adventurers!

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Spring & Summer Are Made For Adventures! 

Here are some things that I'm going to be getting into. Most of these are simple things. But isn't that how all great expeditions start?

See a movie under the stars | Visit a local Alpaca farm (I'm particularly excited to meet Galahad!) | Road trips to see friends | Meeting up for bonfires and hooch on the beach | Taking a day off of work to go out and have a picnic | Using up rolls and rolls of 35mm film (FILM! Like the olden days!) | Having fresh, local fruit for breakfast. NOM. | Cannon balling into as many bodies of water as possible.

Your turn! What's on your Adventure List?

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Things i Love Thursday

Days off | Playing fetch with Mowgli the Needy Cat | Making Magic kits to send out | Getting back into the writing mode | Mama's coffee in blue cups | Waking up late | Drive-thru breakfasts (terrible, tasty habit) | Crossing things off my to-do lists | The freeing feeling of letting go of guilt | Dawn French | Seeing a painting come to life | Richard Armitage, because, like, duh | Fancasting for the movie adaptation of "Daughter of Smoke and Bone" with my sister-in-law | Longer days! | Vitamin D, makes  a difference! | Feisty Grandmothers | Perfect Hair Days | Going on long drives for no reason | Staying up late reading | Rediscovering things I used to like | Cello music

Your turn!
What's making your bones hum with life this week?

Thursday, March 14, 2013

TiLT: Pi Day

So... if you read this post Thursday (the day it was supposed to be posted...) it looked half-finnished and there wasn't really much to it. Sorry. I got distracted. I get distracted a lot. I'm working on being focused... that and I'm working on my procrastination "problem". But, hey. Here's what it was supposed to look like... Things I Love Thursday: Pi Day.

pie  coconut oatmeal pie  pumpkin pecan pie  cheese and salmon pie  maple, walnut, pecan, chocolate chip pie (three pies in one? sugar coma? overkill much? yes. yes. yes.)  pumpkin butter on biscuits  coffee with cream and honey  coffee with cream and honey in a Montana cup  being notified that my reserved library books are available for pick up  pi day  making pie day buttons (pins? po-TAY-toe, po-TAH-toe?) wearing almost all my bracelets at once ♥ Learn about pi Holy pi, dominoesPi, a hula hoop, and  a Rubix's cubeMore Pi! SO this is what pi sounds like... I thought it sounded like "mmmmmm"... smelling like spring feeling like spring emailing pretty regularly with Lucy hearing that writer friends are sending out their stories! go Gin! also the argument for tau... which would be June 28 and would be an excuse to make two pi... (any excuse for pie, right? right.) 

Pi Pie

Pumpkin Butter and coffee in a Montana cup

Thursday, March 7, 2013

TiLT: Things I Love Thursday

wine and cheese for dinner  cheese for breakfast  wine for dinner  making an actual delicious dinner that wasn't just wine or just cheese  cup cakes with a surprise caramel filling  cats rolling about in the sun  reading a new book called 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami  getting excited for pi/pie day on March 14 (what pie to make...)  getting invited to a Thanksgiving-in-March dinner  green paisley smoking jackets  sheep wool slippers called Cloud Nine (because they are warm and my feet get cold and I don't like being cold)  potluck style dinners with loads of people  a new bike light so I can see in the dark when I ride my bike  a new helmet so I'm not scared my head is going to be crashed whenever I ride my bike. Also, it's sparkle pink. Oh, yes.  Cowboy Bebop Marathon at my house in my pajamas (P.S. Hey, Laura Abe! Cowboy Bebop still reminds me of you!)  online window shopping for cute pajamas (I want the red fox) 

This bear is tied to a bike outside
my apartment building and is so very cute.
This is my "Don't Go Knockin' on My
Noggin" face. It means biz-nas.

I always think this is a pretty cool thing. I even made one for myself on Wednesday!

Amanda Fucking Palmer's Ted Talk. Take a few minutes to enjoy and soak this up.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Whimsy Wednesday: The 13 Clocks

Do you have a favorite book from childhood? One of mine is The 13 Clocks by James Thurber and illustrated by Marc Simont. It has everything I ever wanted in a story: magic, adventure, princesses, strange creatures with strange names (the one and only Golux). My mom used to read this to me and my siblings when we were but wee human sproutlings.

As I got older I forgot about the book. Two month's ago I couldn't have told you the last time I read it. But, last week (ish?) I bought a used copy of The 13 Clocks I found hiding in a book store called The Book Exchange. Holy mother of Bambi, I remember how much I love this book. Does that ever happen to you? You have this favorite thing, and then you forget about it, and then you remember it and wonder how you could have ever forgotten about it?

A few days later, as I was perusing the interwebs, I stumbled upon a video about The 13 Clocks. What in sweet pickle relish is this? I thought as I clicked and watched the following video:

The 13 Clocks from Juan Delcan on Vimeo.

I really love when things like this happen: You find something to love (or something you have loved and find that you still love that thing) and then you find more or new things to love about that thing you love.

Oh, Golux. I love you and your funny hat.

What book from your childhood do you still adore?