Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Wish List

So my computer, the one that took me through grad school, is really dying. I have had a new computer for a while now, but there were music files that I did not transfer to itunes and that was a mistake. I can't listen to any of the songs that are still on the old computer without the song distorting into static half way into the song. Sadness, I know.
I'm also tired of the music on my itunes and through complete laziness I've lost a lot of old music, so for anyone who is inclined, I'm requesting a mixed tape for my birthday. It would make my year. Thank you.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Sea Wolf

Hey all,

No time to drag it out today. Just a quick note that Sea Wolf is rad. I kid you not. Check'em out below:

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Who pines for pie?

This year i did something amazing. For this past Thanksgiving I ventured into the buttery land of apple pie. I took a little faith, a bag of granny smiths and a load of butter through the threshfold from pipe dreams of pie possibility to the real thing. Behold!

Isn't she pretty?

Let's get a profile shot...

Ou la la! Tres belle!

While we're on the subject of pies and Thanksgiving I want to give Laura and her Thanksgiving pie a shout out. Laura is amazing like me, not only because she can also make beautiful pies (see below) but because she was my pie baking cheerleader. Much appreciated, my dear!

"Pumpkin Pie Rests" (composition by Laura)

Okay, well that's enough boasting and pie talk for one day. Two more important holiday events await us before the year wraps up. I know I am not always the best at keeping up with people, but I do love you all and wish you all the best at the end of this year and much more in the coming year. Be safe, eat with joy, Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

Monday, December 21, 2009

4.0, and make it a double

Little one, aka Maybelle (butterfly, kitty, unicorn, etc. etc.) has brought home another 4.0 at the completion of this semester. We're all really proud of her. She totally deserves props. Dast ist die uber frau!!!

Friday, December 18, 2009

It's been a long week!

Hi everyone. It's been a long week and I'm a bit backed up in posting tidbits. I don't have time right now to do an indepth update, but I wanted to pop in and say hello. I'm taking a quick work break to bring you my two favorite New Zealenders and one of their sweet tunes, "Sugar Lumps." Enjoy!!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Dinner at Sylvia's

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of seeing Lia's family. I had not seen Don and Linda in a long time, and it was great to catch up. I'm a little sad that Eric wasn't in town, but there's always next time!

See, aren't they a handsome bunch?

We had dinner at Sylvia's, the famous soul food restaurant in Harlem. It was a wonderful time. I ate fried chicken, collard greens and mac and cheese. It was tempting to eat as much as possible, but Don, Lia's dad, spoke so highly of the peach cobbler I knew I had to save myself. I used my deep mental powers to excercise restraint. Lia took a different approach, keeping one eye on her plate and the other on Pete's.

Eventually the time came for dessert and the glorious peach cobbler arrived at the table:

Since everyone had eaten a large meal, we decided to split two cobblers between four people. Don and Pete had one and Lia and I had the other. Linda was the true picture of restraint, opting out of dessert. We fork-cheered as Linda documented the sweet ritual:

We may be two dainty ladies but we managed to finish up our dessert, while Don and Pete lost steam, sadly leaving some of their cobbler on the plate.

We win!


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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Creatures of the Forest Update: Ouija Prize

I played Ouija for the first time with Laura and some friends a few weeks ago. Possibly the most memorable part of the evening was when I asked what possible suitor I should pursue and I received the response: "You are special!" which was reverberated through the room by all the ladies in attendance. Yes I am, and indeed you are too, which is why I am looking forward to both the magic of your costume and and your beloved presence at Creatures of the Forest 2010.
Lest you think that I am merely hamming it up here, let me clue you in on my dedication to your attendance. As a teaser I am unveiling a part of the grand prize that will be awarded to best costume of the evening:

It's a Ouija board!

As you can see it's custom made with color detail. You're not getting a work of art like this from Hasboro, that's for sure. So should you skip Creatures of the Forest 2010?

Well hello there Mr. Moon, looks like the board has spoken. Let's ask the board one more question before we sign off. Should our dear readers delve into the craziest and most creative crevasses of their imaginations to make their costumes?

As you can see my friends, the board has spoken! I hope you guys are excited. Let me know if you want to keep seeing more teasers.