Monday, December 24, 2007

typos lead to weird discoveries


I accidentally went to liasynthis.blogpot.com and found this site about the bible. Weird.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Colors for the baby's room


We've finally chosen the colors for the baby's room. I'm sure I'll post a photo once the whole thing's done. These colors are Garden Clogs and Cameo, Martha Stewart colors from Sherwin Williams, but we'll get them made in Benjamin Moore.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Boredom

"Outside"


By Zefrank

Country Roses

SNL Country Roses

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Ain't nothin' cuter than a fat country baby eatin' peaches off a hardwood floor

Tresor



Parody ad by Michael Lewy.

Gift Failure

Last night I tried to make a Martha Stewart cookie recipe to hand out as gifts for my co-workers. True to Martha Stewart (I think) one, very very important step, was left out. Here's what I tried to make:

No. 1: Stained Glass (above, top left)
These gift tag-inspired cookies make great gifts themselves. After punching out the letter and hole for the tie (use a straw to create the hole), prebake them for 6 to 8 minutes, until they look a little dry on top. Then sprinkle crushed hard candy generously in the window of the letter. (We tried a bunch of different kinds, and jolly ranchers won out with bright, smooth colors that distributed evenly.) Return cookies to the oven and watch like a hawk: The candy should melt and pool in the window, but not burn, usually in about 3 minutes.

Prep and and photo from the Martha Stewart website.

A photo of my disastrous results to come.

Oh, and the step that was left out, is to bake your cookies on wax or parchment paper...not directly on the pan.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Preggatini?


the Liquid Muse publishes Preggatinis extolling the joy of non-alchoholic drinks for those of us who are pregnant. Maybe they're fun but they can't be as fun as a real martini. As seen on Gawker.

Taking Things Seriously


WNYC's "The Leonard Lopate Show" is inviting people to post photos of personally meaningful objects and the
stories related to them to the "Taking Things Seriously" Flickr feed.

Deadline to post is Dec. 19 at noon. Lopate will talk about the most interesting submissions on-air on Dec.21, and the show will be available as an mp3 shortly
after.

Read more about Taking Things Seriously on Brainiac or by the book at my favorite bookstore, Powells.

Brilliant Toxic (Britney) cover!



OK, I now love Yael Naim, the French/Israeli folk singer(even if she is reminiscent in this instance of Tori Amos). Hear more on her My Space page or visit her website. Thanks to Matt for introducing me to her work!

I'm excited for...



...Masterpiece theater's The Complete Jane Austen. I love Jane Austen. My sister says I practically danced on Jane Austen's grave when we visited it, I was so excited.

Oooh, I can't wait, I can't wait, I can't wait

Monday, December 17, 2007

As big as a...


...yes that's right folks, the baby's now as big as a mango... Size comparison image courtesy of Baby Center. Oh and I can't remember if I've shared yet but it's a girl!

National news no less


Hermenaut appears on the CBS evening news!

I'm not obsessed with umbrellas




I was looking for an innovative way to wrap cookies (that wouldn't require me to go to any stores) and I discovered this really cool 100% biodegradable, clear, parasol styled umbrella, called the Brelli. When I say I discovered, I mean, I read about it somewhere else...yes, someone else discovered it, namely, the staff at Blueprint. In any case, I had to post it because it is just so great. Perhaps it won't last as long in high winds as the Senz but it is a real umbrella and it sure is nice looking.

Incidentally, I didn't find any way to wrap cookies using already owned household items...yet.

Quest for frozen yogurt

I'm still searching for the perfect frozen yogurt in Boston. You may remember my post about Forty Carrots. I've tried a couple of possible matches to this amazing yogurt flavor but still have not found the perfect one. Last week Michael and I went to dinner in Cambridge and stopped on the way home at BerryLine. I had hoped their "original" flavor would be a match to frogurt, unfortunately, it is a little too sweet. Today I tried the yogurt at Yo! Berry. I had hoped this would be the one but while it was closer to the tartness I have found only at Bloomingdales, the consistency was too icy and it wasn't really sour enough. So sad. The search continues.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Holiday music


All Songs Considered Holiday Mix. Not your average holiday music. Great to listen to while you're pushing through the morning hours...trying to make it to the afternoon holiday office party (when you can go home).

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Funny

Via Coudal.

Senz Umbrella


You may remember a post about the Senz umbrella from April of this year. At the time these "indestructible" umbrellas were not available in the states. I'm here to let you all know, they've arrived (just in time for the holidays)! I saw one last night in Lord and Taylor's. Happy Shopping!

Sometimes I wish I lived in NY


The band that played our wedding (The Moonlighters) are playing the at Dances of Vice (a 1920's style caberet night) on December 15th. It sounds like a really great time. So sad to live in Boston and not be able to go to these things (without 4 hour car rides). Listen to The Moonlighters on their My Space page. If you go to the show, let me know how it is.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

We're selling furniture

We need room for our baby (that's coming in April) and are trying to sell some of our furniture on Craig's List. So far we sold a dresser. Here's what's left. Get em while they're hot! The table's $100 and the cabinet's $250.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Kitty Wigs has launched

Each wig comes with nifty carrying case, toys to entertain your cat and tips for producing great photos. Check it out at Kitty Wigs.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Amazing Deal!


This Lands End quilted jacket is only $29.99, that's just insane. I might HAVE to buy it.

Etsy


87 People heart us on Etsy. I don't know when that happened but thank you everyone!

Break Up song


This American Life's Break Up Songs episode has a great web extra - the actual Break Up Song contest winners. If you can handle listening to 129 versions Starlee Kine's break up song, this is for you! Enjoy moping.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Kitty Wigs!


I can't wait for Snarky Malarky's new site Kitty Wigs. Launching in December. Here's a sneak preview of a photo by Allison V. Smith.

Gift Guide


I've had a bit of trouble getting back into things since Thanksgiving...my office also moved so I'm a bit discombobulated. Here's a great gift guide from Design Sponge. I'd skip all the way down to Gifts under $25 but if you have more $ than me, of course look at the gifts under $100 and $50. Happy shopping!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

How big is your (my) baby?

I love this real world (food related of course) illustration of baby size on the BabyCenter website.

4 Weeks (poppy seed)

7 Weeks (blueberry)

11 Weeks (fig)

19 Weeks, where I am now (large heirloom tomato)

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Ingrid Michaelson


Thanks to my sister for the baby mix which had this great song by Ingrid Michaelson on it. She reminds me a bit of Kate Nash.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Mallomar Season


Yes people, it's that time of year again, the season of Mallomars. Only sold between October and March these treats are best eaten frozen. My father says, put them in the car when it's 20 degrees or below and then eat them but I say the freezer works just as well. Get em while they last...if they sell them where you live. According to the NY Times 70% of mallomars are bought in NY (which leads me to believe that most are sold there). Let me know if you see them (or frogurt, see past entry) in Massachusetts.

It seems like I'm starting to get cravings and none of them are local...so sad.

Forty Carrots


I was finally able to get a little (but not enough) of the frozen yogurt I've been craving from Forty Carrots at Bloomingdales in NY this weekend. We have Bloomingdales in Boston...why no yogurt? See how good this yogurt is in this NY Times article and follow Food and Whine's quest for the perfect treat.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Boots?!


I'm sorry Anthropologie, but you got it SO wrong this time.

One Laptop Per Child


I read this morning that these will be mass produced in China. Um, no offense to China but perhaps that country is not the best place to make things for children right now.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Look familiar?


Site Specific by Olivo Barbieri as seen on Coudal.
Remember this post?

Woman Takes Hammer to Comcast Office

I can totally relate. Michael and I got the “Triple Play” service and experienced a horrible, horrible internet connection…think no connection. After many phone calls we got someone to come out to the house. The technician told us that our wireless wasn’t working for a few reasons. First, perhaps our computer was not close enough to the router…um, what’s the point of wireless if we need to be next to to router? Second, the connection wasn’t working because of the material our house is made of (that would be wood). I let that technician go home, without the hammer in his head. A few other technicians came by and there were many more phone calls but I finally gave up. Our service is still not great but I’d rather just live with it, than deal with their customer service. Boo Comcast Boooo!

I love Mona Shaw and her story published in the Washington Post.(seen on Scot Hacker's Foobar Blog)

YAY! New Shoes



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