Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Finished Reading

I'm posting the books previously in my right hand column here. I finished these over the past two years.
The Rise of Silas Lapham
The Invention of Morel
The Boy Detective Fails
The Light of Other Days
The Songs of Distant Earth
The Sparrow
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
Dance Dance Dance
Jude the Obscure
The Beautiful and Damned
The Memory Keeper's Daughter
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Saving the World
All Aunt Hagar's Children
Mansfield Park
The Hermit
Falling Angels
Sea Glass
Fortune's Rocks
The Painted Alphabet
Spirits of the Ordinary: A Tale of Casas Grandes
Emma Brown
When Nietzsche Wept
No Angel
Ines of My Soul
Shakespeare: The World as Stage
The Holy Terrors/Les Enfants Terribles
The Color of Water
The Hours
Dreams of My Father
All But My Life
Schindler's List
Rendezvous With Rama
Of Human Bondage
The Dower House
The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love
The Space Between Us
Gray's Anatomy
Sex With the Queen
Howards End
The Blue Flower
Manon Lescaut

A Thousand Splendid Suns

Crystal World
Eugenie Grandet
Mademoiselle Fifi
Distant Star
The Custom of the Country
Lost in the City
Possession: A Romance
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Five Quarters of the Orange
A Wedding in December
The Hummingbird's Daughter
Never Let Me Go
The Inheritance of Loss
The Fountainhead

I'm Reading

The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga. So far I'm really enjoying the narrator's voice. I think this one's going to be a hit.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Ice Cream Sandwiches

Every year a couple of friends and I go out for our birthday's to Zon's in Jamaica Plain. Tonight was the night. I don't go out THAT often (should I not be admitting that, probably not) so I figured I'd blog about one thing we ALWAYS order at Zon's. Their ice cream sandwiches. They are soooo good. OK, done, go there and order them. Enough said.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Hazel likes...today

Cheese! I think Hazel had cheese for dinner, seriously, I got a couple of beans in there but she was hysterically laughing as she shoved cheese into her mouth. This is good I guess, since she refuses to drink milk.

Poetic make-believe

Could creative dressing get any more beautiful? From Wovenplay.

Laundry Confusion

Do you co-habitate with someone who drops their laundry not in the laundry basket but right next to it? Perhaps they leave their jeans with one leg draped in the basket and one leg out? I asked Michael (guilty!) about this phenomenon, because I really see no problem with putting my dirty clothes right into a conveniently placed basket (that has a very wide opening). He says, the clothes are borderline dirty and clean. They're not quite there yet so they go next to the basket. Does this make sense to anyone? I understand that you can wear jeans more than once and they don't need to go in the laundry basket after you wear them but do they need to go on the floor near the basket? Are they related? They are cousins to the dirty clothes...they like to stay close.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

How cool is this?!

A giant cup! This is so awesome. Seriously. As seen on Ohdeedoh. From Limi Teds. I want one (or two)!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Still loving Eugene

Eugene Mirman on Late Night With Conan O'Brien

Even though this video's almost a year old....it just happens to be the one I watched....I still love Eugene. So funny.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Lou and Lee

I saw these headbands on Rebecca Woolf's gorgeous baby Fable on Girl's Gone Child. They're made by Lou and Lee. I think Hazel might need one. I keep trying to put barrettes on her but she's totally on to me and keeps pushing my hands away. She did enjoy watching me put the barrette on her lamb and on her baby doll though. I got her to wear a barrette once....once...and of course, I got a photo!
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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Hazel's First Steps

Hazel first steps from michael lewy on Vimeo.

I'm reading

The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery. So far I'm into it. It was a birthday gift from Stacy. Thanks Stacy! I ended up returning The Yiddish Policeman's Union to the library before I finished it. I can totally live without finishing that book. I've now given Michael Chabon 3 chances. I loved Kavalier & Clay but other than that I think I'll pass from now on, thank you. It's just not my thing.

Monday, May 11, 2009


I found these really cute clothes from Sooki Baby, an Australian company and I was going to blog about how cute they were, blah blah blah...so of course I started looking for where to buy them (discounted hopefully) and I came across rosiepose which has so many other adorable items (and focuses on handmade stuff from Australia) that I got completely overwhelmed and well, let's just say it's a good thing I don't have much money (oh did I say much money, I meant ANY money). I'm just posting a couple of the Sooki items but browse the site because there's a lot of really great stuff.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Mmmm - Good Stuff

When I was in DC I went to the Good Stuff Eatery, brainchild of Spike (Top Chef fame) and Cathy Mendelsohn. I had THE BEST shake. It was toasted marshmallow and it was delicious. When I was pregnant one of the things I craved was marshmallows. I ate them all time time. It's a good thing I didn't live anywhere near this place or I would have gained a thousand pounds. My burger was tasty too. If you're in DC in the Capitol Hill area, you have to check this place out. It can get crowded on a weekday lunch hour but it was worth the wait for a table. You can take your food to go too.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Hazel likes...today

Grape tomatoes....who would have thunk it?! I'd love to hear what other people are giving their 1 year olds for snacks. She only has 2.5 teeth so I feel like I'm limited but maybe I'm not.