December 22, 2011
"Tell me about North Korea," I'll say, sleepily. And he will.
I don't fall asleep because it's boring. It isn't. He knows in depth information concerning a variety of topics, and I find it all fascinating. It's a good way to wind down the day before falling asleep - better than television or crosswords on my phone. Just Bear and the cozy dark and the history of the Kalashnikov assault rifle.
What more could a girl want?
December 15, 2011
November 19, 2011
Bear: Well, you probably didn't want THAT food, you just wanted food.
Me: No, I wanted to eat his crust of bread and broth. It sounded like a good combination.
Bear: Yeah that's actually pretty effed up.
November 15, 2011
Rochas cropped shirt, $800
Diane von Fürstenberg zipper skirt, $265
BP. leather oxford shoes, $80
Jimmy Choo metallic clutch, £350
Larkspur Hawk stone jewelry
Ruffle scarve, £25
Rag bone floppy brim hat, $150
November 14, 2011
Last Christmas I tore a muscle in my ribs shifting the blankets from one side to the other (it was cold - there were many heavy blankets). It still hasn’t healed because I keep reinjuring it while doing arm-stands in yoga. Or while pushing myself up from a chair. Or while turning to look at something.
Also I have some running… sensitivity. As in I’m pretty much always sore from running.
Why do I say this? Because this is the state I am in now, upon starting to do something most people start at age 5. I have started taking ballet.
I will probably not go “en pointe,” which makes me sad. So stop asking. You basically have to train your body as it grows to be able to do that. Since I am fully grown, it would be pretty tough. And probably kind of dumb.
So why am I doing it at all? Why am I shelling out $14 a week to basically be told I’m not good at a thing? Because I want to. Because I’ve always wanted to. So now that I’m an adult, I will pay for my own ballet class and eat Doritos for dinner if I want to and leave my towel kind of bunched up on the floor sometimes.
My teacher is a lovely man from Venezuela. And when I say lovely, I mean that the other night he told us, “That was good! Well, it wasn’t good. But it was the start of something good.” I shall call him El Tigre. Look for updates as I progress. Or fall on my face. EITHER WAY WE’RE GONNA HAVE A LOT OF FUN.
November 08, 2011
BRIAN BOITANO HAS A SHOW ON THE FOOD NETWORK.
It's called "What Would Brian Boitano Make?" According to Food Network:
"In the series, Brian takes viewers on a reality cooking adventure as he creates amazing food for a new event in each episode focusing on innovative but accessible dishes."You guys. You don't understand. From age 7 to 15, I was obsessed with figure skating. LOVED IT. Hated that my parents couldn't afford lessons. But most of all, I loved Brian Boitano.
- Triple Lutz Linzer Cookies
- Salchow Salad
- Flying Camel Canapés
Anyway, this is the most fantastic thing I have ever inadvertently discovered. It totally made my day. I thought it couldn't get any better, but then!
KRISTI YAMAGUCHI SHOWED UP
And then Oksana Baiul drove her car into the kitchen and served everyone cocktails. (Kidding!)
By the way, what a handsome blade! LOOK AT HIM. So youthful! What Would Brian Boitano Make (to put on his face and prevent wrinkles)? Dear Lifetime: please produce that show.
In conclusion, all my dreams have come true. I have nothing else to wish for!
November 01, 2011
Bear: Did you wash your hands?
I hadn't, and I said so. I sheepishly went back to the bathroom and washed up.
Me: You know, it only works if you wash for at least 20 seconds.
Me: Well, I know you only do it for like 5. I've heard it!
This accusation elicited narrowed eyes. He made no denial, though. Never mind for a second that we've listened in on one another's washing habits.
Two hours later he went to the bathroom. Upon finishing his business he washed his hands while counting loudly. I ignored him.
Bear: Didn't you hear me? I counted out loud for you!
Me: I'm sorry. I couldn't understand. I don't speak I-Told-You-So.
I think we're both just a little stubborn.
October 25, 2011
- Caramelized onions
- Sourdough from Seven Stars Bakery
- Peach cobbler from my gramma
- Whole Foods Raspberry flavored sparkling mineral water
I can't imagine what it will be like if I ever get pregnant. Screw pickles and ice cream, I'll probably want fig and goat cheese pizza. No, not that goat cheese. Also, you bought the wrong figs again. How did you not know that I only eat black mission figs? I mean, really, Turkish figs?! YOU DON'T LOVE ME.
October 04, 2011
September 26, 2011
So instead, I took this:
And made this outfit set inspired by it:
Farhi By Nicole Farhi cashmere top, €204
River Island long jacket, £50
Holmes & Yang wide leg pants, $995
MICHAEL Michael Kors flat shoes, £185
ASOS clutch handbag, $88
By Malene Birger multi strand chain necklace, $53
Dorothy Perkins disc jewelry, £13
NARS Galion Nail Polish, $17
September 23, 2011
First I tried to just kind of pile it on my neck:
Which wasn't awful, but what is with those pokey ends? And if I tucked them in they looked just as strange. So I simplified!
Aaaaand it was boring. BORING. Where's the umph? Where's the sartorial consideration? Where's the form? So I bowed it up!
Not bad? But kind of... a giant bow. Which is not my thing but maybe it COULD be my thing! Maybe I am the girl who always wears a bow? I liked it the best so far, but then. Then! INSPIRATION.
Old timey, crotechety lady with a toothache inspiration. FASHION.
September 22, 2011
So that's summer gone. I'm totally okay with that! Even though hikes in my hometown during which I see horses and broken down buses grazing in the same field are totally awesome, I will not miss drowning in New England humidity. Plus I am sure the horses and buses will be there next year. Anyway, ask me in February how I'm feeling about humidity, because by then I will be all I DON'T CARE IF I HAVE HAIR WINGS FOREVER JUST MAKE THE GREY GO AWAY.
But right now it's all pumpkins! And masala chai! And wait. Why is it 76 degrees today? Too hot. TOO HOT. I can't comfortably drink hot toddies in this weather and therefore I want nothing to do with it. So, I leave you with this:
This bear will probably spend the whole of autumn gathering leaves for winter, but I suggest you do something more fun. Unless you are a bear! In which case WHY ARE YOU ON THE INTERNET.