Have you figured out what you want to be when you grow up?– Asked by Mr. J Hoard - And I ask, Is it too late to be a ballerina astronaut?
Covet of My Life
Covet of My Life: My dad alive and well to watch my kids grow up. As a handful of you know, my dad was diagnosed with prostate cancer in February. Even though it had not spread to his bones, it was growing. He underwent 42 (yes, 42) radiation treatments - radiation that doctors tripled during the final 14 sessions. My dad, by the way, spent more time cheering up other patients in the...
adopt a word
Our language is experiencing an epidemic: Words are disappearing from lack of use. But never fear! The Oxford University Press and Oxford Dictionary have set out to change this decline into lols and omgs. Now you can adopt a word to bring it back into our everyday use. Simply visit savethewords.org, select a word, and click “adopt.” Then promise to use your word any way you...
White Bee by Pablo Neruda
White bee, you buzz in my soul, drunk with honey and your flight winds in slow spirals of smoke. I am the one without hope, the word without echoes, he who lost everything and he who had everything. Last hawser, in you creaks my last longing. In my barren land you are the final rose. Ah you who are silent! Let your deep eyes close. There the night flutters. Ah your body, a frightened...
For people like me, there were only two options. One was to abandon all dreams,...– Lui Wei, who learned to play the piano with his feet
A Lovely Weekend in Ohio
I’m back from spending the weekend with my moms in Ohio. We ate, we drank, we talked, we thrifted, we saw Eat Pray Love (Review: Read the book instead). All in all, it was a wonderful time. Then on my drive back to Michigan, I hit a pretty awful storm. Everyone was driving 40mph with their flashers on. Even though that was horrible, the after-effects were lovely: Nature, right? ...
eat pray love
I’m going to see Eat Pray Love this weekend. Willingly. With my mom.
Ra Ra Riot - Boy
eoaw takes baby steps towards green
I love the planet. Who doesn’t? The beaches, the trees, the elephants. I could do without the mosquitoes, but nothing’s perfect. In an effort to show the Earth some love, I made cloth napkins to cut down on my paper towel usage. I bought two packs of Ikea Elly dish towels, which contain eight towels. I used three to make a table runner and the remaining five to make napkins. I...
Frosted Flakes are just Corn Flakes for people who can’t face reality.– Mark Corrigan, Peep Show - Credit goes to Matt for finding funny Brit shows (and their quotes).
This weekend was, as the title suggests, thriftorious. Matt and I went to Kiwanis, The Reuse Center, PTO thrift, and Salvation Army. We found: Vintage Books for $.50 which included the titles “The History of Noble Dogs” and “What to Name the Baby” A short wood and metal stool for $10 Various jars and cups, including a Smurfs glass A Windsor Chair for $8 I’m all...
I want to live in this video. Music by A Fine Frenzy Credit goes to Leah for finding this brilliant work of art and music.
This past weekend, the boy was out of town (Boston, baseball game, etc etc), and I decided to take over the kitchen and attempt to teach myself how to bake/make food. Here are two recipes I tried and loved: Raspberry Brie Panini Apple Fritters I made an absolute mess and enjoyed every second. Who knows? Maybe baking will become a new hobby… Unlikely, but I do love eating good homemade...
I reject your reality and substitute my own.– Adam Savage, MythBusters