Sunday, May 30, 2010

lake bluff wedding

my dad and deb got married this weekend on lake michigan. it was lovely and joyful and lily was the most adorable ever. here are a few shots from the weekend...

Friday, May 28, 2010

a gift

(eli carved this turtle and sent it to me)

Thursday, May 27, 2010

end of an era

willie nelson cut off his badass braids. i feel confused and uneasy.

commence apartment search!

so, my lease renewal came last week, and landlordfolks are raising my (already high) rent a whole bunch. i have been in this apartment for three years, so i decided it was time for a change anyway, and have commenced a city-wide apartment hunt extravaganza. this has already involved lots of craigslist stalking, one trip with an apartment agent, and a full day of walking my but all over town writing down numbers off "for rent" signs.

it's tricky, because i have very high standards when it comes to apartments (as i do with most things). coupled with the pride and happiness i garner from having a living space i adore, and my unwillingness to compromise on certain features, it's kind of a long shot. but i'm determined. wish me luck.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


"She's 53 and I'm 49. Soulmates is for Romeo and Juliet. This is, 'Hey, I try not to fart in your presence.'"
John Corbett

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Monday, May 24, 2010

friendly visitors

anna and joseph came for a visit this weekend and i tried to convince them it was crucial that we all end up living in the same place again, the sooner the better. we also talked about babies and jobs and religion. we sat by the lake and contemplated.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

turtle appreciation

today is WORLD TURTLE DAY, and i'm not even making that up (there is even a program at the nature museum to celebrate).

Friday, May 21, 2010


so lovely (from anthro).

Thursday, May 20, 2010

a plan

my mission: learn how to make jam so i can give it as adorable vintage-fabric-covered gifts.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

green (with envy)

i hope someday in the not too distant future i will have a garden. and i hope it resembles this most adorable one that belongs to anna and joseph.

string, felt, thread

yep, i think i'll have to get that book.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

sunny and simple

loving this sneak peak at design sponge...

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Friday, May 14, 2010


adam sent me a link this morning to this letter, which was written by a little girl to her dad. perhaps we should all consider ourselves warned?

Thursday, May 13, 2010

house heartbreak

hot damn. from the yellow kitchen to the sunny reading nook to the location (down the street from my favorite grocery co-op), this is basically my dream house. i like it so much that despite not being at all in the market for a house (houses cost money, etc.), i have been sort of stalking it on FSBO. since i was home sick today, i had lots of time to do ridiculious internet things like house-stalking, and discovered it has an accepted offer - which i find totally, irrationally, heartbreaking. hopefully an adorable little family is moving in. i guess that would make it ok.

maybe i'm amazed

when i saw this photo i literally gasped.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

to a stranger

Passing stranger, you do not know how longingly I look upon you;
You must be he I was seeking, or she I was seeking (it comes to me, as of a dream).
I have somewhere surely lived a life of joy with you.
All is recalled as we flit by each other, fluid, affectionate, chaste, matured;
You grew up with me, were a boy with me, or a girl with me;
I ate with you, and slept with you--your body has become not yours only,
Nor left my body mine only;
You give me the pleasure of your eyes, face, flesh, as we pass--
You take of my beard, breast, hands in return;
I am not to speak to you--I am to think of you when I sit alone, or wake at night alone;
I am to wait--I do not doubt I am to meet you again;
I am to see to it that I do not lose you.

--Walt Whitman

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

beeing seen

i've been following the MoMA flickr page as it documents the marina abramovic exhibit in new york. when museum-goers sit with the artist (as part of the performnace piece the artist is present), they have such insense emotional reactions. so many of them cry... i think it must be quite similar to what i felt when the stanger on the train drew me. beeing seen can be so powerful.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

monica got showered

and it was fancy!

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