Monday, November 17, 2008

waaaaaay back.

my head is back in a time of foot shaped donuts that we would eat toe by toe, making the best mixed tapes on earth, walking through those vineyards talking about nothing and everything under the sun, using the roof as a diving board, having the most ridiculous hair-do's, cutting our own hair, piercing our own ears, wearing make-up consisting of blue and pink eye shadow and blue mascara, swapping clothes so much that it was hard to figure out whose belonged to who, walking home after school to make the tastiest food and listen to said best mixed tapes on earth, laughing so hard that it became something totally other than a laugh at some point, talking on the phone for hours and hours and hours, sleepovers and even better, school-night sleepovers, playing games until late hours of the night, passing notes in class that were folded up like little origami, eating spoonfuls of kool-aid whenever we could get our hands on it, making, giving and receiving friendship bracelets, wearing the break apart heart best friends neclace, wearing socks that resembled legwarmers, socks that so brilliantly coordinated with our shirts and earrings - usually pastels or neon - wearing them two pairs at a time with jeans tucked in, oh...and cannot forget side ponytails. will not forget...ever. happy birthday dear friend...everyday I think of you.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

if I could I would.

spend all days walking the streets, window shopping, treasure hunting, tasting all of the food and drink under the sun, writing and taking photographs. one by one I would explore all the cities in the world. but, I suppose this practice would lose it's luster if it became an everyday event. this is what I keep telling myself anyway. plus, I have yet to find an employer who will pay me to do such a thing. it's fun a little dream though.

oh...made it to this little sale on saturday and met some wonderful people and picked up a few little treasures. it was a fabulous sale, if I must say so myself.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

she is here...

the rain, that is. right now I'm loooooving the rain, the way it sounds, smells, feels, and especially how it makes the indoors seem more cozy and warm than ever and makes hot coffee drinks taste incredible. I have a feeling this blissful enjoyment I'm experiencing will all come to a screeching halt before too long so I'm just soaking it up for now and getting my little list of books, indoor games and fun activities ready to pull out of the hat when the time comes.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

photobooth friday!

posted on a sunday, but, that's ok with me. things seem to be in slow motion this week-end and I'm taking full advantage. the booth sitting actually took place on friday, down at the ace, naturally. when we decided on masu downtown for dinner the first thing that entered my head was the photobooth sitting there just a block and a half away waiting patiently for us to arrive. I haven't been in the photobooth for a looooong time, hence forgetting to pull the backdrop curtain. the white background is kinda fun though. different. I was so excited so we had to do two strips...I almost talked her into a third. so, if you can't already tell from the pics, I adore melissa. we had a fabulous little sushi dinner on friday with drinks consisting of blackberry puree, vodka and limejuice and all sorts of good genuine conversation...the kind that leaves you feeling authentic; the kind I treasure. so, here's to week-end's that are authentic and full of fabulous food, drinks, fun, friends and great conversation...OH...and a little photobooth'in!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

"words do inspire"

"this is our moment. this is our time - to put our people back to work and open doors of opportunity for our kids; to restore prosperity and promote the cause of peace; to reclaim the American Dream and reaffirm that fundamental truth - that out of many, we are one; that while we breathe, we hope, and where we are met with cynicism, and doubt, and those who tell us that we can’t, we will respond with that timeless creed that sums up the spirit of a people:
Yes We Can." -- barack obama -- president elect acceptance speech, november 4th, 2008

I generally follow the cardinal rule of not talking politics so I'll keep this very short and very sweet. I've been so moved by this election, the history that has been made, the way that the world sat on the edge of its seat and the way that people from many corners of the world celebrated. from the moment I started engaging in politics and voting my voice, I have dreamt of participating in such a monumental decision, a monumental change and I'm so grateful, so grateful and so hopeful and it feels so good.

Monday, November 3, 2008

little treasure.

"stop searching forever, happiness is just next to you" -- fortune cookie, hop kee restaurant, chinatown, new york city, new york

Sunday, November 2, 2008

happy halloween!

if your halloween was anything like ours you ate too much candy, drank too much rum and had too much fun riding around town, hopping from bar to bar in an old yellow school bus, dubbed the bar fly ooky spooky mystery bus tour. whatever halloween was for you this year, I hope you enjoyed it!!!