Wednesday, October 31, 2007

and india night is this weekend.

research on chemical intermediates

i got a new job...uh...task at work today. i now get to do a little check in.
i love new things. it's so energizing. and i need energizing since i'm here all day today to make up for having slacked off yesterday AND friday.
i even get to put the stickers on!

also in the happy vein is hairspray.
now. i'm not huge for movies (though i once was...) especially new movies, but sometimes you really need to watch a film.
i don't have a television, nor do i have much normal social interaction, so i don't normally hear about movies. i had, however, heard of a film called "hairspray". i knew nothing of it save that my receptionist at work mentioned watching it frequently and encouraged me to see it. she never told me what it was about. yesterday she said she had dressed up like the girl from the show for a halloween party. " know, like sixties and my hair went whoop..." so now i knew sixties and that it could inspire a halloween costume, of which i am in dire need. i had been feeling a rare desire to watch a movie all day, but i had thought of "riding alone for thousands of miles" (which i still need to see, if you're interested) but now with the promise of costume ideas and knowing that if alyson liked it, it would be slightly silly, i decided i needed to watch "hairspray."
i was happily surprised to discover that this particular silly movie was a musical.
it was just like a dcom! it was great. i thoroughly enjoyed myself. and poor miles was such a good sport to come along (even though i think he immediately regretted his offer to keep me company.) he even felt the need to speak in musical for the whole ride home. it was funny. i was laughing.

still no costume, but that was such fun adventuring i felt it deserved a post.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


There were never such devoted sisters

Never had to have a chaperone "No, sir"
I'm there to keep my eye on her

Every little thing that we are wearing

When a certain gentleman arrived from Rome
She wore the dress and I stayed home


Thursday, October 18, 2007

brown paper packages tied up with string

small children who graciously open doors for everyone.
babies who smile and giggle when you say hello.
slow mornings and willing participants.
productive co-workers who like to stay busy.
hot chocolate.

sisters and canceling school.
people who realize not everything should be your responsibility.
not working.

eating food.

new tricks.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

a post for tr, who may or may not make me banana bread and may or not join my jump rope team of bouncing bakers

driving with the windows down as radiohead sings the autumn wind blowing autumn leaves in the sparse autumn warmth.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

baked goods

so people tell me i should write and they're not wrong. so i am writing.
i made a peach pie for my half birthday. i love peach pie and sometimes i'm not so humble, so i'll just tell you right now that it got rave reviews.

and requests for seconds.

Friday, October 12, 2007

vivian therese smith

makes me happy

and organized spontaneity
and ginger tea
and too expensive snickers ice cream bars
and people who let you come over even though they are sleepy because they know you get lonely when your roommate goes to sleep

and british accents. and british people. and and and

Monday, October 01, 2007

the new radiohead album comes out on my birthday

and even though sam thought i was 19 or 20, i'll be 23.5
so there.

and it's one world cafe style, so that's pretty sweet.

hopefully more good news is on the way.