Sunday, October 30, 2011

lobster was on sale at HEB today
so I picked out the "beefi-est", "clawi-est" fellow
and brought him home was delicious...
i am so glad lobster hasn't been taken off my menu :)

Cat Scan

HAHA, these "The Cat Scan" pics made me laugh out loud.
Charlie was less than enthused.
 He says they look "smooshed" 

Images via The Cat Scan.

Wonderful photos by Alexis Perevoschikov. Found via this isn't happiness.
i hear ya, mister

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how i've been feeling lately

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

how 'bout them apples?

i just love this movie...Chuckie: Are we gonna have a problem here?

Clark: No, no, no, no! There's no problem here. I was just hoping you might give me some insight into the evolution of the market economy in the southern colonies. My contention is that prior to the Revolutionary War, the economic modalities, especially in the southern colonies, could be most aptly described as agrarian pre-capitalist.

Will: Of course that's your contention. You're a first-year grad student; you just got finished reading some Marxian historian, Pete Garrison probably. You're gonna be convinced of that 'till next month when you get to James Lemon. Then you're going to be talking about how the economies of Virginia and Pennsylvania were entrepreneurial and capitalist way back in 1740. That's gonna last until next year; you're gonna be in here regurgitating Gordon Wood, talkin' about, you know, the pre-revolutionary utopia and the capital-forming effects of military mobilization.

Clark: Well, as a matter of fact, I won't, because Wood drastically underestimates the impact of social...

Will: "Wood drastically underestimates the impact of social distinctions predicated upon wealth, especially inherited wealth"? You got that from Vickers' Work in Essex County, page 98, right? Yeah, I read that too. Were you gonna plagiarize the whole thing for us? Do you have any thoughts of your own on this matter? Or do you, is that your thing, you come into a bar, read some obscure passage and then pretend - you pawn it off as your own, as your own idea just to impress some girls, embarrass my friend?

Will: See, the sad thing about a guy like you is, in 50 years you're gonna start doin' some thinkin' on your own and you're going to come up with the fact that there are two certainties in life: one, don't do that, and two, you dropped 150 grand on a "effing" education you could have got for a dollar fifty in late charges at the public library.

Clark: Yeah, but I will have a degree. And you'll be servin' my kids fries at a drive-thru on our way to a skiing trip.

Will: That may be, but at least I won't be unoriginal. But I mean, if you have a problem with that, I mean, we could just step outside - we could figure it out.

Clark: No, man, there's no problem. It's cool.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Halloween Roses

i opened our front door this morning and got a sweet surprise
our little rose bush that i have been diligently
"trying" to prune this summer had several blossoms!
I had never heard of roses blooming in October
but I'll take em'!

Friday, October 14, 2011

another craig list find

taking on a quick side project from the bathroom renovation
charlie found this vintage 1940's record cabinet
that was in need of some TLC
The "Spin Doctor" 
Charlie cracked 'er open and took off the front two doors
inside we found...
old spark plugs 
and these strings are what were functioned as the antena
pretty nifty if i do say so myself 


Remember that episode of Seinfeld when Jerry says that only 5 percent of the population is date-able? Elaine asks, "Then how are the other 95 percent getting together?" Jerry's response? "Alcohol."
pretty funny. just sayin'.

Lil Pumpkin

last weekend we went to a little carving party...
of pumpkins 
the finished product 
and our magnum opus...Jacques!

what i keep trying to tell Charlie...

love this sentiment
Let Her Sleep, For When She Wakes, She Will Move Mountains - Modern Baby Wall Art
i.e. i am a more productive person when i've had a nap

so many movies so little time!

Charlie and I are going to need a lot of date nights to see all these..

Thursday, October 13, 2011

how i'm feelin'

work is crazy
i am exhausted
that is all

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

‘You know, you’re a little complicated after all.”
“Oh no,” she assured him hastily.
“No, I’m not really - I’m just a -
I’m just a whole lot of different simple people.

F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender Is the Night 

Monday, October 3, 2011

For in You O Lord, the Fatherless find love, pity and mercy…
You heal our faithlessness and love us freely…
With you is found the fruit which nourishes us
— hosea 14: 3,4,8 (via kateegrace)

Sunday, October 2, 2011

I remember it as October days are always remembered, cloudless, maple-flavored, the air gold and so clean it quivers.
�Leif Enger, Peace Like A River (via modernhepburn)

"You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me."
� C.S. Lewis (via wongjannaaa)

"Now I see the secret of making the best person: it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth."
� Walt Whitman (via youandtheleap)

Saturday, October 1, 2011

the perfect day!

it really and truly was...
it began with the best weather of the year and an early morning spin class
while i was at the gym, charlie scouted out 2 estate sales
and scored some classic record finds:
3 Little Pigs
Hans Brinker & The Silver Skates
Hansel & Gretel
Walt Disney - 30 Favorite Classic Songs
Night on Bald Mountain from Fantasia
{the chipmunk record will be a great addition to our "Muppets and John Denver" Christmas CD}
he also bought me this fun prize
My Fair Lady staring Rex Harrison & Julie Andrews
...wait, Julie Andrews?...
this is the record of the stage musical and not the movie staring Mrs. A. Hepburn
I do have the vinyl of the movie/musical but
I can't wait to hear Mrs. Andrews take on all of my favorite songs
then we hit up my two favorite resale stores in the world...
Blue Bird & Catholic Charities
by this time we had worked up quite the appetite and headed over to our favorite
crepe and waffle joint...The Brownstone Cafe
they have the best nutella and "very thin pancake" concoctions you can imagine!
as we were leaving Charlie spied an interesting looking
i.e. orville redenbacher's doppelganger
person standing outside of a Tin Soldier / rare-book-and-print store.
The Old Tin Soldier Shoppe
Never one to shy away from a memorable conversation, Charlie started visiting with Orville.
One thing led to another and we ended up going inside to stand agape at all of the
Ernest Hemingway
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Ludwig Bemelmans (Madeline)
Cormac McCarthy
Ayn Rand
SIGNED first editions
these beauties cost upwards of $15,000 - $40,000 and were in great condition.
'Ol Orville didn't disappoint in the conversation department and we promised to come back
when we had an extra 20K laying around to invest.
On our way home charlie found another estate sale going on
where he, newly inspired, picked up a few classics for our library...
i hit the pool and finished Steve Martin's biography "Born Standing-Up"
drove over to eat dinner with my lovely Mama at Happy Lamp
and then visited the Twardowski family.
what more can a gal ask for:
glorious weather
challenging workout class
one-on-one time with the sweetest man in the world
allowing myself to enjoy the moment
unexpected discoveries
family togetherness
get really excited for the future
stop & take everything in...