Monday, October 11, 2010

Pins and Needles.

I have been waiting for two movies to come out for months. They still haven't, but we're getting closer every day, and I'm excited.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Five Things Friday

The Five Things I am loving this week:

1. Still dreaming of loukoumades. And while I have no plans to make these little fried doughnuts and drench them with honey and cinnamon, I will think about them.

2. I followed a link from latest Design Star winner Emily Henderson's blog to the new online mag, and found some great inspiration and eye candy. My favorite spread was the Texas house belonging to Jamie and Larry Oliver. So much contrast between black and white, and then all of the natural wood elements around. Color me in love.

3. This week, on the Zoe Report, Mrs. Zoe showcased some awesomely beautiful headbands from Eddera, they are ethereal and Grecian, and so, so pretty.
4. Must remember this:

5.  Oh, what's the word? Yikes! Yikes is the word.

 This is sort of like the time I found out there was a Air Guitar World Championship. Only this time, I don't want to go, or find out any more about the European Beard and Moustache Championship.

Thursday, October 7, 2010


Every time I think of gardening and the out of doors, I dream of having my fingers in rich soil, walking barefoot on lush green grass, and picking flowers.  I love the idea of having neatly trimmed boxwoods lining walkways, fresh herbs five paces away from the kitchen and tomatoes straight from the vine.

Sadly, every time I actually go outside to do a little work, I sneeze, I itch, I get scratched, I inevitably touch a snail and then have that gross slime that takes so long to wash off on my skin. This year, less than 1/5 of our tomatoes actually got ripe - something that NEVER happens, and we have more zucchini than anyone would know what to do with. I hate to do gardening and landscaping.

So, what have we been doing all week? Why, gardening of course. We have ripped out long hated plants -- juniper bush, I'm talking to you. And have cleared places and dug holes for new things to bloom. And all of that looks like this:
A pile taking up half of our driveway and four feet tall in the middle.  There is more in the landscape debris bin chilling at the curb, waiting to be taken away.  And tomorrow when the tree guys come to trim some of our big trees in the back yard, they'll take away this big mess.

Monday, October 4, 2010

So, last Friday...

Two things happened.

1. The gang went to Greek Fest at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral in NE Portland, and enjoyed the delicious offerings there. Oh loukoumades why are you sooo good? There I spotted a sign. A sign I'd seen before at the Greek Festival, but this time, I clumsily caught it on my iPhone. A sign I'd NEVER see at my church:
I love it!

2. We then went to the Crystal Ballroom for 80s night and had a blast and a half. Shara made eye-contact with a guy as he was walking by. He then said something, but was looking at me, and I was so confused because I didn't see his interaction with Shara. "What just happened?" Becky without missing a beat said, "he was hitting on you, you need to go chase him down." While that M.O. wreaks of desperation, it's not far from the truth. So, next time.