Monday, January 5, 2015

Una paquena vacacion.

I'm going to Mexico City for a few days.  Hasta la proxima semana!

On Hello and Good Buck, a horse pauses for a portrait.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Vivian (Grandma), 1911-2014.

Last night, my grandma went to bed early and didn't wake up again.  F*ck 2014; bring on 2015.


Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Day 490.



On Hello and Good Buck, a sculpture study.

Next week: New year, new you me year.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Bust a movie.

Because I work from home, I occasionally see movies during the day.  No lie--it's awesome.  Especially since I loathe crowded movies with a white-hot passion.  Or whatever the opposite of white-hot passion is.  Cold dark loathing?

Here are 4 movies I saw recently:

Wild.
This was kinda meh but I relate to the subject matter so I had to take a looksie.  It did make me cry, so maybe that means I liked it?  Whatev, I cry easily in movies.

The Way He Looks.
Very touching, delicate, coming-of-gay film.  Not enough nudity nor sex for moi, however.

Antarctica: A Year on Ice.
I was smitten by this, so much so that I came home & googled "jobs in Antarctica."  Don't freak, Shelley...I'm not going.  My love for it truly confused me b/c I HATE SNOW.  Did I ever tell you about when I FELL DOWN 3X IN THE SNOW IN BUDAPEST and also when IT WAS SNOWING SIDEWAYS INTO MY GLASSES?  WHAT KIND OF FRESH, FEROCIOUS HELL IS THAT?  THE KIND I DON'T ACTUALLY WANT TO LIVE IN, WTF.

Touch the Wall.
This was a movie about WOMEN'S COMPETITIVE SWIMMING.  I LOVED IT.  DON'T JUDGE.  I BOUGHT A SWIM CAP & GOGGLES RIGHT AFTER THE MOVIE ENDED.  THEN I WENT HOME & DRANK WINE & ATE GHIRADELLI SQUARES.

On Hello and Good Buck, reaching.

Next week: Xmas with Shelley.


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Post-Thanksgiving thankfulness.

Things I am thankful for, in no particular order:

Homemade lattes.  It took me an embarrassing amount of time to figure this thing out, but I think I've mastered it.

Vivian turned 103 and still has her marbles.

The commenters on Jezebel. They make me laugh out loud, every day.

My new adirondack bench.  Not that I can sit on it much lately (p.s., BRING BACK THE DROUGHT).

A new birdhouse.  Do they like it?  I dunno yet.

Gilmore Girls (I know).

Junot Diaz.  Hasn't done me wrong once.

Ghiradelli Sea Salt Soiree squares.  Not that I always have them with shiraz...but I like that it's an option.

On Hello and Good Buck: marble, deconstructed.

Next week: my 25-point system.