Tuesday, November 28, 2006


Current mood: full
Category: Food and Restaurants
tuesday, november 28, 2006

i absolutely adore midnight meals...
and midnight meals that consist of thanksgiving leftovers are just the bees knees. Last night before rob got home i got up around 12:30, made a turkey sandwhich and reheated some sweet potatoes and hogged out on the couch while watching old reruns of Growing Pains (Mike threw over the fam. for a date with a hot euro-chick, but quickly came running back to Team Seaver when he realized a transient relationship was no match for the bonds of bowling in bright orange shirts with Jason, Maggie, Carol and Ben)
Does anyone else out there reheat full meals in the middle of the night or is it just us???

Currently watching:
Growing Pains - The Complete First Season

Monday, November 27, 2006

a lazy day...

a lazy day...
Current mood: sleepy
Category: Movies, TV, Celebrities
monday, november 27, 2006

...watched "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and the greater part of "Singin' in the Rain" while the kids napped thisafternoon...windows open in the front room and the kitchen, lights dimmed appropriately for audrey hepburn and gene kelley viewings... i just can't get miss holly golightly's acoustic version of 'Moon River' out of my head. hummed it while folding laundry and raking leaves (into a pile in our courtyard...from our one little tree) with the kids. hummed it while washing isabelle's hair and behind sebastian's ears. hummed it while putting the munchkins to bed and cleaning up the kitchen. hummed it most of the way up to the third floor to check my email [empty - by the way - you all suck]

moon river...wider than a mile,
I'm crossing you in style some day.
Oh, dream maker, you heart breaker,
wherever you're going I'm going your way.
Two drifters off to see the world.
There's such a lot of world to see.
We're after the same rainbow's end--
waiting 'round the bend,
my huckleberry friend,
moon river and me.


Currently listening:
Breakfast At Tiffany's: Music From The Motion Picture Score
By Henry Mancini

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Starry starry night...

Starry Night, Arles (VanGogh -1888)
Current mood: indescribable
saturday, november 25, 2006

because i'm in that kind of mood...

Currently listening:
Eyes Open
By Snow Patrol

Thursday, November 23, 2006

the universe is beige...

the universe is beige
Current mood: dorky
Category: Life
thursday, november 23, 2006

Did you know...

the universe is actually BEIGE??? No jokes, folks...Actually "Cosmic Latte" is the color-phrase the lab coats coined, according to an article I read on oddpeaks.com
Apparantly a good number of years back, a team of astronomers from Johns Hopkins University. (including Karl Glazebrook and Ivan Baldry) determined that the color of the universe was a greenish white, but they soon corrected their analysis in "The 2dF Galaxy Redshift Survey: constraints on cosmic star-formation history from the cosmic spectrum", published in 2002. (sounds like a light read, doesn't it?) In this paper, they reported that their survey of the color of all light in the universe added up to a slightly beige white. The survey included more than 200,000 galaxies, and measured the spectral range of the light from a large volume of the universe. The hexadecimal RGB value for Cosmic Latte is #FFF8E7. (no i didn't double check this - pulled the code reference straight from oddpeak.com!)

In a Washington Post article, the color was displayed. (I wonder how they were able to adjust the register to get the color right on newsprint?) Glazebrook jokingly said that he was looking for suggestions for a name for the new color. Several people who read the article sent in suggestions. "Cosmic Latte" was selected...Kind of gives a whole new meaning to the term "Milky Way" doesn't it?

Currently listening:
Don't Be Shallow
By Sondre Lerche

Tuesday, November 21, 2006


Current mood: giddy
Category: Games
tuesday, november 21, 2006

oh boy - oh boy - oh boy

i've officially found my new favorite procrastination tool out there now... it's meez.com and you can create a virtual you and make them do anything from jump on trampolines to walk the runway to lounge on an old couch (my personal favorite!)

too fun - everyone check it out!!!




Saturday, November 18, 2006

daughter wreaks havoc on mother's mental state...

daughter wreaks havoc on mother's mental state...
Current mood: cranky
Category: Life
saturday, november 18, 2006

i absolutely LOATHE the terible twos...

isabelle pouting

Currently reading:
Olivia Forms a Band
By Ian Falconer


Current mood: calm
Category: Life
saturday, november 18, 2006

how sad is it that nap-time is officially my favorite part of the day on the weekends? the house is so quiet right now it's almost eerie...i wonder if this is what heaven is like...all the kids are asleep there

Currently listening:
Enjoy Your Rabbit
By Sufjan Stevens

Friday, November 17, 2006

cold rainy night activities

cold rainy night activities
Current mood: content
Category: Life
friday, november 17, 2006

best thing to do on a cold rainy night - sans companions over the age of 2, red wine or any logs to build a fire?
fill the bathtub - all the way to the top, so the bubbles hit the soap dish, so the water tries to slosh out when you step in, so there's no room for wind and kick frogs or rubber duckies or any of the acoutrements of parenthood... Soak for extended periods of time, at least until fingers and toes turn pruney, wash your hair in the only shampoo available on the 3rd floor (the kids' Johnson & Johnson Baby Shampoo, which still draws softened images of wrinkled, pink newborn skin to mind), lather, rinse, repeat... Quickly towel dry and throw on pajamas - proceed to second floor and massive antique heat vents in the floor... Lay ceiling-gazing on cushions pulled from the couch so that wet hair is fanned over said intricately detailed vent covers - proceed to dry hair each time heater kicks on with puffs of warm air *sigh*

Currently listening:
Genius Loves Company
By Ray Charles

Thursday, November 16, 2006


Current mood: cold
Category: Life
thursday, november 16, 2006

rainwater has a particular sort of squish
as it runs rivulets between your toes
after being splashed (twice!) by asshole suv drivers
on the way home from work...

Currently reading:
A Moveable Feast
By Ernest Hemingway

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

hiding places...

hiding places...
Current mood:stir crazy
Category: Life
wednesday, november 15, 2006

i've found that my coat pockets have become a repository for all sorts of random items lately. Reaching in for my work id in order to return to the building thisafternoon I pulled out no less than nine separate and unique items:

spare change (which really just counts as one item despite there being two quarters, two nickels, a dime and three pennies

the button i've been meaning to replace for two weeks now

one of isabelle's hair ribbons

the joker and an ace of clubs to a curious geroge deck of kids' playing cards

a target coupon for $1 off on my next purchase of Any Two Pepperidge Farms Goldfish Crackers

a guitar pick

a receipt from the credit union

a half eaten pack of m&m's

some pez

now i'm not sure how long the m&m's had been languishing uneaten in my pocket...but let's just say that now there are eight items in my coat pocket and I've as yet suffered no ill effects.

i shudder to think what might be found at the bottom of my purse... and yet, this sadly echoes the state of my affairs in general right now - i seem to have accumulated, over the years, more than my fair share of excess. It's hiding in boxes in the basement alongside christmas decorations. It's hiding in closets behind my winter boots. It's hiding in my sock drawer and my linen closet, in once dust-ridden and empty corners of spare rooms. I'm the first to admit that i'm prone to pack-rattery. I still have old yearbooks from grade school, my very first cabbage patch doll (sally-doll) and the tattered remains of my favorite baby blanket (yellow with those great silky edges) stashed away and carefully labeled in boxes. But at some point you've got to draw the line! And so, it is with the glimmer of hope on the horizon i've planned to start chucking this crap starting immediately. No more saving last year's christmas cards to recycle into this year's dinner placecards... No more setting photos and projects aside to finish later. If i don't have time and space for it now, i won't magically have time and space for it later. I'm starting to feel buried in the remnants of my life, and I need to start making room to live in. I'm purging...I promise...As soon as i can find my way accross the room to get started...
Currently listening:
Purple Rain & the Revolution
By Prince

Monday, November 13, 2006

Pretty clean...with lots of monuments...

Monday, November 13, 2006

Pretty clean...with lots of monuments...
Current mood: contemplative
Category: Life

I was at a Beck concert a couple of years ago when said musician strutted on stage and stated that he really kind of liked our little city "It's pretty clean, with lots of monuments"...

i'm afraid that kind of sums us up, as a recent four-block round trip stroll to and from my dentist's office confirmed. Within four blocks I passed no less than seven major downtown monuments/works of public art (eight if you count those monuments I saw, but didn't directly walk past: vis-a-vis the Soldiers and Sailors Monument as it winked knowingly at me from between buildings) And I passed absolutely no more than 3 pieces of litter floating around on city streets; this number only being as large as it is because i counted both the main news and the business section of today's paper lying next to a park bench as separate pieces of litter, rather than the patchwork pieces of a blanket they were probably intended to be...

Pretty clean...with lots of monuments...

Currently listening:
Sing-A-Longs & Lullabies for the Film Curious George (Jack Johnson)
By Jack Johnson

Saturday, November 11, 2006

random thoughts on a rainy night

random thoughts on a rainy night
Current mood: contemplative
Category: Life
saturday, november 11, 2006

caveat: this may very well be the most boring blog i've ever posted. sorry in advance!

it's raining out, and i can hear the ping of the raindrops as they slant in to tap on the window behind the computer. the hum of the hard drive is soothing and i'm tempted to go lay in bed on top of the covers and just listen, but i'm awake for the first time all week it seems...i've spent the past few days in a stupor of aches and pains complaints and i've annoyed even myself with it - i just need a good massage and a nap. and, while letting the kids walk on my back and dozing during dora doesn't quite qualify, it may be as close as i'll come for a while now. i wonder where else it's raining right now? oh - and to anyone in any position to do anything about this: the sonic blasts emitted in a four-block radius from the circle...c'mon gang...you know the ones...desiged to prevent the starlings from roosting and or pooping all over downtown indy...those sonic blasts? they're a TERRIBLE idea. they kept the munchkins up to ungodly hours b/c some einstein in some board meeting somewhere thought that it was too cruel to poison the poor birds, but scaring the hell out of them and my kids at 9:45 in the evening was perfectly acceptable. grr. isabelle has her very first imaginary friend as of today according to rob (later confirmed by l'enfant herself) She is Julie-Friend and she's red with spots - some tiny tiny dots and some big black ones. Apparantly she enjoys indoor-soccer, as isabelle confirmed she was there wednesday, and she spent the afternoon with the kids playing and such. rob scoffed when i asked him what his imaginary friend's name was...didn't everyone have an imaginary friend? mine was a giant duck. i don't think he hung around very long (imaginary friends tend to wear our their welcome quickly in a household with three other siblings to play with) but i do remember having him... oh... wind's picked up and the rain is pelting in sideways now - cool sheets and a dark room are sounding better every minute. and NONE of you are online right now to talk to...so off i go.

Currently listening:
Negotiations and Love Songs 1971-1986
By Paul Simon

Tuesday, November 7, 2006

i wanna be sedated...

i wanna be sedated...
Current mood: dorky
Category: Movies, TV, Celebrities
tuesday, november 7, 2007

have i mentioned lately how much i love digital cable?

not only can the kids find endless variety of BBC-kids supplied cartoons replete with oddly moody soundtracks and fabulously accented characters, BUT i can spend a good half hour playing around on the Oh!Oxygen Channel's A-Z Karaoke channel.

who knew so many socially distraught women would want to be howling along to the Ramones at 12:30 in the mornin on a Monday?

tv may be one of the opiates of the masses, but far be it from me to label that as a bad thing

Currently listening:
Red Headed Stranger
By Willie Nelson

Friday, November 3, 2006


Current mood:sated
friday, november 3, 2006

i think that a strong cup of black tea, steeped in two parts water, one part milk, with half a squeeze from the honey bear (or, in a pinch, a teaspoon of sugar if said honey bears has gone MIA from the pantry) can go a long way to curing most daily ills...


Current mood: frustrated
friday, november 03, 2006

i sat curbside in the shade
just outisde the summer heat
attempting to throw off
the blanket of humidity
to breathe
to eat
the swollen fruit
that laid countertop for days
ripening in crisp paper bags
first bite, skin popping, tears flesh
juices lingering
on fingertips and dripping
down my chin
onto kneecaps
drawn up to chest
so i could wiggle my toes at the edge
of the cool cement sidewalk

Currently listening:
Breathe Me, Pt. 2
By Sia
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