Monday, July 28, 2008

Goodbye Couch.

N. and I are ditching our old couch for this move 'cross country. The bones of it are sitting out at the trash as I type, but we kept the cushions so we'd have something to sit on tonight and tomorrow.

We plan to buy this new couch from Ikea when we get back to Ohio.

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Doin' it up right--British style.

Went to St. Louis for a girl's night Saturday. Began the day with a full afternoon tea service at the new London Tea Room downtown. Complete with a choice of tea, currant scones, Devonshire cream, strawberry jam, raspberry filled cupcakes, shortbread, cucumber and salmon sandwiches and a cup of berries. Fabulous!

Daily photo: 7/26/08

Friday, July 25, 2008

I'm excited.

So, as much as I want to be a locavore and believe it's very important to support local businesses in general, the fact remains that I love Starbucks. And my primary reasons are consistency of product (I know that I'll get a decent cappuccino no matter where I am) and the existence of the short (8 oz.) size. I don't like bigger cups than that because if I have it, I drink it, and then I feel like crap.

For awhile now, though, I've been feeling bad about always using disposable cups, especially since Starbucks has the annoying habit of double-cupping the short because the heat sleeve is too big, but I couldn't find a reusable cup that was small enough for my little drink...until now.

Behold the Timolino Travel Mug (with tea infuser--an added bonus). 8 oz. of slim, attractive, resuability. And I plan to force it on the many non-short providing coffee houses, who are welcome to charge me the tall price, but can now only give me the amount of coffee I want! Ha!

Daily photo: 7/25/08


Izzy, a.k.a. The Fizzable Izzable Divisible by None.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

My man

And for some musical entertainment, click here.

Daily photo: 7/23/08

Love this.

Found this on Am in the process of moving...again...and so, I am wishing everything I owned folded into compact packages. I think this would do quite nicely.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

A good (or slightly better) thing.

By now, I've more or less phased out the processed foods in my life. Though it broke my heart to do it, I've sworn off Ramen noodles and store bought salad dressing. So, imagine my delight when I discovered this! I'm not foolish enough to think it's actually healthy, but it certainly is tasty, and at least not as bad for me as the original version. My only complaint is that the pasta isn't whole grain. Now that would be perfect!

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Monday, July 21, 2008

The softest.

Our Junebug. So soft.

Daily photo: 7/21/08



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The Chase Park Plaza

The Chase Park Plaza hotel near Forest Park in St. Louis was the inspiration for the apartment building of Dana Barrett in Ghostbusters.

Daily photo: 7/18/08

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Something for someday.

A couple years ago, N and I picked up this porcelain knob at Heart of Ohio Antique Center. 'Hot' and 'cold', I've seen, but never 'waste' so we had to have it. I plan to make it open something unrelated and inappropriate once we have a house of our own, someday.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Flash bulbs

N. collects old cameras (mostly Kodak Brownies). They often come with cool old accessories, like these flash bulbs. I dig 'em.

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Visited the scrap yard yesterday, where, incidentally, they are paying $3/lbs for copper scrap! (very high!!).

I love scrap yards, but in a surreal and slightly uncomfortable way. They are very post-apocalyptic and the shear number of things that could cause tetanus boggles the mind. Not to mention the numerous machines that could crush or mangle the pitiful human body without straining one tiny, insignificant, gear. But there's also so much great stuff that the right person could salvage. **sigh** Life is full of such contradictions.

I wonder, if this place is left in it's current state--and let's face it, it probably will be--will it turn into a deeply buried ball of iron ore in 3 million years?

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The chaos of our apartment is slowly getting worse, as it will until we move in 2 WEEKS!! Stressed? Who's stressed? Certainly not me....(nervously laughing...)

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Sunday, July 13, 2008

I've always wanted to do this.

Take a picture of my car as I passed the shiny hubcaps on an 18-wheeler. Finally did it yesterday. I wonder if I'll stop thinking about it now, everytime I pass a truck. Probably not.

Daily photo: 7/12/08

Saturday, July 12, 2008


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On the road...again...

Left to go to Ohio for the weekend on Thursday.

Daily photo: 7/10/08

Thursday, July 10, 2008

I'm blue.

or at least the blues are nippin' at my heals. It's been a hard summer--a hard year for that matter and I'm trying to keep my head above water, but we could use a break. Keep your fingers crossed for me that the future holds some good surprises.

Daily photo: 7/9/08

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

When I get's a hankerin'

Most of the time I forget that tomato juice, and Bloody Marys exist. But when I remember, and am in the mood for a little acid in my diet, nothin' else'll do me. At home, I generally make virgin drinks with V-8, a couple drops of Tabasco, black pepper, and salt. Especially salt.

Daily photo: 7/8/08

Monday, July 7, 2008


There are few less aesthetically pleasing places than the waiting room at the Tire and Lube in Wal-Mart.

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I missed 7/6. But you may have noticed that in the wake of recent events, I decided to cut myself some slack.


Crossing the Mississippi into Illinois. Home at last after a very, very long trip.

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Perfect weather for the 4th.

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To N.'s father's house in Kerens, TX for the 4th.

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mmmm, tasty.

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Thursday, July 3, 2008


Austin is home to headquarters for Whole Foods. It is amazing. We got dessert for dinner the other night--from top left: Mexican Chocolate Bread Pudding, Apple Pie, Chocolate Cream Pie, and Cherry Cobbler. All delicious!

Daily photo: 7/1/08

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


Just in case you forget where you are when you're in Texas, there are plenty of reminders pretty much everywhere you look.

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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

New Ink

The rose is new--just the picture is blurry, I promise. I got it from Chip at True Blue in Austin on Sunday.
It sits on the left hand side of my lower back.

Daily photo: 6/29/08