Thursday, November 29, 2007

The Dangling Conversation

A few weeks back Anna tagged me to reveal six things about myself. I was hesitant to do so a)because I feel like there's not a lot that's interesting that people don't know about me that they might want to and b)because I was lazy. But I've finally gotten around to it. Here goes:

1. I spend a lot of time planning but I like to live spontaneously. Ideally there are lots of known options, but a choice is made with just enough time to get excited but not so much that the build-up becomes overkill.

2. I'm pretty sure everyone I've ever lived with has called me Sarita except for my family.

3. When I was seven all I wanted for Christmas were tools. I remember being so delighted with my little toolbox, hammer, screwdrivers, etc. I counted every nail and claimed that I had gotten more presents than anyone else or ever before. I still dream of being like one of those girls on HGTV that restores fantastic old houses, tool-belt and all.

4. I try desperately to make up words in Boggle almost every time I play. Later I usually find out at least a few of them really are words. (I knew it.)

5. My favorite way to sit at the computer is with my shoes off and my legs crossed. Or sometimes with one leg tucked and the other knee up and foot resting on the chair. Sometimes it's a little embarrassing when someone walks into my office and I am sitting like this.

6. I've recently started listening to audio books on my way to and from work each day. Today I couldn't figure out why the book I was listening to was just not making sense, until I realized after about five tracks that my stereo was on RANDOM. Oops.

-Simon & Garfunkel-

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Poster Girl

More poster love. For Like Ever available at village for $35. {a new take on the "Families Are Forever" cross-stitches of the past} Manhattan print available December 1 from ORK for $25. {even cooler because I lived there}

-Backstreet Boys- yikes

Monday, November 19, 2007


Remember back in January when I started my job and I was convinced that I worked for Michael Scott? Well it's been confirmed on more than one occasion, like when we've taken clients and prospective employees out to lunch at Denny's. But the announcement of our company Holiday party at.... Applebees has been the crowning jewel of the most Office-like experience of my life. I can only hope. Too bad I'll be out of town for the Megster's wedding. I might have won a Dundie.

-Manhattan Transfer-

Thursday, November 15, 2007


Last year at this time this was pretty much all I listened to. Ah, sweet, crisp memories of lovely Belgium.

Something about this time of year just makes me want to curl up on the futon with hot cocoa and orange rolls every night in a pile of fleece and down. Or skate away on a river.

-Sarah McLachlan-

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

If Work Permits

I just found a job listing for a company that shall remain nameless in a location that shall remain unknown. But I was really excited, because this is their description and it kind of sounds like me:

Are you your friends’ go-to when they need a favor, directions, or a restaurant recommendation? Is your sock drawer organized by color and thickness? Do you love making long-range plans but feel just as comfortable doing things impulsively? Can you bring order to chaos — but you really don’t mind chaos? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might be the person we seek.

The only bad thing is that they are looking for local candidates, and while I would love to live there, I just don't right now.

-The Format-

Monday, November 12, 2007

All I Need

It was so nice to get away and spend the weekend in Portland. I think that one of the important things in life is figuring out what we need to do to rejuvenate our souls. For me, weekend trips are one of those things. Especially weekend trips to places I love, to see people I love, with people I love. My favorite things about the trip were Mothers Bistro & Bar (definitely a must when you're in the area), the light at the Rose Gardens, the leaves in the Columbia Gorge, the layers of sand blowing across the ground at Cannon Beach, the rain that started to fall each night as head hit pillow, the sunshine that feathered every daytime moment, talking on the way back from the coast, sweet new baby toes, eating The Whole Bowl, and seeing old friends. There are way too many images to share. Here's a visual snippet of my experience.-Radiohead-

The Reminder


Monday, November 05, 2007

Pick Me Up

I've decided that I really love email. I have always enjoyed it, but until recently still held fonder affection for handwritten letters. You really don't want to get me started on how technology has destroyed certain intimacies of human interaction.... I could write a thesis on the subject. (A good summary of how I feel was written by Jackie.) Don't get me wrong, I still prefer handwritten letters... but with the advent of texting, chatting, facebook, myspace, even blogs, it seems that good old fashioned hand-typed meaty emails are becoming a thing of the past. So here's to my new preferred -- and slightly more realistic -- form of communication.

-The Format-

Friday, November 02, 2007

A Good Start

There are some things that amazon just doesn't sell. But I still love them. Lots of art lately. I love these two prints from a guy I just discovered.
Cabin by Christopher Silas Neal. $24.99 at Thumbtack Press.
The Greyboy Allstars Poster by Christopher Silas Neal on his website for $30. (It goes perfectly with the quilt I'm making!)

-Maria Taylor-

Thursday, November 01, 2007


Recently (like within the last 42 minutes) I've been thinking that it would be really fantastic to live in Iceland for a little while. Or at least visit. But many of my experiences have taught me that to really taste the flavor of a place, you've got to call it home {heima} for at least a little while.Oh, and before I forget... Go here.
-Sigur Rós-
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