Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009

I have not yet mastered the art of cooking so that I make up my own recipes. Thank you, Food Network. Here's what I cooked this year:

Ultimate Pumpkin Pie by Tyler Florence

Corn Casserole by Paula Deen

Apple and Pear Crisp by Ina Garten


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Bad Romance

It may be obvious at this point that I've been on a Lady Gaga streak this week. Brilliant!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Photoshop mischief!

Bloggers everywhere are all aflutter over the recent cover shoot of Demi Moore. Check out her left hip. 'Shopped or not?

Who cares?!? Some vigorous Photoshopping won't hide the fact that SHE IS 47 AND LOOKS THIS GOOD. UNBELIEVABLE.

W Magazine Cover

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Fun Photos

I just finished an art history paper. Rather than write more about it, I'll post some interesting pictures by the two photographers I discussed.

Julia Margaret Cameron
Alice Lydell by Julia Margaret Cameron. This is the girl that Alice in Wonderland is based on.

Julia Margaret Cameron
Whisper of the Muse by Julia Margaret Cameron

Diane Arbus
Child with Toy Hand Grenade in Central Park by Diane Arbus

Diane Arbus
Blaze Starr at Home by Diane Arbus

Saturday, November 21, 2009


I know everyone has seen this video, but I just want to remind you of the brilliance that is Lady Gaga. You're welcome.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

I want! I want!

Christian Louboutin's pink, Barbie-inspired heels. See video of a lucky girl modeling them here.

*November 14 update - I saw these in Nordstrom yesterday afternoon. Placed center stage and surrounded by lights like a runway model. They are better in person (and equally beautiful in black). I sat there holding the sample, slack jawed, until a salesman came over and said, "You know, it's easier to make a decision if you try it on." I shed a little tear, set it down carefully, and drifted back down to Jessica Simpson's fall line.

barbie shoe

Monday, November 9, 2009


Not in a too too fabulous mood this evening, so I perked myself up by posting an image I like of my lovely niece, Emma.


Saturday, November 7, 2009

Sand Animation

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


I purchased a Holga 135 and blew a roll or two this past Monday to see if the thing really works. It's such an unassuming, dinky piece of plastic I was amazed it actually worked! I'm liking my new toy.

Train station spaceships
Train station steps
Vintage car
Downtown train stationDowntown train station IIGus
Go Green

I love Facebook

This is a Facebook update of someone with which I went to college who now works as a librarian. Bless you, Sarah:

Grad Student: Anything is fine, as long as it is in Europe.

Me: Here are a few from Spain.

GS: No, it has to be from Europe.

Me: It's okay, Spain is in Europe.

GS: No it's not. It's in North America.

Me: Actually, it is in Europe. Right next to France.

GS: France is in North America.

Me: OK, uncle. All countries are on those shelves. Good luck on your research...

And she later commented: "It was one of these women who walk up to the reference desk and preface the question with, "I'm working on my Master's degree and I need some information on..." Anyone who must start a simple inquiry with their qualifications has obviously not earned them."

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