Friday, March 30, 2007

bird of paradise and one-legged wheel

I attempted these poses in yoga this morning at Centered City Yoga . And I was able to actually hold them for awhile before crumpling into a heap on my mat. I swear I am the youngest one in the class and the old folks are always kicking my butt. Oh well, maybe I'll make it to their level when I'm 50 years old too.

take the baby out

I'm on-call tonight (no one in labor yet) and I just got a call from a patient whose due date is today and who wants to know if she should come to the hospital for me to "take the baby out." It all makes perfect sense, today is her due date, therefore baby comes today. Of course she isn't feeling a thing, not one tinge. I had to give her the sad new that a due date is just a guess, and it is possible to go up to two weeks over one's due date :(

Here is a great SNL commercial my friend Elizabeth ("Buff" to her oldest friends) posted on her blog that I thought I would steal because it is so hilarious.

One more video clip for those of you who don't mind seeing a breast now and then. I love this video. Vive La Leche!

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

knitting book

I've found a new favorite knitting book by the owner of Purl Soho called "Last-Minute Knitted Gifts," and after putting it on hold at the library it is finally mine! Inside it has great patterns for leg warmers, finger-less handwarmers, small funky gifts and sweaters. I may have to buy a copy though, as I'm someone who likes to own a book and not just borrow. In the past I've been intimidated by sweater-knitting and have stuck to mostly scarves and hats, but maybe it is time for me to bite the bullet. I wish yarn was more affordable--nice yarn in natural fibers, that is--you can always find cheap acrylic yarn at a craft store, but for your creations to look and feel like quality, you need to make them out of wool, cotton, cashmere, or silk.

My favorite online discount yarn store is also my favorite offline discount yarn store, Smiley's Yarns. I used to go to their 50-75% off sale in Manhattan every year and stock up on soft, nubby yarns. Check out their sale on designer yarns, you won't be disapointed.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

little giant girl

My Aunt Deborah sent me a link to this amazing performance piece by Royal de Luxe. You can read more about this theatre group here. Or just watch the videos below.

Monday, March 26, 2007

warm weather

All this 70 degree weather lately has made me start longing for the summer. Here are some pictures from our Ricks family beach trip two years ago. I want to particularly point out the Mr. Peanut picture. There is an infamous story in our family of a row that was begun on the ten hour car ride to North Carolina's Outer Banks. Being stir crazy and a little mean we began referring to my brother, Spencer, as Mr. Peanut. He being the small boy he was at the time, took issue with this nickname and a family brawl began. The more pissed he was the more the rest of us laughed. I know, cruel, but memorable nonetheless.

Every year that we go to the beach now, we look for the Mr. Peanut sign. We took the picture in honor of Spencer (as he was on a mission in Chile), and in order not to appear too crazy we took the picture in a drive-by photo op.