Tuesday, November 27, 2007

first snow

I left work this evening and drove home in real snow! Here is our poor little Japanese maple, bracing for the winter.

Oh, and here is a picture from last week of Matt preparing Thanksgiving delicacies the day before.

something silky

I was walking through the new Urban Outfitters at the Gateway a few nights ago and stopped at this shirt. I love something silky, even if it isn't very practical for a cold winter.

Monday, November 19, 2007

of montreal: best show 2007

I'm shedding tears right now for those of you who missed this show last Friday night. I'm still on a post-concert high. If you have not checked this album out before, do it now (Of Montreal "Hissing Fauna: Are you the Destroyer); it's not too late--you can still ride the cool wave of awesomeness. BTW, I think I'm in love with Kevin Barnes--Don't tell Matt.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

freaks and geeks

Matt and I recently borrowed the entire season of Freaks and Geeks, a short-lived tv series from 1999, produced by Judd Apatow (of Forty-year old Virgin, Knocked up, fame). The show follows the lives of a handful of fictional Michigan high school students. It is so skillfully written and acted that I often find myself chuckling (or cringing) in self-recognition from my own high school experiences.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

shine like the top of the chrysler building

Because my call schedule is different every week, it is impossible to have much of a routine. Housecleaning always seems to be the first casualty of my busy schedule. This time I really let things go too far: dust bunnies lurking in every corner, laundry piled high above the basket, and at least a month of grime in the bathroom. Yesterday I rolled up my sleeves and decided to reside in filth no longer. I worked all day, scrubbing, vacuuming and polishing. It is amazing what cleanliness can do for the psyche; I now feel so much less stressed out about work things that are screaming for my attention. I know I won't be able to maintain this de-cluttered existence, but I'll enjoy it for a few days and then the cycle will happen all over again.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

baking bread

I felt close to my Mema this morning as I baked her famous whole wheat bread. I even used her old tin, two-cup measure to measure out the wheat flour. We'll be eating it tonight with homemade chicken noodle soup. I love having something useful of hers in my everyday chores to remind me of her.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

shake shack snack

While Matt and I were in NYC last week we made a special trip to Madison Square Park to eat at the Shake Shack. Matt and I had read rave reviews about this burger stand since we left NYC three years ago, and Matt, being a self-proclaimed burger conniseur, has often lamented how we missed the opening of this place by a month. We stopped by on a chilly Sunday afternoon and the line wasn't too long. It was so delicious and definitely exceeded expectations!