Friday, May 30, 2008

Weekend Plans

Right now I'm typing this as my hair does some air-drying before the blow-drying. And I am so excited for our weekend. Josh has two shows tonight, hectic but fun. An afternoon show tomorrow, hot but a java-chip frap will help with that. And then there's Sunday. Last year, as I wrote here, we were planning on going to the Concert In The Garden. But we didn't. That will all be remedied this Sunday though- tickets bought, picnic menu planned, sunscreen at the ready. I am so ridiculously excited to go- Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, and fireworks! I stopped off at Target to pick up a cute new cooler and picnic basket for our evening in the park. Can't wait to fill them with goodies!

Thursday, May 29, 2008


Marta shared a meme that made me feel like sharing too. So I did.

5 things on my to-do list today:
- make dinner.
- pilates.
- read more ansel adams.
- put up clean laundry.
- call about tickets for sunday.

5 things on my lifelong to-do list:
- learn french.
- be a good wife.
- learn photography.
- travel as much as possible.
- share my family history.

Sweets I enjoy:
chocolate glazed donuts. chocolate cake. cheesecake. chocolate chip cookies. sour patch kids. pumpkin bread. milkshakes. haribos.

Last three books I read:
- in defense of food michael pollan.
- woody: movies in manhattan julian fox.
- sense and sensibility jane austen.

Last three movies I've watched:
- top hat.
- hannah and her sisters.
- manhattan murder mystery.

Places I have lived:
- home, fort worth tx.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Weekend Roundup

-Work, blech
-Order new lens and photography book
-Head home and freshen up
-Celebrate Jason's birthday
-Home again, jiggity-jig

-NPR, menu planning, and breakfast
-Read some Newsweek
-Get ready
-Straighten hair
-Ride with Holly to Steph's
-Mall walking
-Dinner at Cuba Libre's
-Hang out time at Steph's
-Head home super late

-Super oversleep
-Finish grocery list
-Grocery shopping
-Chipotle for late lunch
-Clean and prep all the produce
-Make pizza
-Dinner & movie with Josh

-Oversleep some more (what else are long weekends for?)
-Make pancakes and bacon
-Clean dishes while things cook
-Eat breakfast
-Read a couple of blogs and more Newsweek
-Make egg salad
-Blog post
-Play Monopoly and watch Eddie Izzard
-Start dinner
-Eat too many enchiladas and watch Hannah and Her Sisters

Friday, May 23, 2008


I'm spoiling myself a little bit, but that's okay, right? Hopefully I'll have them the first week of June.

Lens photo by Bree R

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Weekend Roundup

I was just too tired to do this yesterday. And this is just a Reader's Digest version for me. Note to self: You're not as young as you used to be, and you will pay the price for partying till dawn. But the guys do think you're pretty darn cool now.

-Cleaned and reorganized freezer, refrigerator and pantry after seeing this post over at Black Eiffel
-Had a nosh meal with Josh of chips, salsa, queso, and taquitos
-Listened to some Sidney Bechet
-Visited with my bro and niece
-Read and bed

-Rock School show at Grapevine Main Street Fest
-Dinner of salad, Nathan's hot dogs, and baked oven fries while listening to Prairie Home Companion
-Get ready
-Sunward show at Club Dada
-Party till the sun is coming up, get mad props from all the guys
-Melt into a pool of sleepiness upon home arrival

-Recuperate from partying, actually feel a lot better than I'd expect
-Read a complete Newsweek issue, finally!
-A lot of Most Evil
-Say goodbye to Josh as he goes off to Radiohead- jerk! :)
-Watch Hannah and Her Sisters
-Watch As Time Goes By on PBS
-Read and bed

Thursday, May 15, 2008


Thanks to the book on Woody Allen's work that I just finished I am hankering to go back to NYC more than ever. I decided to watch Manhattan Saturday night while the boys worked on music. Manhattan is truly one of my favorite films and always holds up for me under repeated viewing. I couldn't help but laugh out loud, and as always the intro left me breathless. It is probably one of my most favorite things captured on film, just beautiful. I always had "Rhapsody In Blue" running through my head as we explored the streets of Manhattan ourselves.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Weekend Roundup

-Up for cereal and coffee
-Tune into NPR
-Start laundry
-Clean bathroom
-Clean bedroom
-Clean kitchen
-Clean off dining room table
-Finish laundry, all 9 loads
-Make guacamole
-Find out our company had to cancel
-Grab Chipotle to compliment the guacamole we now must eat
-Watch TV with Josh
-Hit the hay

-Tune into NPR
-Breakfast and coffee
-Start working on Mother's Day treats, Red Velvet Truffles and Sugar & Spice Pecans
-Walk 1.5 miles
-Back to work on treats
-Make pizza for dinner
-Watch Manhattan while Josh and Matt work on music
-Into bed for some reading
-Sleepy time

-Up early
-Walk two miles
-20 minute pilates
-Make menu plan and grocery list
-Breakfast made by Josh, scrambled eggs, toast, and coffee
-Put together all the Mother's Day packages
-Listen to Once soundtrack yet again
-Get ready
-Head out for Mother's Day deliveries
-Pick up plant for Mom-in-law
-Grocery shopping
-Unload all the cargo
-Clean up Mother's Day mess
-Relax on the couch, Josh finishes chores for the rest of the night
-In bed for reading

-Stay home thanks to insomnia induced headache
-Finish reading Woody book
-Watch most of How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days, half of it on mute
-Clean up all the produce from the store and In-Law's garden, too many caterpillars, yuck
-Start dinner
-Finish dinner and eat
-TV time
-Sleeping pill and into bed
-Start reading new book
-Fall asleep, I heart you Benadryl

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Picture Love

I am beyond in love with the Vanity Fair photography gallery in the Conde Nast Store. Found via How About Orange. Expensive, but lovely.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Weekend Roundup

-Work, yuck
-Get a raise, yay
-Head home early
-Get ready
-Make dinner
-Get picked up by Jason and head to Niki's
-Meet the rest of the band and head to Dallas
-Load in and wait around
-Enjoy The Nasty Rumors and The Fate Lions
-Head back to Niki's
-Head home
-Snack on tortillas chips
-Crash in bed

-Tune into NPR
-Work on money software
-Eat lunch
-Work on menu plan
-Run to store for flour
-Make graham cracker dough
-Quick hot dog for snack
-Get ready
-Head to The Moon to load in
-Fuzzy's for delicious tacos
-Meet up with Holly
-Again enjoy The Nasty Rumors and Fate Lions
-Say adios to everyone and head home
-Fall asleep watching Stranger Than Fiction

-Cereal for breakfast
-Catch up on a few dvr'd shows
-Finish menu and grocery list
-Grocery shopping
-Unload the cargo
-Prep lettuces, spinach, carrots, and celery
-Finish graham crackers
-Tidy kitchen
-Head to Mom-in-law's for dinner
-Enjoy good meal and pleasant company
-Head home
-Hit the hay

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Resolutions Update III

I like going the short list route with this, I think. Surprising I know, what with my obsessive love of lists. I actually just hand wrote a different list before starting this post. Anyway, through the month of April I:

Added pilates to my exercise schedule- which makes it walking and pilates, ha
Got a lot of spring cleaning done- still need to tackle the baseboards
Made big donation to Goodwill
Ate more vegetables
Read Sense and Sensibility and started Woody bio book
Tried goat cheese- I don't like Chevre
Went camping
Took a few nice pictures
Saved $2500 for down payment
Celebrated our tenth anniversary

Well, all in all, not a terrible month. I'm working on a lot of financial stuff lately, so not as much brain matter to devote to other things. And a lot of things I need to work on- Newsweek, sorry I'm practically ignoring you. We won't even discuss the vacuum cleaner.