Monday, October 31, 2011

destination : halloweenland

marc antony accompanied me, cleopatra, to halloweenland on saturday evening.  after passing through a ghoulish foyer and sitting room, bedecked with spiders, hanging bags of bones, and webbery, we thankfully found ourselves in a lively, smart kitchen.  we were reunited with friends, dinosaur girl and horny devil boy, just dave, bacchus, and dr. frankenstein and his whore creation.  over cupcakes, punch, pita chips, and guacamole, we reminisced about our time spent in tarsus, the latest plot to undo octavian, and my bitumen fortune. divine!

** this weekend was notable for a few other absolutely happy making elements like:
- greek food
- saturday morning radio show bed lounge
- art collage time
- feeding ducks at the park
- root beer
- shopping for costumes
- gorgeous weather


Friday, October 28, 2011


hey, guess what's gonna happen for halloween weekend 2011!

i'm going to drink this and
wear this
and play this and
sit in front of this.

there may also be book reading, costco shopping, cooking, and finishing a painting project. 


*pretty play painting by casey o'connell

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

recipe mapping

i am aware that i am somewhat behind the times, being thirty years old and having just cooked with raw chicken for the first time in at least seven years. (there was a stint there when i was twenty 22 or so where i attempted it and then spent the rest of my twenties being vegan, vegetarian, or having other people prepare it for me.)  but, i did yesterday evening!  baked chicken is awesome and i will be adding it to my kitchen alchemy repertoire.

photo by the pioneer woman

Monday, October 24, 2011

an october weekend

some of things the handsome man and i did:

grilled outside : burger night is so much fun.

attended the dia de los muertos party that i helped to organize : lots of silliness and stories told and heard.

watched the second half of dagon after sunday breakfast : because that's what you do on sunday mornings.

roamed around half price books : 1. witch hunts, 2. tea, 3. hellenistic art. 

it was a good october weekend.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


i buried myself under covers last night to keep cozy, and although fin wouldn't venture under with me, he snugged into my face to keep warm.  this morning, first heater of the season.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

some things

maybe today is the first chilly day of autumn.
maybe i spent thirty minutes this morning taking phone pictures of myself.
maybe i went on a date to the symphony and remembered that i want to listen to debussy all of the time.
maybe my desire to bake bread will go away soon.  probably not.

p.s. i am simply dying to go to a farmers' market. anyone else?
i have been reading lots of this (don't judge) and loving this.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

destination : north austin medical center

apparently there were some experiences i needed to have before i entered my thirties.  so, i spent the eve of my thirtieth birthday in the emergency room, being tested for brain and heart damage and getting stitches on my chin after a strange fainting spell.
lesson here: my thirties demand blood sacrifice.
lesson there: i am a victorian waif afterall.