September 9, 2012 § Leave a Comment
I would never ever have found brainpickings if it were not for the overwhelming enthusiasm from @leahslag — THANKS for the tip on this one Mom!
I cannot write enough great things about this website. If you love books, music, film, art, television, etc, but especially books, GO NOW.
Some of the greatest features include a literary jukebox, lots & lots of fun lists of books, an amazingly interactive bookshelf, and more inspiration than one’s brain can handle. I always leave to go pick up a book and get cracking!
Go now–your life will be a little better. I promise.
September 3, 2012 § Leave a Comment
Oh. My. Word.
Cannot explain why, but I am in love with these paintings by Ali Cavanaugh. A midwestern gal from St. Louis has an incredible array of these striped portraits right here.
I am loving loving loving them.
July 1, 2012 § 1 Comment
I found The Burning House last year, forgot about it, then stumbled back across it recently. Such a cool idea! It’s a tumblr that features submissions from people all over the world, photographing the items they would save if their house was burning.
Of course I had to make my own:
- teddy bear I gave to my Grandmother at age three–she returned it right before she died seven years ago
- framed origami heart out of The Beatles, “All You Need is Love.” sheet music. Purchased at street fair in Notting Hill
- Autographed, first edition copy of Jeffrey Eugenides’ novel, The Virgin Suicides. My favorite book.
- crab ashtray–once belonged to my Grandmother
- a Baywatch Barbie tumbler–beloved shared keepsake of my aunt Lis and I
- Frye Harness Boots — olive green
- yoga mat
- whale paperweight –once belonged to my grandmother
- journal containing lists, ideas, drawings, and moments I don’t want to forget throughout the years
What would you save?
June 22, 2012 § Leave a Comment
This week I enjoyed…
“Is the Coconut Water Craze All It’s Cracked up to Be?
Morning Edition – June 18, 2012
Have been waiting for this…so tired of this stuff!
“Inside Mexico’s Drug Trade”
On Point with Tom Ashbrook –June 19, 2012
“The Bumper Sticker Debate”
Two Gomers Run for Their Lives — June 19, 2012
The Gomers are back–one of my favorite non-NPR podcasts for sure.
“Jeff Daniels: Ancoring the Cast of the ‘Newsroom’”
Fresh Air — June 20, 2012
I always like Terry Gross’ interviews with Jeff Daniels!
The Culture Gabfest: “Curb Appeal” Edition
Slate Magazine — June 20, 2012
Discussion including two of my favorite topics: songs of summer and HGTV’s House Hunters!
May 9, 2012 § 3 Comments
In honor of Maurice Sendak’s death yesterday, I want to share some of my favorite children’s books.
A few years ago, I originally wanted to get my master’s in children’s literature, so they are pretty much one of my favorite things ever.
I have about a thousand more favorites, along with Where the Wild Things Are of course.
what are your favorites?
May 8, 2012 § Leave a Comment
yep, that’s right. this is my shower dancing playlist.
dancing in the shower (preferably with a beverage) is essential and having an iPad has made it so much more fun — put on early 90s pop or Jackie Wilson radio on Pandora and you’re all set! Or you can queue up this playlist…hopefully your shower doesn’t last longer than 9 minutes…haha
“Call Me Maybe” — Carly Rae Jepsen
“Settle Down” — Kimbra
”Take It Out On Me” — Chairlift
May 1, 2012 § Leave a Comment
April 26, 2012 § 1 Comment
April 25, 2012 § 2 Comments
April 21, 2012 § Leave a Comment
I’m in a happy song mood lately and have been dancing around my house to these songs. Let me preface this with that two of these are extremely guilty pleasures…can you guess which ones?
“All I Want to Do” — Sugarland
“Payphone” — Maroon 5
“Hold On” — Alabama Shakes
“What Makes You Beautiful” — One Direction
“In for the Kill” (Skrillex remix) — La Roux
Find this playlist on Spotify here.