Archive for August, 2007

Stand By Your Man

It’s a good afternoon when you get home from work and it feels exactly like fall outside and you can hear the pigeons cooing and there’s leftover beef-and-broccoli in the fridge and you can’t decide between the Swamp Thing, Lucifer, the Sandman or John Constantine.

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Horsemouth Found The Stables

We’ve been living in the same apartment for just over a year now. I know, a year is like, five minutes—but it feels substantial to me because I’ve moved a lot in my so-called adult life. To celebrate, we’re vowing to be better house-keepers and adopt a cat when I get back from China.

The other day, it dawned on me that I’ll probably be in Vermont for a long time. Thankfully, it all hinges on one thing, so I have a fifty-fifty shot at leaving this godforsaken place! (Just kidding.) If Stork and I continue to be successful mates together, I’ll stay in Vermont because we’ll buy a piece of land because we want to build a house because it’s a waste of money to rent piece of crap moldy apartments. We’ll buy in Vermont because if we’re going this far, we might as well get married, which means eventually there’ll be kids and we won’t make that mistake without having family nearby and my family isn’t the child-raising type so we’ll live near Momhen. In Vermont. So if this one thing works out, I might never leave this state. Mind-boggling to me because—and here’s the real realization—this is the most stable I’ve been in seven years, perhaps in my whole life. (Go me.)

Three Weddings & Some Hangovers Later

I’ve spent the last four weekends partying—and hard, these Vermonters aren’t easy to keep up with—but today is Sunday and I’m taking deep pleasure in the fact that the weddings are over until next year. To celebrate, I’m sipping on a room temperature latte and watching the first DVD from the Planet Earth series while a very worn out Stork snoozes beside me on the couch.

I’m really looking forward to the fall.

Earth, poo, zucchs and wedges—oh my!

Plant Earth: The Complete BBC Series It’s been called “simply the greatest nature / wildlife series ever produced” and I’m borrowing it from a friend. Well narrated, amazingly filmed, wonderfully soothing at times—and I’m not just saying that because I love this kind of stuff. See this!

DevaCurl No-Poo I found out about this lather-free shampoo from S’s sister, who is also equally plagued and blessed by curly hair. It took a little getting used to—no lather??—but it gets my hair just as clean as normal shampoo but without all the knots.

Zucchini One of my favorite vegetables so we’ve definitely been taking advantage of its abundance. Lately, I love it well-cooked with tomatoes, garlic and whatever herbs—maybe a little parmesan if I remember. I think it’s the mushy texture I like so much. In the past, I’ve also loved it briefly cooked or raw.

Seychelles Now And Then Wedges Definitely my favorite shoes this summer. Extremely comfortable, easy to walk in and the union of grey leather and wood. The fact that I sound like a horse while I’m going about my business is merely icing on the cake.