Lookie what I FINALLY got in the mail (happy birthday to meeee!)
I’m a little concerned over the rumours flying all over the interwebs about changes made to the movies, and am keeping my fingers crossed that Yoda still looks like the Yoda I love on VHS (yep, still got ‘em), only slightly less grainy. I know that you live in Northern California, George!! *shakes fist*
I can’t wait to watch this with Marco!
And people say nothing good ever comes in the mail.
I love the post office. My local branch has the nicest people ever! They smile whenever they see me, ask me how work is going (they remembered that I got promoted), and always tell me to have a beautiful day.
How can you hate it? Plus, they have stamps! I love stamps. Yes, I am a nerd. This is not news, readers. But I actually use my stamps, thankyouverymuch. I’m not one of those weird collectors. one day i’ll be rich and have books of stamps okay
I was geeking out at the Post Office when I saw these, and they are currently in use for my outgoing mail:
Further nerd news: WTF Netflix?! So disappointed in you.
OK, I need to talk about something that will up my cool quotient…
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass is just a week and a half away! OMG OMG OMG. HUGH LAURIE!!!!!!! I might faint.
Whoops. That didn’t help. LOL
Alrighty – here I am in all my nerdiness:
Why yes, I do love Carl Sagan! :-D
I also LOVE my glasses!
especially when it comes to glasses??
You may recall my mention of the purchase of specs to keep me from squinting at work – posted HERE. I was all set to buy the ‘Miles’ style in Revolver Black. But…I kept thinking about the ‘Pierce’ in Greystone. I loved the unique color, and though not my first choice for the shape, I felt like they were the good kind of different – Miles just might be too hip for me (both musically and spectacle-ly, lol).
In any case, they have been ordered and shall arrive next week. I hope. My eyes hurt.
Highlight of my Saturday: a book purchase!
Specifically, a full set of 1966 encyclopedias for $5 at an estate sale. I love them. Check out these beauties (iPhone pics, taken using the Hipstamatic app):
The ‘Library’ article. I love it! Notice my lovely silhouette bookends?? I love them.
Their new home
…cause that’s my name (in binary code). Don’t wear it out!
Remember all those funny sayings we used as children? Maybe we should bring them back.
Friend: “I love Captain Crunch cereal!”
You: “So why don’t you marry it?!” MY GOD. Comic genius!
Enemy: “You smell bad!”
You: “I’m rubber, you’re glue! Whatever you say bounces off me and sticks back to you!” Repeat as necessary.
Parent: “Go clean your room!”
You: “I’ll do it because I WANT to, NOT because you tell me to!” This one’s a kid classic. Immortalized forever in Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle by Betty McDonald, which if you didn’t read, you have no soul.
Umm…so about this completely random post…whoops.
Meant to show you a few pics from Saturday:
Outfit from our anniversary dinner at Farmstead (yep, taken in the bathroom)
Dress: Mossimo for Target
Belt: Forever21 (purchased 2007)
Shoes: Steve Madden (purchased 2008 – also styled HERE)
Bracelet: gift from Mom
The restaurant was housed in a converted barn, on a property that used to be a nursery. The gardens are still lovely, and the whole place looked awesome! The decorators really took its roots (pun intended!!) into account, and used everything available (farming tools turned into lighting fixtures, refinished original woods, etc).
The cuisine was great, utilizing the local flavors and modern menu items, while adding a sprinkling of home. The Executive Chef, Sheamus Feeley, did a great job keeping both a dyed-in-the-wool carnivore and his vegetarian wife satisfied and happy!
We started off with wood-roasted asparagus (topped with ricotta, Meyer lemon and EVOO). All three of us (Marco was partaking in the adventure, too) looooved this dish!
I had an arugula, strawberry, feta and apple-cider vinaigrette salad, with a an order of the Cheddar biscuits. The biscuits came with a dollop of honey butter…and I pretty much died and went to cheese heaven. SO FLIPPING GOOD! I was excited that there were a few left over to snack on the next day.
Tim ordered the cheeseburger on a potato bun – and said that it was both interesting and delicious.
Marco enjoyed the grilled cheese sandwich, which I would have happily eaten myself – and, luckily for me, Marco loves to share food, so he handed me several bites. SCORE!
The awesomely good Lemon Meringue pie – the graham cracker crust was dreamy.
Blissed out after delicious meal and a slow-dance to our wedding song
Might be a little sporadic with posting the next few days – trying to get things together for Marco’s 1st birthday (and his party!); will update when I can!
Why yes, I am RIDICULOUSLY EXCITED!! Zooey tweeted this last night (yep, I totally follow her @therealzoeeyd )!!!
I’m thrilled that her pilot was given the go-ahead!
I only watch a handful of tv shows, so there’s plenty of room to devote to the adorable Z.D.
(‘House’, ‘The Daily Show’, ‘The Colbert Report’,'Castle’, ‘Law & Order: Criminal Intent’, ‘Psych’, and ‘Burn Notice’ are the current lineup)
What shows are you looking forward to?
Anyone out there know when this comes out!?
I finished An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin last week. I really enjoyed the art history lessons; as someone who is not very well-versed in modern art, I appreciated the beginner’s course (with accompanying photographs). Lacey, the protaganist, is manipulative, selfish, and sexually uninhibited; luckily for the story, she rarely crossed over into completely unlikeable. I think that the big ‘reveal’ could have been a little more…surprising? The story hints at a big, bad undercurrent that doesn’t really appear.
Now, I’m reading: The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
I usually try to avoid any book Oprah has recommended, but she occasionally picks one that’s interesting. An update of the story of Hamlet isn’t the most terribly original idea, but I think that Wroblewski has hit upon a good formula for making it work in middle America.
What are YOU reading?
…a blot of mustard, a crumb of cheese, a fragment of underdone potato. There’s more of gravy than of grave about you!” – Ebenezer Scrooge from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
This is a random post – my thoughts are a bit scattered!
Today was neither good nor bad, but it was tiring. I was so busy at work with stacks of paperwork to go through, and I barely made it through the urgent stuff. I will be swamped tomorrow. Hope I can get it all done.
I know I’ve no right to complain about the cold, considering the snow storms elsewhere, but it’s been in the low 30s and I am freezing my tush off! Tim was in Colorado for work last week (Marco and I were all alone for four days, wahhh!!) and the temperature dipped into the teens; talk about MISERABLE! It was snowing though, and I would’ve liked to see that. I’ve never seen the snow, except in passing out of a car window. Doesn’t really count.
Oohh!! My tickets for The Decemberists arrived in the mail!! Tim and I are going to see them on February 14th at the Fox in Oakland. Valentine’s Day FTW! Their new album, ‘The King is Dead’ comes out in January – I am very excited. The last two albums ‘The Hazards of Love’ and ‘The Crane Wife’ were both so flippin’ epic.
I’ve about finished with my Christmas shopping; just a couple of gifts left to purchase. I hope everyone likes their presents! Marco has so many presents sitting under the tree; Tim thinks I’m kind of a nut for getting him so many. I can’t help it, though! Hee hee
Been listening to Christmas music more and more, to try and psych myself up for the impending celebrations. Last year I posted a list of my favorite holiday tunes, and this year I’ve not added any new goodies to my playlist. I tend to stick to the classics.
I’ll leave you with a clip from one of my favorite Christmas movies, ‘A Muppet Christmas Carol’:
Enjoy your Monday evening, my kind readers!
Cause, uhh… “This is how we do it… South Central does it like nobody does…” It’s friday night!! Brings back memories.
Good news: received my coupon code for the free Shutterfly holiday cards last week, I placed my order, and they arrived today! They look FANTASTIC! I can’t wait to mail them out!
And, speaking of holidays, that reminds me – I’m joining up with the Ornament Swap! It’s hosted by Laura of The Luckiest in Love. I love buying fun ornaments. One of my favorites is a taco ornament I won from a white elephant swap! Company holiday parties, LOL. If you’re interested in taking part, click on this handy-dandy button to find out how to join in the fun!
Last night the Gomers came up to Napa to visit. We had dinner at one of our favorite restaurants, Fume Bistro, to celebrate Justin passing his exam – with distinction! Woo hoo! He’s now free to start up his dissertation. He’s practically a doctor already!
I was bored on Polyvore again, so here’s some more loveliness:
I hope your weekend rocks!! XOXO