March 31, 2010

The best-ever object EVER

It's not too often that I see something and my hand just reaches out and grabs it.

I saw this on a shelf at Goodwill and next thing I knew it was under my arm (then I took the banana peel out of it).

Is it not perfect?

Take a minute to appreciate the design and workmanship!

The perfect cherry red. Asymmetrical perfectly modeled folds. White trim and sole. No visible seam, no chips or cracks. Unused.

I am going to treasure this Santa boot planter for the REST of my LIFE!!


Buds growing!

Soon: red flowers.


March 30, 2010

Little bear

I really wanted to rescue him from the flea market!

The first thing I would have done is take that button off him so he could scarmper around in his underpants like a bear should.

Note to self: sometimes you should just spend the twelve dollars.


It is definitely a set.

Landlady II

You may recall that she had our kitchen floor replaced for no reason.

Well, two weeks ago, during that big rainstorm, we had a leak in the ceiling of our bedroom. Now workers are in the process of replacing THE ENTIRE ROOF.

Furthermore. We had been having a problem with our toilet, namely that something seemed to be blocking the pipe. Last week...a plumber came...and removed our toilet...and installed a brand-new one!



At Lexington and 62nd.

Let me know if it's yours.

Rainy Tuesday night

Me and this dog had the same idea.

Check out the spring collection at H&M!

I like her raincoat.

Missed connection

Redhead with blue sweatshirt and jeans. Leaning on the doors of the G train.

You were reading Henry and Beezus.

I feel we have a lot in common.

March 26, 2010

Me in my next life


I will be a beautiful, ladylike squirrel.

A bulldog will be my boyfriend.

March 25, 2010

Giant pickle

Yes, it's four feet long.

Put it on your bagel sandwich!

March 24, 2010

Working late tired dinner

Stick rice and water in the rice cooker. Don't forget to turn it on! Stick a pan on the stove. Dump into it:

Can of chopped tomatoes
Can of chickpeas
1 bay leaf

Turn on burner. Go sit at computer.

Sometime later... IT IS DONE!

Rice into bowl. "Sauce" onto rice. Grate some cheese. Add to bowl. Stir.

Stick it in your mouf. Swallow.

You are no longer hungry.

March 23, 2010

Discovered by Greg on a one-by-six

It inspired this drawing.

Pretty awesome!

Chance encounter

I edited this brochure.

Now it lives on the street.

Cautionary tale?


Exley has a special chair for babysitting.

He will be a good dad some day.

New blanket!

Well, I haven't finished the hexagons yet, but I had an idea for a blanket made of strips. I started it!

The plan is to take these (which are blanket length):

And join them together thus:

And so on.

Awesome, correct?

It is for my other sister.

Seasonal poetry

There are late bloomers,

like me.


There are early bloomers,

like this tree:

A little person

Has lost a sock.

March 22, 2010

Old friend

I got this doll in Zimbabwe when I was five.

Isn't she great?

She has a baby that rides on her back.

In her bag is a swatch of knitting and toothpick knitting needles!

She lives on the bookcase.

March 21, 2010

Gentle Readers,

You may be wondering where I have been.

No, I did not run away to live with the skorls. I have been at my desk, in my office, working.

Big project—almost over...

March 15, 2010

Marital counseling

Your spouse will occasionally bring home certain of his childhood comfort foods (such as Sunbeam white bread).

It is best to keep your mouth shut.

New favorite!!

Classic Tales podcast: Right Ho, Jeeves, by P. G. Wodehouse.

It will make you snort aloud on the subway.

Malaysian food!

It's hard not to make a mess when you eat it.

It's just that good!

Or . . . I am a slob?

Toga party!

With acorn...?!


Saturday afternoon joy

The sorting of the yarn.

March 11, 2010


This guy showed up out of nowhere.

He lets me hold him.

But I am not allowed to touch his sunglasses.

March 10, 2010


Bijou lives in Montreal. She is her own dog.

Late birthday present

Thanks Andrew!


An E.

This will com in handy.

March 9, 2010


Wet shoe. Wet bags.

Wet board?


Greggy is my darling

Welcome-home surf n turf!

I went to Montreal for the weekend!

Yep, and I flew Porter.

Can you believe: FREE LUNCH!

Also: free espresso IN A MUG, free juice, and free snacks in their terminal in Toronto.

(And, yes . . . I like dog stories.)


Of a squirrel.

Yes I did pick out the nuts n raisins and put them in my mouf.

March 3, 2010

Hat in progress

Mount Fuji at sunset.