Thursday, May 29, 2008

I'll Have Poppyseeds in My Teeth Until July

Recently someone has been painting a mural on the side of the building next to ours. It's a nice sight to come home to every day.

See the little "house" sitting on top of our building? That's where our landlords live. They also own the wine shop, restaurant, and bar that are all part of the building. They have an elevator that takes them up to their house (unlike us - we hike the 5 flights every day) and a patio above our apartment. It seems like a really nice way to live. Not that I'm complaining. Here's my pretty bike:

I spent last weekend in Oberlin for my 5th college reunion. It was technically my 4th - they do these things in clusters, which is nice because you get to see people from other classes, too.

It was completely wonderful; I think I felt even more myself and at home there than I did when I was actually a student. I've kept some strong bonds; and others I was able to pick up right where we left off.

More photos here from Oberlin.


Remember the poppyseed cake Matt's grandma made? The one I rave about all the time? Here, I'll refresh your memory.

Well, my lovely significant other slaved away until 2am last night (most of it, I have to tell you, spent on the phone with his grandma for culinary support) making his own makowiec (pronounced, I think "mah-KOH-vitz"). I awoke this morning to a finger full of icing to taste.

It may be a ploy to get me to not go away so much. It may work.

(Note: I think he would want me to tell you that this is the less pretty of the two rolls he made; the other, which is beautiful, is for some good friends of ours who are leaving and who have fed us well over our friendship.)

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Oh Sure Go Ahead, Reference Me!

Ooh, I love finding myself on the internet (like here and here). It's like being in high school and finding out through the grapevine that some really cool kid thinks you're kind of okay.

Oh yes, and another one here, but that HARDLY counts as I sort of live with the boy.... thanks, Matthew!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


To my grandmother (my mom's mother), who passed away on Mother's Day, May 11, 2008.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Verdant North Carolina

This is my view from my childhood bedroom, just as comforting as I remember it.

NC is, of course, on my mind a lot these days, as I wrap my head around the impending move and imagine a home transforming from a shell to my inner interior designer's dream. My head is full of legal lingo and real estate jargon, but I'm constantly blinded by thoughts of big windows... friendly porches... spiral staircases... grassy back yards... wood floors. I am so excited.

More news once I'm not so scared of jinxing myself.