monster vs. monster

if you feel young
March 31, 2010, 11:50 am
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today is a slow, grey day.

a day for baking my favorite blueberry muffins, a recipe that never fails me.

a day to use my hands to make something for my home, from a pattern i’ve been waiting to use for two and a half years.

a day to sip coffee and listen to folk music and come down from the high of having the unexpectedly effing fantastic wye oak blow me right off my feet. watch the video. now imagine me clutching my heart while they stand under red lights and harmonize into a single microphone. yeah.


happy happy
March 5, 2010, 4:35 pm
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As I sit here reading an epic 800-page cultural studies tome and waiting for my frozen fruit to de-freeze so I can try my hand at banana-raspberry muffins, here are a few things that are making me happy:

Thinking about what to do with this adorable skein of yarn from cosymakes. When she said they were mini-skeins, I was picturing a tiny little thing, but I think this is actually three mini-skeins combined. It’s a quite substantial bit of yarn and would make a good . . . hat? Cowl? Pair of gloves? Pillow cover?

Waiting for my perfect-every-time tollhouse-type cookies to cool so I can bundle them up for tomorrow’s dinner party. You know you’ve lucked into something when you find a friend who’s willing to cook you a vegan shepherd’s pie. Yum.

And, maybe happy is the wrong word, but staring out the window at the grey day and listening to this song over and over (and over and over) again has been . . . cathartic.