Monthly Archives: April 2012

I went to San Antonio. And Dallas too.

Deep in the Heart

I had a giggle

Nice shopping bags, boys

Everything is bigger in Texas

Texas sized portions. That's an appetizer!

Even the anchorwoman’s prints

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The Bad Miss Bennet

When I read about this upcoming book, The Bad Miss Bennet by Jean Burnett, my first thought was “ooh, I might read that!”

My second thought was a question: is this the ultimate fan fiction? You, see the Bennet in question is Lydia and this book strives to tell her story after eloping with that handsome devil Wickham.

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Today

I went to a baby shower. The mother-to-be is becoming a single mom by choice.

This onesie was mixed into a pre-arranged gift basket.

The mom-to-be thought it was hilarious, fortunately. She cracked a joke about the sperm donor, whoever he may be.  Your friends might not be so understanding so proceed with caution. Continue reading

Wondering “what is the White House Correspondents’ Dinner?”

The 2011 WHCD (or “nerd prom” as it’s known colloquially) came soon after President Obama released his birth certificate. As a result, the liberal-heavy crowd went wild for his opening line “my fellow Americans.”

The video is long at just under 19 minutes, however it’s full of laughs and very much worth watching. The President gets in some jabs at Fox News but also pokes fun at himself.

In 2012, the host is Jimmy Kimmel who, I think, will be great. Continue reading

This is an elevator

This is one of two freight elevators in my former office building. The other one is your garden variety freight elevator. I have no way to explain the continued existence of this 70s gem.

As noticeable as the stripes are, what makes the elevator especially groovy are the rounded corners.

All things gluten-free

The jury is still out but I may have to go gluten-free in the near future. You can guess how I feel about that possibility.

Yeah.

In the meantime, I’m doing some research.

So far, it’s breakfast that concerns me the most. I love French toast, and regular toast, and pancakes. Breakfast would appear to require the most sacrifice.

Desserts worry me too, although if Scranton-area bakeries are even offering gluten-free treats, I might be OK.

I found an amazing list of restaurants with good gluten-free offerings in Austin via ATX Gluten Free.

NYC is a good place to live if you have to be gluten-free.

Are you gluten-free? What’s your biggest challenge?

In case you missed it

“Just Call Me Hipster Kryptonite” by Simone in Toronto. It gives you an idea of how I feel living in Williamsburg sometimes (even though I love it here).

Vintage ad for Mount Airy Lodge in Northeastern Pennsylvania. “All you have to bring is your love of everything.”

I need to go to Puddin‘ soon.

Time lapse video of a Dutch girl named Lotte. Birth to age twelve in two minutes!

NY Mag article on @lenadunham from March, just in case you need a nudge to check out the jaw dropping-ness of Girls on HBO. I love it.

Photo: Autumn De Wilde. Via NY Magazine.

I ate at Vermilion and didn’t think it was bad, and I ate at Isa without falling in love.

I’m going to Austin — again!

I’m heading to Austin this week so ye olde blog will be a little quieter than usual.

You see, I plan to be very busy seeing my first Bon Iver show and catching up with my awesome friend (who I met via twitter) @eimski. We’re going to eat good food, get some cocktails and hear what we’re sure will be an amazing performance.

Last year I had the special treat of attending Mumford and Sons’ taping of Austin City Limits, the first to take place in the new theater.

It was my first trip to Austin and I loved the city. This will be my third Austin visit. You can read a bit about the second trip here.

Maybe I’ll buy cowboy boots this trip? I said that last trip.