Thursday, July 7, 2011
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Charlie and I spent a long weekend out in New Hampshire at Rockywold-Deephaven Camps, celebrating the marriage of Charlie and Courtney Cave. They are two of the most charismatic, smiley, and welcoming people that I have ever met, and they really do make a perfect match!
Though we got our fair share of rain, the heavens opened up for the beautiful ceremony outdoors. We got in lots of dancing, delicious food, nature watching, and drinking (open stocked bar at all hours, yeesh!). I have very few photos of the wedding events and guests, but here are a couple that I shot of peaceful Squam Lake:
Since then, I've also started my full-year fourth year externship at Children's Memorial. I'm super excited and can already tell that I will love it and not want to leave. Testing and working with kids can be hilarious, challenging, heart-breaking, and inspiring, and it makes the days go by quickly.
Other than that, today Lucy and I are waiting for delicious almond croissants from Alliance Bakery and then getting ready for an afternoon of music (including Blane Fonda!) at Green Music Fest in Wicker Park. It's the first time that Lucy will get to hear Charlie's band!
Monday, June 13, 2011
Sunday, June 12, 2011
(Also, I don't know why the font is showing up small here. Blogger's not really letting me change it...)
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
- John Irving (Until I Find You)
Also, I'm a little obsessed with this isn't happiness.
Saturday, June 4, 2011
|Found via i love charts|
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Monday, May 30, 2011
One quick grumble - do any of you watch Happy Endings? It's an ABC show that came out in April. The first few episodes are pretty weak, but it gets a lot better as it goes on. Buuut, it's supposed to take place in Chicago, and it just really.. doesn't. The backdrops/scenery don't look anything like the city, and they just randomly throw in references to the Bulls, the Bears, or Millennium Park. Finally - last part of the rant - there was an entire episode about a food truck competition, and one of the character owns a food truck. Food trucks aren't legal in Chicago (well, see here)! Annoying. But I might keep watching.
Anyhow, some things to enjoy while at your computer today:
- Spex Club - a website where you can virtually try on frames and order up prescription glasses for only $88 (cheaper for readers). I'm thinking about ordering the Apprentice...
- Very cool cube project.
- "Furever" - a to-be-funded via Kickstarter documentary about pets, well, uh, just watch.
- I want this and this.
- Can't stop reading Ann Helen Peterson's academic celebrity blog. And I agree, see Bridesmaids! It was GREAT, even if the projector at Regal Cinemas stopped 5 times throughout our viewing.
- Just in case you haven't seen it yet (or in case you've forgotten), Carl.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
- Haruki Murakami (again, from The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle)
Monday, May 23, 2011
|I love it! Check it out larger here. (via pinterest)|
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Considering this week's presentation is the culmination of the past 5 months of research work, I'd really like to get back to tip top shape asap. In the meantime, you can find me on the couch, power pointing and catching up on my dvr with Lucy and piles of kleenex (actually Puffs - better box decorations!).
What are YOU up to this weekend?
Monday, May 9, 2011
p.s. I feel like there are way too many natural disasters these days. I heard somewhere that it's actually normal, if you look back over history.. but it seems like that can't be possible. I'm in awe and sadness looking at the Mississippi River flood devastation and trying to keep my stress in perspective.
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Happy Mother's Day to my silly/supportive/caring/overall wonderful mom, and to all those that came before her!
Friday, May 6, 2011
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
So, breakfasts. On Sunday, my parents came into town and took Charlie and I out to the most delicious brunch in Chicago (seriously) at Longman and Eagle. Check it out! But be prepared to wait, um, an hour to sit down, as reservations are not accepted.
This Roasted Asparagus with Crispy Prosciutto and Poached Egg recipe looks amazing. Hoping to try it this weekend; report back if you do it first, please.
Finally, right now before clinic... running late... I'm eating an individual Chobani yogurt with Milk and Honey granola. Another neighborhood favorite! The granola is like crack. You can buy bags of it at Cipollina.
Enjoy your Tuesday!
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Regardless of your faith/religion/beliefs, I hope today is filled with loved ones and chocolates and baby lambs (or, um, baby sheep aka lambs).
In Chicago, it should be a day of decent temps and clouds - which I'll take given that there are only 3 potentially non-rainy days on the 10-day forecast. It was beautiful yesterday, and I took my inaugural bike ride of the season over to the paper machete (which was GREAT all around, btw). 10 miles there and back, and now I can barely sit down. Whoops.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
|Oh but it did! So clever.|
I hope you are joyfully skipping your way over the hump of this cold week today :)
- Schizophrenia at the molecular level: interesting and quite pretty.
- Take a time-lapsed spring break with Gawker in the Canary Islands. And then, please buy me these.
- The invisible man (originally sighted via Cup of Jo).
- Tickled Penguin.
- OK Go's really enjoyable anthem-ish Greatest Song I Ever Heard.
- Holy wow.
- Now I'm wondering what Lucy's diary says.
Monday, April 18, 2011
Sunday, April 17, 2011
p.s. Only an average of three stars on Amazon? I loved this book; don't be put off.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
|Dreaming of nice weather...|
Friday, April 15, 2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
I think this post's title is probably a little dramatic, but you know, I'm on the bus, and these are just the things I come up with on the bus.
Anyhow. This morning, I got on this same bus on my way to clinic and sat down next to someone about half-way down. I spent the next, say, 20 minutes on my phone reading Google reader and playing sudoku, and then I got up to stand by the back door and wait for my stop.
And then! The girl I had been sitting next to stood up, and I realized that it was one of my fellow audiology interns! We both had been too zoned into our little morning worlds to even look at each other or notice. Crazy, right? But also kind of typical... I don't know what I'm saying. On the bus, remember?
Clicky-click here (http://tenforty-eight.blogspot.com/view/mosaic). Flip through the views using the little button at the top... I think my favorite is the mosaic.
You can also just add "/view" to any blogspot blog address.
FUN, right? A little?
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
I've visited this video over and over (and over) for the past two years, and I figured it needed to be shared in case you missed it. I genuinely love this and really have no idea why. Enjoy!
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
The Morning Benders is one of my very favorite bands. Besides having excellent music, they've seemed to be downright friendly and genuine guys, happily chatting away with listeners after their Lincoln Hall show last year.
Anywho, they've created a "very special EP" to support the Japan Society's Earthquake Relief Fund - a cause close to their heart, as their own Chris Chu is originally from Japan. Check out the deets, donate, and download here.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
|Cortadito and Sugar Cane at Havana Rumba, Louisville|
|Jack's BBQ, Nashville|
|Mike's Ice Cream Fountain, Nashville|
|Pulled Chicken, Hog Heaven, Nashville|
|55 South, Franklin, TN|
|Milk climbing wall at Fair Oaks Farm, Indiana|
Thank you for patience; I'll update more once I get through my email inbox and have a chance to unpack and upload photos.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
|A Lone Ranger|
- Photography is Easy, Photography is Hard
- YUM. Was going to say that summer evenings can't come soon enough, but these delicious looking snacks were made in the toaster oven!!
- The Ten Most Memorable Guest Stars of The Adventures of Pete and Pete. I can't wait until Nickelodeon begins to air episodes again in the fall! (Also hoping there's more news coming that Salute Your Shorts will be a part of the group...)
- Wanted: Flowering Oregano
Monday, March 14, 2011
But really, I'm writing because the Chong Ching Noodle Soup was out of this world, and I'm craving more. The interweb tells me that it may have been a version of chongqin hotpot .... does anyone know where to find amazing hotpot in Chicago? Obviously Chinatown, but wheeerrrreeee?
|Friday flowers from Dominicks :), mine|
Hi all, sorry for the posting delay - it's been a busy, social, and gluttonous weekend for lil ol' me.
Meanwhile, I've been keeping Japan in my thoughts and hope you have too. The destruction is jaw-dropping, devastating, and terrifying. If you have the means, there are a number of sites set up accepting help and donations.
Considering what's going on abroad, I feel awkward mentioning anything else, but alas - life goes on.
Today begins Spring Break 2011 - my last sb of graduate school, and possibly, of life (hm, erase, I do not like this thought). I have a couple of meetings and things, but otherwise will spend the next few glorious days in pajamas, on the couch, reading, painting, organizing, staring at my giant new jade plant, watching bad daytime tv....
And, Charlie and I leave on Friday morning for Nashville. The internet tells me that temps will be in the high 70s... I am very, very excited, and still waiting on recommendations!!
Friday, March 11, 2011
Thursday, March 10, 2011
And here, just another one you might enjoy...
EDIT: There's more where those came from.
(From Haruki Murakami's The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle - one of my very favorite books of all time)
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
|windowpane photo via spablab/Sean Benham|
Hi everyone. Happy Wednesday - you're half way through the week!
Here in Chicago, it's dark and rainy and gloomy. Perfect kind of day for listening to Junip, wearing pajamas, and snuggling with a dog... though I'm in the suburbs, in clinic, with spotty internet. One more day (tomorrow), and I'm done for the quarter, with two weeks of break lying ahead of me!
Things I am excited about: the ton of photos I have to upload to my computer and play with, the pile of magazines I have to read, the 36" x 48" canvas I have to paint, my new running shoes, dinner with friends and family....
Charlie and I are also planning a little long weekend road trip to Nashville. Any suggestions for places to stop along the way or things to see in the T-N (is that a thing?)?
Finally - guess what? You can leave comments on here. You can also subscribe or follow me. Don't those things sound like fun? I may be updating later with a rustic mountain-climber-esque portrait of Lucy, so you should probably keep yourself in the 1048 loop.
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Friday, March 4, 2011
Super adorable video above via The Hairpin (via Buzzfeed).
I'm really ready for the weekend, even if it does involve a numbing (hehe) visit to the dentist and running a research subject. It's dreary around here, but I kind of love it. I hope the weekend holds lots of fun/relaxation/loved ones for you!
Some more notes and things from the web lately...
- The Internet
- Tickets to Pitchfork Music Festival go on sale today. With Animal Collective, Fleet Foxes, Ariel Pink... looks like it will be a great time. Sadly, I won't see you there as I'll be here, in France, for my brother's wedding (or not so sadly, look at the place!).
- Craig Ferguson's very interesting reason for not making Charlie Sheen jokes
- National Geographic looks at the Most Typical Person in the World (via The Hairpin, what else)
- If you haven't heard yet, some crazy things went down during John Michael Bailey's Human Sexuality class at Northwestern. Here's Bailey's response.... oh, did I mention that I took this class as an undergraduate at NU? No motorized toys that I can remember, though.
Lastly, I hate Safari. It keeps freezing and shutting down on me. I've had it with you, Safari! I know I keep way too many tabs open at once, but still. No more. Anyone else have a Mac and enjoy a lot of tabs at the same time? Suggestions for which browser really is the best? (I've used Safari, Firefox, and Chrome and just can't decide.)
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Hammacher Schlemmer has a vast array of amazing pet products, but I think that the Fish Agility Training Set might just have to be my favorite. I wish with my whole heart that I could embed the video, but you'll have to hop on over to their website to watch (but please do, it's pretty remarkable).
|Balboa Island lemons|
- From a while ago... but thank you Liz Colville for pointing this out.
- Framed's recipe for Five Minute Hummus looks easy, cheap, and delicious. Can't wait to try.
- I really like photographer Irina Werning's Back to the Future collection of childhood photos, reenacted.
- The Low Anthem is SO good, and their new album is streaming in full here on npr.
Also, I know such talented/witty/bright people (!):
- What to do when a crazy middle school acquaintance contacts you on LinkedIn? Charlie denies a request to connect, on Gizmodo.
- My professor, Valeriy Shafiro, was featured on Chicago Public Radio's Clever Apes recently, talking about his cochlear implant research. I'm a little biased, but this is really fascinating stuff.
Friday, February 25, 2011
|By Bay-area artist Tauba Auerbach, via Daily Serving|
Startling: the only 9-letter word in the English language where you can remove a letter at a time and still spell a word.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
|Delicious Greek Baked Fish (recipe from Rachael Ray)|
"If you are careful,' Garp wrote, 'if you use good ingredients, and you don't take any shortcuts, then you can usually cook something very good. Sometimes it is the only worthwhile product you can salvage from a day; what you make to eat. With writing, I find, you can have all the right ingredients, give plenty of time and care, and still get nothing. Also true of love. Cooking, therefore, can keep a person who tries hard sane."
- John Irving (The World According to Garp)
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Monday, February 21, 2011
I'm so sorry and disappointed to read today that Earwax Cafe is closing on Feb. 28th. Charlie and I have had a number of long byob date nights at this eclectic vegetarian spot, and their goat cheese quesadillas will be sincerely missed. Best wishes!
p.s. While flickr searching for an Earwax photo, I stumbled upon a pretty authentic mini (12 x 12 inch) diorama that MarthaLand made for a wedding present - apparently the bride and groom met there. Cute! Check it out for some interior shots.
UPDATE: March 11, 2011, Chicagoist has alerted us that Earwax has decided not to close after all. Apparently the menu is being revamped, and the restaurant will be reopened tomorrow at 11am. Yay!
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Friday, February 18, 2011
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
Charlie and I are starting off our day appropriately with some Intelligentsia Eros coffee. We're thinking of celebrating tonight by making dinner together. Any good recipe ideas?
Also, check out photographer Lauren Fleishman's sweet love ever after project, a collection of photographs of and quotes from long-lasting loving couples.
Finally, Lucy had a couple of messages for you:
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Melanie over at You Are My Fave just posted directions for these adorable "choco-bowls of love." They appear so easy that I might have to hunt down some heart-shaped baking dishes (or star shaped? or farm animal shaped? The options are endless!) and try it myself...
Check them out here.