Sunday, November 22, 2009

Just like in The Royal Tenenbaums


I was telling Lydia about how much my nephew Kaden loves Thomas, and she told me that Alec Baldwin and Ringo Starr were involved in the show. I didn't believe her, but YouTube confirmed it, along with Wikipedia.

Wow. Just. Wow.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Charlotte Gainsbourg + Beck

Oh boy. Another album to buy, but I have to wait until it's released in January.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


This photo is from Halloween. It's a little late to be talking about Halloween, hey? That's how I roll these days.

While everyone in this photo is awesome, I really want to talk about Michael's make-up. Those anime eyes were inspired by copied from the most recent issue of Colors magazine. Check out the original version here. If we had more time, we may have pursued a full Astro Boy costume, but I sort of love this look.

In addition to making last minute Halloween participation possible, this issue of Colors is interesting because it uses augmented reality: "Just find the square black-and-white codes printed on the magazine’s pages, aim them at a webcam and access ‘augmented reality’: meet the people featured in this issue through uncut interviews and behind the scenes footage."

It's fun, if slightly awkward. I recommend you get a copy and try it out!

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Making frozen fast forward

Michael loves a graham cracker crust. I love a recipe with a good name. I also love getting advice from my mom. She told me to make Frozen Fast Forward from Company's Coming's Home for the Holidays when I asked her what to make for a dinner party. She left me the suggestion on my answering machine, telling me that the recipe was quick and that desserts in spring-form pans are always impressive. She was right.

This wasn't the kind of dessert that I would normally make (vanilla pudding and SKOR candy bars don't make many appearances in our house), but I thought it would be popular with the guests (who I don't know very well) -- especially the six-year-old in attendance; she inhaled her slice in seconds.

Thanks Mom!

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Making coffee

Michael and I are all about making coffee these days. We use a Bodum and beans from Habit or Discovery Coffee. I've been scared of making my own coffee for years, and I'm so happy that I've conquered this simple ritual.