Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Art by Modern Genes

I bought these prints by Modern Genes for Clara's bedroom, which doesn't exist yet because she sleeps in our room. The first one is her sign under the Chinese horoscope, and the second, called Victoria Love, celebrates her birthplace.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Luck of the Irish

I bought a ticket for this lottery yesterday. I've had tentative plans to buy tickets from a hospital lottery for a long time, because, you know, the chances of winning something are pretty good, right? Whenever I buy lottery tickets, I'm convinced that I've won (I haven't), and I have the same feeling this time around. I mentioned this to Michael, and it reminded him of a great This American Life episode, Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time, which features this story:

It was two months into the tour, and the cast of Riverdance had been performing eight shows a week. They decided to pool their money for the Mega-Millions lottery. Lotto fever gripped the cast. They started to genuinely believe they would take home about $2 million each, and quit Riverdance the next day. They took the stage the night of the drawing and pulled off their best performance ever, "For the Lotto!," trying to direct their energy towards the win. An hour later, at the hotel bar, the numbers came in. 

Anyway, the draw for my lottery is on May 27. I'll let you know the results.

UPDATE: I didn't win ANYTHING. BUT, I bought a ticket for another local lottery. Fingers crossed!

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Favorite thing: Smooze fruit ice

Our roommate, Jen, introduced Smooze fruit ice to us last week. I've only tried the coconut and pineapple version, and I'm in love. What a healthy, refreshing and delicious treat. And probably easy to make?