Sunday, December 12, 2010

I am guilty. A Christmas Cookie Confessional.

I am guilty. Guilty of eating too many Christmas cookies at the beginning of December.

I feel as though I am blown up like a balloon. My body is all freaked out on a sugar high, and salads.... just are not attractive. Who wants to eat a salad when it's cold out? Not this girl. But yesterday, out of sheer guilt, I forced myself to eat one at lunch. It was unsatisfying, so, I came home... and scarfed down more cookies.

I would try to blame Jill, my awesome roommate, who made a shit ton of cookies with her mom last weekend, and brought them home to share with us. They are Anise flavored bon bons in christmas colors. They are... in a word... addicting.

Sure, there were two plates of these cookies on our counter on Monday... and now there is only half of one left. I could say... just the fact that they were staring me in the face every time i went in the kitchen was the real issue. But, I would be lying.

I do have willpower. I could have said no to those delicious round delectables. I could have just had one cookie instead of five in a sitting... but no! No, dear reader, I had five or six each time! With tea. Or with coffee, for breakfast. All damn week, I have been eating cookies for breakfast!

Need I remind you that we are only in the second week of December, and that I will only be tempted with more and more cookies in the coming days?! The frequency of which, will just escalate as we get closer and closer to the second most sugar loaded holiday of the year?

Maybe, I have learned a valuable lesson today, by having this stomach ache. This pain in my belly implores me to type this blog entry. Perhaps, I will stop having cookies for breakfast, and snacks, and dinner (at least lunch has remained untainted by this obsession!).

To be continued...

Monday, September 6, 2010

Slow-drip coffee maker

Slow-drip coffee maker, originally uploaded by Salim Virji.

I miss this, Mike Barrett!!!

Kyoto Slow Drip at Blue Bottle Cafe in Brooklyn!
Deliciously Rich and Expensive Coffee!

I get Vietnam coffee at Block 11 sometimes, but these slow drips are way nicer/tastier/slower!

Photos by Salim Virji.

Friday, July 9, 2010

I received this mystery postcard today. And it's awesome.

‎"THE DISCO CHAINSAW: Someone asked me how I came up with the Disco Chainsaw idea and I told them I didn't remember. Someone asked me what I was going to do when I was done with it and I told them I was going to look at it."

"THE OTHER OBJECTS: The importance of some of the other objects has been overstated."

Clicking on the photo will bring you to the artist's website, which is mindblowing.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Awesome Tiny Creature Photography

With matching carefully constructed miniature props!

My friend April Paquette creates these charming dioramas using found insects.

Curiousities in Bone and Brass

Jessica Joslin is a master of technique, who builds these amazing animals out of brass, bone and many other materials.

The dog was made to commemorate a collector's pet and includes some of the pet's actual bones.

I am impressed by how the leather matches the bones so well, as a dyer, I know how tricky that can be!

Please visit her website and check out her other work, her bio is also cute and reminds me of my friend April, who I will post about next!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Stuffed Animals, 2008 and earlier.

Herbert the Sloth, Holy Molar, Mischievous Mongrel.
Hedgehog. 2008. Sold.