Monday, February 19, 2007

florida, and cows of the sea

we're old skool and use a real camera. so these are finally, finally my pictures from florida. we jetted around on a boat. and we saw some manatees. and many other things. basically, it was the best ever.

i'm a midwestern girl at heart, always will be, but I'll be damned if I don't end up a snowbird in my later days. one of those old ladies that spends half the year down south. while I don't completely adore florida that year round sunshine is hard to beat.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007


A lot of people are hating the weather right now, but it kind of makes me happy. The temperatures finally climbed back into the double digits after what felt like months, the high today was a balmy 25. It snowed so many inches today, so pretty. and it's windy. i love the organic sculptural quality of a good snowdrift. even if traffic is awful it's so peaceful in my warm car listening to kings of convenience.

i'm feeling thankful for all the little things. new magazines and an anthropologie catalog in the mail and turning the fireplace on after work. phone conversations with my dad. the barrista at my new morning coffee stop knowing my order every day.

Saturday, February 3, 2007

First time for everything!

Something happened to me yesterday that's never happened before. I got a speeding ticket. $75!!! for 16 over the limit. The funny thing is, about five minutes before I got it I saw a cop and thought I should slow down on the stretch of road. Oops, guess that didn't last long.

I was listening to the Hold Steady so I'm officially blaming it on Craig Finn.

Is it wrong that I feel so tarnished by this? I'm a criminal!!