Tuesday is for toothpicks

26 04 2011

Easter Egg Fun

22 04 2011

I have always been a big fan of Easter eggs. I love to color them. I love to eat them (especially in a tea sandwich with red onion while sitting in the park wearing a new outfit and watching the Hunky Jesus contest). But I especially love to hide them. When I was a kid, I always hid the eggs. I was really good at it and we always used real eggs…so after the first year we lost one and the dog found and ate it after it was rotten and gross a week later, I also always made a map of every egg I had hidden so that I could check on the progress of the neighborhood kids near the end of the day. Anyone need an egg hider for the weekend?

Every year I like to hide a bunch of plastic candy filled eggs around the office and see how long it takes my professional colleagues to a) discover there are eggs hidden, and b) find them all. I re-use any eggs that come back to me the previous year and then usually buy a couple dozen new eggs.

Since I get to the office much earlier than most folks, it’s pretty easy to wander around hiding eggs in our common spaces. There are a couple people in at 7:30 so I carry around a brown bag to potentially hide what I’m up to.


Happy hunting!


20 04 2011

This is not a post about the pretend police radio code for pot. Which is all anyone on the streets of SF is talking about. “Huh, huh. it’s almost 4:20. Huh huh huh huh.” That and swearing because the Presidential car parade was blocking all the bike ways home from downtown. Oh wait – that was just me.

No! This is a CSA post!! We got the last of the oranges today, strawberries (which I already ate), lemons, thyme, lettuce, snap peas, spinach, green garlic, spring onions, apples, carrots, eggs & there was some chard in there but I swapped it out for more lettuce. Lettuce in the swap box?! People are crazy!

Ads are awesome

20 04 2011

Ok – not all the time. But a brilliant ad campaign really makes me happy.  Remember the Serenading Unicorn that went around a year ago? Awesome. And then there are all the slightly weird Giants ads right now with Brian Wilson and the crew showing up in unexpectedly normal environments (you know, because they are every day SFians just like the rest of us?). There is one Giants ad that includes the web mini-celebrity Keenan Cahill and that sent me down an internet rabbit hole this morning.

And though I don’t actually like Juicy Fruit gum (and people chewing fruit flavored gum next to me on the bus is one of my extremely odd pet peeves), I had to share this:

Song of the day

7 04 2011

Sometimes a cheesy video with cheery music is all you really need on a Thursday that is a Friday:

No idea why that blond lady dancing in the end is there, but whatever.

A cabbage on my back

6 04 2011

First CSA pick up with a bike! Oregano, oranges, lemons, dandelion greens, stir-fry mix, chard, green garlic, leeks, apples, carrots, cabbage, sweet potatoes, & eggs:

Somehow everything made it home ok stuffed in my backpack and bungied to the bike rack but when I unpacked I dropped half a dozen eggs on the floor. 3 broke, mostly in the egg carton, and we had frittata for dinner. 🙂


5 04 2011

It’s the time of year that I do a lot of introspection. Where am I in life? What have I accomplished and what’s left to be done?

I always count my friends and family among my successes. And this year, I’m hard pressed to find anything wrong with life. Other than my inability to win the lottery. It’s been a wonderful departure from the anxiety and self doubt I usually heap on myself the month before my birthday.

In that space, I’ve been enjoying the beginning of spring. The flowers in my garden and the sunshine on my back while I am weeding. Riding my new bike to work. I’ve started 2 new crafty projects just for me (a crocheted shrug & a quilt for our bed), and I’ve been totally sucked into a book trilogy for the first time in what feels like years. Staying up late, bringing the books with me everywhere for that random spare minute. It’s been super fun.

The shrug I’ve been working on is this but in a dark plum:

Even if I can’t wear it out of the house I’m excited about snuggling up in it with a good book.

And the trilogy I am reading is the Fitzwilliam Darcy Trilogy, by Pamela Aiden. Loving it.

I had never read a Jane Austen novel before so I first read Pride & Prejudice. I liked it, although I don’t know if I would have, had I not seen (and been semi-obsessed with) the BBC series staring Colin Firth and the lovely Jennifer Ehle. We’ll see if I’m inspired to read more of her work…