Coming Soon | Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

September 29, 2011 § Leave a comment

I read this book a few years ago and am SO excited to see the movie rendition. As a novel about a boy’s adventures, struggles and journey dealing with his father’s death in the September 11th attacks, it’s fantastic piece of historical fiction. Learned about this from LA Times’ Books.

fall | football | friends | food

September 25, 2011 § 1 Comment

I hope you celebrated the first day of fall on Friday with some pumpkin bread or a spice candle! The weather actually got in the spirit as well; it was in the 80s most of the morning! {soo chilly!} We traveled to College Station yesterday {to get beat by OSU} and I loved seeing a bunch of college friends. Unfortunately I didn’t take enough pictures.

Hey T-H-E-T-A


I also met Shiner here who sits in chairs and wears sunglasses.

#Priceless. The type of tailgating trinkets to which I aspire.

Speaking of eating. I’ve checked pumpkin pancakes and candy corn off my list, but here are more things I must make.

Pumpkin butter

¬†Spiced banana bread…with nuts, and maybe grated carrots. Must include crunchiness.

lemon pancakes with sauteed apples

biscuits + peach butter

{all via smitten kitchen. pics linked to recipes}

the weekend: {acl2011}

September 20, 2011 § Leave a comment

Well Saturday will be hard to top. I had a great weekend and I must share. I’m a little bummed it’s all over.

The festival.

I’m still in shock as to how Saturday happened. First I had tickets to see my favorite band everrrr on Saturday and could have died happy. Then among the selections on my “acl2011″ playlist, I jam to Fitz & The Tatrums and Arcade Fire’s most recent albums all week to gear up for the weekend {don’t knock it}. Get super excited about them only to further score tix at the end of the week with a great friend to both of these bands’ shows after ACL. #whattheheck #pinchmeplease

Saturday in reverse order….

Fitz & the Tantrums after show. Motown danceparty. Their opener Aloe Blacc was a blast as well.

An AWESOME taping of Arcade Fire at ACL theater. So much talent, so much fun, so much craziness. I missed Stevie Wonder for this and totally made the right choice.

Live, up close, musical perfection. Truly a dream come true to partake in a performance by the greatest
voices and instrumental mastery on this side of heaven… Alison Krauss & Union Station.¬† Dan Tyminski at the guitar on the right, Ron Block, Jerry Douglas left on the dobro and Barry Bales on bass. I got choked up. I took videos. I will relive them.

Oh plus friends. Dear fun friends! {thanks for taking pictures!}



In addition to Fitz and the Tantrums, Aloe Blacc and The Belle Brigade, a playlist here with more of my favorite highlights from Austin City Limits.

Back to the grind! My life is never this cool. Tomorrow I have plans to pick up some dog food and vacuum my living room. #lesigh

slap bracelet watches + kalamata olives

September 12, 2011 § Leave a comment

…and other interesting links of note.

If neon slapbracelet watches aren’t channeling your 90′s nostalgia enough, JTT reunited with his costars.

Among the many brilliant and time sucking posts over at Bored Panda, you must check out the national food flags collection.

I found this thanks to the site, and I’m ordering it as soon as I’m done with this post and adding it to my teacher supplies.

Torrentially rainy College Station would be a great market for the SamuraiSwordNinjaAutoRelease, the friendly Dual or the handy Backpack.

Speaking of College Station, we set up a tailgate for the first game last weekend. It was fun albeit hot, windy and primitive as most tailgates are. I’m moving more towards this set up.

Did you see the supernova? Did you sip champagne? {sorry, had to}

A truly fantastic {read: interesting, factual, historical, poignant} article about why you have The Most Amazing Material in the World protecting your wine.

Do you know your slang? and more word games.

#Sept11

September 11, 2011 § Leave a comment

This morning we watched the live tribute, listened to family members reading the names of people lost 10 years ago this morning, and heard talented children’s choirs, bagpipes and Yo Yo Ma play beautiful old hymns and patriotic music.

Must see commemorative audio and images here.

Fly the flag and give your loved ones a hug!

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