Photo Friday

Is that a thing? Photo Friday? I bet it was once.

(not actually) Manderlay

(not actually) Manderley

My mom sent me a picture of the house.

Littlerock, CA

Littlerock, CA

Also, here is a picture I took on Valentine’s Day.

It’s National Siblings Day!

I did not know this was a thing, but there are days for just about everything, apparently.

DID YOU KNOW that I have a sibling and am in possession of many adorable photos of us as children? OH YES. I DO AND I AM.

This is not us. It’s our Grammy and Aunt Edie.

This is us! I am the bigger one with the darker hair. This is still true.



I’m not naming names, but someone was mad that it wasn’t her birthday.



Please direct your attention to our AMAZING matching outfits and the fact that we are on the roof of one of the Twin Towers.

Fixed that for you.

I accidentally clicked on a terrible “article” this morning. Between the text and the stock photographs I just had to improve it.

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1. He is more interested in something up on the ceiling than in your advances. WHAT IS ON THE CEILING?

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2. She’s yelling at you with a megaphone. PUT THE MEGAPHONE DOWN, LADY.

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3. He is better at video games than you. Or even worse, he THINKS he is better at video games than you. LET HER HAVE THE CONTROLLER ONCE IN A WHILE, YOU CAD.

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4. She pretends not to know you in public. DANGER!

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5. She steals your sandwich. HE IS HUNGRY TOO, LADY.

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6. You are both just too goth to live.

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7. She leans on you when you’re trying to make a shot. WHAT THE HELL LADY HE IS TRYING TO MAKE A SHOT.

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8. You are literally screaming in each other’s faces. Also maybe you are both Italian? I mean, look at that gesturing. Actually, you two should probably just go to bed together.

My United States of Whatever


I made this map here. Red is for states I’ve never been to or have only driven through (without stopping). Amber is for states I’ve slept in and/or done some sightseeing. Violet is for states I’ve spent some time in. Green is states I’ve lived in.

EDIT: See the comments for my extensive attempts at correcting this map.

A Day In The Life

My Twitter friend Francesca issued a photo challenge to take a photo an hour (or more!) all day yesterday. These are mine:

8:04am breakfast.
8-04 breakfast

9:21am software update.
9-21 software update

10:23am headed out.
10-23 headed out

10:23am time to go.
10-23 time to go

11:27am waiting room.
11-27 waiting room

12:10pm Whole Foods.
12-10 whole foods

1:06pm Angelus Plaza.
1-06 angelus

2:36pm sitting down.
2-36 sitting down

3:22pm organizational hell.
3-22 organization hell

3:22pm eff this shite.
3-22 eff this shite

4:34pm sneakers.
4-34 sneakers

5:10pm Motor Gate 1.
5-10 Motor Gate 1

6:00pm car knitting.
6-00 car knitting

7:33pm Sam’s popcorn.
7-33 Sam's popcorn

8:07pm bedtime.
8-07 bedtime

Who plays you in the movies?

Okay, you’re a character in a movie. Who plays you?

Will and I discussed this very thing this morning. His suggestions: Chris Pratt and Aubrey Plaza; Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally. (Why yes, we DO watch Parks and Recreation. Why do you ask?) I don’t know that either of these is perfect, but I sure like the idea of either lady playing me!

Now I am wondering about the ideal casting for everyone else I know.

Won’t you tell me who would play you?

(For the sake of this game, the movie version of you should be somewhere between who you really are and who you wish you are. And if you’re an actor, no fair saying you’d play yourself.)

The Best Thing You Will See All Day.

I hope you’re ready for Pure Awesomeness.

Awesomeness the likes of which you have never before seen.

(Unless you’ve seen this before.)

Are you ready?

Are you SURE?


Here we go.

You’re absolutely ready, are you not?



Alas, I found this on Tumblr, where proper attribution is an endangered species. If anyone knows where it comes from, please let me know!

Fall Color Week: Burnt Sienna + Goldenrod

Oops! I never posted yesterday’s picture for color week. Here it is:


Those lovely stripes of burnt sienna are the sunlight on my cradle. I slept in it, Sam slept in it, and Otter will sleep in it.

And here is today’s photo:


That’s the felt to make another kitchen playmat, which I will put in my etsy shop when it’s ready. (It could be a while. I’m a little behind.)