saturday stats

for the week of august 19 - 25:

exercise - of any kind: 4 times
number of smoothies: 7
number of glasses of green juice: 7
meals involving pizza: 0
meals involving piles of vegetables: pretty much all of them
i cooked: 6 times
letters written: 5
packages sent: 8
things made for cookoorikoo: 16
things made just for fun: 1 (an embroidered gift for kateri's birthday)
best thing i watched: the hunger games (i watched it on amazon. its so damn good.)
books read: i started deathless by catherynne m. valente (loving it so far)
days i wore no socks: 7
living room (and kitchen) dance parties: 2

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saturday stats

for the week of august 12 - 18:

exercise - of any kind: 4 times (although in the heat everything felt like exercise)
number of smoothies: 5
number of glasses of green juice: 7
meals involving pizza: 0
meals involving piles of vegetables: pretty much all of them
i cooked: 6 times
letters written: 21
packages sent: 13
things made for cookoorikoo: 12
things made just for fun: 2 (a refashioned sundress and a giant resin ring with cake sprinkles)
best thing i watched: ed wood (it had been forever and its still awesome)
books read: i finished embassytown by china mieville, san diego 2014: the last stand of the california browncoats by mira grant and a few stories in my mother she killed me. my father he ate me
days i wore no socks: 7
living room (and kitchen) dance parties: 0 (sad trombone)

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orange crush

more of my current crushes:

11. the humans of new york. i visit this blog every once in awhile. months will pass and something will remind me of it so i'll go spend an hour or so scrolling through this blog. photo after photo of new yorkers of every colorful variety. its beautiful. faith restoring, really. bonus points because taking pictures of strangers out in the world is seriously HARD. 

12. pussy riot's closing statements at trial. read them here. eloquently hard core.

13. THIS

14. its actually embarassing how many times i've watched this video. the giggles start and i just can't stop. corgis are just TOO CUTE.

15. blessed are the plushmakers

16. nasa mohawk guy. of course.

17. a necklace. i have fallen in love with a necklace. a character was wearing it on the current stupid show i am watching and my mind keeps drifting back to it. its probably a good thing its a couple of years old and that i just found it about its existence now. i'd have had to have it.

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saturday stats

for the week of august 5 - 11:

exercise - of any kind: 4 times
number of smoothies: 2
number of glasses of green juice: 2
meals involving pizza: 0
meals involving piles of vegetables: pretty much all of them
i cooked: 5 times
i baked: french tomato tart
letters written: 2
packages sent: 13
things made for cookoorikoo: 11
things made just for fun: 1
best thing i watched: season 5 of buffy. yep. the whole thing. 
books read: kill you twice by chelsea cain and i'm halfway through embassytown by china mieville
days i wore no socks: 7
living room (and kitchen) dance parties: 1

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crush what? (a list)

oh right. crush month. and here it is august 10 and i haven't done a single post, let alone ten. somehow it completely escaped my attention. i put a reminder on my calendar for next year and have come up with a plan for this year. let us begin with a list. people/things/websites/places i've got a crush on right now:

1. melissa sue continues to amaze me.

2 & 3. tomatoes and dahlias. they show up late to the summer party looking all sexy. i just can't really get enough of either.

 

4. the modish blog evolution. i go way back with modish blog, a few nice mentions and participating in her giveaways helped get cookoorikoo off the ground. i was eager to see what would happen when jena retooled the blog and i just love where its ended up. 

5. emily on xo jane. this post is one of the many reasons.

6. adulting blog. i don't know how i found it but i seriously love it. yeah, i'm 37. you'd think i'd have this adult thing figured out. but no. its not easy. even my own mom, who i swear has been a grown up since she was 9, admits to the occasional adulthood fail. so yeah, this blog rocks. simple advice. gentle reminders. at least one cringe worthy moments. 

7. dancer a day. excellent drawings of pop culture characters and icons shaking their ass that never fail to make me smile.

8. underground new york public library. pictures of people reading on the subway. like a street style blog with book recommendations. i like it. 

9. can i go here?

10. these two:

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saturday stats

for the week of july 29 - august 4:

exercise - of any kind: 4 times
number of smoothies: 2
number of glasses of green juice: 1
meals involving pizza: 0
meals involving piles of vegetables: pretty much all of them
i cooked: 3 times
i baked: chocolate cupcakes filled with strawberry balsamic jam and topped with chocolate ganache
letters written: 1
packages sent: 14
things made for cookoorikoo: 2
things made just for fun: 1
best thing i watched: dark knight rises (again)
books read: the sixes and the blind contessa's new machine
days i wore no socks: 7
living room (and kitchen) dance parties: 0

it was a hot week. not a lot got done and we spent a great deal of time away from the house, chasing air conditioning. i'm glad there aren't many 90+ days in the extended forecast. i gotta get some work done!

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chicago things (a list)

  1. my nephew. holy hell, he's almost two years old but hot damn. i'm pretty sure he's smarter than all of us put together. 
  2. longman and eagle. i spent a delightful afternoon there drinking old fashioned, eating delicious food, reading and chatting with the bartenders about my book and tattoos and whether or not portland is really like portlandia. (i never anticipated how often i'd be asked this.)
  3. seeing my friend cheryl. we don't get to talk nearly enough and it was nice to catch up in person.
  4. visiting my favorite antique store, the one i've been going to since i was 15.
  5. our friends syndy and colleen. i was all ready to do a friday friends post last week about them but slept all day when i arrived home. you'd have heard all the reasons why they are two of my favorite people in the world, one of my very favorite branches in my chosen family tree.
  6. my parents. despite the fact that they did not see me at my best both times they saw me, i'm pretty sure they still love me. 
  7. getting to spend many days with kateri, although not nearly enough. it was nice that one of the days was saturday, just like old times.

i'm sorry to everyone i didn't get to see. next time, i promise.

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thirty-seven

thirty-seven awesome things about this weekend

  1. staying in bed late and reading
  2. the book i finished
  3. cake success
  4. friends
  5. shawn's pulled pork tacos
  6. with my peach salsa
  7. hot dogs
  8. beer
  9. sunshine in a gorgeous garden
  10. bees buzzing about 
  11. birthday messages and calls
  12. pretty flowers
  13. hand-drawn birthday cards especially for me
  14. a paper parasol gift
  15. clogs i've been longing for
  16. yarn
  17. laughter
  18. hatching plans
  19. talking about books
  20. talking about pie
  21. pushing my favorite girl on a swing
  22. pepper jelly and cream cheese
  23. cake crumb
  24. a cheddar corn biscuit
  25. lots of iced coffee
  26. a trip to the comic book store
  27. a trip to cargo
  28. more friends
  29. more beer at deschutes
  30. and more delicious food
  31. more laughter
  32. hatching more plans
  33. a trip to powell's
  34. books
  35. more laughter
  36. listening to records on the porch
  37. falling asleep happy
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saturday stats

for the week of july 8-14:

exercise - of any kind: 3 times
number of smoothies: 1
number of glasses of green juice: 5
meals involving pizza: 0
meals involving piles of vegetables: 6
pints of snap peas eaten: 1/2
i cooked: 4 times
i baked: the momofuku milk bar birthday cake
letters written: 2
packages sent: 11
things made for cookoorikoo: 51
things made just for fun: 4 (a dress, a floor pouf, a crazy cool porch screen and an ipad cover)
best thing i watched: theater of blood with vincent price. totally gruesome and really good.
books read: yoga bitch abandoned for the borrowers by rebecca makkai. will return to it next week.
days i wore no socks: 7
living room (and kitchen) dance parties: 1  

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saturday stats

for the week of june 29 - july 7:

exercise - of any kind: 4 times
number of smoothies: 3
number of glasses of green juice: 4
meals involving pizza: 1
meals involving piles of vegetables: 5
pints of snap peas eaten: 1
i cooked: 3 times
i baked: many many mini berry pies
letters written: 3
packages sent: 12
things made: 17
best thing i watched: i barely watched tv all week. its summer, y'all.
books read: still reading a discovery of witches by deborah e. harkness, about to start yoga bitch
days i wore no socks: 7
living room (and kitchen) dance parties: 2  

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