Sunday, August 31, 2008

what a beautiful model

what a beautiful model
Originally uploaded by lornababy

and here's ella sue, modeling this fall's hottest baby haute couture - a raglan sweater in hot pink and lime green hand made by the fashion house of maltese parakeet paired with a stylish diaper by pampers. note the floral motif on the buttons and the front pocket for pacifier storage for babies on the go. hair styling by teri.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

omnivore's hundred

tim at very good taste is doing a little meme called the omnivore's hundred. here's how it works:

1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.
4) Optional extra: Post a comment here at linking to your results.

The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare - i've had beef sashimi and beef carpaccio, but never the full blown steak tartare with the egg and everything
5. Crocodile - does alligator count?
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari
12. Pho - one of my favorites
13. PB&J sandwich - every day for breakfast!
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns - bao-i-licous!
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut - never again, though, yuk!
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea - on the orient express, thank you very much
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O - have i ever!
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail - one of my favorite dishes at versailles cuban restaurant
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu - consider this a strikethrough
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin - in kyoto, no less.
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal - my favorite hangover meal
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini - many dirty, filthy vodka martinis, actually - this counts!
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin - isn't this clay?!
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake - fried dough? yes, please!
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse - not knowingly
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa - i've had regular harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox - i've had a zillion bagels, but not with lox
97. Lobster Thermidor - also on the orient express
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake

61/100. not bad. i've put some comments above. i didn't think there's anything i wouldn't eat at least once, so i didn't line anything out at first - but, on second reading, i'm not going to try fugu, i.e., puffer fish. i'm not that interested in possibly dying if the sushi chef was having an off night.

i've been thinking a lot about what it means to be an omnivore recently. while i am really enjoying eating more vegetarian meals recently, i just can't give up things like steak. i'm sorry militant vegans, i really like steak, and chicken, and pork, and fish, and eggs and milk. but i also really like vegetables, and tofu, and lentils and beans. so, while i can eat a little more responsibly (for my body and for the planet), i'm not going to give up meat completely, i'll just eat it less. just another example, i guess, of my slowly developing philosophy on life, which is to eschew extemes. buddhists may recognize it as the middle path.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Best. Show. Ever.

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goodbye, leroi

all my excitement about dmb week and davemas came to a grinding halt last night in the t-shirt line at the staples center. i was excitedly standing there with my mom and contemplating buying the event poster, when some random guy told me that i had better buy the poster because leroi died today. i told him to shut up and it’s not funny to start rumors like that. (sorry i was mean to you, random guy in the tshirt line.) i bought the poster. it was the last one.

so, when we got to our seats, i started looking on the internet for any news and saw it on tmz. i was not willing to believe it from tmz, so i went to the band’s site and saw the “in memory of” photo above. utter shock. we were close to the front with other warehouse members, so a lot of the people in our section already knew.

it was nothing short of amazing to be part of the band's celebration of leroi last night. when the guys came out with bartender, it just broke my heart. you could just see the pain etched on all of their faces. i knew from the start it was going to be a difficult show to get through, and it was, but after it’s all said and done, i can’t imagine any other place i’d rather have been. last night’s show was a fitting tribute to leroi – his fans gathered together to honor his life by enjoying his music played so lovingly and with such raw emotion by his closest friends. and yes, i danced and yelled – i wanted to be sure leroi could hear us, wherever he is now, and i wanted the rest of the guys to know that the crowd was out there, giving all the support and love we could.

if there is one message from dmb’s music that really speaks to me, it is to enjoy your life and let your favorite people know you love them every day, because you never know when it’s going to be over. i am certain leroi knew how much we all adored him.

so , leroi, here’s to you. thank you for sharing your gift with us. you will be missed.


Bartender *
Proudest Monkey *
Satellite *
So Damn Lucky *
Eh Hee *
Water Into Wine *
Burning Down The House *
Dancing Nancies *
Loving Wings *
The Maker *
Sledgehammer *
Grey Street *
Dreaming Tree *
Crash Into Me *
Anyone Seen The Bridge *
Too Much Intro *
Ants Marching *

Sister +
Corn Bread *
Two Step *

Show Notes:
* Jeff Coffin
+ Dave, Tim, Carter and Rashawn
indicates a segue into next song

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

It's not the same

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Saturday, August 16, 2008


Why is this necessary in life?

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Saturday, August 09, 2008

gifts for the niece

here she is, isn't she adorable?

we're so excited to have a baby in the family. especially one as special as ella. we all love her to bits. i think we've all gone a little baby mad, dressing her up like a little doll. ella's half-birthday is coming up, and here are the little gifts i made for her:

a little raglan sweater with a pocket for her pacifier:

sweater for ella

and a sugar skull dress:

dress for ella

by way of explanation, this is not morbid. ella's mom, her other aunt and i are fans of the mexican holiday, day of the dead. the holiday is not macabre or scary, it's about honoring and remembering relatives and friends that have passed on. the symbol of the skeleton is a principal feature of the day of the dead altar and the three of us collect skeleton items and display them all year long. so, i couldn't help but make a dress out of this material for our little darling.

Monday, August 04, 2008

multy's a loldog!

just looked on icanhasahotdog and saw the picture that i submitted of multy has made it on the site. i had submitted that picture of him with a different caption and someone recaptioned it to this and it made the site...

see more dog pictures

i think my original one (see below) was better, but this still pretty funny and now my dog's butt is famous! yay, multy!

so, in the past few weeks, i've made it on to two of my three favorite sites on teh interwebs (see below for my debut). sigh, if only meg would post my fat, happy seal picture on cuteoverload...

Friday, August 01, 2008

Overheard at borders

Kid: Mom, I want this.

Mom: No. Do you have any idea how much I just spent on your new glasses? Wait, where are your new glasses!?

at which point I left the vicinity because I did not want to witness the beat down that kid was about to get.

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