Monday, November 19, 2007

Cosy Cosy!

I had a "moment" last week where I somehow found myself on Etsy and felt the compulsion to buy tea cosies. I know...some people are "shoe" people; I have my own compulsions. I bought two. One, is shaped like a strawberry and the other, like a figgy pudding (for Christmas, of course!). Well, today, the strawberry arrived via Royal Mail from England and I literally giggled with glee! (yes, I giggled with glee). It was from White Doll Arts.



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Cosy Cosy!

I had a "moment" last week where I somehow found myself on Etsy and felt the compulsion to buy tea cosies. I know...some people are "shoe" people; I have my own compulsions. I bought two. One, is shaped like a strawberry and the other, like a figgy pudding (for Christmas, of course!). Well, today, the strawberry arrived via Royal Mail from England and I literally giggled with glee! (yes, I giggled with glee). It was from White Doll Arts.



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At Long Last, My New Rug

My rug--Dash and Albert from Host in Chestnut Hill--that I wanted to post yesterday!


Rug

At Long Last, My New Rug

My rug--Dash and Albert from Host in Chestnut Hill--that I wanted to post yesterday!


Rug

Commuter Sentences: Sometimes a Short Distance is Actually Very Long

I left work around 6:30 and then got to Union Station around 6:45. I had about 10 minutes to wait for the 6:55 D6--or, around 40 minutes, which is what it actually took. So, it took me, all said, about an hour and a half to get home, which means, I probably could have walked home faster.

Commuter Sentences: Sometimes a Short Distance is Actually Very Long

I left work around 6:30 and then got to Union Station around 6:45. I had about 10 minutes to wait for the 6:55 D6--or, around 40 minutes, which is what it actually took. So, it took me, all said, about an hour and a half to get home, which means, I probably could have walked home faster.

Dread-ful

I finally watched my Netflix movies from 3 weeks ago this weekend. The first The Inheritance, by Danish director Per Fly was depressing and too much for me on a lazy Saturday (let's put it this way, it features an attempted rape by the main character and suicide and love lost...). The other was In July, a German flick. It was worth watching, but I had a hard time getting past the main actress's hair. She featured one of my biggest pet peeves: white people with dreads/cornrows/braids (and by this I don't mean little white girls with Pippi Longstocking hair...).


44757150_4I don't dislike those hairstyles in general, as in, when they're on the African-American hair for which the Good Lord intended them. I find it embarrassing when white people do it. Kind of like white people who say "Brother." These white people are typically privileged and trying too hard to be "anti-establishment." Give me a break! For African-Americans, it's a statement of pride and frankly, an easy way to wear your hair (which, living with frizzy curly hair myself, I can appreciate). For these freaks, it's saying "look, I'm so awesome and counter-culture. Power to the people! Aren't I cool?" And, after the protest against the World Bank, they all roll home in the BMWs Mom and Dad bought them and play Nintendo. Barf.

Technical Difficulties

My previous post is about half of what I'd planned to write. I had a nifty photo of my new rug, but when I put my card into its little slot on my laptop, windows explorer shut down and I was too lazy to reboot. I assumed all was lost.


Clearly, my laptop isn't the only thing having technical difficulties lately. Like, how about Metro? I seriously don't think I'm exaggerating when I say that there has not been one day that I have been without a delay on the Red Line in the past month! I'm going to start to take the bus the whole way again (which is really saying something).


Unionstation_metrobus (Photo on http://dctrans.blogspot.com)


What I would have said was that I had a good weekend--relaxing, which was what I needed. I also managed to sort out my apartment which had been an awful mess for several weeks, due to my out of control work schedule and weekends away. I also realized how much more I have to do with refinishing furniture, projects, etc. I'm sure that stuff won't get done until after the holidays.


Saturday, Erin and I went to Dos Gringos in Mt. Pleasant. So fun...I had never been there and who knew such a cute, "local" place existed in yuppiefied DC? Okay, I'm being unfair, but after being in Philly the weekend before, I was feeling like our city is just a bit lame. To fast forward, we walked a bit and looked at furniture and ate crepes at L'Enfant Cafe. We then checked out Greater Goods, an environmentally friendly goods store that just opened 3 days ago on U St. I hope they do well. I saw them on Friday after the Chi Cha lounge and assumed I'd just never seen them. Right now, they have a fairly good selection of reusable, compact bags, Sigg bottles, light bulbs, cleaning products, and other things to make your home more efficient.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Back from the Dead

My blog that is. I had a bit of a hiatus because I've been mondo busy at work and too brain dead in my off time to have adequate intelligence to type up a blog entry.


In the time between my last blog and now, aside from long hours working at home and at the office, I went up to Philly for a mini Planning class reunion. It was fun to see folks and to hang out with Angie a bit. I love her and Mike's house--so cozy! I wish I'd had my camera!


1362133374_c2fbbd1032We had the best brunch, too, up at Cake in Chestnut Hill (Pic from PhilaPhile). And, we luckily stopped at Host, a cute homegoods store, where I bought a new rug from Dash & Albert that I'd seen in a magazine once. Love it. Bright and cheery.