Saturday, March 31, 2012

turtle time

 Did someone pass along their turtle collection? Because Thrift Town was packed with turtles.
 Even embroidered on skirts

I wish I could have gathered them all in one place. It might have taken up a whole section

Friday, March 30, 2012

If we burn, you burn with us

Seriously these books are good. Now a certified Hunger Games dork,  I've got tears down my face-cuddled in bed-finishing the last book.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

may the odds ever be in your favor

I started reading the Hunger Games trilogy with my guy as a two person book club. I was hating on them, but as it turns out Suzanne Collins is a very good writer.

Inspired by our reading, Gabe whipped up a lamb stew with dried plums over risotto that is fit for the Capitol. This was so so good. Someone get this kid a job in a fancy kitchen.

hunger games banquet menu:
mizithra white wine risotto
dried plum lamb stew with thyme and sage

served with
ruhstaller captain
and some sauvignon blanc that's so french the label just says "sauvignon"

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Monday, March 26, 2012


Thanks sidewalk, that is what I need some more of in my life! Intensify!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

books and bones

Children's section at the library

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

take pollution down to zero

A long time ago, Angela told me the story of her biggest regret. She said as a little girl at a Christmas parade there was a Captain Planet float. There was a little structure that the Captain was encouraging kids to go into and grab a Captain planet ring from. Angela was too nervous and asked her mom to go with her, but her mom refused and Angela watched the ring get away from her. This is her biggest and only regret in life.

So for her birthday I tried to recreate this parade.
The Captain. A big thanks to Gabriel for being a trooper.

The Float

Here she is, finally getting that ring after all these years

She finally has her heart ring!

and that is how you give someone a happy birthday. Take away their regrets and give them Captain Planet.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Monday, March 19, 2012

Sunday, March 18, 2012

post celebratory vehicle

Dear non-residents of Midtown,

While you are walking back to your vehicles and working off that alcohol, look up. See that window? I'm trying to sleep in there. These are homes, people live here. Please pipe down.

~Old cranky lady (Amanda)

Saturday, March 17, 2012

A fresh mex St. Patrick's Day

I tried to avoid any St. Patrick's Day nonsense and celebrated my father's birthday at his favorite, Chevy's.
My drink turned out to be green. An accident, I swear!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Thursday, March 15, 2012

to you

My father and me

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Keep it going

A big thank you to Angela Ayala for not only being the seamstress for the band but also taking some amazing photos. Here are a few she took
 Fast Times at Ridgemont High
  Wizard of Oz

 Velvet Goldmine