Thursday, January 31, 2008


I find it interesting that 1) I manage to know enough to not sound stupid, 2) I am curious enough to know what to do and 3) smart enough to know that sometimes it has multiple applications.

Regarding xkcd

oh yeah, and I forgot to add, 4) (not so) humble enough to know I am probably missing almost all of it.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

a strange fascination with my nose

365/15 - aqualine nose, originally uploaded by Blair Necessities.

yes, I have always been partial to it.

My life in six words

I have been enjoying this blog for quite some time, even before I realized that she had written a book and it was being published and such...
I got hooked; she is so much I am not not (she adores fashion) and some of what I am (a foodie of sorts) and then there are those moments when you read the words someone else wrote and you totally get "it" whatever it may be...
Anyway, she is in this new book called "Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure" edited by SMITH Mag’s Larry Smith and Rachel Fershleiser.

Her six word memoir is: weird quiet girl fading from view…

Mine: Well traveled girl, looking for home.

What is yours?


I hate that

stage when you know you are going to be sick, and it is just a matter of time.


Thursday, January 17, 2008

Three random "foodie" admissions

I hate matcha... which is apparently the new manna of the gods in the foodie realm.

I prefer corn syrup on my pancakes, comes from not having access to maple syrup (and plenty of corn syrup) while growing up.

I am not fond of whipped cream frosting, give me a good buttercream please.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

lock down

Today the cities that make up most of the central valley area where I live, decided to lock down my neighborhood so I would be forced to watch thousands of people could run by my house... yeah, a marathon.

I used the opportunity to take down my Christmas stuff.


Saturday, January 12, 2008

TMI... almost

One should never eat too much cabbage, and that is hard to do with a house full of Austrians living with you making the aforementioned cabbage in all sorts of scrumptious ways... on a near daily basis.

At least it isn't herring (may my Norwegian ancestors either forgive or ignore that last remark).


Thursday, January 10, 2008

Three random admissions

In the last four months, I have seen two important men in my life... I am referring to two to whom I am not related to, neither to whom I am married to, nor a parent of...

I wish I had it in me to do this, and complete it.

I hate idle chatter, but I don't usually mind listening to gossip.


Wednesday, January 09, 2008


DSC04571, originally uploaded by Blair Necessities.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

blog + evolution = blogolution?

e.g. The failure (refusal) to replicate a meme, which happens often enough... hmphlol


I don't care what you think*, but, it really sucks when you are awake before the automatic coffee maker has finished brewing.

*Actually, I do care what you all think... strangely enough.

Saturday, January 05, 2008

another meme

Father went to college
Father finished college
Mother went to college
Mother finished college

Have any relative who is an attorney, physician, or professor.
Were the same or higher class than your high school teachers. I think so, for the most part, though I did have three teachers in HS that my parents or their siblets had had.
Had more than 50 books in your childhood home
Had more than 500 books in your childhood home
Were read children's books by a parent
Had lessons of any kind before you turned 18
Had more than two kinds of lessons before you turned 18
The people in the media who dress and talk like me are portrayed positively
Had a credit card with your name on it before you turned 18. Can I count a gas card?
Your parents (or a trust) paid for the majority of your college costs
Your parents (or a trust) paid for all of your college costs
Went to a private high school
Went to summer camp. once, church camp
Had a private tutor before you turned 18 to teach me how to read in English when I was 6, I could only read Spanish.
Family vacations involved staying at hotels
Your clothing was all bought new before you turned 18.
Your parents bought you a car that was not a hand-me-down from them
There was original art in your house when you were a child
Had a phone in your room before you turned 18
You and your family lived in a single family house at times
Your parent(s) owned their own house or apartment before you left home
You had your own room as a child after age 8
Participated in an SAT/ACT prep course
Had your own TV in your room in High School
Owned a mutual fund or IRA in High School or College
Flew anywhere on a commercial airline before you turned 16
Went on a cruise with your family
Went on more than one cruise with your family - nope Grandfather died on first one
Your parents took you to museums and art galleries as you grew up
You were unaware of how much heating bills were for your family.

From here via Aryspop

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

a self imposed tag

via Jodi

* Your last meal: black eyed peas, corned beef and cabbage
* Something on your desk/work area: junk
* Your New Year’s Eve plans: who knows it is a year away
* The smallest gift you received this year: a cool Word Rally cube thing that will entertain me mindlessly for hours
* The largest gift you received this year: iMac
* Something you wish you hadn’t eaten so much of during the holidays: chocolate
* On your feet: socks
* Your hair: brown, my real color
* How many other countries you’ve traveled to: 16 I think
* One country you dream of visiting: Singapore
* A hobby you’d like to take up/revisit this year: sewing
* A hobby of yours that died (aww, buh-bye) this past year: baking
* A publication you subscribe to (print): no paid subscriptions, but I did get a free one to the Smithsonian
* The most embarrassing subscription in your feed reader (if you have one):
* One of your favorite stores to window shop dreamily in: William Sonoma
* One of your favorite online stores to window shop dreamily on:
* A color you love to wear: mauve
* Your bed pillow: body
* The color of your kitchen counter: fake wood grain
* What you plan to do when you get up from the computer: eat