Hello Sunshine

Last night, Dean and I celebrated our four year anniversary. Our true anniversary was over a month ago but we always forget! ;) ‘I mean… destiny.’ Cheers! Dean had some fuzzy, orange concoction, I ordered a Patty Hearst. (Yes, I was thrilled beyond measure to discover a cocktail named after Patty Hearst!) Dinner at Quinn’s, […]

Heather’s Organoke Birthday

(I stole the term ‘organoke’ from Gavin- it’s too good!) Had a ball at Heather’s birthday party. She brought Frances Farmer Organ Karaoke to her living room and gave a number of dazzling performances. This included everything from costume changes, the Charleston, and backing choruses. Yeeeah, Heather is a rockstar… And a wonderful person besides. […]

New and Newsworthy (to me)

–More storms: Hurricane Katia heads toward North Britain. Stay safe, Scotland! –Vampire attack at abandoned Hooters: The headline’s a humdinger but the story itself is sad and disturbing. –Dinegerous: a searchable map of Seattle’s food inspection ratings. Very handy, though I don’t mind that most of the places I like aren’t ‘spotless’. Anywhere above the […]

Bluebeard

I LOVED this fairy tale as a child- I remember reading it and getting chills (my other favorite was the similarly dark “Robber Bridegroom”). Catherine Breillat’s re-interpretation has a nice frame tale of two sisters in the 1950s. They are reading the story aloud in the attic, picking on one another, and having adorable conversations […]

New and Newsworthy (to me)

…or stories I followed this past week. General: –Stormy weather: Irene caused widespread damage on the East Coast. Here’s hoping Tropical Storm Lee doesn’t do worse this weekend! –Cosmic Carats: Astronomers discover a planet made of diamonds. –Magic Pen: Inkling by Wacom, wow! Local: –The saddest summer tradition: The Seattle Public Library has been closed […]