If You Miss Me

I am in Idaho watching my sister's four kids. Four of them. I've been here since the 22nd and I am going home on the 5th (don't worry my sister comes back Sunday morning). Mike flew in last night bringing some much needed backup. The kids definitely prefer Mike to me, he is much more fun than mean Aunt Bille. Today was so much better with him here. Seriously how do people do it alone? Thank you Mike, you saved me!

We Are Rich

Finally, all our hard work is paying off. The check is in the mail.


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The Motherland

My family comes from Poland. You know, screen doors on submarines, and whatnot. This is the latest news from a country that brings you countless jokes at its own expense.

"We didn't pay 37 million zlotys ($11 million) for the largest elephant house in Europe to have a gay elephant live there," Michal Grzes, a conservative councillor in the city of Poznan in western Poland, was quoted as saying.



I saw this lamp today in UO. I like the looks of it. You could certainly jazz it up a bit with your choice of a lamp shade.


Mr. T-bow

After we went to the Palm Springs museum of art I learned that Wayne Thiebaud, at the age of 88 still paints every day and lives in Sacramento. I began to fantasize that I would meet him and he would be enchanted by me at first site and demand that I sit as a model for him (crazy I know, all those happy colours did something to my brain). Well part of my little fantasy came true last Tuesday when Mike and I went to the Paul Thiebaud Gallery open house. Yup I got to speak to Mr. T for a few moments and shake his hand. As far as I know he was not enchanted by me, but I certainly was enchanted by him, bow tie and all.

ps I know this is an awful picture.

Lolita Lempicka

The name alone (and one look at the bottle) should tell you that Lolita Lempicka is a sweet, flirty, fruity scent. If you like anise and black licorice you'll like Lolita. This reminds me of Angel, because it is big and complex, but not so grown up. I can also tell you that the fragrance for men, by the same name, is really yummy too.


Sun Flares and Slurpees

This was us rounding out the day in PS.


Alex Katz

Have I mentioned that I love Alex Katz? Well I do.

Melting Moments

Made these last week, they hail from the Donna Hay cookbook Modern Classics 2. Beware if you make them, they may not last longer than one night in your house. They barely made it 12 hours in ours.

Melting Moments
175g (6 oz) butter, softened
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup all purpose flour, sifted
1/4 cup corn starch, sifted
60g butter (2 oz), softened
2 tsp lemon juice
2 tsp lemon zest
1 cup powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350.
Cream the butter, sugar, and vanilla until smooth.
Add the flour and cornstarch and mix until it comes together.
Put the batter in a bag and with a fluted tip and pipe 1" circles onto parchment lined baking sheets.
Bake 12-14 minutes until golden brown.

For the frosting, cream the butter, sugar, lemon juice and zest.
When the cookies are cool, sandwich them together with some frosting.
Makes about 16 sandwiches