Monday, March 26, 2012

I love Franklin Ave.: Seeds in the Middle presents a Crown Heights socce...

I love Franklin Ave.: Seeds in the Middle presents a Crown Heights socce...:   This event sounds like a lot of fun - check out their press release below, and their website for more information about the work Seeds ...

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Friday, February 24, 2012

sweater girl


i stopped in my tracks when i saw this sweater
on Anya Ziourova
as posted on Stop It Right Now

i need to make a version

anyone know the original maker of this sweater?
and photo?

Sunday, February 19, 2012

wedding

i realize i've been absent from the blog in recent months.  or years.  life is happening so fast it's hard to capture it here.  in december daren and i went to buenos aires, argentina and then jose ignacio, uruguay where we said private vows and became married.  we made it legal at the manhattan courthouse a few days after returning.  a few months before that we bought our first place in nyc.  work has been happening with intensity as always.  now we share our home with a sweet little creature and are planning our next steps.  we'll be taking a honeymoon later this year, and are deciding where to go.  life is good.  :)


























Thursday, February 16, 2012

california dreamin'

photo by Hugh Holland

at home

at home with mike mills





i recently developed a green thumb when i rescued a gnarly, flowerless orchid plant from the garbage at my place of work.  i googled where to trim the stem, repotted it and plopped it in our north-facing window without much hope for regrowth.  when we returned from our wedding trip, there was suddenly a new stem shooting out, and now it has 4 fully-opened blossoms and another 5 buds getting ready to shine.  my husband bought me two gorgeous staghorn ferns for my birthday, and the man at the nursery gave me a meek-looking orchid to see if i could bring it back to flower too.  i've also been reading this book of house plants that i thrifted at goodwill in portland the other year.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

biggie




We adopted this little big guy from the Brooklyn Animal Care & Control a week and a half ago.  He's a 2 year old American Staffordshire/pit mix, who we think also must have some English Bulldog in him because of his squat stature.  He is such a sweet boy.  He loves to be a couch potato and get belly rubs.

Friday, February 10, 2012

worth repeating


ALSO, can we stop creating this false dichotomy between Portland and Brooklyn? People are comparing a small-sized city with a legitimately white-majority population, to some myopic media perception of maybe like one or two neighborhoods in THE MOST POPULATED BOROUGH OF NEW YORK CITY. Brooklyn has 3 fucking million people living in it, and Mr and Ms Media Reducto over here are reducing it to a few banal and dated stereotypes about the privileged white people who live on Bedford Avenue and/or Park Slope. GUESS WHAT, Williamsburg existed before “hipsters” moved there. This borough is 42% white, 35% Latino, 34% Black, AND ALL LOVE. Whereas Portland’s community of color is largely relegated to outlying suburbs and neighborhoods still affected by the segregating effects of redlining in the 1940s, and is stuck with a “liberal” white community that is so scared to admit it might be racist that its lack of dialogue and overt white-niceness towards blacks and Latinos there completely otherizes them in a totally condescending way. ANYWAY! STOP SAYING THE TERM “BROOKLANDIA,” and also PORTLAND IS NOT A UTOPIA FOR NOT-WHITE PEOPLE.

youngmanhattanite: pareene: jawnita: aberjona:

ALSO, can we stop creating this false dichotomy between Portland and Brooklyn? People are comparing a small-sized city with a legitimately white-majority population, to some myopic media perception of maybe like one or two neighborhoods in THE MOST POPULATED BOROUGH OF NEW YORK CITY. Brooklyn has 3 fucking million people living in it, and Mr and Ms Media Reducto over here are reducing it to a few banal and dated stereotypes about the privileged white people who live on Bedford Avenue and/or Park Slope. GUESS WHAT, Williamsburg existed before “hipsters” moved there. This borough is 42% white, 35% Latino, 34% Black, AND ALL LOVE. Whereas Portland’s community of color is largely relegated to outlying suburbs and neighborhoods still affected by the segregating effects of redlining in the 1940s, and is stuck with a “liberal” white community that is so scared to admit it might be racist that its lack of dialogue and overt white-niceness towards blacks and Latinos there completely otherizes them in a totally condescending way. ANYWAY! STOP SAYING THE TERM “BROOKLANDIA,” and also PORTLAND IS NOT A UTOPIA FOR NOT-WHITE PEOPLE.


Friday, February 03, 2012

juice clease, day 2

Day 2 of my juice cleanse has so far been much smoother than Day 1.  I have had only mild bloating so far and very little need to rush to the bathroom.  I'm feeling happy and more clear-headed, though a little sleep deprived....  I never have trouble sleeping, and last night was no different at first, but at 1 am I woke up and could not get back to sleep.  I'd read online that many people have trouble sleeping. 

This morning I started my juices much earlier, having lemon water beginning at 5:45 am and my first juice at 6:15, before my commute into work.  At work I had a splash of yesterday's #6 juice, the vanilla cashew milk, in green tea and two glasses of water.  No headache!  I really love that cashew milk, though I couldn't finish my serving last night -- it was so rich and I felt I needed a little protein boost this morning.  Kelly at Juice Hugger told me this is not cheating, so away we go!

At around 9:00 I started in on my second juice -- the one that yesterday induce all kinds of "detox" activity inappropriate for the workplace.  This time I drank it verrry slowly - over an hour - and alternated with sips of water.  Still no headache and only very slight stomach bloating and movement.

It's now 1:00 and I'm halfway done with my 3rd juice, which is a delicious tomato one that can be drunk warm.   (Yesterday I did the Love Cleanse and today I'm doing the Clarity Cleanse, and tomorrow, I'l do the Happiness Cleanse.  This was suggested by the folks at Juice Hugger as a way to keep the cleanse interesting, and I think it's a great idea.)  It's a thin soup, really, and nice and salty and savory.  A nice change from the others!  I am taking it slowly and again taking sips of water in between, wary after yesterday's experience.

cleanse afternoon update

Day 1, PM update:

Wow, I did not expect to feel or experience the things I did today on the cleanse.  I was told the second and/or third days are the worst in terms of symptoms of expelling toxins, so I'm not sure if it's hitting me more quickly than most, or if I have even more of a hurdle ahead of me in the coming days.  I'm feeling bloated and the activity in my stomach has been constant.  I've been visiting the restroom about every 20 minutes, and at one point in the early afternoon I almost thought I couldn't continue the cleanse while still working because it was so disruptive (...and erruptive -- sorry if TMI).  It's now 4:30 and I've finished my 4th juice (a pineapple ginger dealy) and somehow feel a little more settled.  I still have a mild headache and keep forgetting that I'm not eating food while on the cleanse. I haven't eaten anything but the notion to order a salad or grab an apple keeps coming to mind.