Friday, July 29, 2011

Hip Hip Hooray! Loving where you live Trader Joe's edition

I love where I live
*Mount Pleasant is pretty awesome*
( All American City 2010 )

and today it got even better
Trader Joe's 
has opened a store in Mount Pleasant
and it was a madhouse

the long lines were totally worth it
my cart was filled to the brim
*Two Buck Chuck*
a Guacamole kit
an amazing frozen green shrimp curry
and my favorite shaving lotion
(now I don't have to buy it on ebay)
Wooooo hooooo!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

poem happiness: naomi shihab nye

so much happiness

it is difficult to know what to do with so much happiness.  
with sadness there is something to rub against,   
a wound to tend with lotion & cloth.  
when the world falls in around you, you have pieces to pick up,  
something to hold in your hands, like ticket stubs or change.
but happiness floats.  
it doesn’t need you to hold it down.  
it doesn’t need anything.  
happiness lands on the roof of the next house, singing,  
& disappears when it wants to.
you are happy either way.  
even the fact that you once lived in a peaceful tree house  
& now live over a quarry of noise & dust  
cannot make you unhappy.  
everything has a life of its own,
it too could wake up filled with possibilities  
of coffee cake & ripe peaches,  
& love even the floor which needs to be swept,  
the soiled linens & scratched records.
since there is no place large enough
to contain so much happiness,  
you shrug, you raise your hands, & it flows out of you  
into everything you touch. you are not responsible.  
you take no credit, as the night sky takes no credit  
for the moon, but continues to hold it, & share it,
& in that way, be known.

naomi shihab nye

*my favorite part of this poem*

everything has a life of its own,
it too could wake up filled with possibilities  
of coffee cake & ripe peaches,

*waking up to ripe peaches is on my happiness list*

Monday, July 25, 2011

Puppy Playdate

(taken with my iphone)

Lulu, Roxie and I
went to watch the boyfriend play tennis
Roxie was feeling extra cuddly
and refused to leave my lap for most of the game
*and the boyfriend kicked some serious tennis butt too*

Saturday, July 23, 2011

only bored people are boring

‘I’m bored’ is a useless thing to say. You live in a great, big, vast world that you’ve seen none percent of. Even the inside of your own mind is endless. It goes on forever, inwardly — you understand? The fact the you’re alive is amazing. So you don’t get to be bored.— LOUIS C.K., to his kids, on Louie (via inothernews)
(via apsies)

Sunday, July 17, 2011

anyone not have plans tonight?


I just re-read the last book
and have rented the the Deathly Hallows part 1
- tonight -
we are off to see the final film
*I am bringing an entire box of kleenex*
not even bothering with mascara
I am prepared to be a blubbery mess
(Boyfriend be warned)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Harry Potter Week!

Package Design and Spine Image

Patrick Sullivan created his take on the Harry Potter
Criterion Collection 
-for a portfolio project-
and they are just stunning

here is his design for my favorite book in the series

Prisoner of Azkaban

Check out the rest of them

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Beach Blanket Bingo

Beach Blanket Bingo One Piece in Red
(for sale here)

I love those Frankie & Annette movies
they would be a perfect choice to show outside for a picnic party
this bathing suit is the cats meow
the bee's knees
and my idea of a polka dot paradise

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

love poem love: e.e cummings


time is a tree (this life one leaf)
but love is the sky and i am for you
just so long and long enough
e.e. cummings