September 24, 2015

memories of summer memoirs

this summer i mostly read memoirs by women.

The Folded Clock - Heidi Julavits

The Odd Woman and the City  - Vivian Gornick

Feelings are Facts - Yvonne Ranier

Talk - Linda Rosenkrantz 
(not technically a memoir but a real life recounting if you will)

now it's fall. 

July 12, 2014

catch up: cate, cup, cuba, couch

- listening to Cate Le Bon at nearly all hours
full credit to Trouble for playing this song, the lure that drew me in.

- the World Cup final is tomorrow
i'll spare you my soccer analysis and simply say that i am simultaneously elated that Germany made it and so ready for the tournament to be done. i need my life back.

- i just finished reading Telex From Cuba by Rachel Kushner
i want to read everything she writes. now i'd like to re-watch Memories of Underdevelopment and think about Cuba some more.

- we still haven't bought a couch

image from The Gentlewoman here

March 28, 2014

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the home of joseph & mary merz from the nooney brooklyn archives

- i think the cat loaf really ties the room together
- t. & i  are contemplating buying a new couch & it is proving to be one of our more difficult endeavors as a couple

February 17, 2014

an imperfect counter offer

please enjoy:

my new (but long desired) Jesse Kamm tote.

my un-styled bookshelf containing measuring tape, sunglasses, regular glasses, cell phone, lip balm, ipod (my one sort of tech concession because i cannot handle people talking on their phones on the bus), tinted lip balm (from Fat & the Moon), beat up notebook, broken in hi-tops, wooden pocket mirror that i've had since high school, tissue box, geode, volunteer name tag, ribbon that accompanied a present that i feel bad getting rid of, hanging planter that needs hanging, and books.

our pistachio ice cream colored walls.

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January 3, 2014

always a new year

"May we all be grateful for the many unknown blessings already on their way."

lovely words and calendar by Lauren