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2 things i <3 right now

Thing 1: When I had bronchitis and I was basically useless and after I’d watched Wreck-It Ralph four times I started watching episodes of TableTop on YouTube. I have not been much of a board game person beyond never finishing a single game of Monopoly as a child and an enduring fondness for Clue! but […]

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flax-golden tales: validator

validator  People love the Validator. They swear by it and whenever it’s broken they complain, loudly and widely. The problem with the Validator is that it does not discriminate. It’s just a post, really, with big letters that spell VALIDATOR and a stamping bit on top for validations. And it’ll validate anything. Your deepest fears […]

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in lieu of proper post: fish.

Went to the aquarium today.

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flax-golden tales: bunny without a hop

bunny without a hop Lost your hop! the other bunnies say and they laugh at the joke but he doesn’t find it amusing. He misses his hop and he doesn’t know how to get it back but when he tries to explain the other bunnies don’t understand. They tell him to cheer up, to just […]

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momentary spring

So it was Spring, it really was, even though it’s decided to be snowy cold again. Pictures from proper Springy Central Park this past Sunday:    

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flax-golden tales: DIY spring

DIY spring We have to have Spring now, my littlest sister declares. This declaration is followed by a watering can emptying over my head. I manage to save my book from liquid annihilation, barely. April showers to bring the May flowers! she explains before I can ask about the details of this do-it-yourself Spring. But […]

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better. mostly.

I am mostly better. I say this because I can actually get out of bed and I can speak normally in between coughing fits. I am also very tired most of the time. I miss cocktails. And wine. And deep breaths. I keep having to cancel restaurant reservations which makes me sad because when I […]

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flax-golden tales: a lonely giraffe spun into myth

a lonely giraffe spun into myth They say the silver giraffe is nocturnal but that’s not true. He suffers from insomnia. They say that he will visit you if you leave an apricot out as an offering on a night with a full moon but that’s not true either. The silver giraffe wanders aimlessly down […]

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so it turns out “ill” was an understatement

After my fever hit 104 on Friday, Adam made me go to the doctor and what I’d thought was a spring cold was the flu, and it went and morphed into bronchitis just for good measure. I have pretty much been asleep since Saturday. Today I am eating homemade chicken soup which is a major […]

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