Thursday, August 27, 2009

I LOVE this.

found on icopythat
"And it was late in the evening and all the music seeping through "
Paul Simon

Dear guys and gals,

Fear not! This will not be my Summer of Failed Vacations (Hawaii, London, Jersey- oh my!) for I will be in Ocean City this weekend. Finally, a proper chance to smell saltwater and feel sand between my toes. You just don't know, man. Wanderlust has been the monkey on my back all season. Also, if I haven't asked you for it already- do text/email me your address so I can postcard it up.

Love, vina S.

Friday, August 21, 2009

How fantastic would it be if I could meet (cough-marry-cough) someone named Al Fresco?

Thursday, August 20, 2009

"So I send you this postcard just to say-
don't let anyone stand in your way"

(Yours truly,) Jens Lekman

I've actually made a dent in the oh-so large amount of photos that need to be uploaded- huzzah!

and I need to buy postage.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Oatmeal raisin & toasted coconut cookies

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cups (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
1/4 cup solid vegetable shortening
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
2 large eggs
1 Tbsp vanilla
3 cups rolled oats
1-1 1/2 cups raisins
1/2 cup toasted coconut

- Preheat oven to 350° F. Line two baking sheets with foil and butter the foil.
- Blend the first five ingredients in a medium bowl.
- Using an electric mixer, beat the butter, vegetable shortening and the sugars in another bowl until fluffy. Add the honey, eggs and vanilla.
- Gradually beat in the flour mixter. Stir in the oats, raisins and coconut.
- Drop the batter by tablespoons onto the baking sheets, about 1-2 inches apart (cookies won't spread that far). Flatten slightly.
- Bake ten minutes and cool completely onto sheets when done.

"Bang bang, my baby shot me down."
Nancy Sinatra

I tire of my hair quickly.
Hacked some off today.
I can still sidesweep the bangs.
Oh, yes, the versatility and me arelikethis.

On a completely different topic- I'm going to St. Michaels, MD tomorrow!! You can see photos from last year's trip here.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

"All I want is the best for our lives my dear, and you know my wishes are sincere"
I always get a weird urge to create elaborate meals when I'm home alone. Tonight was orange marmalade & soy-glazed duck, boiled red potatoes w/butter & parsley, and roasted carrots. Natalie had planned to join me but could not in the end. Ah well.

Will now watch Haunting in Connecticut with Michael and my sister. Tomorrow I'll post about tonight's pièce de résistance: oatmeal raisin & toasted coconut cookies (that I made while eating my dinner solo at the kitchen counter, dah hah).

Monday, August 10, 2009

"I change shapes just to hide in this place/but I'm still/I'm still an animal"
Miike Snow

I have a little over 800 photos to sort, edit, and upload.


Saturday, August 8, 2009

John Hughes. Don't you...forget about him.

Holy hell. Tell me why I just spent the last hour compiling an awesome possum John Hughes mix, finish it, think "hmm, I think I will catch up with my google reader, and the first entry I read is this. Ugh! Granted only four of those are in my playlist but still! Ugh!