Monday, January 30, 2012

Bday - Part II

(Xavier& Marina!)

Happy Bday, Lil' Brother!!!

No one in this universe has ever had a better little brother than me. He's dependable, kind, hilarious, courteous, decent, noble, and one of my closest friends. Everyone who knows him cannot help but adore him. Happy Birthday, Xave!

Friday, January 27, 2012

The Wanna-Be Chippendale

So, I got an iPod touch this week so as to score some FaceTime with Marina in Colombia and I am loving the photo app I got!! My mum has this old chair that belonged to her mother-in-law (Nana Irma!) and it was an ideal subject for my first photo. This iPod is dangerous - I have a hard time putting it down and it's keepin' me up til the wee hours. More pictures to follow, you can be sure of it!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A. Schwab - Memphis 1939

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Without question one of the best break up mixes of all time, Storms, comes from Cerpts. Blaine and I had a summer/fall from hell back in 2002 and this was born of that time.

Fleetwood Mac "Storms"
Abba "Knowing Me, Knowing You"
Raul Malo "Every Little Thing About You"
The Cure "Lovesong"
Alison Moyet "Winter Kills"
Sarah McLachlan "Blue"
5th Dimension "If I Could Reach You"
Darius Rucker "Back to Then"
Sarah Vaughan & Barry Manilow "Blue"
Frank Sinatra "Don't Take Your Love From Me"
Gladys Night & The Pips "Neither One of Us"
Mary J. Blidge "No More Drama"
Elton John "This Train Don't Stop There Anymore"
Patsy Cline "If I Could Only Stay Asleep"
Allison Krauss "Ghost in This House"
Cat Stevens "Troyble"
Pearl Jam "Black"
Everything But the Girl "Two Star"

January 7th, 2003

Monday, January 23, 2012


Sunday, January 22, 2012

So Much Crap So Little Time

Back in my days of slinging coffee, I worked with a hep cat named Dave Gorgone. His mixes were the stuff of legends - here's a favourite:

Morris Day & the Time - Jungle Love
Technotronic - Pump Up the Jam
Mooney Suzuki - Electrocuted Blues
John Denver - Sunshine on My Shoulders
Belle & Sebastian - Beautiful
Tegan & Sarah - Frozen
They Might Be Giants - Women & Men
Kenny Rogers - The Gambler
Amos Lee - Soul Suckers
John Gorka - Gypsy Life
Moby - Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad
Queen - Killer Queen
The Pogues - Honky Tonk Women
Sugar Hill Gang - Rapper's Delight
Clifton Chenier - Zydeco Cha Cha
Twisted Sister - We're Not Gonna Take It
Rachel Yamagata - Worn Me Down
U2 - All I Want Is You

Friday, January 20, 2012

The Bhagavad Gita

"Oh Krishna, the mind is restless, turbulent, strong, and unyielding. I consider it as difficult to subdue as the wind."

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Nostalgia in Orange

How divine is this?
(photo kidnapped from artmavintage)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Terrible Crash

Melissa took this, along with a slew of other hilarious photos, of Cara and Dana. They were goofing off at the store and Melissa captured them pretending to be in a car accident. Cara took the hit like a champ, but I wonder what distracted Dana??

Monday, January 16, 2012

Friday, January 13, 2012

Juniper Blossoms

Player "Baby Come Back"
John Legend "Let's Get Lifted"
Ani DiFranco "Jukebox"
Yusuf Islam "In'Nilta"
David Hirschfelder "Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2"
John Hartford "Gentle on My Mind"
Lady Sovereign "Random"
Chris Isaak "You Owe Me Some Kind of Love"
Hank Jones, Elvin Jones, Richard Davis "Blue Bossa"
Natasja "45 Questions"
Hall & Oates "I Can't Go For That"
The Crystals "Then He Kissed Me"
Mice Parade "The Last Ten Homes"
Captain Beefheart "Her Eyes are a Blue Million Miles"
Korby Lenker "Papercuts"
Madonna "Survival"
Cyndi Lauper "All Through the Night"
The Platters "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes"
Robert Randolph & the Family Jam Band "The March"

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Laine's Place

Out of all of my friends, I think that Laine has the most inviting home of all. I love the way she decorated and I adore her yard. Her home is warm and soothing and I always look forward to visiting her there.

(ps~if you look closely at one picture you can see me, bishop, kathryn, seven, cerpts and fink!)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


Hot Cocoa
A crackling fire
Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup
Snuggling w/your favourite child on the sofa & watching a movie
Good conversation
That book you can read over and over and still love (for me: 84, Charing Cross Road and To Kill a Mockingbird)
Lena's Homemade Birthday Cake Ice Cream
The sound of a key turning in a lock
Traffic passing outside your window
The smell of cigarette smoke
Beer on someone's breath
The aroma of fresh coffee with cream and sugar
Grandad's sweater
Watching the leaves change over the weeks of Autumn
Looking at old family photos
When the clock says 5:27
Pink Lady & Honeycrisp apples
The kitchen when cookies are baking
My little brother's chuckle
Having your back or arm scratched
Anything that Bishop cooks
The sound of Super Mario 3
Finding something in last Winter's coat (a whole pack of cigarettes (minus 3) and my Elvis lighter!)
Christmas lights on houses and wreaths on doors
Looking thru the telescope just as Spring arrives
Getting a letter in the mail
Falling asleep in front of the TV
Bicycle bells ringing

Monday, January 9, 2012

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Hittin' the Sass at the Holidays

Late last month, my cousin, Marina (visiting from her new home in Colombia) and my BFF Amy, went over to Philly to Sassafras to watch Marina's brother perform. While M and Amy moved the car from a no-park zone, I snapped a few pix of the bar (I know the pictures are dark as hell, but I really kinda like that.) and especially the loo, which I've mentioned before is a sight to see. It's located on 2nd Street between Market & Chestnut in Olde City and has good food, drinks, and great music on Tuesday evenings.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

My Favourite Couple... Grounds for Sculpture! Can't wait to see this place in the snow.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy 2012!

Marina and I went down to my brothers' place last night and had a super fun and relaxing New Year's Eve. I snapped this photo of Little Z just after midnight. Hope y'all had a fab New Year's - 2012 is gonna ROCK!