Wednesday, February 20, 2008
i really like dickens, well that is later dickens. bleak house is one of my favorites. i also really love masterpiece theater because growing up without t.v. this was one of the few shows i remember from my grandparents house. so when i finally got netflix last month one of the first things i put on my queue is the bbc/masterpiece theater adaption of bleak house made in 2005. it was totally great. there were five episodes per disk (three disks) and with each disk i never had the self control to not watch all five in one sitting. it was just too wonderful. lady dedlock is played by gillian anderson of xfiles fame. she is lots prettier and more awesome in this. it was the perfect late winter activity. sigh. i wish i could watch it all over again.
Friday, February 15, 2008
i have always been a faithful lover to mint ice cream. of course i try lots of others, but when it comes down to it i almost always go back to any variety of mints. but last night i found a new lover, an ice cream that incorporates three of my most favorite cooking ingredients and flavors in the world . . . haagan dazs special reserve toasted coconut sesame brittle ice cream. holy moley. this stuff blew my world. creamy coconut ice cream, delicious toasted sesame yummy crunchy brittle, and infused throughout a hint of ginger. . . sigh. so good. sooooo good.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
today marks two significant events. one is five years ago today i returned from serving my mission in utica new york. sigh. i can't believe its been five years, although it does seem like an eternity ago. i will be forever grateful for those wonderful and sweet 18 months of my life where i was able to wholly dedicate myself to the Lord. i learned so many valuable things, met so many amazing people, and felt such a continual stream of love. this photo was taken about half way through my mission, and my companion there is sister kee and today is her birthday so happy birthday sister kee! the second and much less important event of today is that this is my 100th post on my blog. i'm not sure if that makes me feel really lame, or cool, or nothing at all. but i enjoy hearing from you all as i post my little tiddlywinks in the universe.
Friday, February 08, 2008
cat armor. why didn't I think of this sooner. if i'm going to have a hairless cat, i should at least have the decency to give him some sort of protection from the elements, and neighboring cats. . .though he does have some pretty sweet battle scars. . . i showed this to reuben and now he won't stop meowing that he wants it.