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Happy 13th Birthday Lillian Booth!

Lily 13th Birthday

She got a bbq pork rib and a 5 mile walk with sprinklers and children and goose poop :)

Late: The Good Books of June.

Oaxaca Journal by Oliver Sacks
Bar Tartine
150 Best Mini Interior Ideas

I disliked everything else. I did not finish Station Eleven.

For ziptie and meowmensteen

I was putting 4qts of strawberries in the freezer for the winter and found a qt of blueberries from last summer. Well!
I can make this on my deck in the toaster oven this evening to go with my steak, humbolt fog, and arugula salad.

It will be even more amazing with Buddha's Hand sugar on top.

I will kiss the devil on his tongue

I have been bellowing around the house:

Which randomdreams follows up with: (the Jesus part starts at 3:30, but you should watch the whole thing anyway, it's saturday)
That's the first time we've seen him... sober...

Field Day

Me: "What happens at Field Day these days?"
Kid: "I dunno."
"Sack races?"
"Jump rope races?"
"High jump?"
"Long jump."
"A banana eating contest?"
"We aren't allowed to say banana."
"WHAT? Do you run to see who runs the fastest?"
"Is there Kool Aid?"
"Do you get ribbons?"
"I give up."

So. What does go on at Field Day these days?

Good books of May

Bar Tartine. The picture of the woman with the pig leg is amazing.

Kill My Mother: A Graphic Novel. Great drawings and a good story.

Marina by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. His young adult can be a solid miss for me, but this was splendid.

Etta and Otto and Russell and James. What was real?

Broken Monsters. A lot of Bret Easton Ellis, a lot of (good) Chuck Palahniuk. Great characters. The end was a little out there.

Some Books of April 2015

I finished the Sweet Tooth series. Good ending. Not disappointed.
The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black was welcomed as waaaayyyy better than her last book, and almost as good as the Curse Workers.
An Untamed State was I literally cannot even. I do not want to read that.
Brown Girl Dreaming was lovely.
The Dutch Oven Cookbook was like have these people ever cooked before? That just won't work.
Resistance, a graphic novel trilogy about the French in WWII.
Some other graphic novels and cookbooks.

Some books from March 2015

Prune. I love the notes to the staff.
I am Radar.
Do Not Sell At Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World's Rarest 78rpm Records.
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End.
Foreign Gods, Inc.


I was going to give up on Reddit and do things with my life, like make art. But then J and I laughed until we peed.

So yeah. more reddit.

The Books of February 2015

Ug, I'm only up to 17 books for this year.

Horrorstor was pretty cute. I loved the layout.


On Such a Full Sea was like reading well written situations from Tales From the Crypt chapter after after chapter. My husband would hide in the bathroom with his hands over his ears begging me not to tell him about it so he wouldn't get nightmares too.

I bailed on the Cloud Atlas.

The Paying Guests was perfect from the first paragraph.