Saturday, May 07, 2011

Action Studio!

Well, this is...exhilerating! I am publicly stepping out to make products in my business, and act like the amazing professional that I am - even in the scary branding/marketing/sales side of the business! Go me!

I'll pop over here periodically to let you know how it goes. We'll all see the results in a month. One Month. Squee!

Thursday, December 02, 2010

#Reverb10 Day 2

December 2 Writing.
What do you do each day that doesn’t contribute to your writing — and can you eliminate it?
(Author: Leo Babauta)


I've joined an end of year reflection exercise many of my blogging friends are participating in. It's called Reverb10, I'll write from a different thought prompt each day.

December 1 One Word.
Encapsulate the year 2010 in one word. Explain why you’re choosing that word. Now, imagine it’s one year from today, what would you like the word to be that captures 2011 for you?
(Author: Gwen Bell)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Holiday 2010

A Gift wish list:

Your time & attention first, of course!

Sting - Dream of the Blue Turtle
Tom Petty's MOJO BIRTHDAY PRESENT! I'm listening twice a day. Love it!

Any books by Dr.Gabor Mate (great brain stuff)
The Three Laws of Performance by Steve Zaffron & Dave Logan

From John:
this is the one jacket I'm gonna be thinking of for the next
five years or so. It's made to layer with, so it's easy to wear the
raingear over it or adapt to many tempuratures or activity ranges.
Stupid durable, Special Forces types are their biggest customer
nowadays. I'd even not kvetch if I got the red one instead of the
black one...

a Mandolin- for slicing and grating vegetables
This wine decanter
A cover for my [Christy] iPod like this one

a chuck o' money to pay down our debt- the first student loan is going down in 2011

As always, this post will be edited as ideas come up! Love you!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


I used to really like food, and cooking. There was accomplishment, sensation, delight in discovery. Now I just want to not be hungry. To be nourished. To have the right mix of minerals, lipids, aminos, and carbs to make my body feel great later.

It would also help if said nourishing would help me stay in a single size of pants for more than 6 months at a time.

I'm tired. Tired of not knowing. Tired of trying. Tired of struggling.

I miss the days when food was an adventure, in the early days of my adventures selling fruits and vegetables in the city. I miss it. I'm going to mourn my delight in food, and then I am going to move on.

Life is too short to make choices based not in my current reality, but in my past self-image. Life is too damn short to miss out on what delights me NOW because I'm busy trying to maintain an old flame for tasty food.

Friday, March 19, 2010


I really enjoy having a quiet little corner on the interwebs for my personal musings.

No audience, no pressure, just an itch to write-scratched.

Today's graphic is from Momentum Magazine: the magazine for self propelled people. It's delicious. Try it.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Maiden Voyage!

Finally! I just got in from Ginger's maiden voyage, really just a test drive to see what needs tweaking:

The seat will go back an inch, the back brake will get tightened, the front loosened, front fender straightened.

I am so excited! This bike (Eleckra's Amsterdam, in lustrous orange metallic) has been on my horizon since the mister came back from the tradeshow. The first iteration was lost in transit. All's well that ends well, though; this one arrived home on my birthday.

Like the great man once said, "I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship."

Friday, October 09, 2009

Pres. Obama: Nobel Laureate

_ Myth: The prize is awarded to recognize efforts for peace, human rights and democracy only after they have proven successful.

More often, the prize is awarded to encourage those who receive it to see the effort through, sometimes at critical moments.

I pray for our leader.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

words of beauty

or one of the reasons I love my mister:

feline suppleness is a force matched only by water's grace and power


Monday, September 07, 2009


OK people,

the sister has been asking for a present idea list. The Bebe and I are still in consolidate and streamline mode, but there are a few glaring holes in our household accoutrement that I would happily recieve as presents:

A compost bucket: a nifty by the kitchen sink one that I empty every couple of days.

A not-plastic set of measuring spoons & measuring cups (dry).

The Body Ecology cookbook


Sewing scissors

"Yoga as Therapy" by Doug Keller in 2 volumes

I have been trolling Etsy, finding fun vintage kitchen trays, spoon rests, mixing bowls, ect. I wouldn't trust it for clothes, but otherwise it is full of delightful-ness. I will update this post as I think of other lovely bits for you to consider.

Know that a handmade card is as pleasing to me as anything you could buy for me.

Peace & peonies,


Saturday, August 15, 2009

Christmas Update in August

I just heard that Bob Dylan is putting out a Christmas album this year. OH BOY! There is a special place in my heart for Christmas music. I acquire one new Christmas album a year.

This tradition began with Nat King Cole's classic my first year on my own. Last year it was a gift of one of Johnny Cash's many Christmas offerings. This eyes are on Bob.

Yay! Whenever I need an infusion of childlike anticipation, I will conjure the thought of a new awesome, unexplored, Christmas music.

Ah, sparkly tinsel magic.

Friday, July 03, 2009

Homer & Jethro!

I've just rediscovered my cassette tape of Homer & Jethro's Jazz from the Hills! Wonderful musicianship and great energy for a Getting Things Done sort of day. Homer & Jethro predate Squirrel Nut Zippers by thirty years, but the music has the same energy with none of the singing or kitch.

Ah, cassettes! I have about 400 still, in neat boxes from IKEA. I rarely even look at them, and yet the collection has several treasures that I'm not sure I will be able to find online or on that other obsolescent media the CD. About half of the collection was my grandfather's. I love looking through them wondering what attracted him to the Mills Brothers, or what his favorite Sons of the Pioneers song was. Did he know Montana Slim?

Dr. Kelly, my friend and Financial Systems professor, introduced me to the music of Homer & Jethro. They were the stage band for the Grand Old Opry. Usually they played parodies of current country & bluegrass songs. The funniest part was the exceptional production values given to all of their work.

Back to productivity for now. Just sharing my bliss.

Thursday, June 11, 2009


Today's lunch requires me to cry out!

I took the basic quinoa salad I've been eating all week (quinoa, parsley, tomato, flax oil, salt) and added 101 Cookbooks blog's simple cauliflower (seared w/garlic) and lime zest. It is so good! My belly loves the good fats, the light filling meal, and my mouth is in love with the zing of the zest. All the other flavors blend well, then the zest tickles rightat the end of the bite.

Yum-MY! Thanks 101Cookbooks!

Monday, June 08, 2009

Fried Hot Dogs wrapped in Tortillas

Last night I had hot dogs wrapped in corn tortillas and fried in an iron skillet.

I've been hearing about this 'delicacy' for almost two years. My life partner's Dad would make these for the family on fun weekends. I was skeptical.

Fried food is delicious! Sharing in my Bebe's happy memories was wonderful. dipped in soy sauce and mustard, mixed generously.

I don't want to eat this every day, but happy food is good food. Now for quinoa with parsley, peppers, and chives from my garden. More happy, sunshine food.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Life 3-D

I have several friends and colleagues who are consciously shifting their time online. Suzanne said, "I was spending so much time on social networking via the computer, that I missed out on real world community building". I applaud these efforts to find a balance and choose more experiences that engage the body and all the senses.

I also appreciate the ease of Facebook and blog following, for staying connected with my far-flung friends & family.