Friday, July 23, 2010

the weekend agenda: a list of links

It's the weekend and we have so much good stuff to look forward to:

Tonight we are eating {here} with some of our most favorite friends (some who also just happen to be family)
We will feast on burgers and fries and Curtis has his heart set on an apple pie and bacon (yes bacon!) milkshake for dessert
and hopefully I'll get to stop in {here} even if I can't afford anything, it's always nice to look.
Then tomorrow morning we are doing {this}
Unless it's too hot, and in that case, who knows what we'll do,
Maybe walk around {here} like the old people do to get exercise.
Tomorrow night we are doing something that's kind of hush hush at the moment,
but what I can say is that we will be dining on the masterful cuisine of {these guys}
We will be sharing our humble abode with {this woman} and her wonderful fam
and we even get to bring them {here} with us on Sunday morning before they head back to their home that's too far away from mine.
By this time on Sunday I will have either passed out cold or will be forcing myself to stay awake until an un-embarrassing hour
(last night I went to sleep at 7:58pm! when Curtis was out at a movie)
So tonight, I will force myself to stay awake past eight and enjoy the weekend company of great friends, feast on the best cuisine Cleveland has to offer and maybe even take a little taste of that bacon milkshake!

Have a good one folks!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

i write like

 A few days ago I came across the website

It’s interesting and getting some buzz throughout the writing world (online at least), but I didn’t think it was all that great to be honest. Or accurate for that matter. 

It pretty much let’s you copy and paste a section of your own writing, whether a few paragraphs of a book your writing, a poem, a blog post, etc and it spits back a published author that it thinks you write like.

I was expecting explanations of why they matched your writings with which writer. But they didn’t. they just spit you out a name – unjustified and annoying.

I tried it numerous times.

Jack London came up first.

I don’t even know if I’ve ever read The Call of the Wild.

Hmmm, then I got Dan Brown.

Shoot me.

Then Chuck Palahniuk.

Never hear of him  (should I?)

Then David Foster Wallace.


Then one more time – hoping Sylvia Plath would come up, or someone equally as iconic,
although I know she wouldn’t, not from my blog posts at least … and who do I get but

Stephen King.


Did I tell you how I Write Like makes me want to write even less blog posts than i already do? ...and that would be pretty hard because i barely post anymore anyways. but all that will change soon, i promise.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

MIA, not to be confused with MEA (our dog)

Sorry about being an MIA blogger lately

But I have good reasons,

Trust me.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

turned up a notch


“I am not sure why this summer seems so vivid, with each day somehow more beautiful than the last. I only know that is the way it feels. The days are moving as if each hour is two, and every detail – a salad, a bunch of sweet peas or box of tiny broad beans – is somehow more rich than it would normally be. It is as if the colours, sounds and scents of summer have been turned up a notch.”
-Niger Slater

i agree. i love summer and i think this is gonna be the best one yet.

* I read this {here}, one of my favorite simple photography blogs, or read the whole article {here} although i will say, the rest is mostly food related.

Friday, July 2, 2010

wow is right


I read {this} blog post a few days ago.

And then read it again.

and again.



then i read {this}

they both gave me chills

featured on My Retro Kitchen

Today i'm honored 

to be featured 

on my friend Amie's food blog 

The interview was so fun...

I hope you enjoy reading it 

as much as i enjoyed doing it!

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