October 20, 2010

Listen and be amazed..

I've been listening to this on repeat and so will you. Excuse me while I go learn to play the cello or the violin or ANYTHING.

October 12, 2010


I bought one of these little guys at the farmers market yesterday but they were so cute and also because it is fall--get with it. Today I'm making pumpkin bread and organizing my sweaters. Next weekend James and I are headed to Westchester for the day to do a little apple picking. Fall threw up on me this week and I love it.

I'm still, however, drinking ice coffee and doubt that will change all winter long.

Are you doing any fun fall things?

October 11, 2010

Quiet Down!

When you meet people for the first time or are catching up with someone you haven't seen it always inevitably gets back to living and working in NYC. I suppose for some people this seems like a really wild lifestyle with bottles of liquor and catching cabs on Fifth Avenue--but in reality, that is not my life.

I live in Astoria--a perfectly populated area filled with Greek restaurants and the most delicious ice coffee you have ever tasted.

I live in a relatively quiet and residential part of Queens and while being just a few minute subway ride into Manhattan, it is no way near like living on 14th St. or even the UES. It is quiet. So quiet in fact that this morning around 6AM I was awoken to commotion outside my window. Commotion! Police! For me this is both exciting, as in my dream life I'm some bad ass detective prowling the streets for crime, and annoying because well its 6AM and I don't have to work today and so keep it down out there!

As I peeked out the window at the drama that was unfolding before my very apartment, I started to think about how this basically has never happened in the year I have lived in this place and more importantly, I'm really glad I live here. Maybe not necessarily in this apartment but living in Queens certainly has a lot to offer. Furthermore, living in NYC would be very good for the curious george that lives inside me but would be very bad for my sleep habits.

Astoria, I'm sticking with you.

October 7, 2010

Make This

via smitten kitchen

If you have two hours to spare and a bag o' yellow onions--make this. If you are feeling chilly and are looking for something to do--make this. If you think this looks too hard--it isn't. Make this!