I’m a Magpie
So I was in my kitchen this morning, making broth and drying sprouts in the convection oven (look at me! So domestic!), when I realized just how much Xmas loot I was sporting. This year’s haul seriously upped my sartorial awesomeness. Let me show you! First up, we have the gloves I got from my [...]
I’m getting on a train tonight — 22 hours in a teensey private room with Brian, then Christmas day up in Vancouver with my grandmother, assorted aunts and uncles, and my Thompson cousins. So, until blogging can resume, here’s a little treat I found on Schmutzie’s website:
So we went and got our Christmas tree the other night. When we got near the lot, I told Brian, “Stand here and go like this with your hands and I’ll take a picture.” So he did. I really wanted to get our tree here, because Obama looks so festive there with all the lights, [...]
In all the years we’ve lived in San Francisco, we’ve never had a tree. We always go home for Christmas, we’ve reasoned, so what’s the point? But we’ve missed it, and home is sort of like an electron or whatever — it’s wherever it is when you notice it, but it could very well be [...]
I'm a librarian. Special skills include dog charming, brochure writing, slapdash cooking and long-winded nattering. I also enjoy watching the sunset's reflection in the tall buildings downtown.
For a while there, I taught classes on Classical literature, philosophy, and the history of religion at New College of California. I have an MA and an MFA in Writing, and live on a boat in Sausalito, CA.