Friday, May 29, 2009

Friday, May 22, 2009

Mass Moca

The Sol LeWitt wing didn't really do it for me, I'm afraid,
which is especially too bad since it will be there for 25 years!!
But I always love Mass Moca's use of empty space.
The best exhibit, Robert Taplin's Everything Real is Imagined, was a series of dioramas, each a modern interpretation of a scene from Dante's Inferno. There was one which the viewer looked into through a window, and inside was the entire world of a suburban street at night, complete with a sky full of stars, an airplane flying overhead, and a couple half concealed by bushes. It was so ominous and quiet, just as those streets are in real life. You must go to the museum and see for yourself.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Highlights


Mookie and Penelope.

Homemade bread.
Justin.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Housesitting

Is house sitting one or two words? I have been wondering that lately. Mainly because this summer will be a long stretch of housesitting gigs, beginning here, at Aethena and Noah's (I can't post any pictures because I forgot to bring my camera's USB cord).

The best thing about Aethena's is that it is right in Northampton, and this is the perfect season to be right in Northampton. It's cool and wet and everyone is happy that spring has come. The worst thing about Aethena's is that it's above Ye Ol' Watering Hole, and every night really awful music pulses up through the floor. Also a good thing: Aethena has two fabulous cats. And... they use the toilet! (well, kindof)

In other news, Justin is here! He bought a bike yesterday! And I have a job interview tomorrow! I hope I get it, because the prospect of all this housesitting makes me look forward to the time when I'll have my own home to settle into, my own animals to worry about, my own fridge to stock. Wish me luck...

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

It's Come!

This morning I looked out my window and found the trees had bloomed overnight.


This may be my favorite day of the year. This first, dusted in green day.

In honor of the new season, and because I finally have some money (thanks to the United States government), I got my hair cut.


This is right after she did it, so of course it will never look this good again. (I have the cutest hairdresser in the world, by the way: Courtney at The Lift)

Then to compliment the haircut, I painted my toenails. I don't know when I bought this polish, but it reminds me of the color a little girl would choose. Wet 'n Wild says it's Lavender Pearlescent (I don't think that's a word). I would call it Eighties Barbie Pink.


And, since a new season is beginning, it's time to make some changes to this blog. I'm going to post more often (I swear!), and in addition to self portraits, random silliness, and stories, I'm going to post my favorite things I've found on the internet lately.

This week I discovered you can search all New Yorker cartoons and covers of (nearly) all time! And then you can buy a custom set of note cards of your favorite art. Maybe I am a dork, but how cool is that?! Here and here are two of my favorites.

And my wonderful cousin Ambjorn introduced me to another fabulous cartoon site. This one just gets me:

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Some Small Things

I've been sick.


Yesterday I spent the whole day on the couch.


But I'm better today.

Sunday was my dad's 60th birthday.


We ate a yummy brunch.


Porgy and Bess were festively attired.


I gave him this fake Styrofoam mug.

Isn't it cool?!

I have been very lazy when it comes to this blog, and for that, I apologize.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Porgy and Bess

This is my life these days:


My parents adopted Porgy and Bess while I was away. This is Bess:



Porgy is afraid of the camera.


They are brother and sister.




We are all a little obsessed with them.


I like to follow them around the house, waiting for them to do cute things.



They rarely disappoint.

Monday, April 6, 2009

SXSW Street Fashion

South by Southwest is a fashion-obsessed people watcher's dream!


I love the way these two look together, with their fabulous haircuts and boots. I'm still trying to figure out how to rock a headband like the girl on the left. And how awesome is that fanny pack! Does this mean they are coming back in style?


A pair of fabulous boots and short shorts seemed to be the outfit of choice.


And amazing, silly glasses. I imagined these three were French.

Some more great looks:









This one is my favorite:


It's a little bit prairie, a little bit rock and roll. Perfect.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

A Letter

Hello lovely friends, family, and my two other readers,

Obviously, I haven't been posting very often. This is mainly because my not-so-trusty old computer is giving me problems and won't let me upload photos. Also, I'm doing a little traveling again (Oklahoma and Texas), so I can't use my parents' computers for photo-related activities. And finally, I'm a bit bored with the format of this blog; I'm ready to do something else with it. And until I figure out what that will be, I'm going to take a break from posting.

But don't go away forever! Come back often and check on me.

Love,
Countrybelle

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Alpacas!

At Nora's parents' house, her mom is raising alpacas. They have fabulous names, like Elvis and Tina Turner.


And one has an amazing snaggle tooth.


Nora, Synphany, and I tromp around the barn trying to get them to hum.


Did you know alpacas hum? They also spit, like camels.


And when you pet one your hand sinks about four inches into its coat.


Maybe I should raise alpacas!



It doesn't look too hard...


Aethena and Beignet (how on earth do you spell that?):


Back inside:





Nora and Syphany are thinking about moving back to this area. Oh I hope they do!