Thursday, December 31, 2009

In a Blue Moon

group date on the moon
Enjoy the blue moon New Year's everyone! We won't see another until 2028. I hope you are all spending the holiday in good company and making toasts for love and good luck. Cheers.

{image from
BostonBill~'s photostream on Flickr}

Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Fantastic Mrs. Fox

Rarely am I jealous of a cartoon's dress. But, oh boy, that dress that Felicity Fox wears in
Fantastic Mr. Fox is fantastically adorable. I just saw the stop motion film again last night and it was just as fantastic the second time 'round. If you haven't seen it yet you simple must.

{image is from a promo poster for the film}

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Cracked Custard Pie

cracked custard pie (rotated)
So sorry for my long silence. I've given myself slaps on the wrist for not being a better blogger. My excuse is distraction... between my mother being ill and the holidays and what not I just haven't been focused on The Board. At any rate, I hope you all had wonderful holidays and I can't wait to hear what presents you all gave and got.

Above is a photo of my Christmas Eve pie, named 'Cracked Custard' for obvious reasons. This was the first sweet potato pie I've eaten warm and it was quite delicious, especially when shared with good company.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Spaghetti Western

So, today's is a bit of a personal post. My mom is having complications from a surgery that should have been routine. I know she'll be OK, but it's always always stressful to have a mom in the hospital. I thought I'd take a moment to tell you all how impressive my dad is.

cowboy dad by Mia

He's spent the last days in waiting rooms and next to sick beds, taking breaks only to nap and devour left over penne puttanesca. He's like on of those old timey heros, lookin' out for his lady, doin' what needs to be done.

{photo is of my pops at the Folk Art Museum of Santa Fe... he's posing in an exhibit on Carnival}

Friday, December 18, 2009

Feverish Weekend

Jitterbugging in Negro juke joint, Saturday evening, outside Clarksdale, Mississippi (LOC)

All the woes of the week have melted away with this glorious sunshine. Oooh, how I just love a mid December heat wave. Here's to an Indian Summer weekend full of dancing and smiling good times.

{image from
The Library of Congress' Photostream}

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

I'll get over it

Day6 / When A Blind Man Cries
I know I said I'd be proud of myself no matter what. But, honestly, I'm a little disappointed today.

Monday, December 14, 2009


Finally finally saw An Education last night. It's got me dreaming of jazz music, knee length dresses and Paris.

Alas, I am not the carefree school girl. I am the busy professor and I have final projects to grade.

{stills from the film found at Aceshowbiz}

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Glorious Sunday

Main St Rainbow by Mia
The rain clouds have parted and the sun is shining. The stage is set for a glorious Sunday. What fantastic adventures do you all have planned?

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Deck the Halls

Last night we bought a Christmas tree. Today we decorate.
We wish you a merry Chris-mas!!!

I love these photos by Christian Metzler. He has some great images in his Self Portrait set on Flickr.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Hot Pink Anniversary Pie

The lovely Kate Moss remarked "nothing tastes as good as skinny feels." She must never have had raspberry peach pie. This one was made for my parents' anniversary, thus the name.

Monday, December 7, 2009

13 Umbrellas & 2 Reflections

It's the first big rain of the season. I'm enjoying the sound of the roof runoff and wishing I knew where my umbrella was.

Pink Umbrellas


La chica del paraguas rojo / The girl of red umbrella

Man in glasses waits at the station with umbrella; Shibuya, Tokyo

Busted by a Wet Nun with an Umbrella

Umbrella HBW

pink umbrella


Umbrella Girls..

In The Pink, Under The Umbrella by Catherine Jamieson (2) Pink Umbrellas by outside the camp (3) Umbrella by Math (4) La Chica del Paraguas Rojo by inmacor (5) Man in Glasses Waits at the Station with Umbrella by Alfie | Japanorama (6) Busted by a Wet Nun with an Umbrella by deepstoat (7) Umbrella HBW by Davey S (8) Pink Umbrella by pawpaw67 (9) Sprinklers by pawpaw67 (10) Umbrella Girls... by .becky

Friday, November 27, 2009

Black Friday

found image
Happy shopping to all you bargain hunters and good luck with your retail adventures. I will not be joining you. Instead I will be eating leftovers and avoiding crowds.

Monday, November 23, 2009

a little Monday pick-me-up

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I know I did. Did anyone out there have particularly exciting adventures?

I'm keeping my good time Sunday mood with this fantastic little video. I've always loved Christopher Walken, but I never knew he could dance before this collaboration with Fat Boy Slim and Spike Jones.

Friday, November 20, 2009

just when I'd almost given up on you, Facebook

Just when I was really questioning the value of social networks, an old friend found me. Here's to you Mr. Parker. You have saved my Facebook account from almost certain destruction and you have renewed my faith in the system.

me and Jonathan P

me and Jonathan P

me and Jonathan P
Happy Friday everyone.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Buck Up 'Lil Pardner Pie

The best part of this triple strawberry cream pie? Eating it at midnight with a side order of good conversation.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Coco at Last

After what seemed like a million years of waiting, I finally saw Coco Before Chanel. It wasn't a perfect film, but I enjoyed it anyway.

Seen any good movies lately?

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Pies are for Eating

I didn't make it to the pie contest today. This week was so crazy and I just wasn't prepared. Pies are for eating anyway, right?

Happy Saturday everyone.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Quiety Loving Bose

Have you seen the Bose ads for their QuietComfort noise canceling headphones? I love them so much I could shout. Loud.

The design team that created them, Euro RSCG, is amazing. Read about the ads here.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Awesome Blossom

My collection of hair clips from Super Natural Flowers is growing like a weed.

Super Natural Flowers by Mia
This lovely green Gerber is my newest addition. That sweetie, Shannon, gave it to me.

Shannon and her Super Natural Flowers by Mia

Shannon and her Super Natural Flowers by Mia
You simply must check her Etsy Shop. It's bursting at the seams with loveliness.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Summer Longing, Peach Blueberry Pie

Dang, it has been a while since I posted. Flu season and November mayhem have got me longing for sunnier days. I'm looking at old pie photos and thinking of August heat. This series makes my mouth water.

It all started with the freshest farmer's market peaches and the loveliest blueberries...

... and it ended in oozing deliciousness.

The big pie contest is this weekend. Not sure which pie to make yet. Any suggestions?

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Monday, November 2, 2009

Live Vibrant

Meet the lovely ladies of Live Vibrant, Melissa (right) and Joan. They make the fabulous beaded jewelry they are both sporting in this photo. Their pieces remind me of the vintage plastic jewels I've collected over the years, but with a modern touch. Check out the Live Vibrant Etsy shop.


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