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Facebook statuses as art?

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These are silly but kind of beautiful. I’m not sure why I like Twitter updates and facebook statuses. Its something about the beauty in the short length.

Check out artist Stacey Williams-Ng’s wonderful paintings:

From here:

Michael Q. Maybe it's because your back seat smells like pickles

Michael Q. Maybe it's because your back seat smells like pickles

Tony R. could've died a superhero but instead he lived to become the villain.

Tony R. could've died a superhero but instead he lived to become the villain.

Written by Emma

April 28, 2009 at 4:16 am

Gardening

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With spring having sprung (God that was too corny even for me), I have had gardening on the mind for a few weeks. I’ve even been dreaming about gardening! On a trip to Costco this weekend, I looked forward most not to the samples as usual, but to seeing what plants they had.   So obviously, I have been reading lots of blogs about gardening. In this way, I learned about Terrain.

This image courtesy of Oh Joy!

This image courtesy of Oh Joy!

How had I never heard of this beautiful store before, especially when it opened a year ago? It is the gardening offshoot of the Urban Outfitters family that also includes Anthropologie and Free People.  They mostly feature plants, containers, and gardening accessories, but there are dishes and home items as well. So pretty, and of course much too expensive.  A girl can dream.

Now I can only cross my fingers that they will make a move from Pennsylvania to California!

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April 7, 2009 at 3:21 am

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One more

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One more picture of baby me in a kimono.  What a ginger!!!

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March 5, 2009 at 6:13 pm

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Great Depression Cooking with Clara

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Now this is just the cutest woman ever, 93 years old and from the looks of it, doing great! She shares her mother’s Great Depression recipes, a very timely topic for us.  Her site is here, and check out her YouTube series. I want her as my great grandma!

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March 5, 2009 at 5:58 pm

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Valentine’s Day

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Went on the most beautiful date for Valentine’s Day at Rose Pistola in North Beach.

We got:

Antipasti

Puntarella Salad with Dungeness Crab Meat, Cara Cara Oranges & Pomegranate Dressing

Jersey Cow Beef Carpaccio with 30-Year Aged Balsamic & La Tur Cheese

Pasta

Crab Ravioli with Oyster Sauce & Chives

Nettle Pappardelle with Porcini & Fried Garlic

Secondi

24-Month Aged New Zealand Lamb Rack with Salsify Potato Cake

Stuffed Hills Farm Pork Chop with Strawberries, Chestnuts & Sunchoke Puree

Dessert

Assorted Artisan Cheeses

Some other thing, I don’t remember exactly what it was, sort of a tart creme brulee with a really flavorful sorbet.

And a bottle of wine that neither he nor I can remember the name of.  I really want to start remembering what wine we try so I can better figure out exactly what I like in a wine.  Oh and they brought us champagne with dessert.

I’m used to the fancy restaurants giving you tiny portions, but not Rose Pistola.  Basically, we could barely waddle to a tiny Italian cafe for espresso afterwards because we were so full!

Gosh, I am drooling just thinking about last night’s dinner.  Not only was the food delish, but there were some funny customers there to look at, like a really drunk old couple.  Oh! and they give a single red rose to all the women. :)  Swoon.

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February 16, 2009 at 2:53 am

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Japan

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After my trip to J-town with Monica this weekend, and with the resurgence of my bento-making due to a new semester, I am currently on a Japanese kick.

Me in a kimono, oh a couple years ago maybe. ;)

Me in a kimono, oh a couple years ago maybe. ;)

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February 5, 2009 at 8:38 am

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“Efeitos Realistas”

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I love these pictures.  My favorites are the ones that seem to occur naturally, although the ones where people are pretending to hold objects are interesting too. [ A couple of the images may be NSFW.]

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February 5, 2009 at 3:25 am

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