Monthly Archives: June 2010

Note to Self (from London)

Don’t tell your British coworkers that you packed 7 dresses and only one pair of pants. They will laugh hysterically and call you disgusting.

You mean trousers.

Greetings from London. I love it here.

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Real Food: What IS this?

A testament to real food:

Recently, my good friend had her now-ex-boyfriend over, and made him a snack of toast, with butter. Upon tasting it, Ex said, “This is so good! What is ON this?” Butter. Not a yellow-dyed spread made of hydrogenated oils. Not butter-flavored spray air. Real butter.

Maybe that’s why he’s now an ex? I’m just sayin’.

Real food. It’s good, people.

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I Love You More Than I Love Candy

Pretty Green Sister, my go-to green resource, left for Israel today. For two months. I’m excited for her, nervous, and wondering what I’m going to do without our multiple simultaneous Facebook Scrabble games. She’ll be working on a kibbutz, and then an organic farm. What an adventure! I think she’s going to have the time of her life, but I’m really going to miss her! I already do.


Karen loves ice cream more than anyone I know. Yes, more than you. It’s only fitting, then, that my favorite quote of hers involves her beloved frozen treat. I can’t recall if I’ve mentioned it here before, but it bears repeating:

“Most people say they love ice cream, but what they don’t know about me is that I really, really f***ing love ice cream.”

So when I saw this darling card, made of 100% recycled paper by Ghost Academy, I knew it was meant to be. For the record, we’re also both big fans of candy, having been limited to just one piece a week on Candy Day as kids (it’s a long story). And we’ve been trying to cut back on extraneous gifts just for the sake of giving – no use giving someone something they don’t need that will only end up in a landfill. A heartfelt card was the perfect bon voyage.

Ghost Academy specializes in “handmade frivolity,” illustrated by the talented Megan Gray. Find her darling, block printed cards at a store near you. And look – she has a blog!

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