May 7, 2009

Because one Can Never Get Enough Irving

Yesterday I finally got around to purchasing a few prints via Etsy for the baby's nursery. We have done much planning on it yet, as we have a few more months before it becomes vital, but Lex and I both agree that we'd like something whimsical. My one wish is that the room remains kind of stereo-type-neutral, as really feel like there are plenty of gender neutral designs that are inspiring and beautiful and in due time, the kid will have it's own idea of what it wants and that may very well be fuchsia walls with ballerinas stenciled on it, so why push it now? Plus who knows, that might be our son's request.

Anyway, I've been following the work of Matte Stephens for a while and decided on three prints- two of NYC scenes and one entitled "Uncle Rutherford takes the kids to school," which is awesome. I wish I had sifted a little more carefully, though, because at closer inspection of Stephens' flickr account, I realized that there are several prints of an orange cat...NAMED IRVING. Perhaps there are more orange cats named Irving in this world than I thought. Regardless, I was impressed.

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May 4, 2009

Boulders & Bumps

Rain! 2009 really enjoys rain. We got a lot of it on Friday through the weekend and it looks like it's just going to continue for a while. This should have been a great break for me this weekend, as I have a term paper due at the end of the week and dreary weather is perfect for hunkering down to get one done. But, alas, as it has been all semester, my brain had no intention of focusing on something like a term paper. It has been a total battle for me to get anything academic done since early February- basically, since I found out that I was pregnant- which I guess isn't a total surprise but rather annoying when you have 20 pages to write and you'd rather be cleaning out your mess of a basement. Nesting, anyone?

Speaking of pregnant, it seems as though I am starting to look like it more and more. I am not at the point that the women in our neighborhood notice and call out hello from across the street and then say something to the effect of, "Oh! Tienen un bebé?" while cradling their abdomens (or something like that- I haven't used my Spanish brain in decades). This is kind of a comfort to me, as up until this point I've just felt like a large Marge. Now I feel like one for a reason.

And speaking of emerging bumps, how about that boulder in the above picture? The city has been doing some work near our house and I swear, the boulder appeared blocks and blocks away from where Lex was standing in this picture. It seems like the workers are moving the boulder with them each time they advance- so strange. I wonder where they are taking it.

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April 29, 2009

Minty Fresh

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