March 14, 2009

Grace in Small Things Part 43 of 365

  1. George Clooney on ER. Wonderful to see you again, Dr. Ross. And Carol Hathaway. And Dr. Benton. And Dr. Carter. Shoot. That takes four of my five things right there.
  2. Birthday dinner (belated) for Matte at our house, using my mom’s old flank steak recipe. They loved it.
  3. Burnt Almond Cake from Dick’s Bakery
  4. Donati Vineyards wine
  5. A clean house. Sure it takes company coming for me to clean the house, but it is beautifully spotless now. Anyone wanna come over while you still have the chance to see it, still neat and tidy?

March 11, 2009

Grace in Small Things Part 42 of 365

  1. Today someone signed off a business email to me in a way I’d never seen before. Not “Regards,” not “Best,” not “Cheers,” but “Flourish.”
  2. Cottage cheese with chopped Japanese pears
  3. While he was working from home, Matte sent me cute pictures of Daphne and Desmond snuggling.
  4. Receiving a very nice email from one of my old bosses, in which she mentioned that her favorite years at that company were the ones when I worked for her. How nice is that?
  5. Learning how to create (very odd) collages in my Photoshop class.

Collage assignment for Photoshop class

March 10, 2009

Grace in Small Things Part 41 of 365

  1. Feeling the urge to write again
  2. Daphne is on Cute Overload AGAIN. This is her third appearance, at least. I feel honored to share a home with a celebrity such as Daphne.
  3. I got a 100% (AGAIN) on my retouching assignment for Photoshop class. Wanna see it? It’s here. My mom wants to know if I can retouch her in real life. I don’t think my class covers that, but if she wants to pay for medical school, maybe I could go into plastic surgery at the age of 40.
  4. Christopher Meloni. Gat damn, that man is teh hotness.
  5. I am confident that I am not a cougar. When does cougardom start? Please don’t say 40. Please.

March 8, 2009

Grace in Small Things Part 40 of 365

  1. Milk. It does a body good.
  2. Milkshakes from Peninsula Creamery. They do not do a body good, but they do bring all the boys to the yard. Damn right. They’re better than yours.
  3. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Fantastic book. Five hundred fifty pages, but who’s counting? I have had unbelievably good luck with the books I’ve chosen lately, Except On Chesil Beach. Don’t read it. If you have to read a book related to your astrological sign and you’re a Virgo, might I suggest The Virgin Suicides? The aforementioned beach book is crap. At least it was short, so the torture didn’t last too long.
  4. Looking forward to my commute home tomorrow while the sun is still out
  5. People walking their dogs along University Avenue in Palo Alto.

March 7, 2009

Grace in Small Things Part 39 of 365

  1. It’s Friday! Actually, as I type this, it is Saturday.
  2. Reading my first book of poetry and loving it so much, I wrote some notes about it, so I would remember the poems
  3. Birthday lunches with coworkers
  4. Losing myself in a book
  5. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

March 5, 2009

Grace in Small Things Part 38 of 365

  1. I finished my first book of the Spring Book Challenge on Goodreads! Hurray! I have 15 whole points out of 500+. I’m so winning this. Now, on to The Elegance of the Hedgehog, which fulfills the “Read a translated book” assignment, and (BONUS!) is this month’s Tuesday discussion on VeryBookish.
  2. gorgonzola cheese
  3. My entertainment for the evening included watching Daphne and Desmond torment each other in the cat crawly-through-tent-thing we got Desmond as a kitten. She hisses, he ignores her, repeat.
  4. A bottle of Pinot Noir Rose from Wente. No, I didn’t drink it all by myself. I’d fall asleep before I could finish an entire bottle.
  5. I can now track my happiness from my iPhone (thanks, NPW!), and…AND! my iPhone works as a Kindle, too! Oh, the places you will go, if you read your 1000+ unread posts in your Google Reader!

March 4, 2009

Grace in Small Things Part 37 of 365

  1. It’s National Grammar Day today!
  2. The wordgeek in me (which pretty much means all of me) loves this rap
  3. Shopping at Trader Joe’s to restock my kitchen with healthy stuff
  4. Tonight’s episode of LOST is called LaFleur.
  5. Today I received a book mailed to me from someone in the UK. The book is now out of print and next to impossible to find, so I am very happy to have it in my hot little hands.
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