Saturday, November 29, 2008

Some of what I’m thankful for:

-for technology—I’m posting this from a plane! Yes, I’m in the air right now. It boggles the mind. Via

-for my family, and my family’s health

-for a loving extended family—even though we don’t always see eye-to-eye in terms of religion and politics, I know they’re always there for me

-for having a job that I love with a company that is reasonably stable (even flourishing), during these difficult economic times

-for having fabulous coworkers, especially my amazing assistant. They all rock!

-for all of the wonderful attention that Wabi Sabi has been receiving

-for living in a wonderful, free country (and yes, for Obama being elected)

-for my affordable, spacious apartment in Manhattan, and my fun, considerate roommates

-for Central Park and the East River, perfect places to run

-for Podcasts like “This American Life,” “” (especially the Gabfest), and “RadioLab”

-that my parents’ house was safe from the fires

-for my gadgets/electronics: my Sony Reader, Macbook, iPod Touch, cell phone

-for my talented, genius authors and illustrators, the best in the business

-for my fellow Blue Rose Girls

-for the Randoms (we're not as crazy and active as we once were, but we're still there for each other) 

-for caring, fun friends, both new and old, spread all over the world

-for G

-for the Puppy Cam

-for the Kidlitosphere

-for good food, drink, and times

-for life and all it’s endless possibilities (or should I say, bloomabilities?)!


Happy (belated) Thanksgiving, everyone!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Jason's 33rd B-day

Last weekend I participated in a Taco Challenge for my cousin Jason's birthday. Jason is one of the co-founders of Animoto, so I thought it fitting to try out Animoto's new text function. It's a whole new world!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Puppy Cam!

I've been obsessed with these Shiba Inu puppies since I saw the link on Gawker a few days ago.

They're so fluffy and wiggly and snuggly, I can't stand it. I've been keeping the feed up on my computer all day and night, and occasionally click over to see what they're doing (FYI, the live feed stops at some point during the night...). I even had a dream that I showed it to some friends. That's how obsessed I've been.

Oh, they're just so cute. I want one.

Edited to add:
Oh! I just discovered you can embed it!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008


My apartment (four women) has been split 50/50 for this election, although I believe my other three roommates are all registered Republicans--who woulda thunk it in NYC! But in any case, we reached over party lines and three of us ended up going to the polling place together this morning at 8 am.

(edited to add: I'm so proud of Bindu, who just became a citizen and who voted for the first time today!)

The lines inside seemed pretty long:

But once we found out our district number, for some reason we were able to bypass most of the lines--the whole process took only about 15 minutes!

I didn't get an "I voted" sticker for some reason, but once outside I put my pin back on. If you look closely, you can see who I voted for, not that it's been a huge secret or anything:
It's an exciting day!