Neat-o-rama

Monday, November 29

How neat is this?! An installation in Belgium!

(Via Cup of Jo, via The Debonaire, via Milk)

If you are alone, you should watch this.

Friday, August 20

Found this via DesignMom. So beautiful and poignant and sad and uplifting. And just spot on true.

Cute.

Monday, July 26

Mila daydreams everyday.
Seen via Designmom.

Let's talk about those last few seconds.

Sunday, July 18

If you happened to make it out to the theaters this weekend and saw Inception you already know what's coming.

Now that we have three children to care for, our movie going days have slowly dwindled. Before kids we would go nearly every weekend, even if what we saw sucked. Now that we go so little I try to be very picky about what we spend our time and money seeing.
Last night we choose to go out and see Inception. And I'm so glad we did. It did NOT disappoint. I've been very pleased by director Christopher Nolan's work ever since Memento and The Prestige. He seems to like to screw around with our perception of reality which I just cannot get enough of. And Inception is like reality on crack. But sooooo good.

The last few seconds, oh yes, those last few seconds. Brian and I debated them on the ride home. I seemed to think one thing, he thought the other. Without saying what I thought was true, what did you think?

I love the dark feel of the movie, and again if you are a Nolan fan you know what I mean. The visuals were so crisp and finely tuned and just beautiful. Awesome cinematography.

But what really matters to me is the plot and in case you don't know what is supposed to happen....Cobb (leo) is asked to do the very difficult task of implanting a thought in a very important person's mind (cillian). (SPOILER ALERT) Doing so will help him get back to his family whom he is unable to be with because his wife has killed herself and made it look like Cobb was responsible. Why? Because she thought her world was a dream and wanted Cobb to join her in leaving it to get back to their real lives and real children.

I think you can figure out what the last few seconds mean. But it was so beautifully done that it wasn't annoying when it happened.
(END SPOILER ALERT)

I've always considered the idea that my entire world is a dream. Brian and I joke about it occasionally. He always gets upset because he thinks it's egotistical of me. Maybe. But considering the enormity of the universe and impossible magnitude of endless space, time and physics, I'm not ruling out anything.

Where will we go today?

Thursday, June 24

I've seen work like this before but wanted to post on here because it's just neat.




Splitsies

Thursday, June 17

I love this house plan. It's actually a duplex! But it doesn't look anything like one. It's almost 4,000 square feet total. I bet if you built this as a modular house it would be much much cheaper than you'd think. Perhaps the other half would make a good in-law suite and you could have the whole upstairs and half of the downstairs. What do you say? Splitsies?


New on the pod.

Tuesday, June 15

Is this cheesy? I love the new single by Pink. Glitter in the Air. I wish I knew how to play the piano just so I could play this song.

Last five minutes....

Monday, June 14

I feel like this blog has turned into a tv blog. But I usually write about finales and what not, and this is definitely the season for it. Last night was one of the best for me. You probably don't watch it, but you should be, because Breaking Bad has become the highlight of our Sunday nights.

It's an AMC original series, very character driven but the plot holds its own quite well. Last night was the season finale and I was on the edge of my seat the ENTIRE time. And the end, what a great scene! Jesse in tears as he's forced to shoot an innocent man to save Walt. Walt about to be executed with just one ace up his sleeve, Jesse. I'm not even gonna mention last week's final five minutes! Wow. I won't go into any more details but just to add that it's definitely a show you can get into.
It's now in its fourth season (which won't air until next year) but it would be a great series to watch on dvd, back to back. The first two seasons are a good mix of drama and dark comedy. But these last few episodes have definitely leaned toward the drama.

I'm a bit sad that it's ending for a while but on the bright side, True Blood premiered tonight as well. So, Sunday's are still all good. Oh and speaking of Sundays, save the date! July 25th. Mad Men. Be there.

Just bloggin'

Tuesday, June 1

The cutest baby...fin.

O-M-G

Monday, May 24


I loved it. I loved it. I loved it. I loved it.

The way they juxtapositioned Jack's death with their scene at the church and his realization that he died. And when he closed his eyes and the show came to an end and came full circle. I LOVED IT!

It did make me a little sad to think that Jin and Sun never got to raise their daughter and that John never got to be with Helen. And seeing John remember his life when he wiggled his foot made me remember how much I missed the old island Locke. But I think it ended just the way I wanted it to. You know I'm a stickler for unanswered questions but I think I'm satisfied with what we were given.

I think some people will be upset with how the show ended but I liked it because since its inception the show has been more about the characters and their personal journey than the island and its strange backstory (and that's coming from a sci-fi nerd....so....there).

It's fitting that in it's last few minutes, the show focused on the characters and let the remaining secrets of the island to interpretation.

I'm going to go watch the last five minutes and cry all over again.

Virtual Trunk Show

Wednesday, April 7


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Snow time.

Tuesday, February 23

Instead of sulking about the snow Brian embraced the cold weather and went snow tubing with Lily for the first time.
video video

Walkin in a Winter Wonderland

Saturday, February 6

Last night it snowed. It snowed more than it had in quite a while, approximately 20 inches. As I was cozy inside I looked out of our bedroom windows into the harsh blizzard and thought how lucky I was to have a warm home, children to snuggle with and food to eat. While the snow came down we watched 'Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs' and '9'. It's funny how such cold weather can make you feel all warm inside.

We're home.

Monday, January 25


Meet Eloise Matilda Place. Born Janurary 21st, 2010, at 11:35 am.
Born 6lbs 6oz with blue eyes and blond hair. (That last one shocked me!)
You'll see more of us later. For now we are recovering at home. Thank you for all your kind words! I loved reading them through the haze of Percocet:)

Pica

Wednesday, January 20

For the past month I've been experiencing the pregnancy symptom known as Pica. Which is basically a medical disorder characterized by an appetite for substances largely non-nutritive (e.g. metal, clay, coal, soil, chalk, paper, soap, mucus, ash, gum, etc.) Isn't that strange? One thing in particular....bath salts. The smell is intoxicating. I'd equate the urge to smell and eat them to a strong pregnancy craving for pickles and ice cream.

Specifically, this brand and smell. Lucky Chic Mandarin White Orchid Bath Salts. Brian bought some as a stocking stuffer last year at Big Lots. I ran out just as I realized how much I craved the smell. When I told Brian he went out and found more and surprised me with them for Christmas. It was the BEST $2 ever spent!

My only problem is keeping myself from actually eating them. I wonder if I'll feel this way after the baby is born? Has anyone else experienced similar urges while pregnant?