Tuesday, June 24, 2008

summer in vermont

vermont - summer 2008
1. polly's pancake parlor!, 2. lupin season in vermont, 3. the basin,
4. vermont yarn, 5. pink lady slipper, 6. reese pie at p&h truck stop

it's been a good long time since i've seen summer in vermont. after i moved west i've only returned home during the winter and boy, did i forget how gorgeous this place can be. there's nothing quite like spending leisurely hours with my parents hiking in franconia notch, eating pancakes and pie, and making mine beautiful cormo-blend handspun from a local lupin festival. i had a chance to catch up with malaraky and knit in her adorable apartment. i went to yoga. i got a pedicure and played bocce.

my parents recently adopted a new kitten who decided immediately upon my arrival that my handbag made a really nice bed. everyone, say hi to gus!

gus likes my handbag

the last leg of my journey was to franklin, tennessee, just outside nashville. unfortunately, i don't have much to show except my hotel room, which was nice but the wireless kept crashing and finally corrupted the VPN software on my laptop rendering work impossible. fun.

what i saw of tennessee

i couldn't take photos with my camera during the scenic portion of my trip to tn so i'll leave you with that. exciting update coming soon - we're moving!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

on the road again

just about two-thirds through two weeks of travel and i'm getting ready for the next couple of flights. i started out in new york for business and ended up in vermont visiting my parents and relaxing - knitting, hiking, eating at lovely little restaurants, and generally ignoring email and blogs. next i'm off to nashville for work. i managed to pack two weeks' worth of clothes into a carry-on and i'm quite impressed with myself!

marri and sze in new york

i didn't have too much time for fun in new york - honestly, between presentations and work dinners, i might as well have been in los angeles - but i did manage to meet up with my best new york friend aka. we were roomies in college and she's the sweetest person ever. notice we're both wearing new york black. ahh, some things never change.


aka brought me to the cutest restaurant in the village, cha-an. this sweet little place is well-known for its tea and desserts but their savory dishes were amazing too!

next up - beautiful vermont!

Saturday, June 07, 2008

sleepy saturday

this one has been hitting the blogs pretty hard and i just couldn't resist!:

The concept:
a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.
b. Using only the first page, pick an image.
c. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into fd’s mosaic maker.

The Questions:
1. What is your first name? (marielle)
2. What is your favorite food? (malai kofta)
3. What high school did you go to? (st. johnsbury academy)
4. What is your favorite color? (green)
5. Who is your celebrity crush? (???)
6. Favorite drink? (gin & tonic)
7. Dream vacation? (greece)
8. Favorite dessert? (bread pudding)
9. What you want to be when you grow up? (???)
10. What do you love most in life? (bunnies!)
11. One Word to describe you. (sleepy - right now, at least!)
12. Your flickr name. (subliminalrabbit)

1. Untitled, 2. Vegetable Kofta, 3. Mayo Center, 4. Green Womble House, 5. teenage daydream, 6. That Cool Refreshing Drink, 7. Karistos - Greece, 8. Bread Pudding, 9. Artists Field Bag, 10. Macro-Bunny, 11. "Being a Duchess is so tiring.... Zzzz" Duchie Day #12 - A Wallpaper, 12. Subliminal Messages 2

it's been a crazy week so i don't really have anything crafty to show, but i'll leave you with some images of my cacti, which i adore:

rosey cactus

flowery cactus

fuzzy cacti

happy summer!

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

calling all california residents!

today's the big day! VOTE NO ON PROP 98. i know there's little motivation to hit the polls yet again this year, but if prop 98 passes so many people will be out on the streets. the cost of rent is already so high, and without rent control, who's going to be able to afford to live here anymore?