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I picked up and put down Euphoria by Lily King multiple times before I finally pulled the trigger and took it home with me, mostly because of the map on the inside cover, I love a good map. King's fourth novel is based loosely on the life of anthropologist Margaret... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2015 at strange birds purr
Van Morrison is one of those musicians I grew up always knowing. I have no idea when I first heard Moondance, I just have always known that song. It wasn't until I first watched Scorsese's fantastic music documentary, The Last Waltz, that I first realized what a genius/madman Van Morrison... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2015 at strange birds purr
Eating: Grape-Nuts. The addiction is real. Drinking: Orange pineapple juice. Watching: Football. Go Pack Go! On Wisconsin! Reading: Villa America. So far, so good. Listening to: My discover weekly playlist on Spotify. I love finding new tunes every week. Wearing: My new Cole Haan oxfords. Feeling: Excited for fall. I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2015 at strange birds purr
I snagged Sara Novic's novel, Girl at War, at Hoboken's favorite bookstore, Little City Books. Still on my history kick, I decided to leave the World War Two era for something a bit more recent. Girl at War begins in 1991 in Zagreb, Croatia. Novic paints a peaceful life for... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2015 at strange birds purr
As a lover of typography, the ampersand is one of my favorite symbols. Paint it gold and light it up and the lovely ampersand becomes a straight up showstopper. I picked up this black, plastic ampersand at Target for $10. I liked it black, but it was a little too... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2015 at strange birds purr
The most unexpectedly awesome part of my visit to The Cloisters was the hike through Fort Tryon Park. I had no idea that in order to get to the museum you have the option to take stone pathways that snake around heavily wooded hillsides. When I saw the paths, I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2015 at strange birds purr
As much as I loved The Cloisters interiors, the gardens were my favorite part. I visited the museum on a grey, humid day and the green spaces filled with fragrant flowers were the perfect escape from the sticky city. All 21 capitals and columns in this garden, called the Bonnefont... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2015 at strange birds purr
On a recent tourist day, I decided to take the train way, way up to Washington Heights to visit a very unique branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art that specializes in Medieval art. The Cloisters is a beautiful building that was designed and built to house original pieces from... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2015 at strange birds purr
Yay!!! Football is back! I love this time of year. All of a sudden my weekends go from productive to, well, if making a perfect bloody mary is considered constructive, I guess I still accomplish quite a lot. I was born a Cheesehead and later become a shareholder of the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2015 at strange birds purr
With the passing of Labor Day, it's time to say goodbye to the summer of 2015. I couldn't be happier with the way my summertime shaped up. I got to go back to Wisconsin to celebrate my grandpa's 100 years, watch the Brewers at Miller Park with my mom, sister... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2015 at strange birds purr
I picked up The Painter at Arcadia Books in Spring Green, WI. I love independently owned bookstores and Arcadia Books is a favorite. Not only does this store have a great selection of reads, they also have a case filled with delicious cheeses - a perfect combination. The Painter is... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2015 at strange birds purr
Hard to chose this month - I did a ton of fun things. Bobbers at the lake // The cabin at night // First time visiting the Jersey Shore // Mom & Dad celebrating 40 years of marriage in NYC. For more on fishing in Chetek go here and for... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2015 at strange birds purr
I got to spend a night at my family's farm while I was back in Wisconsin and was lucky to not only catch a beautiful sunset, but also a clear night sky filled with stars. Once the sun started to go down, I grabbed a golf cart (the preferable mode... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2015 at strange birds purr
I took a break from the war kick I've been on lately and picked up Emily St. John Mandel's novel Station Eleven. While this book doesn't take place during a global conflict in the past, it does occur mostly after a world-wide pandemic hits that wipes out 99% of the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2015 at strange birds purr
Eating: As much summer produce as I can get my hands on. Drinking: Tonight I'm drinking giant glasses of ice water thanks to beach party weekend I had. Watching: Movies on Blu-ray. #oldschool Reading: Girl At War by Sara Novic´ and I'm really enjoying it. Listening to: Tame Impala's new... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2015 at strange birds purr
50 years ago, Bob Dylan walked on stage at the Newport Folk Festival armed with his 1964 sunburst Fender Stratocaster and plugged in. His four song electric set shocked the crowd, provoking boos from a generation of people Dylan had been named the spokesman of. A musician, especially of his... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2015 at strange birds purr
Thanks to my dad, I grew up listening to Patsy Cline, Hank Williams and Johnny Cash. At the time I was not a fan, but as I grew up and learned more about music, I started to appreciate and even enjoy the country greats. It's hard to find current country... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2015 at strange birds purr
Thank you so much! I hope we get to hang out the next time I'm back or you could always head East! We love visitors.
The morning after the crazy Brewer bus trip, Laura and I were picked up bright and early by two of our nearest and dearest family friends and we hit the road northbound. We ended up in Chetek, WI, home to a little over 2,000 people and six lakes filled with... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2015 at strange birds purr
Because I grew up in a tiny little town, I am fortunate enough to have had the same group of friends basically since I was five years old. The tight bond that I have with my West Salem crew is what drew me to read Meg Wolitzer's novel, The Interestings.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2015 at strange birds purr
1. Beme I'm a huge fan of Casey Neistat and was stoked to start using his iphone app Beme when it launched in mid-July. Beme is a free video-sharing app, but unlike Snapchat, Beme doesn't allow you to see what you're filming, edit your content or save your work. Neistat's... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2015 at strange birds purr
I've loved Dawes for years now and was so exited for All Your Favorite Bands to come out in early June. LA's favorite Americana band has come back with a solid, emotional release perfect for quiet nights at home or long, meandering strolls. Over the course of the Dawes' four... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2015 at strange birds purr
I flew back to Wisconsin last Saturday for nine days of Midwest fun which started with a bus trip to Miller Park to watch the Brewers take on San Diego. I traveled with my mom, sister, aunt and a whole lot of crazy people from the Coon Valley area. The... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2015 at strange birds purr
I know that I'm starting to really feel at home on the East Coast, because I'm finishing projects that have been put on hold since the move. Redesigning my portfolio is one such project. If you're curious to see what I've been up to over the course of the past... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2015 at strange birds purr
13th century Austrian stained-glass at The Cloisters // The LA Burger Crew reunites // Lunchtime views in Malibu, CA // What comes is better than what came before #commutelyrics Follow me on Instagram here. My #commutelyrics series pairs whatever I happen to come across on my way to and from... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2015 at strange birds purr