Buried treasure

Buried treasure
For a pet owner, every morning can be a surprise: the “present” your not-quite-housetrained puppy left by your bedroom door; the mouse you didn’t know was living beneath your floorboards now lovingly carried in your kitten’s mouth. But such surprises are rare when you own hermit crabs. The confines of a crabitat leave little room ...

Two years of happily ever after

Two years of happily ever after
On this day in June, 2011, I had the good fortune to marry the ever-amazing love of my life. And I am all the happier because of it.

Lost things mixed tape, side b

Lost things mixed tape, side b
I’m losing my mind. I wake up tired even though I’ve slept for eight hours. I have trouble focusing. Depression? Allergies? Too much TV? Either way, I’ve done it again: I left my lunch on the train. A lunch is replaceable (hey look, I found another lunch lying here in the hands of the employee ...

Why I need Twitter?

Why I need Twitter?
Every once in awhile, though not often (yet), I feel the power of a microblog calling to me. Today, it was this: This cord was simply hanging down the middle of stairwell from four flights up. No idea why it was there and no one was around to explain it. (Sorry for the bad lighting)

to be continued…

to be continued...
This is Sanders, one of our hermit crabs. You might not recognize him because he’s buried under this mound of sand. That’s because Sanders is molting. This is both cool and boring. He’s been sitting in the sand for three weeks now, and we just have to wait for him to come out. We’ll see.

…with some fava beans and a nice chianti

…with some fava beans and a nice chianti
Very few times have I completely failed at cooking. There were the the corn tamales that oozed out into the double boiler water, causing an immediate explosion of steaming mush that coating all the burners in a watery, gritty corn paste. (You can imagine the clean-up fun.) Then there were the from-scratch hashbrowns that were ...

So

So
It’s possible that all journeys should begin with a nod to Narnia.