Tuesday, June 22, 2010

I missed it!

Hutchmoot sign-up has come and gone. Pooh. I'm setting a google reminder for Spring next year!


But, I can still make its reading list mine. So, starting tomorrow, I'll be re-/reading:

By Walt Wangerin, Jr.
The Book of the Dun Cow
The Book of Sorrows
Saint Julian

By Frederick Buechner
The Sacred Journey
Son of Laughter

By Annie Dillard
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
The Writing Life
Teaching a Stone to Talk

Flannery O'Conner
A Good Man is Hard to Find
Mystery and Manners
Wise Blood

C.S. Lewis
The Great Divorce
Til We Have Faces

George MacDonald
At the Back of the North Wind

That's EIGHTEEN BOOKS! It's time to get started. I'm sure I'll fill up a notebook with notes. I'm sure these notes will benefit my mind and heart much more than any notes I might take on *Falling for Montana Man*. Cheers to writing that is more meat than milk.

I can't believe I missed Hutchmoot!!

Meaty Reading. Pool Notes. Sarong.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Netflix Namastey

I always think it's kind of fun to check out what the folks in my neighborhood are watching. Here are a few favorites on the summary page:

1. Steve Harvey: Still Trippin'--This looks pretty funny.

2. Jab We Met--About a girl who meets a guy on a train and decides to go traveling with him.

3. Kurbaan-- A handsome young Indian couple moves to suburban USA and finds they are a enmeshed in a terrori*t plot.

4. Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (A Match Made in Heaven)--A May December romance with all the struggles they suggest.

5. Fanaa--Zooni, a sheltered blind girl, meets Rehan, a poetic womanizer, and romance ensues.

Shubh raatri. Sneezy. Father's Day grillin!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Running to this

Use it at your own risk. :)

Baba O'Riley (Live Sheperton Film Studios) The Who
The Tears of a Clown (Hotsnax Remix) Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
Hips Don't Lie (feat. Wyclef Jean) Shakira
Rude Boy Rihanna
Jump (For My Love) The Pointer Sisters
Rosa Parks OutKast
Get Down on It Kool & The Gang
ABC (Salaam Remi Remix) The Jackson 5
Who's That Lady The Isley Brothers I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) The Four Tops
Devil's Dance Floor Flogging Molly
Lose Yourself Eminem
If You Wanna Be Happy Dominic Halpin & The Honey B's

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


What a gorgeous day to hang out outside! It was great to see Sharla and most of her little family!

Monday, June 7, 2010

I found this in my oldest journal

M y mother is nice
O thers are not
T hat is good if they like rice
H ot moms are not so good
E very mother has her thing
R arely, they give a sting
S till all mothers


Aubrey, nine

Anything for a rhyme ;)

This fell out of the pages! I'm not sure where it came from?

Grandma's Dad holding Doug?, Gram, and Mom

I love this house!

Check out more pictures here:
Cote de Texas

Also fun:
Hooked on Houses

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Dear Peace Corps Experience

June 1, 2010

Dear Peace Corps Experience,

It's times like these, reading DB's Happy Easter (2009 Christmas Letter), that I really miss you.

I miss mime-ing to the guy at the gadget store that the bum sprayer on my toilet exploded in the wee hours of the night--Help!

I miss wanting cookies so badly I thought I might try to milk a water buffalo, churn my own butter, and build an oven out of a clay pot and roasty bamboo.

I miss the friendly smiles of strangers and the graceful sendoff of Loy Kratong.

I miss bai-teeow with some of the only other people in the world who know the significance of a good honk and the numbers 1.1.6.

I miss mountain monkeys in heat, beany ice cream, and MC Hammer pants in all the shades of the rainbow.

I miss cow neeow matmuang, beetle juiced grannies, Shake Banana, Shake, Shake Banana, Seth's front porch, and the joy of being Weifenbached.

At times like this, I can almost hear the walls of my apartment whispering, "farang."

Sigh. Time for a plane ticket. Towrai?