Archive for October, 2004

I see London, I see France

Thursday, October 28th, 2004

I’m back from a brief jaunt to Paris with my Mom and a wonderful time was had by all. The weather was great so we walked almost everywhere and saw lots of things we hadn’t seen before. We took a day trip to Giverny to see Claude Monet’s home and his famous gardens, visited a very interesting museum that I had read about in the New York Times a few months back (Musee Nissim de Camondo) and hit up a smattering of kitchen shops, patisseries and tea shops. I have a nice selection of macarons from Laduree to keep me company but I’m eating my way through them quite quickly. Ah, well. I’ll just have to go back.

apple picking!

Monday, October 18th, 2004

It never feels like fall until I go apple picking. Yesterday afternoon Jeremie and I headed out with Sarah, Chris and Justin to an orchard in NY state not too far from the Newburgh-Beacon bridge. The drive was amazing. This has got to be prime leaf-peeper time. The orchard had a funny system. You drive your own car into the orchard and you fill up bags with apples. You pay by the bag instead of the pound. We were pretty sure we were getting the short end of the stick but when I got home I jumped on the scale with the apples and found that we had 21.5 lbs of apples. Divided out, the price came to around 50 cents/lb which is pretty darn cheep.
We had cider donuts. Cider donuts taste good. Kettle corn tastes good too. My stomach is not very fond of kettle corn and cider donuts together.

picking pictures: in the gallery.

I lost my funny

Wednesday, October 13th, 2004

If you find it, let me know.

The past week has been too f-ked up for words.


Sunday, October 10th, 2004

my left index finger has a message for you: Wusthof Santoku knives are sharp!

*&% f^#@ing da&%it. Ow, ow, ow. Typing difficult. I quit.

just a little late

Thursday, October 7th, 2004

I have a very bad habit of finding out about really cool things, like concerts, just a little too late.

Case in point: “Oh! Wouldn’t it be really cool to go see Mike Doughty play at Fez on October 16? Yes! It would indeed be really cool.” So, I call and they’re sold out. This is the state of my luck and pretty much why I haven’t been to a concert in like a year. Seriously. This has got to end.

my not-so-secret talent

Wednesday, October 6th, 2004

Whenever I wear a white shirt to work I manage to spill coffee all over my front. I should get a prize.

just a little horrified

Wednesday, October 6th, 2004

My company gave each employee a cardboard tube containing 10 legos. I’ll leave it at that.

This morning there was a thick layer of frost on my car. Sad.

Bring out the jackets

Friday, October 1st, 2004

I can’t believe it’s October! It’s starting to be consistently chilly and it finally feels like fall. Yesterday at the grocery store they had a big display of pumpkins and I would’ve bought one but it had just rained and they were very wet. And since they were piled on top of hay they smelled very, very bad because wet hay smells very, very bad. I need to get involved in some fallish activities like apple picking. I loves apples.