August 31, 2010
August 30, 2010
one thing i look for in a "favorite" blog is the frequency of posting. i don't like to subscribe to a blog, check the feed each day or week, and not see anything new. sometimes it's nice not to have a post each day (makes the next one that much better!), but too infrequent just causes me to lose interest. (and i do keep that in mind when posting here - i try to be consistent, if not frequent. i fail sometimes, i know, but i do try.)
if you're looking for some other good reads, check out my favorites list on the right. those are the daily/weekly "musts."
August 28, 2010
August 27, 2010
August 26, 2010
August 25, 2010
i recently got this stick lamp for target (on sale for $14.99 less the $5 i found in the parking lot on my way in!) and love it on my living room bookshelf. i had it for about a week before i even turned it on and i like it even more when it's illuminated.
* i haven't actually spent the $5 i found. it's still in my back pocket, freshly laundered, and might not ever leave. feels like some sort of good luck charm to me now.
August 23, 2010
"SOMEWHERE IN ENGLAND"
31 Dec 1944
Dear Mamma & Daddy
Well I am very happy to-day for I received quite a bit of mail. I had five letters from Lillie one from each of you, one from John Gantt and a $50.00 Bond from Eastman Kodak. That is enough to hold me for awhile, however I would stay awake all night if they would keep coming in.
I don't know of anything that I can use except a million pounds in English money, which would be just a little over four million dollars, and a discharge from the Army. Seriously though if you could send some v-mail stationary and some good air mail stationary. The condition of the packages that the fellows are receiving are in fair condition but they need more than just the mailing cartons. I believe that just a little wrapping paper would make the difference.
I have bought just a couple of presents so far but haven't found a suitable box to mail them in. I hope to get them off in the near future. One of them is a little dog for Margurite and it glows in the dark. I suppose that she'll be glad to get it. I'll have to close for now but I'll write again soon. Tell the rest "hello".
Lots of love
August 19, 2010
August 18, 2010
August 16, 2010
August 10, 2010
August 06, 2010
handsome smile, wearing handsome shoes, too young to say, though i swear he knew, and i hear him singing while he sits there in his chair, while these autumn leaves float around everywhere.
and i look at you, and i see me, making noise so restlessly, but now it's quiet and i can hear you sing, 'my little fish don't cry, my little fish don't cry.'
autumn leaves have faded now, that smile i lost, well i've found somehow, because you still live on in my mother's eyes, these autumn leaves, all these autumn leave, all these autumn leaves are yours tonight
August 05, 2010
August 03, 2010
"when i was six and learned how to ride my bike, the next day i looked in the newspaper to see if there was an article about it," says oxford, laughing.
"and there are lots of people like me, who just want to be recognized. the internet is so amazing for that. andy warhol would've loved it; he never would have left his loft."