Sunday, December 27, 2009


If you're down for a little dose of creepy, take two minutes to watch Alma, a beautifully-made animated short that I stumbled upon earlier this evening, written and directed by Rodrigo Blaas. But don't say I didn't warn you...

( via GeekTyrant)

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Let's Hear it for New York

I've had this song stuck in my head all day, and what can I say? I'm feeling the love for New York. Just wanted to share a few favorite shots of my favorite city in honor of that Empire State of Mind.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Snow Day!

I cannot begin to describe how amusing it was to watch this dog experiencing her first snow day. Hazel, welcome to winter.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Pura Vida

What better way to combat the winter blues during the first snowstorm of the season than by looking back to warmer and sunnier times when winter and work were thousands of miles away and your only concern was whether to apply SPF 45 or 70.

Time spent lying on the beach

watching the sun move across the sky, palm trees silhouetted above my head,

enjoying plenty of good laughs with good friends.

Perhaps with just a dash of adventure,

and the thrill of learning a new skill (or attempting to learn a skill and falling off the surfboard a whole lot in the process).

And of course, there were those moments of absolute hilarity, the memory of which will bring smiles for years to come.

Frankly, as I sit here at my computer with the snow falling outside and my tan fading faster than fifteen minutes of fame, it all seems a little like a dream.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Flash Fall

What happened to fall this year? By the time I noticed the temperature start to drop and headed to the Catskills for some woodsy hiking and fall foliage photography, the leaves had already fallen.

Now that I'm getting around to posting the photos (just a few weeks later, truly!), we have already had our first snow of the winter and streets are bedecked with Christmas lights.

There wasn't nearly enough time to properly enjoy lightweight coats and tweedy skirts, pumpkin bread and mountains of apples and all other things that feel like fall. How did it manage to pass me by? Next year I must pay more attention.