Monday, January 26, 2009

Sewing Up Some Privacy

My parents gave me a sewing machine for Christmas, and I'm using it to do a little decorating around our apartment. This was my first project: a curtain for the bathroom window. Next Chris will screenprint it with a design. 

The curtain is totally crooked on the right side. I was winging it a little when I measured and hemmed. 

I'm currently one-half of the way done with two-piece curtains for our living room window. Will post pics.  

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Snowy Skyline

Our view of Manhattan on a snowy day. 

Thursday, January 15, 2009


Tonight we went to see the founder of StoryCorps, a huge oral history project, at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. You may have heard some of the stories on NPR. All across America, StoryCorps invites people to come to a StoryCorps sound booth and bring someone they care about to interview. 

The surprising part was that some of the people whose recordings we listened to were present. The founder invited them on stage to speak. There was Annie, of Danny and Annie. Mary read her story in person. We heard this story about a Sunday school teacher named Miss Divine. (If there is a better name for a Sunday school teacher I'd like to hear it. Didn't think so.) This New York city bus driver got up and said a few words after his segment was played. And just in case you aren't crying yet, this was my favorite StoryCorps recording that I heard a while ago on NPR. 

Sunday, January 11, 2009

His and Hers

My new favorite fruit is the pomegranate. Why are they so freakin' expensive? I like mine over greek yogurt and honey for breakfast. Chris adds granola and berries because he is guided more by the desire to make nutritious choices than by his gut. Me? I go with my gut. 

Thursday, January 1, 2009