Besides the Peanut’s giggle, which became convincing only this evening, here is what I’m loving this week:
It’s a broad statement, but I find I am always drawn to anything involving paper. It probably comes from being the daughter of a printer. I also have a thing for the smell of books and ink. I thought this paper animation summarizing the Star Wars Trilogy in two minutes was fantastic. Particularly Messersmith’s soundtrack, “Tatooine.” More please Mr. Messersmith.
I have fantasies about being the type of knitter who can whip something like these out in the weekend. Alas, I am not that type of knitter. In fact, I am a pretty poor knitter. My skill set is limited to square things. Blankets, scarves, these things I can do. Nevertheless, I’m very tempted to try these fingerless gloves just ’cause they look so dang pretty.
During the early weeks of my maternity leave, I watched a lot of Food Network and fantasized about having the energy to cook dinner again. “Tyler’s Ultimate” became a favorite show. I have noticed a pattern to his recipes: They use half of the pots and pans in my kitchen, they take twice as long as I think they should, and they taste fantastic. This has become one of the family’s favorites and is perfect for chilly fall evenings.
I’m willing to put a disclaimer on this: I recognize that this little novel is probably not for everyone. But I thought it was beautiful. It is a slim little book, and I originally thought that I would read it in just a couple of days. Instead, I took twice as long as I would with a book twice its size: I kept re-reading passages to savor Harding’s language. My favorite line: “My memories of them were atmospheres.” Gorgeous.