It seems like forever since my last post--but I guess it has only been 9 days. That is almost forever in the blogging world. Time seems to be getting away from me lately. For some reason, we are just so busy. When the weather gets warm, the world moves fast.
In between the litany of menial chores I am inundated with , I have been occupying myself with some things I am loving lately.
First off -I am SO EXCITED that some of my favorite authors have new books out this summer.
I think David Sedaris is a genius and I liken myself to an aggressive Amway salesperson or creepy Landmark Forum convert when trying to push David's literature onto my friends. I want everyone I know to experience Sedaris. I want them to know the gift of his words. As I said, he is genius. I cannot relate to you, if you cannot relate to Sedaris. Period. My husband read about 20 pages of "Dress Your Family In Corduroy and Denim" then exclaimed--"I do not get it, this book is not funny." What? Who is this alien mutant I married? Needless to say, marriage counseling ensued. I guess you have to have a sense of humor to actually get humor. I was thrilled to find out David has a new book titled "When You Are Engulfed In Flames". I bought it on Friday and I have been laughing like a hyena ever since.
Ann Leary, who is the wife of comedian and actor Dennis Leary also has a new book out called "Out-takes From A Marriage". I bought this book on Friday too and I cannot wait to start it.
A few years ago I read Ann Leary's book titled " An Innocent A Broad". I loved it. It is a true story of how Ann went with Dennis on tour in Europe many years ago when she was pregnant with their first child. She went into pre-term labor while in Britian and had to stay in Europe for months in order to save her baby. They had no money, no family there, they were not familiar with Europe, they were young and scared. It is a great book.
I am also obsessed with this balsamic vinegar from Melina's. We ordered it from Modena, Italy. The selling points were that it was thick like honey and delicious enough to eat on ice cream....HUH? Vinegar on ice cream? Well you know I had to order it right away. It is indeed delicious and thick and tastes nothing like the balsamic you get at the local grocery store. I have not tried it on ice cream yet, but I did try it on some strawberries and it was more like a glaze with a kick. Delicious.
I am also very excited that one of my friends in New York (by way of London) is going to launch a new line of nail polish very soon. It is yet to be named and there is no launch date yet, but she sent out a few polish prototypes and I am loving this one. It is a lovley pinkish nude with sparkle. Actually getting a new product off the ground can sometimes take forever.
In addition, I am loving this new chair that I purchased from Tonya, the designer extrordinaire at my local Walter E. Smithe furniture store. Finley loves the new chair too. He barked at it for the first day, but then made his peace by evening and now he calls it mama and sleeps with it every night. I will keep you updated as I know the scoop.
Oh and I love my new washer and dryer. I resisted a front loader washing machine forever, but we needed a new set as ours was ancient and plain and refused to spin anymore. I was dazzled by all the showy models . I refused to get a showy one, and you can see from the picture that I stuck to my guns. Bright obnoxious metallic red is not showy AT ALL. What? You can tell from the photo that I am a little nervous about all the bells and whistles. When it finishes a load, it plays a little tune that sounds like the ice cream man. Ahhhhh.
Lastly, I am elated that the Celtics and the Lakers are once again battling it out for the NBA Championship. I have been a die hard Celtics fan my whole life, so this is very exciting to me. GO BOSTON!!!!!
Here is hoping everyone is having a lovely Monday!
(photos from Amazon.com, MonkeyPosh L.L.C. , and Courant.com)