Monday, September 19, 2011

Friend Interviewin' Monday, plus a painting preview!

Happy Monday!  A new week has begun, and I am feeling rejuvenated and ready to forge ahead with my various projects. (Particularly my main one, which - as Richard puts it - is "Project Me.")

Lots of ground to cover today!

Weekend Recap
I was an editor's widow this weekend, as Tom was working on a side project - a short documentary - most of the time. I was able to keep busy with a ton of activities, including:

  • A Friday night trip shopping trip with my dad, where I managed to style him in the vein of Steve Carrell as styled by Ryan Gosling in Crazy Stupid Love.  Brilliantly, I managed not to take a photo of him in his dapper zip-up cardigan and his fedora.
  • One last outing with Dad before delivering him to the airport.  We went to my favorite Indian restaurant - Akbar - in Pasadena.  They make some seriously good naan, and Dad & I each ordered our own.  After we finished, we agreed that in the future, we'd only need to order one naan to share.  It's the latest food observation to add to my list of things to remember.
  • A birthday party for my friend Ann's two adorable kidlets. 
  • A birthday party for my adorable friend Joe.  They played a game that I am MOST DEFINITELY including in an upcoming Supper Club, and I cannot wait to share it.
  • A planning session for an upcoming event - which I'm collaborating on with a few other friends who are also bloggers.
  • A scoche of cat-sitting for two darling orange cats, Teddy and Peeta.  They were very cuddly.
  • An outing to the farmer's market.  Holy cow, it is most definitely harvest season.  I bought some apples, some peaches, some heirloom tomatoes, some swiss chard (to practice recipes for aforementioned upcoming event) and some dinosaur pluots.
  • A dinner with friends of ours who are also creative colleagues.

Painting Preview
Several of you (especially my sister) have nudged me for photos of all of the painting my dad and I did while he was visiting.  The room isn't completely ready for prime-time, because the weather has been unseasonably muggy, and the shelves and drawers aren't dry enough to be filled.  So instead, I'm going to post some sneak peek close-ups of a few things, and once all the books and clothes are tucked away in their proper places, I'll do another post with a better view of the room at large.

The wall behind our bed, plus our wrought-iron candle sconce.
It isn't quite this vivid - it's hard to capture perfect colors, even with a nice camera.


One of the bookshelves, with our starburst clock.


Part of our dresser.  This aqua is the same color as our wall - I think it's better captured here.

Friend-Interviewin' Monday
For those of you craving more Supper Club 600, the excellent Alyssa at Double-Chin Diary has posted her own recap of the event, plus an interview with me.  (My first interview! Heh.)  Alyssa is a bright, skilled blogger and I highly recommend you check out some of her entries, especially my personal favorite, "Chunky."  I relate completely to her story of sudden self-awareness brought on by a grandparent's comment.  Head on over and show her some support!

All right, you lovely people.  This is going to be a beautiful week, and I hope that you'll spend it doing good things for yourselves.  I plan to take very good care of me, and I want you to do the same!


  1. I have to disagree on the naan comment. Personal naan portions just need to be factored into the day, it is too delicious. And now I want Indian food very badly! If you like tikka masala, I have a great recipe to share and if you could make it slimmer, then more room for naan!

    Love the colors and decorating- I am sure it looks great and helps you feel great that things are completed on the to do list!

  2. Teddy and Peeta love you! I came home to two very happy cats. So sad I missed hanging this weekend -- it all sounds massively fun! <3

  3. 1.) You HAVE to call me next time you want to go to Akbar. It is right down the street from me. ;)

    2.) I am sad I didn't get a chance to meet your dad. Maybe next time. I am sure he had an amazing time with you and Tom.

    3.) I am loving the new wall and bookshelf colors and can't wait to see the finished products.

    4.) I am intrigued by your upcoming event planning. You have a gift and I can't wait to see what you come up with next.

  4. Love the blue!!! Our bedroom is a very similar color.
    Thanks for the shout out! :)

  5. I haven't heard/seen the word scoche in a long time! Nicely done, lady.

    I'm liking your retro aesthetic (at least that's what I'm gathering from the glimpses I gandered). ;)