Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Ten on Tuesday on Wednesday - 10 Favorite Articles of Clothing

1. Black Scarf with Pink Flowers. Scarves in general are wonderful.
2. My Goodwill black pants, perfect length and they were $3 - can't beat that.
3. Black Turtleneck sweater from TJ Maxx in Louisville, a winter favorite.
4. RL Cordoroy Purse- (techinically not an article of clothing but purses are kind of my thing)
5. Teal boat neck shirt with flowers on the side.
6. Vintage "goonies" tee with the neck ripped out.
7. denim skirt
8. Black Rehearsal Dinner dress
9. White cropped blazer
10. White tank top that goes under everything...

At some point there will be a whole list devoted to just purses.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Fair Trade Certified

October 2006 is Fair Trade Month. Products that are Fair Trade Certified are purchased from farmers and businesses in other countries who recieve a fair price for their labor and product. I had never heard of this until I started purchasing a few items from the whole foods market in town. You will also find that many Fair Trade products are also USDA certified organic. I am not a devout organic advocate, but I think this is a great contribution towards sustainable development. Products like coffee, tea, vanilla, sugar, rice, and cocoa can all be found fair trade certified.

My favorite is
HONEST TEA. Read their story.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Ten on Tuesday - 10 things I would do if I had more time

1. Write a book.
2. Play more golf.
3. Exercise more.
5. Read more.
6. Write for a local paper or magazine.
7. Take up photography.
8. Redecorate the house.
9. Adopt another dog.
10. Volunteer.

Put your ten in my comments!

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

For those wondering about Fireflies

Fireflies is the story of the Khojas, an affluent Hindu Indian family in Trinidad. They are an old money clan and seem to be careless and a bit spontaneous in the art of generating new money. The back of the book claims "they seem to have triumphed more by default then anything else." However "Baby" Khoja is said to be much different. I will give you the run down of the first 80 pages of this 400+ page classic.

Baby is arranged into a sad, sad, marriage to an unattractive sloth of a city bus driver, Mr. Lutchman. It seems that she was traded down to the Lutchman family because technically she was a cousin to the Khojas and not an immediate daughter to mr and mrs khoja. Her husband drinks, has sex with many a prostitute in the Port of Spain, and beats her. Eventually is drinking causes a problem at work and he runs his bus into a lamp post. Also, his father dies and so Mr. Lutchman takes his inheritance and buys a new home in the Port of Spain. Govind Khoja feels bad for Baby and her loser husband, so he hooks him up with a new job at the Ministry of Education. There he meets some ugly chic named Doreen who lures him into an extra marrital affair. Baby doesn't care much because she comes to the conclusion that because her marriage was not founded in love and her heart doesn't really belong to Mr. Lutchman anyway. She does become very lonely. That's all for now. When I get through 200 pages I will update again.

If you like reading about other cultures here are are a few good ones. Most of these books are stories of women, however Colors of the Mountain is the biography of a man.

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan - Lisa See (China)
The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy (India) - my favorite favorite
Breath, Eyes, Memory - Edwidge Danticat ( Haiti )
Colors of the Mountain - Da Chen (China)
Lucky, Alice Sebold (US)

People I love...

My husband is the best, i love him more then any "stuff".

Back to stuff I love

This is wonderful stuff. My friend Alison uses it religiously and always smells heavenly. The moonlight path scent is quite nice and amazingly, for an anti bacterial gel, it sticks with you better then body spray or perfumes. I put in on the inside of my wrists and can smell it when I am washing my face before bed.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Ten on Tuesday- 10 favorite television personalities - sitcoms, dramas, and talk

1- Arthur Spooner, King of Queens
2- Ellen Degeneres
3- Olivia, The Cosby Show (before she became so raven)
4- Olivia Benson, Law and Order SVU
5- Jon Stewart
6- George Stephanopoulos
7- Sookie St. James, Gilmore Girls
8- Darlene Connor - Roseanne
9- Jordan Catalano, My So Called Life
10- Ahmet Zappa

Put your favorites in my comments!

Monday, September 11, 2006

Gainesville = Sinus Problems

Found these at CVS drugstore. they are amazing. Check out their website- Aromafloria

These things I think you should read

I just bought a tattered paperback classic at Book Gallery West. Fireflies by Shiva Naipaul, very good so far. Am I just imagining this or do tattered old classics, have some sort of appeal that new hardbacks don't? I would feel very comfortable reading this book outside with a glass of wine and perhaps a cigarette.

Rolling Stone Issue 1007- features Christina on the cover. There is a great article regarding Kurt Vonnegut. Parts of it had me rolling, particularly the part about dick, bush and colon.
You need to read it if you are any sort of fan of the mind behind slaughterhouse five.

Don't want to commit to a book but want more then Us Weekly or your typical smut periodical? Check out "Wild Ducks Flying Backward" the short writings of Tom Robbins. The travel articles are very good and of course, entertaining.

Bob Dylan fan? Check out Rolling Stone issue 1008.

If you like the magazine Lucky, their august issue included a music edition with it. There are some great pics in there, particularly of Justin Timberlake and Scissor Sisters.

What I have been doing.

Thanks for checking back to see that I have arrived back to the land of the blogging.
I have been feeling a bit random scattered and let my blogging responsibilities get away from me. Being wife, mom, career woman, and graduate student is rough. Okay, technically I am not a MOM, but I couldn't leave it out, it adds so much to the story line. and just maybe I am not exactly what some might view as a "career woman". this term is totally up for debate, but i have a full time job and I can pay my bills so I look at this as career woman criteria.

Here is what I have been up to:

reading, I have taken to reading fiction and magazines more often these days.
pondering on the meaning of life (don't laugh, i am serious)

taking care of my Lucky
taking care of my shubin

So much to talk about, where do I begin?