Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Smoggy Top Ten

The weather is drabby and smoggy here in Utah.
Let us brighten up things with a top ten.

i don't remember where i found this picture, but it is such a great representation of the variation found in succulent plants... so whimsical.

My brother sends this to me every month. I'm busy carpooling, noisy kids in the car, reach into the mailbox, and there it is... steal a moment with a tall ice water and a bag of salt and vinegar chips and cuddle up to reading the house beautiful smorgasbord.

I love old pictures, but especially when they're of my ancestors. The clothes are awesome, the expressions timeless, and the rarity of that moment in time captured is priceless.


William Jairus Keith

A quiet place that is my own to create and be me.

My favorite part about this remote...
the skip forward button.
I can watch shows in half the time.

A surprise when I turn my head and see my wee baby pulling books out of the basket and reading with chubby legs and all.

silver sprinkles

chocolate chip cookies

veggie pizza

I am a spazz at taking notes. I have pages and pages of doodles, notes, names, important and non important info. I love these sharpie pens- they are bold, but not too thick... sturdy, yet soft, and always dependable... I sound like I'm describing Chris.
"Mom, I can't believe I'm alive, and I can't believe that this is a real place."
"If Tade goes to heaven, then we get a dog!"
"Remember when mom used to not let us watch Spongebob?
That was a nightmare!"
"Now, mother of mercy, now will you work?
It's working! Chinese apple here I come!"
"Mom, it's really fun to be alive."
Among being a note taking spazz, I am also a music spazz. I love creating mixes to fit my mood. The following are the subdued mixes I created. I have some more upbeat jazzy music also in rotation, but these more mellow lists seem to fit the weather and time.
A Fest by pOm
Autumn Loudspeaker
Cibelle- Green Grass
Kings of Convenience- I Don't Know What I Can Save You From
Sarah McLachlan- Dirty Little Secrets
Death Cab- Summer Skin
Keren Ann- Lay Your Head Down
Aqualung- Pressure Suit
Natalie Walker- Crush
Ingrid Michaelson- Morning Lullabies
Melpo Mene- Jedi
Ivy- Edge of the Ocean
Radiohead- In Rainbows
Emily Jane White- Wild Tigers I Have Known
Psapp- Hill Of Our Home
Emilie Simon- Desert
Beirut- A Sunday Smile
Imogen Heap- Can't Take It In
Lykke Li- I'm Good, I'm Gone
Zero 7- Warm Sound
Winter Loudspeaker
The Dandy Warhols- You Were the Last High
SiA- Breathe Me (Mylo Remix on Single)
Sebastien Tellier- Look
L.E.S.- Artistes
Bon Iver- Re: Stacks
Kate Havnevik- Sleepless
Joshua Radin- Only You
Jem- It's Amazing
Climber- Viper Pit
Zero 7- In The Waiting Line
Matthew Santos- Love Sick Fool
Azure Ray- No Signs of Pain
The Whitest Boy Alive- Golden Cage
Jeremy Larson- Immovable
Tori Amos- A Sorta Fairytale
Sigur Ros- Godan daginn
Glen Hansard- Everytime


~Amanda~ said...

L♥ve it! L♥ve your lists! And I've always l♥ved silver sprinkles!

Bisel Family said...

love the pen, and am amazed at the music lists. I wish I was in to music, but I am a passive music fan, love what I hear, and leave it at that. I should totally investigate your list.

Rachel said...

I can't handle Oliver's comments.

onesilentwinter said...

I missed you dear friend!!!!! how are you???
i love the list. i listen to the autunm loudspeaker all day long!!!!!!

sami hansen said...

best top ten in a long time. way to go sweet sara! the succulents are amazing, but better than that are the chubby baby legs. also mags in the mail from j are the best. so are you!

Jairus Noble said...

Best music ever!! Putting new mix in the mail for you.. die for......xoxoxoxoxo