Dudes. Dudes! I have the writer's block. I have no less than five unfinished blogs in my bloggy blogosphere. I'm also restless as of late and my attention span has shortened even more in the last few weeks, so a complete, well-written blog seems far out of reach. Instead, I will give you a little tour of my awesome living room and what has been happening in it over the last few days...
Here's the messy corner. Some day I'm going to put all those cds where they're supposed to go and put all those music books back in the file cabinet, and maybe even dustbust. But for now, I think it's a really good looking corner. An attractive mess.
Some of the cds are in order. Since the big digital television change, I've been listening to a ton of music, and often the entire album - this doesn't happen very often in these ipod days in which we're living. Included: Nothing's Shocking by Jane's Addiction, Mexican Moon by Concrete Blonde (thanks Angie!), Doolittle by the Pixies, Emergency and I by the Dismenberment Plan, and a little bit of Pizzicato Five for dishwashing time!
I'm not sure why this picture made it in, but it did. Here is my delicious lunch from earlier today! That's zucchini with herbes de provence (thanks Sara), tortilla encrusted tilapia (sorry Breena!) which I definitely did not make - it was frozen, and some couscous. Fancy!
Okay, and since 2009 is the year of learning new things (and thusly has, so far, totally ruled), I have learned that I actually can keep flowers alive! I was pretty convinced I couldn't before, but I've been very dedicated about watering and opening the blinds before I go to bed so the flowers can wake up to sunlight way before my 10:30 am wake up call. And it's working! Here are some tulips, in my favorite tulip colors:
Here's an amaryllis my mom gave me. It came in a box. I planted it on Inauguration Day.
And a close up. I came home from work last night, and the flower had bloomed. I actually gasped and said out loud "oh!" when I saw it. Since I took this picture, there is another flower blossoming on the opposite side of this one, along with a separate stem and flower in the same pot.
I can't believe how happy these flowers have made me this week. Seriously, I smile every time I look at them. Daffodils are my first favorite.
Here's a painting I bought at my work's art auction this past weekend. It's a tree, painted by my coworker Julia Ziah. It's the first real piece of art I've bought. I don't know how to hang it. Will you please come over and tell me if it's crooked?
And there's my lovely piano which I've been playing every day and night for a few weeks now.
My heart is extremely full right now, and things are beautiful and good. I like that it can be reflected in my living room. Also, I look like a Lord of the Rings character.
It's my new look! What do you think?
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