linking up.

the coolest thing since sliced bread: laura marling in concert recorded by npr. {damn, that girl is good}.

notes on writing. (i certainly, somewhat sheepishly, identify with that last one). {and lord help me, i hope my husband one day calls me a supernova of a human being}.

putting raw hemp on a salad the other day, i decided to google just why it was good for me. i found this. if half of this stuff is true, well then it's time for a new industrial revolution...hemp may just save the world!

i always thought ambivalence meant not caring. i had the meaning wrong. was i the only one? it means caring in two directions...two contradictory directions. i find ambivalence exhausting, but this essay exhilarating.

pumpkin oatmeal? 'tis the season.

the next cake i'll attempt to make.

definitely the kind of woman i wanna be.


linking up.

{so w're gonna have to just accept that while i like making these link lists the chances of them happening at the same time every week (friday)...slim to none. so it'll be like a little surprise each week}.


a lovely discourse on the power of touch.

considering it was the most powerful book i've ever read (yes, i'm saying that), i know the movie will disappoint. and yet, i began sobbing about thirty seconds into the trailer.

seriously, what is it about ryan gosling?

love that this man claims to be the product of a conspiracy of love. what a powerful thought.

the democratization of energy? now that's an idea.

these pictures of rome have undone me. can we say wanderlust?

not so lucky as to get to see the head and the heart in concert anytime soon? the next best thing.

in light of the occupy wall street protest that is snowballing in new york, i found rolling stone's article on the security exchange commission nothing short of enlightening. (this one's mostly for my dad).

amy poehler / leslie knope. huzzah.

really gives one something to think about in light of the upcoming election. doesn't hurt that it's one of the best movies ever--and always good to watch when the weather turns cool.

ferreting out friday (on monday, as it is).

i always know when i'm getting sick because i feel like i can't breathe. a constriction of air in the chest. panic. that's always where it begins. lack of breath. tightness in the chest.

{i'm be the girl lathered in vick's vapo rub even before the first grumbling of the stomach flu}. no relation. those two things have no relation. so my mind moves.

this go round it was strep. and something about makes me so terribly lonely. suddenly i'm eight again, but there's no one there to rub my back until i fall sleep.

thus i was a miserable human being this weekend. and i'm still a bit batty--feeling like the medication should be working faster.

but a patience is a virtue. just not my virtue. {le sigh}. i'm working on it.

(so let's pretend i posted what follows last friday. we can all imagine, can't we?)...

i really like portugal. the man. (the band). so much so that i find myself trolling their facebook page and enjoying this, this, and mostly this. (don't think i haven't slept on a chocolate bar myself. i was so confused when i woke up).

seeing these guys at the bowery ballroom this week. so much has changed since i saw them last february. will be interesting to mark the passage of time while listening to their gorgeous words.

did you catch the season premiere of parks and recreation? it may or may not be true that all of my references (and best jokes) are now directly related to this show.

the kettle can wait, indeed.

happiness is...

this song is on repeat. repeat. repeat.

some version of a fall uniform, perhaps?

really craving an excuse to get dressed up.

don't know who to credit this photo to.
would very much like to as it is some
form of heaven in picture form.

ferreting out friday! (and hello fall in nyc).

{i know everyone does this. i know, i know! i know i am going where almost all bloggers have gone before in doing this. but, confession? i love when people do these link lists. (especially the one go fug yourself puts up every friday afternoon). and then i had this thought! the links i list might just differ from most. and maybe some people will like these little jewels i've culled together. so let's give it a go, shall we?}

(in other news, fall barreled into new york last night--literally, it just ploughed right in. so this morning i removed the fan from the corner of my room, lit a pumpkin-inspired candle, and gave some serious thought to donning a pair of boots for the rest of the day. oh fall, you and i, kid. you and i).

one of the loveliest love stories ever told.

i was not impressed by serena william's behavior during the final of the us open. (in fact, as an american, i was embarrassed by it).

my love for aziz ansari knows no bounds. (hint: food and fashion).

i believe in the printed word. but how much of say will i have in it, and for how long? this makes my heart ache (though not so much as visiting a borders a few days ago and seeing all the empty shelves). 

but then again, there's this. whatever the truth may be, i like my bookcase sans doors, thank you very much.

i grew up in a house where tennis was sacred. this one's for my parents.

a call to honor september 11th.

a gorgeous, important letter to young chefs (and to anyone who may ever pick up a spatula). 

kate middleton as the anti-kardashian? brilliant. 

i literally had this song on re-play for nearly the whole of the week. i can't stop listening to it. (i'm seeing portugal. the man in october and am nearly beside myself with excitement).

found here.