I’ve always liked Belle & Sebastian just fine. But their new album (Write About Love) makes me love them. With lots of love. And extra love. I’ve been listening to this on a loop all week. All songs were written by Belle & Sebastian. “I Didn’t See It Coming” “Come on Sister” “Calculating Bimbo” “I [...]
This Sunday, October 17, I’m going to be at the Texas Book Festival in Austin (downtown, Texas State Capital Building) signing books (Kirtsy Takes a Bow) at the Bright Sky Press area (corner of Colorado and 12th) from 2-3 p.m. Come visit me! (The Texas Book Festival is awesome, and free.) Here’s more info. You [...]
Proving yet again that I’ve fallen down some sort of strange rabbit hole, I was asked to judge an official beauty contest this past weekend. For real. An actual, Texas beauty contest. With real people and crowns and scholarships. It was a surreal experience, one I wouldn’t actually believe myself except that I have a [...]
The corn in our garden is starting to grow, so, one morning, I woke up irrationally determined that we needed a scarecrow. True, I’ve never actually seen a bird moving anywhere near this garden, but I firmly believe it could happen. Someday. Because these are the kinds of “ohmygodwhatifonedaythatthinghappened” things that I think about. Regularly. [...]
With corn, and pumpkins, and squash, and broccoli, and carrots, and kale, and spinach. Thanks for asking. Also, the kid in this video (watch it!) totally motivated me to grow more, more, more!
I want these. They are right here for 16 euros at veinti cuatro dientes. In Inglés and en Español. From the bottom up: Demure Discreet Subtle Flirtatious Sensual Moody Seductive Provocative Bold Shameless Warrior Fatal Nice. via LikeCool.com
A few days ago, my back patio was overflowing with basil. I took care of most of that. Using tons of it and three bags of pecans collected from the yard last year, I made pesto for the winter. For real. It was super easy. Here you go. Toasted Pecan Pesto 1/2 cup chopped pecans [...]
Over the last month or so, I’ve noticed that I put on Best Coast anytime I want some extra pep. I think that’s a pretty good endorsement for awesome. Listen here. And get ready for the happy.
Every night at the Mighty Summit, the attendees would find little treats at turndown. The first night, it was You Lost Me There by Rosecrans Baldwin. I am loving this book. Check it out! (There’s a trailer for it here. Don’t you love it that books have trailers now? Yes. Yes you do.)