10/25/09

lately

reading:
we are renovating. it seems that paint fumes have gone to my head because i have the attention span of a gnat. needless to say i won't be reading war and peace this year. blog posts are more my speed these days. i read this one on health and diet (and life) last week and have been thinking about it ever since. i don't know if i agree with the thesis, but it is thought provoking and worth reading. in fact, all the posts are

listening: i'm not the one who is going to typically introduce you to new good songs. i don't know who is cool or hip or innovative. i do, however, know what i like; stuff that you want to sing along to, stuff that makes you feel happy, and stuff that makes you want to dance. i have been listening to firefly by owl city on repeat for about two weeks. so your self a favor and listen to it now and then write me back and tell me how you think this song sounds like love (because it totally does).

watching:if your idea of a good time is watching a masterpiece theater mini-series, you will love this new HBO mini-series about john adams. michael and i started watching it last night so far my opinion is: john adams is cool and thomas jefferson drools.

eating:romesco dip. lots of it. i've had garlic breath (etc) for two weeks. so does michael. it is worth it.

what are you reading, listening, watching and eating?

6 comments:

Regina said...

Reading: Rousseau's Social Contract and Booth's The Rhetoric of Rhetoric
(nerd alert)
Listening to: Bach's cello suites (Rostropovich version)
Eating: Crepes with maple syrup and nutella


The John Adam's mini-series was excellent. Great choice for J.A I also enjoy a good romesco dip, but then again I love garlic.

Lauren said...

love you mercedes. the firefly song is so cute. i want some romesco dip now please.

for me? i love ingrid michaelson - all her songs really i saw her in concert a couple weeks ago.

reading - the prophet

eating - i just polished off a bag of kettle salt and vinegar chips. yum!

watching - the only thing i can think of is 30rock and the office i watched thurs night.

leah.jane said...

oooh, i love this post and am going to steal this idea! also, that dip looks divine. recipe?

Bonnie Tonita White said...

reading: The Book Thief - excellent, unusual and unforgettable metaphors - a true wordsmith - tragic yet beautiful characters - I wish I had written that book. Also enjoyed The Help.

listening: conference talks

watching: the Lemon Tree - in Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles.

eating: spicy nuts (mix egg whites, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 T cinnamon and 1 tsp cayenne pepper. Stir in variety of mixed nuts - I prefer pecans, almonds and cashews. When thoroughly coated, pour onto a cookie sheet that you have greased - bake at 300 F for one hour stirring every 15 minutes. Cool thoroughly before packaging. Enjoy.

Mercedes said...

i'm making the nuts. also funny you mention that movie. i just read about it at work the other day. i put it on our netflix cue.

love you momma

Anonymous said...

eating spicy nuts thats rich. ha ha