Cookie Monster wisdom

If you know me, you may know that I believe that the Cookie Monster is a wise, wise muppet. I was reminded of this recently when I saw him in an ad for Siri (shame on you, Apple, for co-opting such a smart monster to promote your products!) baking cookies. In case you haven’t seen the ad, here’s a link. It is admittedly very cute (damn you, TBWA/Media Art Labs, for tugging at my heartstrings).

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Sanjay’s Super Team

I mentioned in another post how I very much wanted to see Pixar’s newest movie over the winter break – The Good Dinosaur. I’m a sucker for most things Pixar does, although I’ll admit, this wasn’t my favorite movie. However, I really, really love their shorts. For anyone who isn’t familiar with them, Pixar usually does a short movie (about 5 minutes or so) before each full length feature. There are no words, just music and animation. Read More »

a little creativity

I’m not entirely sure when I started sending so much mail. I think it may have happened after college, when I moved to California. It was a nice way to stay in touch, and it felt a little less lonely, especially at first, to get a little something from a good friend. I always enjoyed it, even in college – I’d always ask for postcards from anyone who went traveling, and I’d always buy some on vacation to send to friends and family. But once I moved, I started sending a lot more mail. Read More »

an adventure in cheese

“If I don’t get some cheese, I might develop a queso the blues.” – Murray’s Cheese Bar

Some friendships begin because of shared interests. Many of mine have begun over a love of all things food. However, what I remember about the first parts of this particular friendship was that Wisconsin cheddar arrived in my mailbox as a birthday gift. Which led to a lot of snacking and multiple grilled cheeses, and a year of hanging out with this awesome friend who also loves to eat, and really loves cheese.Read More »

motivation (and soup)

Today (and the last few days, in fact) have been a bit of a struggle. I can’t tangibly define why; it’s just hard to motivate myself, I feel tired all the time, and I know work is piling up. I told a friend earlier today that maybe I just need something to love, and he suggested I go home and write something here. It wasn’t a bad idea. This is supposed to be a labor of love more than anything else, so today, I’m hoping it kickstarts my drive – at least through to the long weekend!Read More »