Today is a good day. The temp is supposed to top out in the high 90s with a heat index of 105, and I don't mind at all. I am currently very excited about:
- The long bike ride to St. Bonnie I took last night
- The fact that weekend yard-work is already done
- That Thursday is my new Friday
- That I am a 7 hours away from a 4-day weekend
- 3 consecutive days of boating, biking, BBQing, friends, fun.
- Fireworks on Lake Minnetonka
- Champagne cocktails on the boat
- Air conditioning
- Our new patio
- Popsicles, boat drinks & champagne cocktails.
After some very expen$ive and unexpected puppy surgery a couple weeks ago, I am now trying to save money. This doesn't necessarily jive with having a bunch of fun summer weddings to go to - both in town and in neat-o places like NYC, Boulder and San Francisco. Me being in savings mode also happens to coincide with some of the cutest dresses ever going on sale. Boo.
The weather gods in MN finally seem to be shining down on us. Just in time for the long holiday weekend, the forecast is looking ideal - lots of warm, sunny days. Just in time for 4 days of boating, boozing, biking, and grilling. I'm also looking forward to another 4th of July on Minnetonka.
Lately 20x200 has been offering some amazing special printings and very limited editions. Recently they offered two beautiful images by Paul Fusco. The images, which took more than 30 years to be published, were taken from Bobby Kennedy's funeral trail. For the entire artist statement, visit 20x200.
I am a sucker for J. Crew Sales. They are especially tempting when they include free shipping, an additional 20 or 30% off and aren't final sale. Here are some favorites from their current discounted selections in two of my favorite colors for summer: navy & gold.
Mini Mesh Supernova Necklace - Love this in the gold & silver
Today I spilled: Item: Quaker White Cheddar Rice Cakes Where: Shirt, pants, chair, desk, floor, shoes, face, hands, keyboard. Damage done: White powdered goodness allover. I can only assume this is what Lindsay Lohan's house arrest is like.
This year, in Minnesota, potholes have been especially bad. It turns our we are not alone. After a collision with a massive pothole, Claudia Ficca and Davide Luciano decided to make the best out of the situation - i.e. make some art. Check out the website for their creative take on the road craters.
Thank you for coming in to work this week. You have made it quite clear to us all that you are (very) sick. I don't believe you when you say you're not "catchy." I bet you are. You haven't been to a doctor, so you don't really know. You are mopey, cranky, and sound like a dying transvestite that swallowed a cat.
It's really wonderful sitting across from you while you hack, cough, snot your way through the day. I love that you keep stealing kleenex off my desk and blowing your nose right in front of me. It makes me really happy that you keep touching stuff on my desk. Can't you see that I am being EXTREMELY liberal with my antibacterial hand sanitizer? Back the eff off.