Archive for October, 2010

happy halloween

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

Happy Halloween! (Yes, this is me, in the costume I so diligently conjured after feeling compelled to correct the injustice of only gingerbread men gaining all the recognition; hence, the gingerbread girl is born and already taking over other holidays).

my thoughts exactly

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Are we bound or unbound?  I have closed the loop, only to have it come undone again. -Dave Eggers, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

frightfully good reads

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

I love Halloween. Is it because the holiday is nestled inside my favorite season of crisp, delicious fall? Is it because of the nostalgia in remembering days past of submitting costume blueprints by September to my patient seamstress mother, and feeling dressed in the perfect chosen persona for one night a year? Is it simply because [...]

to our alma mater, oll-ee-vet

Monday, October 25th, 2010

This past (extended) weekend was Joel’s fall break, so we road-tripped to Ill-uh-noise to visit the fam and our old stomping grounds, the campus of Olivet Nazarene University. Besides the massive skyscraper known as the new chapel (including an organ inside worth two mil), several other additions and changes to our alma mater, from walkways [...]

the sketchbook project

Monday, October 18th, 2010

How cool is this?

from rilke’s book of hours

Saturday, October 16th, 2010

I’m too alone in the world, yet not alone enough to make each hour holy. I’m too small in the world, yet not small enough to be simply in your presence, like a thing– just as it is. I want to know my own will and to move with it. And I want, in the [...]

the weekenders

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Anyone remember that cartoon show, The Weekenders, on One Saturday Morning? Those kids knew how to do a weekend up right. I’d like to think we’re learning how to be that cool, too. Lately our Fridays-thru-Sundays have been stuffed with all levels of funness and goings-on. For instance, this last Friday, after work I picked [...]

indy author fair

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Some highlights from last Saturday’s author fair at Central Library: 1. The adorable old lady from the writer’s center who reviewed hip literary trends (“World War II is very in right now.”) 2. The other old lady who sat next to me and complained in hoarse whispers about one of the panelists who talked way [...]

october activities

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

A flyer I made @ work highlighting some of the fun things happening at the infoZone this month:

krauss is in the house

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Nicole Krauss: author of my favoritest novel (The History of Love), and now the finally-arrived pre-ordered new release sitting on my coffee table, Great House. I’m super excited to read this anticipated arrival. You can, too–or at least the first chapter–here. And, here’s an excellent interview with the author via BookPage. I’m glad Krauss is [...]