Wednesday, June 29, 2011

it's one of those days..

i've had a cold for the past two weeks and it's really making me hate everything.

like my hair, my dog, my cup of coffee, my new dress, my spin class, my dr who won't give me antibiotics--everything.

it's going to be better tomorrow...please.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

do girls do this?

this is my daughter zoe when she was like 9 or 10.

now she's 17 and for the next three weeks she's taking a computer code writing class at columbia university.

out of 19 kids in the class, she's the only girl.

on the first day of class a kid came up to her and said, "i didn't even think there'd be one (girl)."

so, where are all the girls? how come they're not spending three weeks learning C?

there's been a lot of discussion about getting more girls into math and science but it's a big world and we need a variety of people with a variety of skills. yes, there will be girls going into tech fields but more will probably go into non-tech related areas---like zoe's twin sister who is working at MOMA this summer. i don't think this is a function of girls not feeling comfortable or shut out or intimidated by the boys it's just a matter of what they're interested in.

at first zoe wasn't psyched about being the only girl in her class but now that the class is underway she's gotten over that. she's got bigger things to worry tonight's homework.

Monday, June 27, 2011

summer party coasters

bright colors plus a little healthy cynicism about the age we live in make for great tableware.

who knew.

Friday, June 24, 2011

i could probably send this card to everyone of my friends...

what's great about blogging is the way it connects you to people outside the world you live in. whenever i get an email from someone who has read my blog, it's the coolest thing.

it's also a great way for people to get to know you. i met someone for the first time the other day and before we started talking she said that she had checked out my blog and knew we'd get along.

so, if my friends don't read my blog, whatever. it's sort of fun to form new relationships with people, even if i never actually get to meet them.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

it ain't heavy, it's summer...

i love the summer. i am happy during the summer and really miserable the rest of the year (only half kidding).

even's dark and gloomy but who's still summer.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

i'm not feeling it...

i'm finding it really difficult getting revved up for the next presidential election.

i realize the election is not imminent but with all the campaigning already taking place...the election feels as if it's around the corner.

one thing's for sure: obama will need a new tagline. i just don't think, 'yes, we can' will fly.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

from one friend to another...

what did you do today?

i spent a big chunk of the day outside, walking through the park which is really beautiful right now.

lots of people but also lots of flowers and green.

it's still hard to believe winter is over and i am walking around in shorts and flip flops.

all i can say is thank god.

Monday, June 20, 2011


sometimes you feel invisible/like you don't matter/like you're just taking up space/like nobody's watching.

and then on sunday morning you wake up to this.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

happy father's day

of all the photos i have of jimmy and the girls i always come back to this one because it's such a snapshot of jimmy, the dad.

he and the girls always seem to find a way to have fun together---no matter what they're doing. yes, he has taught them so much, from hitting a tennis ball to changing a tire to executing the perfect three point turn to loving the red sox but what i am most grateful for is the easy way he and the girls laugh together.

Friday, June 10, 2011

feeling burnt out and out of ideas...

i've hit the wall and at exactly the right time.

we are off to bonnaroo tonight, the music festival in tennessee.

i am looking forward to the music and just getting out of my day-to-day.

i am leaving my computer at home so i won't be blogging till i get back---wed or thursday of next week.

have a great weekend.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

another politician disappoints...

what is wrong with these people we put into office?

is it them, is it the process, is it a little bit of both?

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

it's always the question...

this is one of those cards that i think everyone can relate to. who hasn't asked themselves this question. this use to be an anxiety ridden question for me. because it was always followed (in my head) with...omigod i am not this or that yet and i am already 25 or 35 or 40. but now i don't judge i just check-in with myself. do i like where i am at...what i am doing and if the answer is no i try to come up with solutions. i guess i've learned there are no right or wrong answers here because really all the pieces keep changing. what works at one point in your life is unacceptable at another point. so i just keep asking...

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

the hamptons...

it's summer which can only mean it's time to head out to the beach and go to a party or two.

these cocktail napkins are tongue-and-cheek...sort of.

it's a bit too easy to diss the hamptons but even with all the traffic and the bling and the $5 peaches---it's still beautiful.

Monday, June 6, 2011

the end....

well after numerous bags of M&M's and chocolate chip cookies sam and zoe are done with junior year. they took their final exam this morning and are probably walking the streets of nyc now in a total stupor. i think the girls will look back on this year as a time when they really in up.

so of course i had to do some cards this morning about the end of junior year. i had a lot of fun with them. i hope they resonate with my juniors uh i guess seniors...

Thursday, June 2, 2011

what about you?

i got a chuckle out of this one which is rare; i usually don't laugh at my own cards.

one more day till the weekend.

thank god.