Wednesday, November 26, 2008

More Christmas Wish List(s)

Christmas Wish List 2 by waitforthesignal

Christmas Wish List 1 by waitforthesignal

Friday, November 21, 2008

Will Wonders Never Cease?

This is a cover of Beirut's "Elephant Gun."

The twist? The band performing is in 5th grade.

When I was in 5th grade, the only songs I probably knew were on the Top 40 stations and I had absolutely no musical awareness.

I wonder which of the band members orchestrated the whole thing?

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

I Know You're Tired of Me Saying This, But...

You HAVE to watch Pushing Daisies tonight. After two weeks of other stuff, It's finally back on. ABC is being a bully and threatening to cancel it. I really need that to not happen, because I love this show.

That is all.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

My Unrealistic Christmas Wish List.

* All-Expenses-Paid Trip to Travel Channel Academy

($2,500 + travel, food and lodging expenses)

* All-Expenses-Paid Trip to Ireland to Practice the Skills Learned in the Aforementioned Gift
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(I want to travel in comfort and style, so roughly $5,000 would do.)

* This mind-bogglingly beautiful Oscar de la Renta dress from Net-a-Porter:


* A future without confusions and questions and crises.

That's not too much to ask, is it?

Monday, November 17, 2008

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Oh Gwynnie...

I know some people are mocking Gwyneth Paltrow's newish website and newsletter, but I really enjoy it. Getting the weekly email is like indulging in the latest issue of Vogue-- Gwyneth makes everything look effortless. Each week falls into a different category: "Make, See, Do, Get, Go, Be."

Mostly, I love how she loves black (especially because I love black):

These are from Gwyneth's "Get" emails.

But her other advice has been strangely interesting as well. I will certainly continue to look forward to these weekly informatives!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

My Autumn Uniform

With autumn being such an exciting/inspiring season for me, you'd think that my outfits would be bursting with color. Not so. Here is a sample of my autumn uniform:

My Autumn Uniform by waitforthesignal

I need a little more spice in my life. Seriously.

Where do you add color in your fall wardrobes? I just have a deep attraction to gray and black that I obviously need to break up a bit more.

Friday, November 7, 2008

A Sister City.

I'm off to Savannah this afternoon!

Image from Wikipedia.

Have a good weekend!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

A New Epic?

I adored Strictly Ballroom, I really liked Romeo + Juliet, and I loved Moulin Rouge!. On Thanksgiving, Australia premieres.

Do you think it will live up to Baz Luhrmann's other films? I really can't decide, but I can safely say that I'll watch the film. From what I've seen so far, it looks stunning.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A Tiny Plea

Image from The Guardian.

If you have any sense of magic, watch this show. If Pushing Daisies isn't your cup of tea...just help a girl out, and turn on the TV and leave it on from 8-9pm on Wednesday nights while you take a bath, do math equations, knit a sweater or work on your novel. I love this show with my whole heart and it might be taken off the air due to ratings. Think of a more macabre Amelie and you'll get an idea of what this show is about. Is it sometimes cheesy and campy? Yes. Does it glorify bizarre murders? A little bit. Does every screencap look like it could be part of a color-saturated picture book? You bet.

So turn on those televisions and let the magic happen.

Edit: looks like Dancing with the Stars is on tonight. Please watch Pushing Daisies as of the next time it's on!

It's a Beautiful Day...

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...and the world is full of hope.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Fall Feeding Frenzy

On Sunday, we made a meal that I think was perfectly autumnal.

I forgot to take a picture, but imagine the bright yellow of this Bouillabaisse

filled almost to the brim with creamy orange of the butternut squash and ginger soup that Chandler made. If ever a food could coordinate with the pot its cooking in, this meal was it--you could find these colors blending all over the trees that are just barely starting to change color in Charleston. The soup was so rich and filling that we didn't even need to eat anything else with it.

Then, for dessert, I made a rustic Granny Smith apple tart that can be found here on Orangette.

The recipe was simple and delicious, and I think it turned out well.

The best part of the recipe is the simple apple syrup made with the cores of the apples. It can be drizzled over the top and provides just the right amount of sweetness to complement the tartness of the apples.

Let me know if you try it!

Monday, November 3, 2008

I really like this song.

It's kind of gray and hazy outside, but this song is really comforting and quiet. It perfectly suits my mood.

It's not an exciting music video or anything, but hopefully you can enjoy it and let it make you feel like you've just pulled on a warm sweater or just taken your first sip of hot chocolate.