March 31, 2011

March 31st, 2011


Souvenirs from last night's performance of Alegria by Cirque du Soleil - my boyfriend and I went and it was fantastic.  


March 30, 2011

March 30th, 2011


RAFFI.  If you did not have Raffi when you were growing up as a kid, then I am truly sorry for you.  Best children's singer ever.


March 29, 2011

March 29th, 2011


My boyfriend's katana.  (Insert size and sword jokes here.)  In all seriousness, this is a beautiful blade - gives me shivers to unsheathe it.  I have a bit of a thing for swords.


March 28, 2011

March 26, 2011

March 26th, 2011


These are some amazing little cookies that I first encountered abroad in London - they're called Petit Ecolier, which means "little schoolboy" in French, and are essentially buttery shortbread cookies covered in rich chocolate.


March 25, 2011

March 25th, 2011


I give you my town's best donuts - they're specially made with potato flour and yeast, so they're nice and fluffy, and always freshly baked.  My favorite are the cinnamon sugar.


March 24, 2011

March 24th, 2011


Now it's time to play the game, "Spot the Fading Rainbow"!  Swear it was there when I took the picture...


March 23, 2011

March 23rd, 2011


Violets springing out of a patch of ivy.  'When will I stop posting all these bloody flowers?' you ask?  When they stop being awesome.


March 22, 2011

March 22nd, 2011


Cherry blossom tree coming into full bloom.  These are my absolute favorite flowers.


March 21, 2011

March 21st, 2011


Happy Spring!  The view from my apartment has gone all green and flowery.  It's been a trip to be here for a full year and see how much the seasons change it.


March 20, 2011

March 19, 2011

March 19th, 2011


Breakfast at the best coffee shop in town.  Bran muffins, hard-boiled eggs, bread pudding, and coffee.  And excellent company besides.


March 18, 2011

March 18th, 2011


Remember hot dogs?  I feel like they were such a huge 90s food item.  Making them for lunch today made me feel like a kid again.  


March 17, 2011

March 17th, 2011


Happy Run-The-Poor-Pagans-Out-Of-Ireland Day!  I celebrate with a distinct lack of green.  Look!  More flowers!


March 14, 2011

March 14th, 2011


Newest nerdy reading.  Big into historical drama and fiction right now.


March 13, 2011

March 13th, 2011


So in addition to acting, I also love directing - and I'm finally getting the chance to do it again!  The Man with the Flower in His Mouth, by Luigi Pirandello - painful revelations of the human condition and language as deep as Shakespeare's.


March 12, 2011

March 12th, 2011


I love the return of flowers.  When the seasons change, I always feel vaguely appreciated.  I'm always ready for it and expecting it, and when it finally happens it feels like it's been done just to make me happy.


March 11, 2011

March 11th, 2011


Daffodils and daisies are the most cheerful flowers there are.  I'm so glad that the daffodils at least are making an appearance now.


March 10, 2011

March 10th, 2011


Last night, with no advance preparation, I performed as Luciana in a no-holds-barred spontaneous production of Comedy of Errors.  

And it was bloody amazing.


March 9, 2011

March 9th, 2011


And now for a post appreciating the little things: a new hairdryer.  And with how blasted thick my hair is, this is a real lifesaver.


March 8, 2011

March 8th, 2011


The buds are starting to come out on all the trees.  Can I just say how ready I am for spring?


March 7, 2011

March 7th, 2011


The spring rains came upon us yesterday, and today I noticed that all the little streams around the mountains were practically overflowing.


March 6, 2011

March 6th, 2011


If you haven't guessed already, I frelling LOVE breakfast.  Went to Cracker Barrel this morning with a few friends and oh my lord so much goodness.


March 5, 2011

March 5th, 2011


Cluster of beautiful crimson pansies outside of my theatre.


March 4, 2011

March 4th, 2011


Statues of the Hindu gods Ganesh and possibly Shiva - not entirely certain.  I think Hinduism is fascinating - need to put that on my to-research list.  (Some people have reading lists, I have lists of topics to conquer.)


March 3, 2011

March 3rd, 2011


I had wanted to make cookies for Valentine's Day, but this month got so crazy I didn't have time to breathe, let alone bake.  I barely had time to make these - made the dough one night and put it in the fridge, then baked and decorated the following night.

These turned out so tasty, though - well worth the wait and not worrying about things like dates.  They're sugar cookies dipped in white chocolate and with M&Ms placed on.  I added a little red food coloring to the dough to give the cookie itself a tie-dyed red look.  Yum!


March 2, 2011

March 2nd, 2011


Signs of oncoming springtime - the pansies are in bloom!


March 1, 2011

March 1st, 2011


Holy hells, how is it March already?  In honor of spring coming on fast, I give you my current favorite nerdy reading.  Mmm, Shakespearean rhetoric.