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March 14, 2012

I recently downloaded the Cinemagram app. I was so excited about making animated gifs, and then I kind of forgot about it. So far I just have this one of Roux. I plan to make more gifs soon!

I started a new gig! I’m helping Ned and Jodi at Foreign & Domestic with paperwork, invoices, and all those other nerdy organizing things that I like to do. I’m having a lot of fun with it, but I’m still trying to figure out my schedule. I would love to wake up early (that being 7:30 or 8am), go to yoga or take a walk, plan dinner, go to work, shop for dinner, come home and make dinner, then work on the book. So far my schedule has been: wake up late, eat a small snack, go to work, starve through work, come straight home, pick up Justin, go to a restaurant, come home and watch movies until very late; repeat. This must change, people. For my sake, and for the sake of the book. :)

Today I stopped at the farmers’ market on the way home and picked up some gorgeous artichokes, English peas, and a bag of beautiful salad greens. I plan to steam the artichoke and dip the leaves in lemon butter; to steam the peas and toss them with butter; and to eat the salad greens straight out the bag with my hands.


I’ve been watching a lot of movies lately. For the record:

  • Drive is horribly violent but seriously amazing, and the soundtrack is the bomb.
  • Take Shelter is super creepy but really good.
  • I still love Babette’s Feast. Like, a lot. I considered asking one of my chef friends to recreate Babette’s feast for my birthday. I think it’s a bit much to ask. :)

Lately I’ve been feeling disconnected. Like my life is just sort of slipping through my fingers, and I can’t grasp onto anything solid. I’ve been trying to explain this to Justin, but I can’t seem to put it into words. I suppose I feel a bit out of control, perhaps that I am too busy living life to plan for and worry about it. Which is probably what is best, but, being an excellent worrier, it worries me.


I was thinking that I need to subscribe to a few magazines, so that I have plenty of reading material. Then I realized that I have (often unread) digital and/or print subscriptions to the NY Times, Remedy Quarterly, Frankie, Lucky, Saveur, Taproot, and Kinfolk. Oops.


To everyone who has asked where to get my iPhone case/wallet/book – you can find it here. (I love BookBook!)


Hope you’re all having a great week!

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4 Discussion to this post
  1. PMac says:

    Yes! The BookBook is really awesome. TwelveSouth (makers of the BookBook) also make great cases for Macs and iPads, and have a bunch of other Mac-oriented gadgets like the PlugBug (add on for your Macbook power adapter to allow you to charge your iPad or iPhone at the same time).

    Apparently I a huge fanboy of TwelveSouth(now that I’ve read what I just wrote). Oh well, guess there’s worse things I could be. And no, I don’t work for them, just really like their products.

    • Crystal says:

      I’ve been wanting a BookBook for my laptop forever, but I kept waiting until I upgraded to a new computer. One year later, I still have my old hand-me-down MacBook Pro. :) Anyway, I’m a huge fan, too!

      I didn’t know about PlugBug – genius! Thanks for sharing!

  2. connie says:

    Love the gif Crystal! And congrats on the new gig. I’m sure the new schedule will work out soon.

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