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5.18.2011

We have some progress

This city has taken its sweet time in getting rid of winter, but I am happy to report that, as of this writing, it is 61 degrees and sunny. Actually, what it really is is 61 degrees and S!U!N!N!Y!




At last, we have some progress. We ate lunch outside yesterday. Last night, we came out of a restaurant at nearly ten, and there was still a royal blue glow, the last dregs of sunset, along the western horizon. The pink dogwood tree in the front yard is (sort of) in bloom! The backyard is a jungle! I have no idea how to garden! Everything feels like it’s opening up and starting over.




You do know, right, that you can click on these photos and make them enormous? You, too, can throw yourself face-first into the hard-won glory that is spring in Seattle.




Today, in celebration of all that, I want to share some recent favorites, a list of the best things I’ve read, heard, seen, or tasted in the past few weeks. I wanted to record them somehow, and I thought you might like them, too. I hope so.

- Canal House roasted rhubarb with white wine and vanilla bean. Just made a batch this afternoon.

- Radiolab’s remarkable Where Am I?

- Saipua soap. I read Sarah Ryhanen’s blog all the time, and I can’t get over what she does with flowers. Turns out, she also makes the nicest soap around. My current favorite is the Gardener’s Soap, though I also love Cedarwood and Coffee Mint. I order them online or buy them at Marigold & Mint.

- An Americano before dinner.

- Melissa Clark’s recipe for eggs poached in a buttery sorrel sauce. HELLO. We had this for dinner recently, and I can only say: if you come upon some sorrel, make it.

- An inspired asparagus fest, as captured by my friend Brian, in the garden of my friend Charlotte.

- A fascinating story about time, memory, and perception, from The New Yorker.

- Fleet Foxes! The new album! Spectacular.

- Jess pointed me to this wonderful two-part video of Charles and Ray Eames. They’re humble and unaffected and endearingly awkward on camera, and the host is a trip. (“Ray, should we let Chaaahles do it?”)

- I finished reading Patti Smith’s memoir Just Kids more than a week ago, but I’m still thinking about it.

- I can’t stop watching this video of Bruce Springsteen performing “Thunder Road” in Passaic, New Jersey on September 19, 1978. My favorite Bruce song, performed five days after I was born. I love the story he tells at the beginning, the way he tells it, the earnest way he starts the song, the way he winds up grinning and hopping around and having what I can only guess is a hell of a good time. It feels electric.

Happy spring.

99 Comments:

Blogger BP said...

Spring in Seattle! I love that; wish I were there...

7:02 PM, May 18, 2011  
Blogger Michelle Stiles said...

Those of us in the PNW appreciated Spring, we celebrate it and the lush green explosion of Spring is the reason why we tough out winter. Sarah Ryhanen’s bog is a joy. She is awesome, witty and captures true beauty. Happy Spring to you!

7:04 PM, May 18, 2011  
Blogger the old irish rose said...

Helplessness Blues is brilliant!! Fleet Foxes makes me want to visit your (all's) part of the world.

7:08 PM, May 18, 2011  
Anonymous Jillian said...

I feel like the oldest 27 year old in the world when I go to the market to search out sorrel. Around these parts, it seems like something only grandmothers know about (though mine never got much beyond Velveeta on those little pasta shells). Fortunately, the elderly Mennonite lady is happy to oblige. Can't wait to try the poached egg recipe!

7:26 PM, May 18, 2011  
Blogger Andie Portillo said...

The Saipua soap sounds wonderful, I may have to order from them. Hope your Spring continues to be great.

7:28 PM, May 18, 2011  
Anonymous Betsy Illingworth said...

I love Saipua soap too! And their packaging is so pretty. I like gardener's, and cedarwood and saltwater, too. Happy spring!

7:42 PM, May 18, 2011  
Blogger Kit Yoon said...

It's felt like we live in Seattle over here in Columbus, Ohio, Molly! Although our dogwood did bloom a few weeks back... Hmmm...you are making the midwest (really, mideast) feel down right tropical compared to Seattle! Happy Spring to you!

7:52 PM, May 18, 2011  
Blogger sami chu. said...

so jealous that you have spring weather in seattle. maybe boston and seattle traded? i did click on your pictures just to remember what blue sky looked like. i just wrote about just kids this week on my blog as well! loved it :)

xo
sami

8:17 PM, May 18, 2011  
Anonymous Mary Beth said...

Ahhhh, 1978, When everyone was skinny and the music was unbelievable! Rock, Disco and Country all at once on the radios. Thanks for the memory from my Junior Year in High School!

8:25 PM, May 18, 2011  
Blogger LaLa said...

Annd thank goodness for the sun. I was just about to die of grey.
Today I spent in olympic sculpture garden - yesterday i spent on a mexican blanket parked in front of my doorway. Frankly I may never go inside again.

Thanks for the list of your favorite things!

8:37 PM, May 18, 2011  
Blogger josephine said...

I'm addicted to Saipua soaps, too! I tuck a few not-yet-opened bars into my dresser so I can be greeted by the fragrance when I get dressed.

8:54 PM, May 18, 2011  
Blogger Katya said...

Saipua makes the most beautiful flowers...one of the many things that makes Red Hook wonderful.

8:57 PM, May 18, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You make the best links; do more posts like this. Well, any posts you write are fabulous.

9:28 PM, May 18, 2011  
Blogger Kirsty said...

indeed, here in bellingham it has been a glorious day! and we had our first bunches of asparagus this week, so delicious. Just Kids is a fantastic read, glad you enjoyed it

10:18 PM, May 18, 2011  
OpenID JenPack said...

Yay for spring! I'm up in Anchorage, Alaska where I just survived my first extra long winter. Spring is such a welcome site...as is the sunshine. We finally have leaves on the trees (just this week) and the grass is starting to look green.

By the way, I made Doron's Meatballs for the first time last week and they are fantastic. I'll be making a double or triple batch next time and freezing some. We also made Burg's French Toast which was amazing! I'm slowly working my way through the recipes in "A Handmade Life". Thanks so much for sharing them and their stories with all of us.

10:52 PM, May 18, 2011  
Blogger Karen K said...

Spectacular post.

10:57 PM, May 18, 2011  
Blogger jenmolin said...

Hurrah for Spring and 61 degrees and sunshine!!!! as for the rest of your lovely list... obviously I need to re-educate myself.... LOVE the pix of the sky with those glorious cirrus clouds I smell your spring way down here in Cali!

11:05 PM, May 18, 2011  
Blogger charlotte said...

oh happy spring to you, m!
next year, london+asparagus+you?
just sayin...

11:17 PM, May 18, 2011  
OpenID lacaffettierarosa said...

Oh those flowers... They look like paintings. So beautiful.

11:33 PM, May 18, 2011  
Blogger Joanna said...

Such lovely images. Happy spring to you!

I, too, adore Saipua soaps. A few months ago, I bought a handful of them from an apothecary conveniently located across the street from where I live; I've been quite happily making my way through the lot of them. My favorites so far are the clary sage and lavender oatmeal. Delightful!

12:47 AM, May 19, 2011  
Blogger Ruth said...

We have sun in the UK too - isn't it just fantastic after a long winter?

1:25 AM, May 19, 2011  
Blogger kristina - no penny for them said...

oh, what a treasure chest of links - thank you!

and about the gardening: it's very addictive. i've just started, being totally clueless and now find myself thinking about it all the time.

try growing some rocket/arugula and rainbow swiss chard in a little corner - so easy and the best thing ever to cut your own greens!

2:22 AM, May 19, 2011  
Blogger Caroline Shields said...

So in love w/ the Canal House!

3:45 AM, May 19, 2011  
Anonymous A Plum By Any Other Name said...

I love your hit list. It's been raining non-stop in Boston for days (years?). Thanks for your tips ... I need all I can get to take my mind off the raindrops.

4:23 AM, May 19, 2011  
Blogger Patty said...

Headed your way next week, thanks for warming it up!

4:27 AM, May 19, 2011  
Anonymous Koek! said...

I loved this post - thanks for all the cool links!

4:52 AM, May 19, 2011  
Blogger Puanani said...

Was feeling the same way about faire Portland yesterday. I had to pinch myself when the thermometer said 72 degrees. Welcome, Spring.

5:12 AM, May 19, 2011  
Anonymous emily said...

my favorite version of an Americano is equal parts Cocchi Americano and seltzer over ice with an orange slice. I thank my local wine store for my new addiction, which started at a wine cocktails class...

6:24 AM, May 19, 2011  
Anonymous Anina said...

Love the rhubarb recipe I discovered on your blog last year. Whenever I make it people ALWAYS ask for the recipe - which is ALWAYS a good reason to introduce them to your blog! Cheers from Switzerland!

6:54 AM, May 19, 2011  
Blogger patricia said...

We have a little rabbit named Sorrel (who replaced the recently departed Basil, and is now snuggling partner to widowed girl-bunny Lavender.) Anyway, I've been thinking that this is the spring to try cooking Sorrel, The Plant, in his honor. And now I have a recipe!

We saw Fleet Foxes at the Fox Theater in Oakland in May. The harmonies! Amazing.

Love your list. Spring is a time for getting worked up!

7:02 AM, May 19, 2011  
Blogger Megan said...

The folks at Saipua are so nice. I custom ordered a crown of flowers over the phone from Chicago from them for my friend's birthday. They were very patient as I explained my (very important) vision for what it should look like. My friend lived in Red Hook at the time and strolled over to pick it up as a surprise present.

7:31 AM, May 19, 2011  
Blogger Eva said...

Hello from Munich!
Spring here too, we have 73° F and a lot of sun these days. And we are almost on the same latitude! Time to enjoy handmade bavarian snacks in one of the lovely beergardens...
btw, I enjoy reading your blog and getting inspired about food every time I come along.
Thank you, Eva

7:38 AM, May 19, 2011  
Blogger gia said...

This year's extended winter-like weather has defn forced internal toughness and this week storing blue sky and sunshine for a cloudy rainy day. A little benefit here is long daylight hours this time of year - May 19, 2011 5:27AM Sunrise, 8:45PM Sunset.

7:58 AM, May 19, 2011  
Blogger amisha said...

happy spring, molly! thanks for this list of goodness. i'm missing being down the street from saipua!
enjoy those blue skies, lady. xo

8:36 AM, May 19, 2011  
Anonymous Jen said...

I can't pick a favorite Bruce Springsteen song--but Thunder Road ranks up there. And in relation to "progress," I am always surprised how people who live "north" get such a delayed spring. I've had flowers for nearly 2 months now, as April is kind to Ohio. May is the cruel one--teasing us with bouts of chilly rain and dreary skies. I'm looking forward to June--now, June will be progress for me.

8:53 AM, May 19, 2011  
Anonymous Kristin said...

Fleet Foxes!! YES YES YES...they are so good. Not sure if you would like it, but another amazing new album is "Rome" with Danger Mouse and Jack White (and others). I wish we could be celebrating spring here in New England, but I'm just hoping to see a few minutes of sun some time soon!

8:58 AM, May 19, 2011  
Anonymous Kate @ Savour Fare said...

Can you send some spring down to Los Angeles? It's been freezing cold and rainy this week. I hope my tomatoes power through. Because if they don't, I will be sad. However, I need to make roasted rhubarb now. And I have a wee pot of sorrel, that is now calling my name ...

9:33 AM, May 19, 2011  
Blogger Emily Munday said...

Amen and Hallelujah! So glad Spring decided it was time to grace us with her presence this year. I even got a new sprinkling of freckles yesterday at Gasworks Park; love it!

9:54 AM, May 19, 2011  
Blogger Sarah said...

I just made the rhubarb this past weekend! I can't get enough of it! It is absolutely delicious over Greek yogurt.

10:01 AM, May 19, 2011  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

I LOVED Just Kids. I also thought about it for weeks after finishing it. They were just so cool! Also, I am moving to Seattle in July and this post about the beautiful weather I'll be walking into has made me even more excited. Thanks Molly, it always makes my day when I read one of your posts.

10:13 AM, May 19, 2011  
Blogger robyn said...

Thanks for this list - so many great things. And that picture of you on DS is lovely!

10:36 AM, May 19, 2011  
Anonymous TJG said...

Now that's what spring shoul look like!

10:36 AM, May 19, 2011  
Anonymous virtuallyhomemade.blogspot.com said...

hold on to those sunny days in Seattle! as a past resident I know they're like gold.

10:44 AM, May 19, 2011  
Blogger Josefina said...

The pictures are beautiful, hurray for the shining sun and for spring! I read Just Kids a few months ago and I still think about it. It still sits on my night table and once in a while I open it to a random page and read it. I think Patti Smith did an amazing job writing that wonderful book. Cheers!

11:56 AM, May 19, 2011  
Blogger Carrie said...

Just an fyi, they sell Saipua soaps at that garden shop in University Village.

1:11 PM, May 19, 2011  
Blogger Emily said...

The universe wants me in Seattle. Thanks for the links!

1:43 PM, May 19, 2011  
Anonymous kelli said...

oh my gosh, molly! bruce's video just knocked me silly. i adore him, and that performance had all of that hope just oozing out of it. i was one year old! i still remember my parents playing that record on the old record player. thanks for the good vibes today. i am enjoying the sun down in olympia, too!

2:51 PM, May 19, 2011  
Anonymous Kimby said...

Molly, your photos were a celebration of Spring -- glad you finally got some SUN!

3:02 PM, May 19, 2011  
Blogger b_maria_why said...

i want to visit seattle so bad--almost all for the food. :)

4:51 PM, May 19, 2011  
Blogger Claudia said...

The rhubarb is up ( hard-won spring in MN also). So I will start with that and work my way down. Lovely, blooming post.

4:54 PM, May 19, 2011  
Blogger Sara said...

I am thoroughly enjoying my first Seattle Spring! In Indiana spring is this small fleeting thing that lasts a couple of weeks and then SUMMER arrives with high temps and high humidity until September. I can't tell you how giddy it makes me that I can actually spend time outside without worrying about heat exposure. I'll pay any amount of grey,rainy, windy winters (because every Christmas I get to remember what REAL winter is like) for the glory of a PNW spring and summer!

5:02 PM, May 19, 2011  
Anonymous Charlotte said...

I know - we are rejoicing up here in Vancouver BC too! Yay sunshine and all your lovely links.

5:18 PM, May 19, 2011  
Blogger The Lukefahrs said...

Molly - I felt like two great worlds collided when I saw you on DesignSponge! Campari is so bitter to me - but maybe I would like it with the sweet vermouth? I seem to like everything else you recommend.

I made your blueberry-rasberry pound cake this week - what a treat!

5:40 PM, May 19, 2011  
Blogger Denise | Chez Danisse said...

I too am still thinking about Just Kids and far more than a week has passed since I finished reading it. She's good. That Eames video! Oh my. You weren't kidding about the host being a trip. Yikes.

6:11 PM, May 19, 2011  
Blogger kickpleat said...

this post made me so happy, molly. thank you! the sunshine outside also helped :)

8:23 PM, May 19, 2011  
Blogger caroline said...

I just read Blood, Bones, and Butter and, having fallen a little bit in love with Gabrielle Hamilton, and the negronis she and her husband drank their first summer together, am currently obsessed with Campari-based cocktails. The Americano sounds fantastic!

6:15 AM, May 20, 2011  
Anonymous Joan M. said...

Love when you write up some of your "favorite things!" Fun to see where some overlap with favorites of mine (as Bruce plays in the background); even better to learn some new things. Bask in the spring-light, Molly!

6:26 AM, May 20, 2011  
Blogger Holly said...

I read Just Kids last fall and my thoughts still drift back to it from time to time. It almost made me want to pack up a few essentials in a rucksack and head to the big city--almost. What a romantic, inspirational read. Her National Book Award recognition was well-deserved in my opinion.

And YES to asparagus, sorrel (though I can't seem to find any round my parts--meaning where I live) and YES to Fleet Foxes--I must get their new album!

I'm also a sucker for beautiful soaps. I love them so much I almost want to eat them.

8:32 AM, May 20, 2011  
Blogger Shaun said...

Radiolab also has an episode with David Eagleman about the stuff the New Yorker piece is about. I think the episode is called Falling Time.

Bruce rocks!

9:23 AM, May 20, 2011  
Blogger Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Bruce was my first true love....

sigh....

It's snowing here today. Yes, you heard me right, snowing..

1:49 PM, May 20, 2011  
Blogger Heather @ chiknpastry said...

i love everything spring, everything Bruce, and from my one visit, everything Seattle.

Great pics. Also, i need to hit up the new Fleet Foxes album... i didn't realize they had a brand new one!

3:45 PM, May 20, 2011  
Blogger Sara said...

I just got sorrel at the garden store. Thanks for justifying the purchase. Hopefully it will thrive in our (not yet very springy) New England).

4:20 PM, May 20, 2011  
Blogger Beth said...

Amen, sista! :)

5:49 PM, May 20, 2011  
Blogger Eva said...

The weather is about the same in LA as it is in Seattle...when does that happen? I'm not complaining, though, 60s is a kind of a sweet spot, temperature-wise. Not cold enough to be uncomfortable, but you can still get away with wearing a nice overcoat.

6:47 PM, May 20, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Molly (or any faithful reader), off topic but desperate. You posted about a very special cheese you served at Delancey that is difficult to get in the NW. The description was so delicious I tried ro order it from several Seattle area shops but had no luck. I am in Bologna IT right now and know I could get it if I could just remember the name. Have not been able to locate it in the archives. Can you remind me of the name of the cheese? Or better yet, point me in the direction of the post that describes it.

6:56 PM, May 20, 2011  
Blogger Molly said...

Anonymous, I think the cheese in question might be burrata? I don't remember what post I would have mentioned it in, but that's what comes to mind. Burrata!

7:46 PM, May 20, 2011  
Anonymous Molly said...

I'll admit to playing my Born In The USA cassette tape until it wore out, but I didn't see Bruce in concert until I met my husband. We've seen him and the E Street Band perform "Thunder Road", but the most electrifying Bruce performance I have seen (thus far, I am sure there'll be many more to come) was when we saw him with the Seeger Sessions Band a few years back. I counted 17 instruments and musicians on the stage: upright piano and washboard amongst them. Most amazing music I've ever seen live. Come to think of it, I packed us up a terrific tailgate for that concert. Sure, the folks around us had their hibachis, but we enjoyed salty olives, a sour lambic and stinky brie.

10:04 PM, May 20, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We ordered 20lbs of asparagus for a canning party and the green market said we were the 4 group to do so!

The cheese was available via Amazon.
I'm going to open my asparagus pickled 7 days ago and serve with a cheese board like pictured.

Spring has sprung.

10:31 PM, May 20, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thats it! Grazzie! We shall find some today. So many good foods to find in Bologna.

11:28 PM, May 20, 2011  
Anonymous Annmarie said...

I made that Canal House rhubarb recipe (from the older post you linked to) this week too! Suggestion: switch it out for the honey in your every-morning "sourdough bread / fresh ricotta / honey" open sandwich and you will not regret it.

8:50 AM, May 21, 2011  
Anonymous Mindy Anders said...

I hope it's not weird to say since you don't know me at all, but I love you, Molly Wizenburg!

2:28 PM, May 21, 2011  
Blogger skye said...

I love "Just Kids"/Patti Smith....Spring in the Northwest [i live up in the Mountains of Oregon]....

8:29 AM, May 22, 2011  
Anonymous Maine said...

Hi Molly. Yahoo for our recent sunshine. I just watched the Thunder Road video, this song is also my favorite Springsteen song. I was 16 had just learned to drive and just started my senior year of high school...a great time. Thanks for bringing this memory to me.

10:29 AM, May 22, 2011  
Blogger Black Annis said...

Love your pictures, posts and recipes! I am from Costa Rica...no spring in here just dry and wet season. I went to Seattle this december, its lovely in winter; probably even better in Spring.Enjoy the sunny days =D

2:26 PM, May 22, 2011  
Anonymous molly said...

And to think I thought an Americano was espresso + water, all this time!

Now if only I could track down Campari in Ohio...

Enjoy that Seattle spring. Hard-won, indeed.

6:33 PM, May 22, 2011  
Anonymous Merrell McGinness said...

Might be spring in seattle but doesn't feel like it to this ga girl! Enjoying some r&r in your fair city with hubby. Had dinner at delancey and it was wonderful!!! Thank you!

9:45 PM, May 22, 2011  
Anonymous Candy Coloured Lady said...

Thanks for asparagus inspiration - had a fresh batch of the white variety lying in my fridge and wanted a change, it was perfect timing to stop by your site and read your latest post.

1:46 AM, May 23, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just visited Seattle and missed spring! I got to visit Delancey, so the trip was nonetheless worthwhile. :)

12:47 PM, May 23, 2011  
OpenID jnr0211 said...

fleet foxes are everywhere! just recently discovered them, and now they seem to pop up all the time. love it :)

1:31 PM, May 23, 2011  
Blogger Julie said...

We are feeling the same pain... and elation, down here in Portland! I always enjoy reading your blog entries, but this one about the glory of Spring, especially hit home. Thank you for the beautiful pics! I've posted my own thoughts on the subject on my blog http://www.dallaterradesign.blogspot.com/ ... about food and the land it comes from... I would love to know what you think!

2:49 PM, May 23, 2011  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

oh honey, i'm right there with ya--except not really, b/c i'm in portland. but still! o sun. how i love thee!

if you have no idea how to garden (veggies etc), read square foot gardening by mel bartholomew. makes it easy and approachable. i also follow mother earth news' articles. good times. the good news is, in the temperate rain forest that is the pacific NW, everything GROWS.

2:49 PM, May 23, 2011  
Blogger Christopher Brandow said...

grow some sorrel and grow some asparagus. both are really quite easy and permanent. they should do great, great, great in Seattle!

2:58 PM, May 23, 2011  
Blogger meg said...

The Fleet Foxes are my standby--they're what I listen to when I don't know what to listen to, what I listen to when I absolutely know what I want to listen to, and what I listen to most of the other times as well. And The Books, whose last album was a little underwhelming, but fun nonetheless.

3:50 PM, May 23, 2011  
Blogger Sara said...

five days old? from those of us with brains a bit older..and perhaps jumbled by all the time that has gone by...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N799R_mDx_U

whip my hair back and forth

3:53 PM, May 23, 2011  
Blogger Sara said...

oh, and then the boys giggling back stage
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKtm2g6Pp_w&NR=1

-old age takes a toll..in a good way

3:57 PM, May 23, 2011  
Blogger Sallyanne said...

I'm passionate about rhubarb, but am the only one I know who is. I'm growing it, but it seems weak and small still, even here in Seattle. But I want to try this recipe of yours, so I'm picking a couple of stalks just for me. Reduced the sugar and wine accordingly since I definitely don't have two pounds. But it's just for me anyway! Can't wait to taste it. It sounds so good... Oh my gosh! It's divine!!!

4:11 PM, May 23, 2011  
Anonymous Jennie said...

Loved Just Kids for so many reasons, but especially because Patti brought to life the New York City I remember growing up with. She is such a haunting force too. I went to a book signing once to get a gift autographed for my husband and she had this subdued, intense aura that made me feel I was in the presence of someone so very special, yet she seemed almost shy to be there.

2:53 AM, May 24, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Found the Buratta in a lovely little deli in Bologna today. Enjoyed it on the patio this evening with a home made young Lambrusco that we bought from a little old man for eu1.50 selling cherries at his roadside stand in Emilia Romagna. The Buratta had "sweated" a lot of water by the time we unwrapped it but was absolutely wonderful. The lambrusco a surprisingly delicious partner The center of the Buratta similar to the very moist fresh ricotta that we bought from the Parmaggano Reggianno factory a few days earlier. Thank you for the tip. Have got to find a source in the Seattle area.

1:06 PM, May 24, 2011  
Anonymous Pip said...

Beautiful pictures! NY has also suffered the worst spring in ages--hopefully some of that sunshine will come our way!

1:24 PM, May 24, 2011  
Blogger annamaria said...

Always lovely to come here- thank you for all the great links- I wish Seattle spring would move up a bit to Vancouver- I think we had two days of spring all in all..-X

7:35 AM, May 25, 2011  
Blogger Eeshie said...

So.

How come I only found your awesome possum blog NOW?

Peas out :P

3:02 PM, May 26, 2011  
Blogger Lacey said...

Eep! I feel silly posting this, but I saw you on yahoo today! I freaked out and was all "I know her!" as though we've shared a meal or some wine instead of me reading your words online after you write them. :P Yay though. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/My-Blog-Is-Also-Paying-My-nytimes-1951716015.html

4:57 PM, May 26, 2011  
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9:11 AM, May 27, 2011  
Blogger bridget said...

Same goes for San Francisco. The sun's finally decided to show itself. And by finally, I mean F-I-N-A-L-L-Y!! Enjoy the rest of spring!
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10:10 AM, May 29, 2011  
Anonymous drandrea said...

so I just realized you are exactly 2 days older than I am... :) (seemed really cool 10 minutes ago!) and this post makes me wish I was moving to seattle to be friends with you and your new braise and butter chica. but alas, I moved to santa barbara a couple years ago instead of seattle (less rain... i'm a such a sun person), and have just quit my doctoring job to do more food-based things-eek but yay! since I've been enamored of your blog for ages now, maybe you'd have a moment to give me some feedback on my very new very inexperienced blog: www.oneplanetonehealth.com ? i will still be a faithful reader regardless, never fear ;) happy seattle sun!

2:37 PM, May 29, 2011  
Anonymous Richard said...

Seattle looks amazing. Much nicer than cold & wet England!

3:24 PM, May 29, 2011  
Blogger WizzyTheStick said...

Thanks so much for tuning me into radio lab.

7:56 PM, June 01, 2011  
Blogger Eva / Sycamore Street Press said...

It's finally warming up here in Utah, too. And I love that video of the Boss! My favorite song of his is Hungry Heart. Did you know he actually wrote it for the Ramones after Joey requested that he write them a song? But then he liked the song so much he decided he had to record it for himself... Anyways... great video. Great song. Thanks for the link!

6:42 PM, June 05, 2011  
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3:03 PM, June 08, 2011  

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