A weekend here and away

This weekend, we went to Chapel Hill and Carrboro for a mini-reunion with family and friends and to see Nettles and the Hill and Wood perform at Night Light. The visit was short but enjoyable. We got to see everyone we loved in a very short amount of time: I got to have tea with Jonathan at Weaver Street; tons of family and friends showed up at the concert; stayed the night with Shaun and Ann-Marie; got breakfast with Granddad; had lunch with Kelsey and Grace. A photographic sampling:

More photos on Flickr.

Also, I think I’m retiring the Monday Snax segment for the indefinite future. I’ll still provide links here and there, but I’d like to do more thinking and writing rather than linking and captioning. More life reflections, you know? Sigh. I was a better blogger when I was 15. Whatever that means.

Too busy to think much more! Happy Monday, y’all.

Monday Snax

We had an absolutely fantastic time in Chapel Hill this weekend, about which I will likely write more later. Cristina and Eric’s wedding was fantastic–like a big, sweaty UNC/IV reunion–and they were so beautiful and happy. As we drove away, Guion and I remarked to each other that it felt like we had just been married all over again. We’re just so thrilled for them.

But, onto today’s business. Your weekly dose of Snax:

Never Let Me Go (to a bad movie): Kazuo Ishiguro’s chilling novel is coming out as a film! Check out the trailer here, via the New Yorker’s book blog. Even though it has Keira Knightley in it, I’m optimistic about Carey Mulligan’s presence. Looks good, doesn’t it?

Lego sculpture. Mmm. Now this is real art. (Regretsy)

Surreal type. It’s really beautiful. (Thoughtful Day)

Sneak Peek: Best of Dogs. Of course I love this. It’s Design Sponge’s aggregation of all of their best dog photos from over the years. It seems that people buy dogs that look good in their homes… (Design Sponge)

Beach comber. Photographer Brian Ferry is at the beach and I hope he never leaves. These photos are full of magic. (Brian Ferry)

Past & Present: Handwriting and Flourishes. Oh, to write like this! (Design Sponge)

Dear magic hour. Courtney showed me this blog, which I positively love. Leah writes a handwritten thank-you note every day to someone or something, and then posts it on her blog. She must be one of the happiest people alive. And seems so sincere, too! This is a thank-you note to “the magic hour.” (THXTHXTHX)

Bride and Doom. Oh, WHY didn’t we get this in time for the weddings this weekend? Such a shame. (Regretsy)

Monday Snax inauguration

Monday Snax with Emily and Catherine

During my junior year, every Monday afternoon, Catherine, Emily, and I would meet in our dorm room and share food and stories. Catherine promptly coined our meeting “Monday Snax,” with the proper spelling. It was arguably one of the better parts of my week, and even became a tag on my Flickr.

In honor of that, I’m creating my own Monday Snax here. While certainly less fun, I’m going to provide a list of interesting things found on the Interwebs throughout the week. Just because.

So, here it goes for today:

MONDAY SNAX, 7.19.10

I Write Like. If you circulate the Blogosphere at all, you’ve probably already stumbled on this link. It’s received quite a bit of attention, and although it’s probably not very accurate, it’s at least very fun. The meme told me that I write like Kurt Vonnegut and David Foster Wallace, both of whom I have never read. Still interesting!

Pantry, Counter, Fridge? Where to store produce for maximum shelf life. (Mint Life Blog) A fabulous and comprehensive list of where you should keep produce to keep it lasting longer. I printed off a copy and stuck it to our fridge, and Guion and I have already been using its tips. Who knew you were supposed to keep asparagus upright with a damp paper towel, as if they were a bouquet of flowers? I didn’t.

Taking a Stand. (Awkward Family Photos) Mainly I love this, because that kid looks like Grace did at that age. And this is a pose she probably would have assumed, too.

Little Known Uses for Fruit Peels, Shells, and Seeds. (Tip Hero) For people trying to live frugally in the kitchen, like us!

Organic groceries on a budget. (Wise Bread)

Hark, a Vagrant! Ben Franklin, Dickens, etc. I’ve found my new favorite source of Interwebs humor. Love this.

The Future of Print. (Booksquare) A really intelligent and thoughtful piece about what will happen to print media, by Kassia Krozser.

Free printable recipe cards. (How About Orange) These are really adorable. If I had a color printer, I’d make dozens of them.

P.S. Unrelated: This is not good. My husband is sending me photos of babies. BABIES. I just want a little bunny. He thinks a baby is a better option. How many ways can I say NO NOT NOW NO NO BUT IT’S ADORABLE THAT YOU LOVE BABIES SO MUCH.