This weekend was a pleasant one. Henrik and I meandered around Temescal; I've posted some pictures here, but more will come sometime this week. We frequent the same stores, but that's because they always have such neat stuff! Luckily it's all very cheap, or I'd be looking for an additional job to help support my habit.
I'm super mature, naturally.
lunch: mozzarella + tomato + basil + balsamic vinegar on bread, and chocolate milk.
I sewed a bit in the mid-evening, and then we went out for my coworker's birthday! I really love how cool the staff is at my school; I have made such wonderful, genuine friends here. If only the teachers I had growing up were this hip! ;) We went to karaoke (which was a blast, naturally) and then walked to a local bar to go dancing. All in all, a fantastic evening.
Oh, and a man at the bar came up to me the second Henrik went to go get waters for us. This exchange happened:
Man: I noticed your beautiful specks across the room. [pause] That's what we call them, specks.
Man: What's your name?
Man: Are you Arab? What kind?
Man: THAT IS THE BEST KIND.
excuse the mess, haha; we're in the middle of moving a bunch of stuff around
Today was a pretty relaxed day comparatively. Henrik and I woke up to the sound of rain, and sure enough our window revealed gray skies. My partner-in-RSP-crime, Beth, bought Henrik and I tickets to see a talk for Christmas. The talk is part of the Philosophy Talk series. This particular one was titled "Poetry as a Way of Knowing." It had poet Jane Hirshfield as a guest, and it was really fascinating. Beth is incredibly thoughtful; what a way to get Henrik and I dead-on! Henrik studied philosophy in college, and I studied poetry. It was a perfect merging of our two seemingly unrelated interests. I had a great time and learned quite a bit. When they air the recording of it in the spring, I'll try to remember to post a link for you all.
grocery outlet = the best
DID I MENTION: grocery outlet = the BEST
usual trip to the arab grocery store
And here are my thrift treasures from this past weekend! I bought a lot of small things I didn't picture (such as: feathers, feather covered balls, other kinds of balls, and elastic), but these are the more interesting things.
another floral hatbox to add to my collection
HOW CUTE IS THIS. it used to play music, but doesn't seem to anymore. I think I'll use it to store pens or buttons.
a faux fur collar which is super soft (and also resembles a dead rodent in this photograph)
And now, bed-time⎯it is far too late for my teacher-self to be awake!