Ten Things I Heart Right Now (And a Few I Don’t)

Ten Things I’m Really Loving Right Now…

1.) While I was in Pittsburgh, Josh was able to put heavy-duty grommets (Or are they eyelets? I never know the difference.) in the awesome Trail Blazers-ified Gadsden flag he made me and hung it in our entryway, which is looks totally amazing. Yeah, visiting our house is probably a strange experience for newbies.

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2.) When Josh picked me up from the airport, after I’d been in Pittsburgh for over a week, he met me with my favorite burrito from Laughing Planet (tempeh, pinto beans, rice, veggies, salsa verde). Some gals get flowers, I get burritos. Reason #817 I love my husband–he knows how happy a burrito would make me (I have lots of food weirdnesses, so Pittsburgh was tough on me with regard to eating).

3.) Indygo Junction’s new dress pattern, Audrey’s Afternoon Dress. I saw a bunch of them made up at Quilt Market and it’s so adorable I made one for myself this past week in Anna Maria Horner’s Good Folks fabric. I’m also loving the Bolt still had a bit of my fabric in stock, because in true Sarah form, I didn’t get enough fabric for the sleeves. I promise, I’ll post pictures as soon as I get over this stupid cold (yes, another stupid cold–more on that in a minute).

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4.) This awesome quilt kit from the Quilt Company that my boss at FabShop got for me when we were in Pittsburgh. I’m not a quilter, but this super-easy (already cut!) kit doesn’t mind. It came together sooooooo easily and looks awesome. I am searching for the right backing and binding and then I’ll be done! Amazing. (Seriously, it blows my mind that me, the ultimate non-quilter, has made a swell-looking quilt, thanks to this cool kit.)

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5.) This photo of our dog, Saoirse. You may not know this, but she’s the Best Dog Ever. This is the new wallpaper on my G1 (geeky smart phone–another thing I love).

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6.) Homemade ice cream. Josh and I each made some today using a Mark Bittman recipe. Mine was pomegranate-blueberry-lemon, Josh’s was chocolate. Good stuff.

7.) The latest version of Flock. It’s got Facebook chat integrated right into the browser, and loads of other goodies. Get it now. You won’t regret it.

8.) The Powell’s Happy Hour. A book-related happy hour? How rad! Thanks to Susan for reminding me of this one. I chose the red glass.

9.) How to Make Books. I can’t stop thumbing through this gorgeous and useful book.

10.) Vitamin Water. Specifically the “Defense” variety. Because I keep thinking that if I drink enough of it, it will force this ghastly cold out of my body. It tastes really good, I swear. I chugged the stuff when I was in Pittsburgh in an attempt to ward off germs. I am convinced it helped. Yes, I’m aware it’s a Coke product, and therefore probably quite evil, but I love the stuff, okay? Plus, I really enjoy the weird ads that my favorite Canadian– Steve Nash–does for them.

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And a Few I Don’t…

1.) Cold season. I have another head cold. I don’t remember a cold and flu season in which I’ve gotten more bugs. I just don’t get it. Summer can’t come soon enough at this point. I calculated that I’ve been sick over a month total this spring with various colds. This seems really unfair. Furthermore, in Oregon it is very, very difficult to obtain decent cold medicine, as Sudafed, etc, is prescription-only and doctors are very reluctant to write prescriptions for it because of the meth problem bere.

2.) Amy Butler’s amazing new pattern software, Softwares, is only available for Windows operating systems. So that means those of us who love Amy’s patterns but use Mac or Linux operating systems are up a creek. (Yeah, I know you can run Windows using Parallels, but I really don’t want to risk all the viruses, etc that comes along with Windows. Sorry.) Please, please, please, Electric Quilt (the producer of Softwares), make a Mac-compatible version of Softwares. I’d be all over that in a heartbeat. A lot of us would be.

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3.) The NBA Playoffs are primarily on cable. We don’t have cable. This is extremely irritating, because I know that back in the day, at least the conference finals were on network television. I know that most people have cabel these days, but we don’t (factoid: Portland has the highest rate of over-the-air TV viewers of any decent-sized city). In my sickness-induced state, some playoff basketball would have been just the ticket.

4.) I had the worst cup of coffee ever in Pittsburgh. It was so bad, I had to take a picture of it. While Pittsburgh was a neat city, I was shocked at the lack of coffee shops.

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5.) Crocs.

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~Sarah

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6 thoughts on “Ten Things I Heart Right Now (And a Few I Don’t)

  1. That picture of saoirse is awesome. I want it as the wallpaper on *my* phone!

    I love that your list of things you love makes me love you even more. ;)

  2. Ah.. all the greatlakes/midwest region has the worst coffee in the world. It’s usually way too weak, way too hot, and way too … not good.

    I’ve been enjoying the NBA playoffs (enjoy more if my Cavs win). But, because I live against a hill, I have to have cable or I get no tv whatsoever. And I watch more cable than network anyway.

  3. Oh! Also – try Emergen-C, too, to fight off germs and boost energy. When I feel a cold coming on, or when I’m in a situation where I have to keep energy up and not get sick, I live on the stuff. Thee packets in a big bottle of water in the morning makes a *huge* difference in my day.

    Get feeling better soon! Can’t wait to see the dress! :)

  4. Great List! I’m very distressed that my flock hadn’t auto-updated, I was way behind the times! Thanks for the heads up! Still love that flag!

  5. I always had an assumption about grommets vs. eyelets but decided to see what Wikipedia says. Small grommets are eyelets, but then they imply that eyelets are decorative (whereas grommets are functional?). So now it’s all settled. ;)

    How to Make Books is a great book (I guess that’s an imperative given the title). And Crocs has a store at the airport? No further evidence of the decay of civilization required.

  6. I love the Powell’s Happy Hour deal, too, and am sad that the promotion ended before we got a chance to finish our set of glasses.

    I just found your blog, and like it a lot!

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