These are a few of my favorite things.

I like to bake.

‘No joke’ you’re thinking. But I do like more than sugar – though its high on my list of favorite things. Along with raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens. Wait, thats someone else’s list. Mine actually goes like this (in no particular order)

Baking saccharine sweets and forcing them on unsuspecting pedestrians. 

Trees – hence the giant one tattooed on my back.

Playing cribbage with my beloved.

Grocery shopping

Body Modification



And the newest one, riding my bike. Or maybe just riding bikes because I’m prone to stealing other bikes from the fleet in our garage. This is an expensive favorite – much like my tattoos – and I want lots of things. Like this!

So I can easily transport my macbook to class (another favorite thing). If you’re as enthralled as me check out their flickr page for even more envy. 

I also want one of theeeeeese:


That’s a Surly Cross Check in case you’re wondering. Surly make awesome bikes, they’re nice guys, and I’m enamored with this bicycle. Don’t ask me why, I just want it. A black frame, with orange fenders. I’ll name her Spooky (I actually dreamt of a bike exactly like this and yes it was named Spooky).

I’ve fallen in love with bike riding despite the fact that I’m rather exhausted after going downtown and back. Give me time and I’ll be out on those side roads outpacing farm dogs. Though I have a feeling I’ll take some dog treats with me and instead stop and make friends.

Alas, it will be a while before I can afford either of those. In the meantime I’ll get some new handlebars for my Motobecane. What’s that? I haven’t introduced you to the lovely Mary, Queen of Scots? Well how rude of me.

Mary, Queen of Scots


Hanging in There

So its Saturday and I’m with the fam. Since I would starve otherwise I made a millet-black bean salad to bring with. I’m loosely based off of the Mexican millet from Veganomicon. 

Its a life saver. 

This whole weekend is fun. But I would really like to be back home so I could spend time with the most amazing person. He lent me this. 

I wish I could sleep away the next twelve hours so I could merrily be on my way home. But for now I’ll entertain myself with a cupcake and sweet thoughts.