post boats and videos and ben

October 25th, 2010

Filed under: art,check this out — nics @ 7:31 pm

A few weeks ago Ben got to assist in the making of a video by artists Megan and Murray McMillan in Providence. And I got to go to the opening with him in Boston. I forced him to pose in front of the installation/video when he appeared on screen and I will embarrass him further by posting the picture. Your welcome, Ben. You can watch the full video here. Afterwards we went out for sushi with friends where I was told I have the haircut of a cold-hearted Frenchwoman.

post a welcome addition to the neighborhood

October 24th, 2010

Filed under: check this out,food — nics @ 4:18 pm

I was pleased to discover the other evening as I was driving past and saw lights on inside that the new coffee shop down the street from me was finally open for business. What I thought was a rather unfortunate name (Charmington’s) for the place made me slightly skeptical. However, when I read why the name was chosen I admit it started to grow on me. I had the time this weekend to walk there and check it out. It’s cozy, I had a lovely cappuccino, and they have a very comfy couch and internet. I foresee some working afternoons there in my future. (Photo taken from their facebook page)

post stop the cuteness!!!

October 22nd, 2010

Filed under: mito — nics @ 4:42 pm

I apologize for the double cat posting today. But either Mito is being ridiculously cute or I have had way too much caffeine. It looks like the sun put her to sleep mid-scratch. I can relate to that.

post who’s been sleeping in my bed?!

October 22nd, 2010

Filed under: mito — nics @ 2:53 pm

I came home this afternoon to find a very sleepy cat in a very warm bed. She never fails to make me laugh at least once a day.

post tea snobbery

October 4th, 2010

Filed under: food — nics @ 8:34 pm

OK. All my tea strainers were dirty and I was feeling really lazy so I scrounged around in the back of my cabinet to find pre-bagged tea. I honestly can’t remember the last time I drank pre-bagged (I’m sure there’s a proper word for it; pre-bagged sounds weird; but I don’t feel like looking it up… again, the laziness) tea. And it was pretty gross. Does this make me an official tea snob? Where is the “Japanese flavor” the box boasts about? I don’t taste it. I guess I’ll start washing some dishes soon…