It's cold. It's raining. Got a kid nursing some low-level yuckiness in the form of yet another cold. Time to cheer myself up with some THINGS ALISHA LOVES!
- A Day on the Farm by Nancy Fielding Hulick and John P. Miller
Yes it totally perpetuates gender stereotypes and negates the day-to-day struggles of farm life but curling up with this Little Golden Book is like sinking into a warm tub of Americana. I could spend hours with Farmer Brown and his family and their bucolic, Leave It To Beaver-y life. ("The big folks sit and chat on the front porch while the children play hide-and-go-seek. A harvest moon is rising over the fields.") Even if you aren't a sucker for nostalgia, the illustrations alone are worth a look. (10 points if you can identify half of the utensils in Mrs. Brown's kitchen.)
- Time Out New York Kids
And not just because they recently gave me an assignment. (April issue, here I come!)
- Awkward Family Photos
I could spend hours here. Hooooooours.
- Will Ferrell sunscreen
SPF 30 and Will Farrell's bare ass? Yes.
- Antique quilts...
like the one featured behind these two totally intimidating shop owners.
- Totally intimidating shop owners
As a rule, handlebar mustaches don't inspire me. But paired with the glasses and the slicked back 'do? I'm in. (Maybe it's the resemblance to Malcolm McDowell in Time After Time. I'll ask Freud.)
- J.D. Salinger
I'm currently re-reading The Catcher In The Rye and while I find Holden as aggravating as ever, there's something about the petulance of Salinger's characters that warms my heart. Plus I'm a sucker for any description of New York in the 40's. (E.B. White's Here Is New York, anyone?) But mostly I love J.D. for writing my favorite book of all time. (20 points if you can guess which one.)
- The dustbowl-meets-circus aesthetic of HBO's (sadly defunct) Carnivale
- Which is why I'm itching to try this place.
Mostly because I can't have them.
- The new Stella McCartney line for GapKids
Why yes, I will be waiting in line (along with every other mommy in Manhattan) when these looks are unleashed. Just because I look like crap doesn't mean my kid has to.
- Pretty much anything Wade Robson choreographs on SYTYCD
- This awesome, awesome shirt.
Okay, off to do some real (read: paid) writing. Or take a nap. (Cue waking toddler...)