while we were in texas, we went took a little day trip to austin. there was this really amazing music shop called waterloo records, which had an absolutely amazing assortment of vinyl, both old and new. i was like a kid in a candy shop (or a muso in a record shop…heh).
on another day, we stopped by an antiques mall that had not one but TWO amazingly huge sections of records! there were quite a few gems there, and i’m sad to say that i couldn’t bring back more, due to my carry-on bag already being too heavy for my poor back. here is a selection of the great records i got while in san antonio/austin:
so you can see now why i had a horrendous backache from carrying half of these records in my backpack on our flights home. the hubster carried the other half, but of course he’s a strong, strapping man. 😉
i have my second night photography class tonight, so i’m excited and nervous. the instructor is a bit soft-spoken, which isn’t a good match for me. i’m sort of soft-spoken at times myself, plus i have major ADD. so it’s better for me to have a lively, “out-there” professor. oh well. he seems really cool, and has a ton of experience. i have to admit that i was really overwhelmed and confused and intimidated when he gave us a tour of the developing/processing areas. the dark room is a tiny bit scary for those of us who are just a tiny bit afraid of the dark. plus, it has these monstrous machines overhead. i have no idea what they are called yet. but, hey, that’s what school is for, right? learning?
i meant to do this last night, but i didn’t get a chance b/c i started to feel sick. so here it is, a day late! ten things i love this week…
1. my new hat from urban outfitters
4. i want to paint my bathroom with black & white stripes. it looks so french!
7. pretty cake pops! learn how to make them here.
8. cary ann hearst. she’s insanely talented. and gorgeous, to boot! i’m especially addicted to her song “pocahontas“. (<—click to listen)
9. this illustration, but i can’t remember where i found it! if you recognize it, let me know!10. i can’t remember where i found this either, but it reminds me of mr. darcy. i wish my hubby would dress like this!
so that’s what i’m in love with this week! i hope everybody has a very merry christmas. the hubster & i just bought our plane tickets to go to texas the other day. 🙂 we thought we weren’t going to be able to make it down there this year, but some things worked out, and we are able to after all!
i started cooking again. last night i made mediterranean pasta salad. it was very easy, & quite good.
i served it with sourdough bread. yum!
and thanks to katie, i got the most awesome cookie & cupcake books. sunday night, i made banana spice cookies. alas, i didn’t take any pictures. (i couldn’t–the fam gobbled them all up too quickly!) but i did take some pictures of the lime-sour cream cookies i made today. they. are. heavenly. if i do say so myself…
also, i made a tumblr account to accompany this blog. i’m just going to post pretty pictures & interesting things on it daily. fun stuff.
download this: a complicated type by michael trent. (i really wanted “i’ll be home soon” by michael trent, but i couldn’t find it on myspace. you can find it on itunes if you’re interested, though.)
today’s fave etsy item: pink cake lip balm from the queen’s patisserie collection by vintage bella