So what were you doing when you were 15 years old? I was sitting around listening to KKRD (probably NSYNC never mind you the Backstreet Boys they sucked), pining way for Justin Moody and fighting with my mom (sorry about those years ma). I was also wearing semi-baggy jeans bought at Maurices with my plaid shirt tied around my waist. I was trying so hard to emmulate Angela Chase but embarrassed to admit it. Laura and I were also pretty busy with Titanic. Hell we are still busy with Titanic as some things never change.
My cousin Katie's cousin Lindsey...what is she doing you might ask? Oh you know just opening the Prada Spring 2010 show...thats all. No biggie...she probably likes KKRD as well...so basically we are the same!
Not having the internet at home has done a lot of things to me. For one I can't online date like I used to...there was a time when I was going on date after date after date after date...and now...I sit at home and watch Band of Brothers or The West Wing. I am not really complaining about this though. Most of those dates were BAD dates and I don't really have it in me to go on another bad date...so I guess this aspect of being internetless is a good thing. The downside is that I have been missing some quality NPR time. I miss listening to This American Life and All Songs Considered. I am now out of the loop news-wise and this is something that I am ready to have change.
Today at work (where I have the internets) I listened to the new album from Justin Vernon (of Bon Iver). Its from his newish(?) band Volcano Choir and I am just smitten. You can go to NPR and listen to the whole thing...about 24 minutes is my favorite bit.
After looking at what was done this past weekend...I am pretty sure it is an addiction...my love for all things pumpkin...
PUMPKIN WHOOPIE PIES: Were made on Saturday night. I had just seen Julie and Julia and felt a great need to cook/bake something. I read an article, this article, in the New York Times about how the Whoopie Pie is having its moment. So I used this recipe and had myself a great big ol' tummy ache...but it was so worth it!
PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE: I generally don't like Starbucks. Actually its not a general thing...I don't like Starbucks. That is until September. September equals Pumpkin Spice Latte Time! Also known as "Mary is always happy time". My favorite thing about this latte (besides the fact that it taste so f-ing good) is the story that Audrie tells me about when she worked at Starbucks. Just saying that this syrup and ebay are destined for each other!
PUMPKIN ALE: I have said often times that I don't like beer. I actually managed to go all throughout college and grad school without playing beer pong, flip cup, etc...in fact I have no clue what these games mean, I just hear them talked about on This American Life. I have always thought that beer was disgusting and said that I would get my bread in a solid form thank you. That is until Ben and Martha and Audrie wore me down. I have finally started to appreciate the liquid. Monday Audrie and I had a picnic in my park and she bought this beer...it is the best thing since sliced bread I tell you! Who knew that beer would taste better with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg? Well I guess the fine people at Kennebunkport did!