What to do on a nice pre-spring Friday? Go to the museum, of course! We checked out the sculpture park, and the new Bloch Building with modern art. I loved the contrast between the old main museum and the new, white, edgy building (beautiful light in there coming through the huge, white-clad windows!). Lunch was taken in style at the museum's Italian-courtyard-style Rozzelle Court restaurant.
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Couldn't resist: Three new, gold dust Mollies for the fish tank! Hope they'll survive longer than the last Mollies I had *cue dramatic music duhduhDUH!*
They do seem to get along well with the Platies. Now all I need is another couple of Cory catfish, so that the two I have can "school" with them.
Posted by bellaconda at 10:06 AM
Friday, February 22, 2008
Contrary to IKEA (see second post below), we DO have a Whole Foods Market within 10 minutes' driving distance, so we aren't completely out in the boonies. And what a nice place it is. Super pregnant hippie girls in flowery dresses working the registers, some German food (Seitenbacher vegetable broth with no artificial anything and no MSG, whee!), Teeccino herbal coffee (tastes like real coffee, but no caffeine!), Reed's Jamaican Ginger Ale, and I love the "fill it yourself" vats of seeds and grains and granola.
I also like their new "Better Bags", reusable, roomy and really sturdy woven, recycled bags for 99 cents. If you reuse them on each visit, they deduct 10 cents per bag from your receipt.
Posted by bellaconda at 8:34 PM
Monday, February 18, 2008
The Great Wave of Kanagawa, from the Series "36 Views of Mt. Fuji" ("Fugaku Sanjuokkei")
Unfortunately, it's over $230 bucks shipped. But it's soooo beautiful (if you happen to live in an airplane hangar or something like that - where can you find a huge empty wall like that?)
Posted by bellaconda at 9:22 AM