Ooh! I didn't think I liked James Joyce, but I liked that excerpt linked as the piece on lust. It was beautiful.
George Templeton Strong! I think I looked up that same Schuylkill punch when I was researching what punch to serve at my holiday party (tomorrow!). I'll be throwing my first party at my new house, which was built in 1732, so I wanted something local and historic, if possible. That Schuylkill punch seemed a bit strong for my lightweight self, though. I decided on this Bollywood Punch that I hope will be a hit.
My husband and I moved into a house in July and the previous owner (who was the sweetest lady in the world) left her Miele vacuum. I'm not sure if she meant to, but she hasn't tried to get it back, and we've definitely been taking advantage of it. It's amazing! I've never understood expensive vacuum cleaners, but it seems like a good investment after using one. There really is a difference.
@klaus Totally agree! I've had it for about a month, and I love it! I'm currently shelling out the $10 so I can have the mobile and desktop spotify, and I use it all the time. I love the radio stations and the playlists. Have you listened to the Refinery 29 playlist? It's pretty good.
Ugh, I LOOOVE Contact. Such a surprisingly moving...movie for me.
Thank you so much for this, Nicole! I adore anything Philip Pullman. By the way, I've decided you should be a bibliotherapist, since you you're so good at it on thehairpin!
Oh, Jane. Thank you so much for sharing this with all of us! What a beautiful wedding. It looks like it was wonderful celebration of love and life. Congratulations, and this Philly girl hopes Philadelphia treated you well (aside from the municipal mishaps!).
@RK Fire Be a food researcher for thehairpin! Even if it's only in the comments! :) I would love to read whatever you write about your experiences in such a position.
@mangosara Oooh--I just bought the Smitten Kitchen cookbook and can't wait until it arrives!
Great responses! From a very healthy person, I think.