I had stopped into the store to pick up beer for a party I was having. I passed by the seafood counter and he said, “Hey, snapper for the pretty lady?,” waving the fish over his head. I laughed and said yeah, and we got to talking as he clumsily filleted the fish. He asked why I had so much PBR, and I just laughed, and he apologized for taking so long. Really, though, I was glad.
He wrapped the fish in brown paper. I was nervous, but I said, so, I’m having this party tonight…
He showed up, when he got off work, still dressed in that old long-sleeve tee shirt and reeking of fish. That night, in my bed, the smell was still strong but somehow it was the greatest thing.
Things were never as perfect as they were that summer.
Hmmmm, finally a little design idea that’s not beyond my skills nor my mean$. I think, when exams are done, I’ll pick up a roll of Japanese masking tape and some old books from a thrift store and put a few pages up on the wall. Lovely, lovely.
I’m totally crazy for this wallpaper. I had a serious love for butterflies in my pre-teen days, and they still sort of speak to me. The table and chair are teeny-tiny, but I wouldn’t mind sitting there for a few hours with a book, or some tea.
Between this post and the episode of Sex and the City where the girls go to a Yankees (boo) game, I’m dying to go to a game at Turner Field with my girl friends. (And come on, you know that a group of four girls would totally get mad hit on. BONUS!)
Isn’t this wonderful? I love the name: Man Friday goes house hunting. Aww! Chirp chirp! See pragyak’s etsy shop here. (And she’s from Atlanta! It seems like so many really neat bloggers and designers are based in the ATL. Tres cool!)
Please tell me it isn’t true that some boys will always haunt my sleep. Awake, it’s fine and really, I’m over them, but somehow at night they creep into my dreams and in the morning, when I wake up, I’m shaken.
why you should never try to steal a law student's laptop
A thief learned the mistake of trying to steal a law student’s laptop last week after after becoming a punching bag for an Arizona State student he tried to rip off. Armed with a baseball bat, the intruder, Gabriel Saucedo, allegedly climbed through an open window into Alex Botsios’ apartment, waking the student and threatening to smash his head in.
Botsios was willing to let Saucedo take his wallet and guitars. Then the robber made the mistake that ultimately landed him in the hospital — he went for the laptop. According to Botsios, he said “Dude, no — please, no! I have all my case notes…that’s four months of work!” Saucedo, obviously underestimating the fury of an overstressed, overworked first-year, was unsympathetic.
I actually sometimes think about what would happen (knock on wood!) if my laptop were taken. With that thought in mind, and not having backed up for a few weeks, I e-mailed myself my outlines for upcoming exams. So this timely article gave me a little chuckle.
We woke up this morning and Sam asked What are we going to do today? and I looked at him and said Let’s go to Amsterdam and he looked back at me and said ok.
I’m kinda digging this blog …they do things differently there. The name is a little cheesy, but it has really great pictures and some observations from Alistair and Sam, two Australians traveling for a year. (Personally, my travel style is to spend as little time on a computer as possible, but I know that traveling for a year is a bit different.) Gosh, this really makes me want to get out there again.
(A bit later, there was a post that they wound up in Brugges instead.)
Sooo, this is my one-thousandth post. Kinda weird, maybe not a big deal, but still neat. I started the blog in November 2008 (and forgot the one-year mark, whoops) out of, I think, a mix of boredom and desire to document a transitional point in my life. I guess mostly I post cute things from around the internet, but whatever. Here’s a few things I’ve done since I started Dryden Lane:
I wish this was my life right now: A fabulous outfit, a cute vintage car, and a map to lead me absolutely anywhere I wish to go. (That last part, of course, is more important than the others, but a cute dress sure helps things, doesn’t it?)
I’m not usually crazy about the aqua and red color combo, but this kitchen is really working for me. I think when I eventually have my own home, the kitchen will be the focal point and the part that I’m most eager to decorate. I love big, open kitchens with pops of color and crisp, clean feelings.
So, I saw my first iPad today. I don’t want to sound like an old fuddy duddy, but I really, really don’t get the point. I am a huge mac fan and I love everything they do, but it just kind of baffles me. Whyyyy?