10 most walkable u.s. cities
4 December 2009, 10:06 am
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10 Most Walkable U.S. Cities, as ranked by Walkscore.com, via Yahoo.

    1. San Francisco, CA
    2. New York, NY
    3. Boston, MA
    4. Chicago, IL
    5. Philadelphia, PA
    6. Seattle, WA
    7. Washington D.C.
    8. Long Beach, CA
    9. Los Angeles, CA
    10. Portland, OR

      This is literally a list of the cities I’d consider living in the US, maybe with the addition of Pittsburgh. I feel like it’s necessary to take these rankings with a grain of salt, because LA is on the list. Granted, walkability is one of the reasons we like West Hollywood, and there are other pockets of pedestrian activity, but I certainly wouldn’t classify it as walkable.

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      beauchamping love
      25 November 2009, 10:13 am
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      via beauchamping

      Mmm, I’ve been drooling over these since I first saw them. Happy to see “States United” on Print Society!



      365 | 092109
      21 September 2009, 11:29 pm
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      IMG_0774

      photo of the day

      When I grow up I want to be a fancy blender. What can I say, having a penny savings jar is incredibly fun. And makes me want to not use my debit card all the time.



      365 | 091209
      21 September 2009, 4:36 pm
      Filed under: 365, living, photography

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      photo of the day

      New reading corner. These chairs spin, which I love. I think they’d look good with light blue pillows too.



      do interesting things
      8 September 2009, 10:27 am
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      Today I am inspired by the latest Zenhabits post, Do Interesting Things.

      “We live in interesting times. We’re blessed that way.

      The world is changing rapidly.

      The way we work is changing, the way we live has already changed. Entire industries are crumbling, and more are growing on their ruins. People are empowered to express themselves, to create, to become a part of a global conversation and transformation, in a way that has never existed before.

      What will you do with that?

      What will your place be in this new, interesting world? Will you have a voice? Will you be a creator, or just a consumer?

      Do something.

      Do something interesting.

      Be a part of the conversation, and say something remarkable. Create something unique, new, beautiful. Build upon the works of others and transform it into your own.

      How to do this?

      Write a book. Or an ebook. Write poetry and publish it on the web. Create interesting, lovely or funny videos, put them on You Tube. Be passionate. Write a web app that will solve a problem in people’s lives. Become a watchdog to replace the faltering newspapers. Explore the world, and blog about it. Try something you’ve always been afraid to try, and put it on video. Be yourself, loudly. Start a new company, doing only one thing, but doing it very well. Start a business that does a service you’ve always wanted, or that you are frustrated with in other companies because the service sucks. Put your heart into something. Say something that no one else dares to say. Do something others are afraid to do. Help someone no one else cares to help. Make the lives of others better. Make music that makes others want to weep, to laugh, to create. Inspire others by being inspiring. Teach young people to do amazing things. Write a play, get others to act in it, record it. Empower others to do things they’ve never been able to do before. Read, and read, and then write. Love, and love, and then help others to love. Do something good and ask others to pass it on. Be profound. Find focus in a world without it. Become minimalist in a world of dizzying complexity. Reach out to those who are frustrated, depressed, angry, confused, sad, hurt. Be the voice for those without one. Learn, do, then teach. Meet new people, become fast friends. Dare to be wrong. Take lots and lots of pictures. Explore new cultures. Be different. Paint a huge mural. Create a web comic. Be a dork, but do it boldly. Interview people. Observe people. Create new clothes. Take old stuff and make new stuff from it. Read weird stuff. Study the greats, and emulate them. Be interested in others. Surprise people. Start a blog, write at least a little each day. Cook great food, and share it. Be open-minded. Help someone else start a small business. Focus on less but do it better. Help others achieve their dreams. Put a smile on someone’s face, every day. Start an open-source project. Make a podcast. Start a movement. Be brave. Be honest. Be hilarious. Get really, really good at something. Practice a lot. A lot. Start now. Try.”



      haiku de potluck
      3 September 2009, 10:29 am
      Filed under: cooking, living | Tags: ,

      via haiku lunchbox:

      image via haikulunchbox.com

      image via haikulunchbox.com

      Late summer potluck —
      You grill burgers, I bake pie,
      Garden offers salad

      — 9.02.2009, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania

      This makes me want to host a potluck! And have a garden!



      green and gray
      24 August 2009, 10:22 pm
      Filed under: living | Tags: ,
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      image via apartmenttherapy.com

      Love this color combination. And the couch! Drool.