Wednesday, March 31, 2010

family 3

mamma say mamma sa

this is my mom when she was a freshman in college.

i used to have a picture of my mom in a pink gingham bikini on flickr but i finally took it down because of all the creeps who marked it as a favorite. i would see that someone had marked it as a favorite and then, when i would go to their page, there would be no photos. it grossed me out, so i took it down.

i want her boots.

mom, freshman year

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

family 2

part 2. again, inspired by the sartorialist.

nonna doing laundry at the walnut grove house.
nonna laundry

nonna hanging in the back at the walnut grove house.

nonno at the walnut grove house.

a bicycle built for two: nonno and nonna.
nonno & nonna

nonna looking cute.

Monday, March 29, 2010

family part 1

this post is inspired by the sartorialist's vintage photo contest.

my nonna, leona colla. the back of the photo reads: leona, wadsworth, nevada, 1937.
nonna, wadsworth, nevada, 1937

leona colla, july 15th 1937
nonna, july 15, 1937

the back of the photo says angie s and leona g. the date is september 16, 1937. nonna's maiden name was gori.
Angie S and Leona G

this is my nonno, tony colla. i don't know what year this was. i can't believe how much my brother looks like my nonno.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

light posting due to the wire

i've been a bit quiet because we're been watching "the wire" in all of our free time. tonight we completed season 3 and we've started season 4. i'm looking forward to sleeping when we're done with this series.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

ollie lately

we've been enjoying the sunshine.


and trying new foods. like dad's chili. 2 helpings of dad's chili to be exact.


grammy came to visit.



and, we got a fish. ollie calls it fishy and waves to it when he walks by.


Friday, March 19, 2010

Thursday, March 18, 2010

how'd you like to eat here? how amazing does this look?
photo from here.

check out outstanding in the field. this is from their website (i don't have the brain power to do much more than cut and paste right now):

Our mission is to re-connect diners to the land and the origins of their food, and to honor the local farmers and food artisans who cultivate it.

Outstanding in the Field is a roving culinary adventure – literally a restaurant without walls. Since 1999 we have set the long table at farms or gardens, on mountain tops or in sea caves, on islands or at ranches. Occasionally the table is set indoors: a beautiful refurbished barn, a cool greenhouse or a stately museum. Wherever the location, the consistent theme of each dinner is to honor the people whose good work brings nourishment to the table.

Ingredients for the meal are almost all local (sometimes sourced within inches of your seat at the table!) and generally prepared by a celebrated chef of the region. After a tour of the site, we all settle in: farmers, producers, culinary artisans, and diners sharing the long table.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


i am trying to think of an excuse to buy these:


i've not yet seen it but there is a new "between two ferns up." zach galifianakis interviews ben stiller. once we get through our two episodes of "the wire," i'll watch it. (we're now 2 episodes into season 3. gabe told me he wants to just get through it so he can watch something else.)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

i'll be back tomorrow with a real post.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

i've never had a way with plants. even with the best intentions, i always seem to kill them. i once kept a plant alive for about a year and a half and that's my own personal best. of course, it was an air plant that really didn't require i do anything special.

recently someone gave me a lavender plant and a mint plant. i'm struggling with the lavendar, however, i think that has more to do with the weather. the mint seems to be doing okay so far, we'll see.

i like both of these:

from here.

from here.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

mid-week post about meat

i had to get up early this morning. early like 4:45 early. the rain woke me up even before my alarm went off and i'm wiped. and yes, it's 10:30 and i should already be in bed, so i'll make this quick.

today i took pictures of meat:

mosaic 2

meat is kinda pretty, right?

mosaic 3

or at least it looks kind of interesting.

wire update: i really don't have one. we've only watched 3 episodes from season 2. last week i'd thought we'd be done by tomorrow or friday. we've failed.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

ollie's been reading the car section from the sunday paper.


he loves the truck ads. go figure.

i like to pretend that he's checking out the want ads, looking for a job.

i've been waiting for the day we can color together. we tried on saturday after breakfast.


a little on the paper, a little on the floor, and a few attempts at eating them. mostly he was interested in putting the crayons back in the box. or trying to rather.


and as much as i was excited to color with him i wish i could freeze time right now because this age is so much fun.