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I’ve been absolutely in love with this James Taylor song for a while now, & look! He sings it with Carly Simon in this version which makes me absolutely swoon.

Well the sun is surely sinking down
But the moon is slowly rising
So this old world must still be spinning ’round
And I still love you

So close your eyes
You can close your eyes, it’s all right
I don’t know no love songs
And I can’t sing the blues anymore
But I can sing this song
And you can sing this song
When I’m gone

It won’t be long before another day
We gonna have a good time
And no one’s gonna take that time away
You can stay as long as you like

So close your eyes
You can close your eyes, it’s all right
I don’t know no love songs
And I can’t sing the blues anymore
But I can sing this song
And you can sing this song
When I’m gone

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So the New York Times just published an article & slideshow of photos from the Spanish Civil War that were thought to have just gone missing but were really stashed in a suitcase… rolls of film untouched for 70 years. they’re so gorgeous. The photos are by David Seymour, Fred Stein, & a few others and are from the mid-1930s. Check ’em!

pirate english…so Matthew Worsfold clued me in to changing the “language” setting on Facebook to Pirate English. And this is what it made my notifications look like. 

Ridiculous!

It’s fun for like an hour. Then I’m like, “anchor? what’s my anchor? Ohhh yeah, it’s my status.” And so on & so forth. But I like that it calls me my “scurrvey self.” 

Good times. Kind of like smoking a cigarette inside the apartment when no one’s home.

oh man. 2 months after I started, it’s finally finished….

kristinarenee dot com

so when you click on this image, it will take you there! my website, finally functional and finally updated! yes! I have a feeling i may have a problem with one of the typefaces I chose because I’m an idiot and just figure that everyone has access to a beautiful big font library……. so Big Caslon might not work on the “mission statement” and “about” page, but I guess I’ll just deal with that later. The best part is that the flash portfolio pages work now, no messed up links, & the design work shows even my latest projects. whew. 

I should’ve been writing a paper on the “positive” cultural aspects of both male & female circumcision, but I guess that can wait till morning….? before my 9am class….? sigh.

So I was just thinking about Love Is A Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song At A Time by Rob Sheffield & thought about sitting down & making a list (& eventually a mix) of those “falling in love” songs… everything from middle school “love” to songs I would probably love to love with my love till death do us part. 

Carefree Highway by Gordon Lightfoot probably wouldn’t be on the mix, but I do love the song & it’s on Pandora right now…. 😉

I feel a bit better today than I did yesterday; I was told by Tom that the post was really depressing & made it seem like Chicago & the people in it were not worth my time. That’s not true, I’m sorry if it came across that way. Chicago’s a beautiful place & so are the people in my life who live here. 

Lauren & I went to lunch at THE most adorable place today, the Flower Flat Cafe on Addison at Broadway, it’s this little neighborhood cubby at garden-level… one half is a flower shop & one half is a cafe. How precious. The food was good – a bit heavy on the olive oil (both lauren’s salad & my sandwich) but the presentation was beautiful & it was a really comfortable place. I’ll go back for sure. 

flower flat (exterior) flower flat (interior)

if you look at the top left of the 2nd photo, you can see that there were decorative plates, tin tiles, & frames suspended from the ceiling. the whole interior is decorated really beautifully and simply, something I’d love to do in my home…

Now its tall boys of High Life with Sara 😉

xoxo.