Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Monday, April 27, 2009

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Riff on Mrs Vreeland's wallpaper (original was a Brunschwig & Fils)

Friday, April 24, 2009

There was a man on the boat who could take the peel off an orange in a way that made it look like a frog.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

I think if you want to collect chickens you should collect chickens.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Stand over there in the leaves and let me see if it gets any better.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

It's fine during the day but at night something sinister rises up with the fog and then it's better to be indoors.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

The cake plate was her mother's. She sold it to me for fifteen dollars.
 "I went to Staten Island, Sharon
  to buy myself a mandolin.
  And I saw the long white dress of love
  on a storefront mannequin.

  Big boats chugging back with a belly full of cars
  all for something lacy.

  Some girl's gonna see that dress 
  and crave that thing like crazy."

  -Joni Mitchell, Song for Sharon, Hejira

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Sometimes I just wish they would write the idea on an index card and save me the bother of having to look at it.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Birthday lunch for Edna Lewis

potted shrimp on toasts and a champagne cocktail with geranium syrup
steamed asparagus with lemon juice, duck drippings, parmesan, chopped fresh tarragon and a fried egg
pan roasted quail, sweet potato souffle, and sauteed watercress
Red Leicster cheese with apples and good mostarda
strong coffee ice cream
brandy and candied grapefruit peel

Friday, April 10, 2009

I have to put out champagne and perfume so that one of them will come and inhabit my body.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

He gave each dog the same name and so they were (for him) 
the same dog.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

I am a Vuillard man myself.
Things to eat (mostly sweets) in San Francisco/Berkeley, California.

Bergamot or Tamarind Chile Caramels at Miette

Lemon Poppyseed Pound Cake at Tartine

Cornmeal Cherry Scones, Cheese Bread, Brioche Buns, Morning Buns, and lunchtime pizza at The Berkeley Cheeseboard

New Orleans style Iced Coffee at Blue Bottle Coffee

A good and cozy place to stay is The Inn at the Opera

The Curry Fried Chicken at Foreign Cinema is very nice, plenty for two not so hungry people.

But she then said,"No, no. I'll just sit here with my yoghurt."