monday miscellany: loving food, small stuff, cervixes, new paltz & androgynous women!

Links for the long holiday downtime!


Ideas in Food: blows my mind every single damn day.
Chadzilla: A hotel chef’s experiments with molecular gastronomy.

Photos of My Cervix: for people (not just women!) interested in the Fertility Awareness Method, or just interested in looking at one woman’s cervix throughout one entire cycle, this is a fascinating blog.

My longtime crush Tilda Swinton talking about (not wearing) makeup to the NYT, O swoon!


The other night my fellow Hawaii vacationers (Jacob, Jacob’s sister Pohanna and her sweetheart Andy) and I went to see that Benjamin Button movie, and oh dear it was lovely indeed. I was also especially happy to see my two girlcrushes, The Tilda and Cate Blanchett, in one movie—and a good one at that. On the ride home I nattered on about my love for Tilda Swinton in “Orlando” and Cate Blanchett in “I’m Not There” endlessly.


And via Readymade, how cute is this: handmade modern furniture in 1:12 scale “made lovingly by hand” by artist Vanessa Tiegs.

And finally:  Oh, New Paltz!

On Tuesday, January 6th, 2009, Mid-Hudson Valley residents will be invited to cast off some of their residual anger at the outgoing presidential administration by participating in a “Shoe-In” at the New Paltz Village Hall on Plattekill Avenue from 7 to 9PM. A life-size cardboard cutout of George W. Bush will be in attendance. We can promise all that this W. will not cut and run, nor will he duck or dodge.

This event will have its serious side as well. Organizers of the event will call on the American President to ask the Iraqi government to drop all charges against Montader Al-Zaidi, the Iraqi journalist who aimed both of his shoes at President Bush in Baghdad a couple of weeks ago. According to the organizer of the event, Pete Healey, “The President himself made light of the incident almost immediately, joking that Al-Zaidi’s shoes appeared to be ‘size 10’. We hope that Mr. Bush won’t take us too seriously either if footwear of other sizes are aimed at his likeness in New Paltz on the 6th”.

Admission is free. Please bring, or wear, your own shoes, or boots, or sneakers, to this event. The New Paltz Village Hall is on Plattekill Avenue, just one block from the downtown intersection of Main and Plattekill, with a Starbucks and a Chase Bank on the corner.

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