Aug 24, 2008

Wine

I love wine. Just in the past two or so years have I really developed a lovely taste for it. So this is where I write down my impressions of the different wine's I taste, and keep tabs on the ones I love the most. I just tried a bottle of a Wolf Blass, which was a 2006 Chardonnay. It was delicious. I paired it with the essentials. Little glasses of raspberries and blackberries, and nuts and olives. I added some kamut crackers and a nice loaf of bread to the mix, along with emmental and brie cheeses. The fruit and olives really brought out the flavor of the wine. The brie was a lovely pairing with the wines woodsy scent, and the bread helped to wash it all down. All in all, a delicious buy for only 20 dollars. I will keep you posted on the next bottle!

Aug 20, 2008

Clothes and more clothes.

So I have become obsessed with making my own clothes lately. I found this site above where you put together your own fashion sets and I was instantly obsessed, only because all I have been thinking about is buying my own sewing machine and cutting table. The term 'yards of fabric' is fascinating and intriguing to me. Once I get some more space in my life (I love my apartment but it is so small!) I am going to put aside a corner for me and do the thing I love, creating STUFF. I love clothes, I love crafts, I love patterns and cutting and painting and all the rest. Knitting makes me happy. I love corduroy. Sigh. Soon enough I say!

It's always after midnight.

I am reading the 1974 classic 'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance', by Robert M. Pirsig, and he writes of a man taking a journey on his motorcycle, across the States. The book is written to reflect the man's philosophical thoughts while he is on his journey. One of the first philosophical ideas he throws out there is about classical and romantic ways of thinking. Romantic thinkers always see the outside picture: they look at a rose and only see how beautiful it is, while classical thinkers see the rose and want to know what is inside of it, how it grew, how many layers. So now all I do when I am lying in bed at night is think of the way that I think (definitely a romantic thinker), and how others around me think, and how we interact on a regular basis because of it. It makes me want to delve into my own and others' psyches. Anyway, read the book, its really good.

Aug 19, 2008

Hello! My name is Katherine. I decided to start a blog because sometimes there is too much crap going on inside my head and I need it to be born on paper (or in this case, a screen). Don't worry though, I wont bore you with my girl-y feelings, or 90% of the crazy shit that goes on in what I call my brain. I will weed out the bullshit and hopefully give you the good stuff. So, that's that eh?