Thursday, October 21, 2010

Among Other Things

Whoever said things don't make you happy never had this bright, cheery pillow gracing their couch.  Okay, perhaps I jest, but I'm not kidding when I say I smile every. single. time. this pillow catches my eye.  Perhaps it's the yellow or maybe it's the big cheery fabric flowers but somehow it lifts my spirits every time my gaze drifts that direction. 

On another note, I'm reading a book that just used the word homunculus*.  Don't you just want to say that out loud? 

And how about this passage, "This (her mother) was a woman who had once departed for Hawaii with a frozen fryer in her suitcase, on the theory that the chicken would be thawed by the time her flight landed in Honolulu.  If your mother takes frozen uncooked chicken in her suitcase to Hawaii, all bets are off.  You just go with the flow."

That my friends is my latest book read, "Mennonite in a Little Black Dress" by Rhoda Janzen.  I am thoroughly enjoying it.  A little irreverent.  A lot funny.  What are you reading?

*Latin for "little human" is a term used, generally, in various fields of study to refer to any representation of a human being. Historically it referred specifically to the concept of a miniature though fully formed human body, for example, in the studies of alchemy and preformationism. Currently, in scientific fields, a homunculus may refer to any scale model of the human body that, in some way, illustrates physiological, psychological, or other abstract human characteristics or functions.


  1. Very cute pillow. Where did it come from?

  2. Target. Their Dwell collection. Gotta love Target.

  3. I am reading Life Would Be Perfect If I Lived in That House. Good Book.