Wednesday, December 8, 2010

another bag.

This one is for me. It is another amy butler pattern. I used anna maria horner fabric and I went to town. I worked on it pretty consistently last week because I needed to finish it up before I left for a month. I wanted to have a clean craft area. So here it is:

Purse has a couple of dividers

handle detail.


Viv texted me yesterday, very excited to bring me my birthday present she could not wait a month until I got home. I am turning 30 in 1 day. Very exciting. Good thing I still look 25, or else I would be upset. Anyway, she presented me with an amazing quilt. Last year I had emailed her a pattern from Anna Maria Horner, wanting to do it. But, I am too scatterbrained and forgot about it, but Viv did not. Not only did she make this awesome quilt, she went to great lengths to find the fabric. SO thoughtful. I am not a hugger, but I hugged her twice. TWICE. I slept with it on my bed last night. so warm. so wonderful. I HEART VIV.

This quilt is ridiculous. Very complex. I can't imagine cutting these pieces out. Good thing viv is such an expert. 

I am just maxin' and relaxin' on the quilt. 

Viv is pretty awesome. I am going to make her a purse to reciprocate.

I am also thankful for my other wonderful gifts like itunes gift cards, the promise of my very own crapples set, soft socks, etc. 

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Interview of ME

I am doing this for Renee's sake. It is not half as interesting as hers because my parents and relatives read this. Also I am much more boring. You will get to learn about the cupcake I would make up, which sounds delicious.

renee: get ready for YOUR interview.
me: I am ready
renee: Darcy, a lot of people have noticed that you drink a lot of Coke zero, please discuss.
me: You are uncovering my secrets. I LOVE coke zero. It is my crack cocaine, my 8 ball, my tiny bag of heroine. I love it. I also have recently discovered wild cherry pepsi 0. it is delicious. Also it’s not straight coke zero
renee: Right, sorry.
me: only cherry
halloween this year. I was sushi.
renee: Okay next question. If I told you you had a nice body, would you hold it against me? Are you tired? Because you've been running through my mind all day.
me: you are dirty. You try to get close to me. I know. You have a paramour. I am alone, stop rubbing it in. ask me a real question
renee: If you were stranded on a deserted island and could only have 3 items, what would they be?
1. my ipod with all of my music with unlimited battery supply and headphones
an unlimited supply of TEA.
not to get too techy, but I would also take my mom's e reader because then I can keep myself busy and entertained
renee: I cannot believe you didn't say bible
me: when i am not out hunting boar.
renee: I guess you could get the bible on e reader
me: Yes I did not say bible
renee: Do you enjoy boar?
me: well I would have to survive. I am sure it takes like piggy. i like piggies. my uncle used to be a pig farmer/breeder
renee: ReallY?! Did you name any of the piglets?
french night.
me: no. I actually never went in to see the pigs. It is pretty foul smelling around them. My grandfather was the vet for the pigs, that was pretty cool.
renee: Is that what inspired you to be a doctor?
me: Not particularly. I wanted to be a virus hunter in high school, find ebola. etc
renee: in HIGH SCHOOL? You're so bookish. Craziest thing you've ever done?
me: hmm. I am not very crazy. definitely nothing as cool as the things you do. let me think about it through out the interview. I will come up with something
renee: Okay
me: Maybe someone who knows me can comment (remember my parents read this) about it later.
renee: If you could trade places with any other person for a week, famous or not famous, living or dead, real or fictional. with whom would it be?
me: Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice. I would love to live as a gentle woman in that time. I love to just chill and craft. I would fit right in
renee: You know what, Elizabeth was also a bit sassy. Jane was more gentle, but also a pushover If you were Elizabeth, you would marry Mr. Darcy, and then your name would be.... DARCY DARCY
me: WOAH. mind blowing.
renee: I think that's the real reason you want to be Elizabeth Bennet.
me: you caught me.
renee: What would I find in your refrigerator right now?
fake wayfarers
me: oh man. not much. I have some beer, some liquor, a little bit of cheese from a farm near by, some eggs, and some delicious local jam. the jam is from a lady in MA. Raspberry lime rickey. it is so good
renee: Would you consider yourself a "locavore?"
me: I try.
renee: If Hollywood made a movie about your life, whom would you like to see play the lead role as you?
me: Rachel bilson from the OC
renee: I have to look that person up, hold on. She looks like you!
me: but way hotter
renee: Not even.
me: haha. you are too kind
renee: Okay, tell me about how you got to Connecticut. I mean the decision process, not the mode of transportation.
me: well that is pretty easy. I applied all over the country to md phds. I got some interviews, but not very many. Uconn accepted me into the program. no one else did.
renee: That is pretty easy. If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be?
me: A girl with too many hobbies.
renee: ooh, good one. Would you rather be incredibly rich or incredibly smart?(meaning more incredibly smart than you already are) actually I don't like that question. Why psychiatry?
me: I love the drama. I like to wake up and wonder, what is going to happen today on the floor?
Who is going to start yelling/screaming? who is going to say some seriously inappropriate things? I like that it is socially acceptable to talk about people
and I just think it is fascinating to see people's mood change and hallucinations stop with therapy and drugs.
renee: That is very interesting.
me: why thank you for noticing. I like to say that now when someone compliments me
I was crazy when my lab coat was on.
renee: You are an interesting lady. I noticed that.
me: yes i am
renee: I spend a lot of time noticing you. ;)
me: oh emoticons
renee: You hate them.
me: I have a love hate relationship with them
renee: It's hate hate, and it's okay, I understand.
me: i do like the emojis on iphone because you can fist pound BUT
renee: you CAN?
me: when I guy texts me an emoticon or email it is a deal breaker
renee: It's over, right? I feel the same way, actually. Describe yourself in 5 words
me: oh man. Crafty, sarcastic, sassy, considerate, intelligent
renee: Glass, half empty or half full?
me: empty, but I am working on my pessimism
renee: What would you do if there was an elephant in your backyard?
me: put out some peanuts very quietly. don't want to get an elephant riled up
I love to flex my platsyma.
renee: How are you planning to celebrate the upcoming New Year?
me: I am going to be with my FAMILY. I am spending a LOT of TIME with my family this winter
renee: How positively Elizabeth Bennet of you.
me: yes hopefully will be relaxing and I will get to go to Jilly's cupcake bar in the lou
for my bday did i mention i am getting super old?
renee: That sounds amazing. If there were a DarcyM cupcake, what kind would it be?
me: I would call it the fluffernutter: it would be a banana peanut butter cupcake with marshmallow inside with nutella/chocolate frosting on top
renee: omg That sounds AMAZING
me: i ate those a lot in senior year of college
renee: What if you were a sandwich
me: i would have apricot almond chicken salad from whole foods with cheddar cheese, red onions, on 12 grain bread
renee: You love chicken salad. especially with cheddar I am giving you a month vacation with unlimited budget. Where are you going to go?
me: vacation: I would go to New Zealand. From lord of the rings, I have learned they have all types of climates
renee: I did not know that. What would you do there for a whole month?
me: hang out with hot maoris
renee: Hot.

Stay tuned for perhaps other interviews. I am not promising anything, but maybe.

Local celebrity Interview

My lovely friend Renee would like to be known to the world of my blog. So 5 people will read all about her. She is a sassy lady in my medical school class. Just some facts: she is 26 and she goes to school with me. She is going into family medicine. I interviewed her during our radiology lectures instead of listening to our teacher. She is very interesting an full of stories, but I am afraid this interview does not reflect that due to self censorship. I think you will get a sense from the smattering of pictures interspersed within this post. Here is the unedited transcript.

me: If you could be any animal, what would you be and why? please specify male or female
renee: Seagull. So I could poop on you.
me: How interesting. Do you like to poop on things?
renee: And male. So I could pee standing up. Depends on your definition of "things."
cages keep renee in check when she is out of control
me: When you think of pooping on things, what sort of things would you poop on? like furniture? cars? people?
renee: Republicans.
me: very interesting
renee: and Carrot Top
me: agreed. He is very scary. What is your favorite thing to do when you are procrastinating?
renee: Where am I procrastinating?
me: where do you like to procrastinate?
renee: You're filthy.
me: because you pooped on me
renee: HA! You sassy lady.
me: If you could be any age what would you be and why?
renee: 30. forever. sexual peak. Hope your parents don't read that.
me: What is the craziest thing you have done and what crazy thing do you want to do in the future?
renee: I am so not answering this honestly. Can we narrow it to this year?
me: yes, this year. you have had a lot of adventures
renee: Wow, I still can't answer this...
me: feel free to tone it down
renee: Maybe when my sister and I entered a Battle of the Bulge competition on underwear night at Daddy's Gay Bar in SF? We were quite a hit. This question is blowing my mind, let's move on to the next.
me: what crazy thing is next on the list?
This is Renee with her clone.
renee: Stop trying to make me expose the Oktoberfest incident. The world is not ready for that information.
me: ok ok. New question: if you could have a superpower what would it be?
renee: I would fly.
me: would you help people or use this power mostly for you own benefit?
renee: I would use it to poop on people.
me: you are really preoccupied with this pooping thing. Why do you think that is?
me: ok. I will ask a more tame question now. apparently it is my fault you keep bringing up poop. What book are you reading right now?
renee: The Inheritance of Loss. I generally only read books about women's struggles in Asian countries. It's a personal rule.
me: Why is that?
Renee at Oktoberfest. She is for real.
renee: I don't know. I never thought about it. Is your blog going to make me famous?
me: Do you want to be famous?
renee: Not really.
me: why not?
renee: I like to keep a low profile.
me: I know that isn't true
renee: Mostly because I do a lot of sketchy stuff.
me: Tell our readers about the most interesting thing you did on your recent trip to Nepal
renee: Well, I got felt up by a Tibetan monk. upper thigh region, repeatedly. It was pretty shocking. I also rode an elephant through the jungle and saw a rhino. And this Hindu priest invited me into his temple, where he performed a ceremony and anointed my forehead with sacred paste that he scraped off the penis of the giant Shiva statue. That was also cool. I also had cholera. Less cool.
me: what would you rate your trip on a scale of 1 to 10.10 being the greatest trip EVER
renee: 8. Points off for losing my bags for 13 days in India and for all of the time I spent curled up on the bathroom floor for various reasons.
me: That is pretty good. What was the highlight? The penis paste?
renee: Possibly that. The elephant was pretty cool though.
me: I have ridden on an elephant once at the circus. Was it uncomfortable? Did the elephants seem happy?
Gay pride was out of control
renee: They are definitely NOT happy. I'm worried this interview isn't very exciting. Hey tomorrow can we do a blog post about Christy? Also, I think we should do one about YOU
me: What do you want to tell them to make this interview more exciting?
renee: I would like to tell them about how much I love blue cheese dressing. It's really a problem I have. Every time I try and say, "low fat vinegarette," the words "blue cheese" just SPILL out of my mouth. You saw it yourself today at lunch. I wonder if other people have that problem...
me: I like chipolte ranch. What hobbies do you have that you would like to share with my readers?
renee: Do you mean ranch with chipotle flavor or the ranch dressing from Chipotle?
me: ranch with chipolte
renee: Um, I enjoy eating, drinking, cooking.
me: What is your drink of choice? and where is your favorite place to drink it?
renee: Cab Sav I like to enjoy Cab Sav in Napa/Sonoma, California
also at my house
me: who is your favorite celebrity?
renee: Shakira, for sure.
me: Can you expand on why? Is it because you like her booty shake?
renee: She's beautiful, intelligent, and her hips don't lie.
me: While we have been g-chatting I have gotten some more inside info about questions to ask you. Do you like massaging shower heads?
more gay pride.
renee: WHO TOLD YOU TO ASK THAT?! It was Joe, I know it was. And to answer your question, yes, I do, as do all women.
me: is that all you want to say or will you expand on your own personal experiences?
renee: I will plead the 5th.
me: Ok. Have you ever read anyone else's diary? and did you do anything with the information?
renee: No, I never had. But one time, this kid left his "lyric book" at my house after a party, and I read it, and there was some REALLY kinky stuff in there about his mother. I showed it to my sister and my mom, then scanned a page and sent it to a mutual friend. Then I gave it back to him.
me: haha. do you still have the scanned page?
renee: I might, actually I have to check my old computer or maybe Abby has it.
me: oh man. we can add that as an addendum. I was told you have read your mom's diary
renee: Oh, you mean my mom's calendar.
February 8, 1984: Did cocaine today. Felt really bad about it
March 6, 1984: Gave birth today to Renee
renee: Good idea, I will be checking into it later today.
me: I would also like to ask you about the road trip you took
renee: Ok. Oh, the Paula Deen road trip. That was a very very long time ago. But it goes like this:
Once upon a time, I was in college. I never went to class, but I did spend an awful lot of time lying on the couch watching Food Network with my roommates. One year for spring break, we didn't have any money, so we made T-shirts that said "Paula's Butter Squad," named my friends car Uncle Bubba, and drove down to Savannah. Since we couldn't get into Paula Deen's restaurant, we decided to go to her brother's restaurant. While waiting, this man came out and said, "Excuse me, but are y'all the people who have been driving around Savannah with the PAULA DEEN OR BUST sign on your car?"
(We were, naturally) Next thing you know, we get ushered into this room where Paula Deen was waiting for us, and she shouted, "It's my BUTTER SQUAD! I've been waiting for y'all!" Then she invited us to be the celebrity guests in her $300 per person cooking class, where she made us taste test all of her creations, including her sherry raspberry trifle. Then we met her whole family. You know, Michael, Uncle Bubba, Jamie, Bobby, and even Brooke. Now, these were the days before facebook had photo albums, so when we called all of our friends from GA, they didn't believe us. Eventually though, word spread, and we became Tufts celebrities.
me: Do you have any pictures?
renee: Of Paula? of course
me: why haven't you given me THOSE?!
renee: I thought you only wanted recent pictures
me: well I will add them later BUT I would like to end the interview by asking you about cadillac ranch. Cadillac ranch for those of you not in CT is a bar with line dancing, a mechanical bull, and where mike ditka is a frequent visitor
renee: You could probably turn that into a whole OTHER blog post. That's how exciting it is.
me: i think you are very exciting
renee: You have been talking to Katie Olson, clearly.
me: you excite me
renee: And I will not discuss the time I went flying over the bull, nor the time I almost killed someone, nor the time I bit that guy's $600 hat
Then class was over, thus the interview wrapped up. Come back soon for an interview of me and perhaps some other students. Depends on how much we have to procrastinate.