Her clothes are green, but her heart is black.

production designThe Fifth Element (1997)

by Dan Weil

I found a weird book in the used book store that I’d utterly forgotten I’ve read. But one does not forget the heights of aesthetic refinement on this cover.


My trip has unintentionally become a tour of science museums of the East Coast. Which is actually nice, since then I can legitimately claim it as a job search research trip.

I have a new crush to add to my love of flashy lined coats.

After so much complaining about never being able to get silly themed beers in Minnesota, I couldn’t resist. Even though it was absurdly (expensive) huge and I’ll be tipsy indefinitely.

Above anything else, stay true to yourself. Whether that means for you that you like to have blue hair, or you don’t like to drink, or you are attracted to the same sex, or you want to remove yourself from Facebook, or you’ve got 3 different kids from 3 different dads but you know you’re a really good mom, or you cry for a week because your turtle died. Whatever your truth is, stay true to yourself. But be a good person while you’re at it.

The wonderful Gillian Anderson speaks about feminism (above), wanting a role in the female-led Ghostbusters, and how she can eat more chicken nuggets than you. Yes, YOU.

Gillian Anderson Wants to Be Cast In the Female-Led Ghostbusters Right the Hell Now And Other Amazingness From Her Reddit AMA | The Mary Sue

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Abysmal weather at the Central Park Zoo today.

Selfies in the natural history museum.

I woke up at 7am this morning dreaming about slicing multiple kinds of mushrooms in preparation for making mushroom broth. Is this a sign that I’ve been spending too much time reading about hobbits, or a new low (high?) point in my “mind of a chef” evolution?

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