What Allures Me Now

June 11th, 2009

* The Frozen Thames by Helen Humphreys. The Thames has frozen 40 times in recorded history, and Humphreys has written 40 tiny stories based on events that happened each time the river iced over.  It’s poetic history.
* This pin from Lochers.com is so cheeky and deceptive. It looks like something a proud mommy would wear…until you lean in a bit closer.
* The Help by Kathryn Stockett. I gulped it down in one furious read. If you belong to a bookclub, it would be a great choice. 
* Spinning. I tried it a few months ago and hated it. Tried it again this week and suddenly got interested. Didn’t fall in love with it, but all of a sudden I loved that my body could do it and that I’m soaking wet and psyched when it’s over. We’ll see if I can keep it up.  And going to a class first thing in the morning means exercise is OVER for the day. Hallelujah.
* This ring from Bjorg jewelry. They say they’ll have a U.S. online site soon. I’ll be there!

4 Responses to “What Allures Me Now”

  1. Allegra Smith says:

    I want that pin! And the ring. Forget about exercising right now, I am feeling sorry for myself so that is my story and I am as sure as hell sticking to it.

  2. Lara says:

    I want that ring! If I don't exercise first thing, it's not going to happen (it still doesn't however). Spinning sounds wonderful I love those kinds of workouts where you feel so triumphant and strong afterwards like a survivor lol 🙂

  3. panther says:

    Thank you for telling us about the frozen Thames book. I am British and know London quite well and the thought that the Thames was EVER frozen seems an extraordinary and marvellous one.

    I like your site very much.

  4. susanna says:

    The Frozen Thames sounds like the perfect book for me. I'll have to check it out at Barnes & Noble tomorrow. And that pin had me laughing out loud. It's delightfully naughty. And that hare ring…ohhhhhh, I sooooo want that hare ring…