Sunday, January 17, 2010

things I like

1) Martin Luther King, Jr. He changed America for the infinite better and stands as a representation for millions of others who worked toward the same. Thinking about him makes me tearful.

I will admit, though, that I also pruriently like him for his gift to us of this three-day weekend. I hope that's ok, Dr. King. I promise I'm remembering your Dream.

2) The Rally Monkey. It is our 8 millionth anniversary. He has somehow foiled all my best-laid plans to scare him away.

3) When the Rally Monkey sleeps in on Sunday mornings (c.f. visual representation below). This means I get HOURS to read quietly.


4) My tiny new glass teapot. It's the cutest thing in the world. Here it is:


And here it is next to my cell phone, for size comparison:


So even though this means I have to run to the kitchen to refill it every 3 minutes, it means that tea-drinking is a lot more aerobic than usual.

33 comments:

Rachel said...

I want that teapot.

Lydia Sharp said...

That. Is the cutest tea pot ever.

Sunday mornings are great, aren't they? I'm also drinking tea and reading. But I don't have any monkey worries... unless you count my son. ;)

And btw, in regards to all your recent posts about books you're reading... please keep them coming. The only complaint I have is that I can't keep up with all the great new books you've added to my reading list. No apologies necessary.

Kate said...

What a lovely Sunday morning post!

Happy anniversary! Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

stacy said...

I used to have one just like it, but it had a glass infuser, which I promptly broke. : (

Stephanie L. McGee said...

Happy Anniversary to you and the Rally Monkey! That is an adorable teapot. If I drank tea, I'd want that pot.

Natasha Fondren said...

I love your teapot! I had three pretty teapots at home, but when I hit the road in my camper, I had to get rid of them all. A bummer. I mean, tea made in a saucepan is just... missing something.

Kristan said...

Aw, cute monkey! I hope the real one is as cute. :) Happy anniversary!

Amanda J. said...

That teapot is adorable. And the monkey is pretty cute too. :)

Lindsey Himmler said...

It's wee! It would look really amazing with one of those Japanese flower teas inside of it. Granted, it may open up into a lovely flower and taste nasty, but...aesthetics!

Sarah Laurenson said...

Definitely don't overlook the benefits of aerobic tea drinking.

Sleeping in? I wonder what that's like.

Lorna said...

Don't know what's cuter, Rally Monkey or the teapot. Savoring those quiet moments--thanks for the reminder. Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day...to freedom!

aelko said...

How obsessed !! I think it"s a grate teapot.

Crystal Posey said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!

Kim Kasch said...

Wee-Wee Mademoiselle

Congrats on the Anniversary

Joelle said...

A big teapot is also aerobic because you have to run to the bathroom all the time.

moonrat said...

Joelle--an excellent point!

jalexissmith said...

nice teapot!!!

s.w. vaughn said...

Happy eight millionth! Here's to eight million more.

_*Rachel*_ said...

1. The Met.
2. Sleep.
3. No school.
4. Books.
5. Everything.

Sadly, I make my tea in liquid measuring cups, microwaves, and mugs. I suppose there's no excuse for that, though, because my dorm does have a kitchenette.

Simon Hay Soul Healer said...

Teapots remind me of my nanna, golden syrup on toast for supper, and playing cards.

Rachel, you cannot make a good cup of tea in a microwave!

I like: those back dimples either side of the tailbone, the first mouthful of beer, armpits, dogs ears, my son's hands.

Shelby said...

My new obsession. That tea pot of yours.

WHERE did you get it.

Jennifer Ambrose said...

Congrats on your anniversary! And I too am now obsessed with your teapot. It looks like you stole it from the Dormouse at the Mad Hatter's tea while the poor little thing was asleep.

WendyCinNYC said...

My 8 y.o. daughter is obsessed with MLK Jr. and has memorized a good chunk of the I Have a Dream speech. She looks him up on Google constantly and watches all the old footage.

But I had to draw the line as dressing up as Dr. King for Halloween in a tribute. That could be, um, misunderstood.

moonrat said...

re: teapot provenance: it was on clearance at a furniture store, of all things, on a table with a bunch of random and far less interesting things. originally $15; i got it for $8. whoopee.

moonrat said...

Wendy--that is AWESOME. How is she celebrating him today? You guys doing anything special?

WendyCinNYC said...

She has a friend over right now and they are "researching" and drawing pictures. Sweet.

Her older sister's class had to memorize the speech in 2nd grade. They recited it for an assembly and on a visit to the top of the Empire State building (impromptu). The girls had such feeling behind it that it brought tears to everyone's eyes.

Kimberly Kincaid said...

Waitwaitwait...that teapot is the perfect size for The Rally Monkey to have a tea party, no? But then you'd have to decide whether or not you want to share.

I'd offer to bring the cakes just to see that ;)

WendyCinNYC said...

Now my daughter's MLK research playdate has totally degenerated and they are talking about farts. Nice.

Oh well.

Jemi Fraser said...

LOVE the teapot!!! Putting it on my wishlist :)

Bitterly Books said...

"I also pruriently like him for his gift to us of this three-day weekend."

Are you sure you meant "pruriently"? Because my copy of Merriam-Webster defines prurient as "marked by, arousing, or appealing to unusual sexual desire."

I must say, I was not expecting MLK day to introduce me to an entirely new fetish.

Rebecca Knight said...

Wendy: LOL. Kids :).

Happy Monkeyversary, Moonrat! :D You guys are too darn cute!

Also, I love that adorable teapot. I found a cute wee teaset at goodwill the other day for $5. Hooray for cheap tea accessories!

Melissa said...

My teapot is also that small...but it's blue metal, with tea tannen stains inside.

jules said...

Your tea pot and monkey make me smile! i have a glass tea pot like that too and I love it!