Sorry for the lack of posts this week, it's just been a pretty blah week. The one bright spot occurred yesterday when I picked up Amy Sedaris's I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence at the library. I'd heard about her book months ago when it came out, but I hadn't checked it out for myself until yesterday. I'm happy to report that it went way beyond my expectations. Between the 70's styled food photos, subversive ideas for children's parties, and awesome tips like "if you know that you are going to be drinking or doing drugs, make sure to first organize your wallet so you don't accidentally pay the cabbie too much money", I was in heaven. She is just my kind of crazy.

My trip to the library also reminded me how much I love libraries. If libraries were food, they would be grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup - the ultimate comfort food. I think it's because I remember spending so much time in our local public library as a kid. They also combine two of my favorite things - organization and books (especially cool vintage books). I made a comment to Jesse once that if I wasn't an illustrator, I think I'd enjoy being a librarian and he reminded me that I have a completely romanticized view of librarians stemming from movies and fictional stories and if I knew what their job really entailed I'd probably hate it. I'm sure my Mom, who started out her career as a librarian, would completely agree. So, in the meantime, I'll just enjoy being a library patron. Because besides books and organization, I also really like being part of a dying breed.

Sorry I went on a weird library tangent. I'll blame it on that fact that it's Friday. Have a good weekend!

image via Amy Sedaris Rocks

Amy Sedaris likes you...and so do I (I also like libraries)

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  1. libraries give me that same happy feeling. i'm working my way through the dvd of amy sedaris in strangers with's a weeeird but funny show.

  2. I'm glad that i'm not the only one:) and i remember when strangers with candy use to be on tv, but never managed to see an entire episode. i'll have to check it out.

  3. oh yeah, but i could add one more thing two the list of favorite things, free. books and organizing and free :) i love to tour our chicago public libraries, thankfully the one in my neighborhood has the biggest reading room!

  4. oh, taylor, you're so right. free should definitely be added to the list! and i bet chicago has fantastic public libraries.


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