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  • January 2, 2014 9:15 am

    "Ugh. Cannot face thought of going to work. It seems wrong and unfair that Christmas, with its stressful and unmanageable financial and emotional challenges, should first be forced upon one wholly against one’s will, then rudely snatched away just when one is starting to get into it. Was really beginning to enjoy the feeling that normal service was suspended and it was OK to lie in bed as long as you want, put anything you fancy into your mouth, and drink alcohol whenever it should chance to pass your way, even in the mornings. Now suddenly we are all supposed to snap into self-discipline like lean teenage greyhounds."

    — master chronicler of the human condition Bridget Jones (via ruthcurry)

  • January 2, 2014 9:13 am
    emilybooks:

elanormcinerney:

Elena Ferrante | The Days of Abandonment

Italian Horror Story: Coven

I just read this page this morning, and felt like there were fireworks going off when I did. This book is so incredibly perfect, I feel almost guilty for enjoying it this much. I am doing the opposite of devouring it - reading no more than two chapters a day so I can keep it going for as long as possible. View high resolution

    emilybooks:

    elanormcinerney:

    Elena Ferrante | The Days of Abandonment

    Italian Horror Story: Coven

    I just read this page this morning, and felt like there were fireworks going off when I did. This book is so incredibly perfect, I feel almost guilty for enjoying it this much. I am doing the opposite of devouring it - reading no more than two chapters a day so I can keep it going for as long as possible.

  • January 2, 2014 9:10 am

    Happy New Year, Me!

    This is what you get when you google image search “most exciting”

    A quick “to resolve” list:

    1. Get angry just a teensy bit slower.

    2. Put down QuizUp so I can actually finish one of the 18 books I’m reading or need to (right now: The Days of Abandonment; Voyager; Where’d You Go Bernadette; The Goldfinch; The Deerslayer; Among the Tibetans; and Life After Life).

    3. Figure out how to make dinner for the kids when I am getting home from work at 5:30 (this can’t be impossible).

    4. Get my eyebrows waxed regularly again.

    5. Get the Aleppo laced before it falls over.

    I’m trying to be reasonable here. And also boring, I guess.

  • November 4, 2013 8:57 am
    Like a bag of Doritos, except a bag of samosas. My life will never be the same.  (at Genentech, Inc.) View high resolution

    Like a bag of Doritos, except a bag of samosas. My life will never be the same. (at Genentech, Inc.)

  • June 1, 2013 9:58 pm
    Two kids, one favorite blanket. How did this happen? View high resolution

    Two kids, one favorite blanket. How did this happen?

  • May 3, 2013 7:07 pm
    The husband sure has my number when it comes to birthday presents. What to read first - Lily Bart messing it all up all over again, or The Hick saving basketball? View high resolution

    The husband sure has my number when it comes to birthday presents. What to read first - Lily Bart messing it all up all over again, or The Hick saving basketball?

  • March 28, 2013 8:05 pm
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  • March 28, 2013 2:05 pm
    Pitch Dark- Renata Adler
This book is killing everything. It is not fair that I have to wait until I get off work and then get home and then wait for the kids to go asleep before I can pick this up again. If this was a new Harry Potter I would be allowed to shirk all responsibilities immediately. View high resolution

    Pitch Dark- Renata Adler
    This book is killing everything. It is not fair that I have to wait until I get off work and then get home and then wait for the kids to go asleep before I can pick this up again. If this was a new Harry Potter I would be allowed to shirk all responsibilities immediately.

  • March 28, 2013 11:27 am

    The Best Fantasy Novels You (Probably) Haven’t Read – Flavorwire

    They’re right, I haven’t! But two are in my “to start” bedroom stack.
    Getting excited for the one fantasy property my husband will actually indulge me in to start back up (I mean seriously, he even gripes about the new Star Trek).