Daisy Bateman

Boots For Abigail

(The following is the story of people looking at pictures of shoes on the internet. If this is not something that sounds interesting to you, I would advise that you skip this post, because you will be bored.) This is Abigail: *Cat sold separately. Abigail lives in the DC area, due to an unfortunate clerical … Read more

Free Music Friday

I am a big fan of the free music downloads offered by iTunes and Amazon. They’ve sort of taken the place of the samplers I used to get from the now-departed, much-missed Hear Music. (Yes, I know it persists as Starbucks’ in-house music label. I think that’s all I need to say about that.) So … Read more


This is a post about perfume. Sort of. A couple of years ago I adopted, as my regular perfume, Daisy by Marc Jacobs, on the principle that if someone makes a perfume specifically for you, it would simply be rude not to wear it. As it happens, Daisy smells exactly like the sort of perfume … Read more

Real Athletic Event I Am Totally Not Making Up

The International Yoga Asana Championship* 2009 International Yoga Asana Championship from Mike McInnis on Vimeo. (Warning: Prolonged exposure to the accompanying music may cause brain damage. And the reggae is kind of a surprise.) I wonder, what is the smack-talking like at a yoga championship?“You call that meditation?”“My grandmother could align her chakras better than … Read more

Shoesday: Birthday Shoes (Previous)

The Story:As some of you may know, I recently had a Birthday, at which I turned an Age. (I will not mention what this age is, only that it is the last power of two I am going to be seeing for a while.) But turning old didn’t turn out to be so bad, because … Read more

Introducing: Shoesday!

The Story:New month, new day, new format!* What, you didn’t think I only had thirty pairs of shoes, did you? Silly rabbit. I bought these on a sensible whim two years ago, to wear to the going-away parties of what seems like about half of my friends. (Not that it bothers me or anything. I … Read more