Christmas 2008

Christmas 2008

All of these are enlarge-able in a new window, by the way. To begin, here’s David. Note the fog behind him. It was ridiculous that day as the strange warmth was sublimating the ice. Here’s one of the presents I…

Grasshopper

We work with a team in India, and two members of it are in town for a few weeks. One mentioned that he’d like to try Mexican food, so we headed to Tu Y Yo last night. After all, they…

Advice for writers

This is too charming not to share. It’s from The City of Dreaming Books by Walter Moers and should be read by all of you (but go back and learn about Zamonia first in his other books!). Never write a…

Sheep Shearing Festival

Sheep Shearing Festival

Saturday I attended a sheep shearing festival at Gore Place over in Waltham. The weather was just incredible, and I really should have worn sunscreen. It wouldn’t be a proper sheep-related event without a Border Collie demonstration, now would it?…

Philadelphia, Annapolis, Manassas, Appomattox

Philadelphia, Annapolis, Manassas, Appomattox

Saturday, Philadelphia I flew into Philadelphia, where I met Dad and David (they’d driven across from Illinois the day before, stopping in at Jenny’s in New Jersey). Jenny was meant to be with them, but my poor sister was still…

Grew and grew

In sort of the opposite of fad diet commercials, I now give you Merry before (that’s him on the left): And Merry after: Jenny’s in both for scale. Look how she’s holding him in one hand at, like, two months…

Fenway

Fenway

My uncle was in town over Labor Day, and wanted to see Fenway. I’m not much of a baseball fan (as I’m sure you must know…), but I wanted to play the gracious hostess. Well. I was absolutely shocked by…

Pasta Fa-Ghoul

Tonight I’m making Jenny’s Pasta Fa-Ghoul, so named because: I think it’s funny. It’s delicious in the fall around Halloween. I have trouble consistently spelling “fagioli” correctly unaided by m-w.com. Traditional fagioli is meatless, but come on. I’m sure I’ve…

Tall

Have I mentioned that David is taller than me now? And have I mentioned that he’s a monkey?

Shaker Village

Shaker Village

The weather was too nice for indoor activities yesterday, so we headed up 93 to the Canterbury Shaker Village. There’s a little restaurant up there now with very tasty, simple food, and they’ve just opened an exhibit on Shakers in…

Washington Crosses the Delaware

Washington Crosses the Delaware

So Jenny says to me she says, “You’re a history type of girl, right?” And I’m like, “Yeah, baby! Yeah!” So we repaired to the spot where Washington crossed the Delaware. There are a lot of facts about that day…

Iowa and South Dakota

Iowa and South Dakota

The big vacation this year was to South Dakota. It was like being young again—hanging out in the backseat while Dad drove and Mom navigated, trying to amuse myself while I waited for lunch and the hamburger therein. Oh, and…