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…

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…

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

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

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…

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

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…