Last weekend, I went out for my friend Anne's birthday. I got her a cake: That was nice, but here's the kicker: There were balloons! Somehow, they turned the evening into a photo shoot... here's Caroline shooting Anne: And Mariel caught in the flash: Me, hamming it up: Erin, almost flying away: We carried them all around Brooklyn and lots of people noticed us (consider this your how-to-meet-a-guy tip: Carry balloons!). I'm just saying: These helium-filled rainbow orbs can make a party. Get some for your next soiree. (Thanks, Marie and Johan!) Oh, and thanks to Nicole for sending me this pic -- her library finally got the Violet books! Yay! Happy weekend!