I promise that Photo Friday will not become “Old Family Photo Friday,” but I had to just add these black-and-whites that I came across recently in a shoebox….
My grandmother Carol at her gradution:
My dad, center, on a ship (this was likely during his ROTC college years… love that hat!):
Don’t you just love opening up a box and finding treasures like these?
Happy Friday! I’m baking gingerbread cookies (in the most fashionable apron I own). You?
I’m home in Chapel Hill visiting my mom, and I’ve been meaning to share these photos from her first wedding. How lovely is she?!
With my grandma, getting ready:
And with me, at my wedding (because you guys know I use any excuse to post more wedding photos):
Happy Thanksgivings! Hug your families!
The Musee Mecanique in San Francisco is a FAVORITE. It’s an antique arcade extraordinaire, and I highly recommend it. Just look at the fun!
The kiss-o-meter rating ruled (“Too hot–let’s go again!”):
Dave wrestles a smiley masked man (and loses):
Charles and I play ancient air hockey (he wins):
And I took a tiny little video of dancing people. I was enchanted; Charles was unimpressed (and his expression is the best part of this short clip):
A little family time in San Fran, where a couple of my cousins live.
Today, we visited the California Academy of Sciences, which my biology teacher mother LOVED (and I did too).
Sharks, ideas for saving the world (notice how many involve toilet habits!) and organic, yummy lunch (with my favorite Fizzy Lizzy’s grapefruit soda). Yay!
Thank you guys for the cover love! Cover Story coming very soon–I promise!
Now, here are some fun shots from last weekend, when Brooklyn Bowl hosted Guns n’ Roses cover band Mr. Brownstone, and we got to BOWL!
The scoreboard. Note Anne’s triple strikes in the last frame. I mean, who DOES THAT?!
Mr. Brownstone does “Patience”… and I put my Zippo app in the air.
And I was dressed all in blue (this self-take got the disco ball in back, which was key):
Yay! Happy Friday! I hope you have an excellent weekend!
PS-Another thrilling thing this week: Pomegranates were on SALE at my grocery store. This made me v. excited.
Yesterday I saw this guy at my lunch spot (he’s reading…). It was hard for me to get my word count done because, hello, there was a film crew taping an alien puppet right near me. If I were writing a different kind of book, this probably would have crept into the pages.
But really, I love autumn with aliens in Brooklyn.
On Wednesday I put on a purple skirt and purple tights and headed to the High School of Fashion Industries in Manhattan… It was awe-some. And they’re totally all on twitter.
They’ve been so supportive of the Violet books, and they had this lovely display all set up in the library!
In domestic news, I made Squash Soup (with homemade croutons!) this week. Here are the ingredients:
And the final product:
Swayze wanted more…
This week, I was a little bit Martha Stewart and a lot bit loving my city. Oh, and I read an awesome book, too. Here goes.
A fall arrangement on the table, courtesy of gourds from the farmshare and winterberries from my aunt’s house in Rhode Island:
I got Hydrangeas in RI too:
Plus, it’s been gorgeous in Brooklyn! Love this door with morning glories:
And this building on 7th Avenue that always has some sort of sculptural goo on it. Love!
Also on my Love List? Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King. This book is funny, painful, raw and real. You should read it! I wanted to pull off the road to finish it on the drive back from Rhode Island.
Happy Friday! What was your week like?
This week we got a huge farm share delivery, full of all this stuff:
I worked at the garden this week, so I snapped a pic of the pears and apples we got, which are delish:
And I went to the Spa Week event, where there was a chocolate fountain (missed you, Charles!) and I got my nails done so that the ring finger was a rainbow. It’s a sticker trick, but it looks good, right (sorry so fuzzy)?
And, finally, my cats are cute. That’s Swayze squeezing himself into the corner of our clear coffee table sideways, and Winnie in the window, looking intense (and possibly evil) as usual.
PS-Sarah Dessen shared the cover of her upcoming book today! Big news!
I got another haircut. I think the seasons changing makes me want to snip some hair off my head. But I always get the same boring haircut, so I made things more exciting by photographing it in “heat sensor,” “cartoon” and “x-ray” styles. Weird?
One day I’ll be brave enough to go very short, a la Mia Farrow in Rosemary’s Baby (left). That’s my dream haircut, but I’m too chicken. Isn’t it divine?