Seeing: Pharoah Sanders at the Iowa City Jazz Festival; blossoming CR bike culture; blossoming neighborhood alleys; top-notch iPhone photo editing with the VSCO app.
Being: Big news! C is headed to Antarctica this winter, after our Iceland adventure. You can look for him on the McMurdo Station webcam — he’ll be one of about 1,100 scientists and support staff outfitted in some seriously cozy looking red parkas. I’m so proud, and so looking forward to his pictures and penguin tales. It’s going to be a long five months on this end, but I’m already composing love letters, email updates and Photoshopped images of the two of us swimming with orcas. Take my word for it, they’re majestic.
While this big change was going down, we got to celebrate a friend’s wedding in STL. He’s a real upstanding gentleman, the model I hold all others to, and I was bursting with pride (and Turkish tapas from Aya Sofia). This also meant more time with Junie J, who is a real upstanding sassy chunk of a girl at only three weeks old.
Listening: To “The Big Chill” soundtrack on vinyl. C exxxtremely generously let me borrow a turntable, upgrading my indoor window garden into an altar to Bowie, Brazilian guitar, and my old standby, the soundtrack of Glenn Close’s ‘fro (RIP). My sisters and I used to sway in kid-drunk living room dance circles to these songs.
Reading: Slowly. After a couple months browsing a history of modern China with Wild Swans, I’m ready to move on to M. Twain at his most biting. Also looking forward to Molly Wizenberg’s new book Delancey next spring!
Eating: All kinds of ice cream. Most recently, homemade sandwiches rolled in mini chocolate chips and sprinkles.
Working: On designing K’s wedding programs and a new direction for this blog.