Saturday, May 24, 2014

7 Quick Takes Friday (Vol. 27)
Saturday Edition
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In the garden last summer

Yes, I know, it is Saturday, so this should not be called 7 Quick Takes Friday, but you know what?  This is my blog, so too bad.  The main reason I did not post yesterday is that we were fortunate to have our dear West Virgina friends in town, so we spent the day with them out in Woodbridge, Virginia.  Also, last night I watched Parks and Recreation instead of blogging.  So funny.  Sorry blog.

So, as I mentioned in (1), we spent yesterday in Woodbridge, Virginia.  It is only 45 minutes from our house, but I could not shake the feeling that I was Very Far Away from Washington, DC.  When it was time to go home, our car may as well have been a spaceship because I felt like we were traversing a great distance from suburbs to city.  Huh.

On Thursday, I went to Politics and Prose to listen to a panel of readings from the editors of the literary journal N+1, which included Chad Harbach, author of one of my very favorite books.  It is a very weird feeling, sitting just ten feet from someone and thinking things like, "You are an amazing writer," and "When I grow up, I want to be you." I thought about going up to talk to him afterwards, but I chickened out.  Maybe next time. 

Speaking of favorite books, last June I wrote about a bunch of mine, but of course there are many more, including my most favoritest book ever, that I did not get to.  So, next month, which is also June (oh how the time flies) I am going to do that again.  Something for you all to look forward to, no doubt.

As I was walking from Politics and Prose to the metro on Thursday night, I realized something.  I love living in the gritty part of the city for many reasons, but there is one thing that the posh side of town has on us, for sure: the smell.  If I closed my eyes during my stroll through Tenlytown, I might as well have been in a forest.  So green and flowery.  Here in Eckington, we are more diesel fuel, cigarette and other, less legal smokables.  Oh well.  Not like I have a spare million lying around to move me over there, and even if I did, I'm not sure if I would.  But I might.  For the smell.

I am sure by now, you have heard of Dangerdust, right?  So fun.  They sell prints of their work on Etsy, and I am thinking that one might be just the thing to hang over Isabel's crib, but its so hard to choose.  Thoughts?

It is 70 degrees and sunny here, so its about time I stopped sitting in front of this computer and headed outside.  We have decided to extend our gardening adventures into the local community garden this summer, so some planting is certainly in order.  Have a great weekend!

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