My best friend showed Mousie and I where the cool kids go for yummy food in Seattle. Here, we are about to indulge in a smoked chocolate hazelnut cupcake at the Cupcake Royale in Ballard. I could use another one right about now.
Close enough. I just need what's inside to get me back to Phoenix awake.
Seattle is pretty cool in lots of ways, but one of the things that is most impressive is that all their cafés offer compost as an option in with trash and recycling. Reduction of waste in landfills! Uneaten food becomes nourishment for plants! Happy eco-goodness abounds! Except all of us librarians from places where you're … Continue reading Eco-confusion
Lace leaf pullover, wool trousers, wool peacoat, wool cloche. My confidante Mousie and I are celebrating a successful interview at the waterfront.
Melba supervised my packing very well, letting me rub her tummy when I was feeling overwhelmed. She also offered to sit on my coat to make sure I lint-rolled all the dog hair off it, but I declined that one. Mousie and I made it to Seattle in one rumpled piece, got to the hotel, … Continue reading Heaven is Cold and Rainy
This weekend, Mousie and I made our first visit to San Diego. Apparently, we were the only people in Arizona who had never been there before. It was rawther nice, reminiscent of Santa Monica, but more city-ish: bigger and grittier, with wider streets and more shops for the average tourist. As happens every time I … Continue reading Mousie Hits the Beach
This is not my first trip to Flagstaff's Campus Coffee Bean, but somehow, it was the first time I noticed the Wall of Tea. Natalie, I had to take a picture for you.
Last weekend, Querido and I packed up Melba for a weekend in the Wild North. She enjoyed herself thoroughly, and wore herself out thoroughly too. I had hoped to take her out into nature, because I don't know that she'd ever left Phoenix before, but she never made it beyond the backyard. It was adventure … Continue reading Exhausting
Weird--two weeks ago, I was here: Yesterday, I was here: Querido, good soul that he is, took me up north to the Flagstaff Fiber Festival. We got to see Churro sheep being sheared with old-fashioned (and wickedly sharp) shears, And a sheepdog demonstration! I came home with a skein of mineral-dyed Churro and a bag … Continue reading Flagstaff Fiber Festival
Did anyone decipher that fuzzy little logo on the wingtip in Tuesday's post? Yes, that's the Aer Lingus logo. Librarians are tricky--they plan conferences with rawther dry titles like Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries...and then tell you that that conference will be in Ireland. I had a paper that needed publishing, and the conference … Continue reading Like the Pictures