Summer: long overdue (2008)



Carley’s craft festival in Asheville & the lovely embroidery hoops.


Goddess tressess


The Admiral


Blood pudding through a grapefruit net


Witchy


Witchy/Maga Nera


Thomas Wolf as a hottie


An arc of friends at one of our Old House cookouts


Summer heat wave


D: Before San Francisco


Rad Summer sparklers


The moon & the psyche room


Drunk in-house sparklers


Fort Fisher as seen through Helena’s sepia glass aviators on Memorial Day.


Singull & ready to Wingull


Elizabeth at the Haw River ropeswing


Jeff & Laura jumping from the shallow tree.


Nicole birthday girl


Harlem lovin’ on all strangers.

D: D: D: D:


Anne the headless horseman


Some other cookout


Elizabeth & Minori


Anne at the Haw River ropeswing


BABY BOX TURTLE


Papa bear


More swinging, I’m going to miss summer so badly.


Obama and an empty child’s pool


4th of July


Whacking & losing badminton to the dream team


Wincemeat pie


Pele & the books I’ve read since January (missing a few borrowed):
Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell
Wizard of Oz by Salman Rushdie
Are Prisons Obsolete? By Angela Davis
Oroonoko by Aphra Behn
Absalom, Absalom! By William Faulkner
Love in Excess by Eliza Haywood
Roxana by Daniel Defoe
Pamela by Samuel Richardson
Joseph Andrews by Henry Fielding
A Simple Story by Elizabeth Inchbald
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
The Body Artist by Don DeLillo
From Slogans to Mantras by Stephen Kent
Out After Dark by Hugh Leonard
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
The World Without Us by Alan Weisman
Madeleine by Andre Gide
Grendel by John Gardner
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby
The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan
Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolf


Family dinner

This has been pending all summer. Anne & I moved to a new, whole house; I work all the time; I love my friendfamily and somehow Brian and I squeezed in a trip to the mountains, bonfires, slow cooking, pumpkin carving (a white, lumina pumpkin), etc etc. Also, Brian told me over the weekend that a family friend gave him 2 free, round-trip tickets to anywhere in the continental US or Canada, but they’re only good until the end of November. I have the longest list of places I’d like to go, but since it’d probably only be for a three or four-day weekend we have a lot of things to think about. What if you were in that position? Somewhere costly to take advantage of the offer (Oregon, San Francisco)? Somewhere beautiful in the middle of nowhere that would probably require a rental car (Olympic State Park, Big Sur), somewhere we’d never think to go otherwise (Halifax, Nova Scotia; an autumn vacation in South Dakota; Montreal; Memphis), a city where we’d have a place to stay/people to visit also (Austin, TX; Portland; San Francisco; Chicago; New York)? Somewhere south of the Mason Dixon line to warm up before the winter really kicks in (New Orleans, Miami)? I think I have to pick a place by Halloween and I think we’re going to Austin. Little Wayne, Birdman & Cupid canceled their Halloween show because Weezy had a new baaaby by some unknown. I thought it was all about the money, Weezy.

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5 thoughts on “Summer: long overdue (2008)

  1. as always, lovely photos! i used to live with one of helena’s good friends. small world! i would go to san francisco. my friend and i were gonna take a trip to the west coast over christmas, but we’ve postponed it ’til spring. i think that’s where i want to be.

  2. I would love to go to San Francisco but for such a short time (that I can get off work/Brian can leave school during the end of his last semester), it’s a long flight. I think we’re going to Austin (even though it’s still 5/6 hours of travel with transfers). Helena knows everyone and their mom (literally) – she’ll go to a big city for a week or a long weekend and come home with 40 new friends. It’s out of hand.

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