My birthday has always marked the end of summer for me. Despite the first day of autumn occurring closer to September’s end than its beginning, the first day of September seems to demand its arrival. In the spirit of bidding summer an official farewell this week, I give you a photo series of my birthday … More Goodbye, Summer
1. Focaccia I had the best focaccia of my life when we were in Cape May. While I was searching for lunch spots during our drive down, I saw a picture of this on the Yelp page for Freda’s Café and was immediately sold. Focaccia is a beautiful thing alone, with its crisp bottom and … More Four for Friday!
I take pictures of my feet. Cape May, NJ I wish I could say this is an odd happenstance which started recently, but I’ve been putting these bad boys on display since my teen days of getting lost in the woods with my fellow wanderer, Amy, all while we documented the process on video recorder*. … More The Did Nots and the Dids
This has been a pretty low-key summer for us if you couldn’t tell by the plethora of movies and shows I’ve watched and books read.* Lance is studying for his CPA which includes four massive exams spread out over the course of 18 months. He comes home from work, and studies. He wakes up early … More Food and Places of the Past Two Months
For our anniversary in June, Hubby and I spent the day in Baltimore, a city which is close to my heart because it is the first place we went when we began really exploring the world together. We stopped in a little shop in Hampden which we always try to go to when we’re in … More America the Beautiful
When I’m particularly frustrated at a person’s veneration of a celebrity, I often default to quoting a classic movie. Shout it when you know it: “Mickey Mantle? Is that what you’re upset about? Mickey Mantle makes $100,000 a year. How much does your father make? You don’t know? Well, see if your father can’t pay … More Mozzarella, Panini, and Pizza…oh my!
In June, I received a text from Hubby about a new show on Broadway. Now friends, this is a little unusual, because, let’s be real, 90% of the shows Hubby has seen on Broadway have been for me. One of his few favorites was an off Broadway production of Pygmalion*. *And, you guessed it, not … More 1984 on Broadway
I drove into the city* last Friday for the first time ever in the entirety of this thing which is my life. In the hours leading up to my drive, I was quite certain my life would not continue should I proceed with carrying out this task. *Which city, you ask? Come now, don’t you … More If Jess Drives to NYC, She’s Going to Need a Milkshake
Sometimes there are things which beg to be shared, but don’t lend themselves to an entire post. Sometimes, they are things I’ve been doing recently. Other times, they are things I’d like to rant about, but know better than to devote an entire blog post to. Welcome, Four for Friday. 1. Last weekend, I went … More Four for Friday
The first time I took my younger brother, Joel, into the city he was in his early teens and at the wonderfully awkward stage where he wanted to do everything with me as a way of chaperoning my boyfriend and me.* We were youngsters ourselves and at the time came in and out of the … More Wow: A Tribute to NYC Architecture