So many good parts crammed in less than 48 hours. Meeting friends’ new son, his grandma and great grandma An inflatable bed that did not deflate overnight Winning Scariest Halloween costume The apple sheet pie pictured above The red velvet donut from Paula’s donuts Watching the football game on a lazy Sunday afternoon with my […]

Fear of clowns

Successfully surprised my sister at her annual Halloween party. She loves Halloween like no other holiday and has a get together with required costumes each year. I’d been holding back on posting pictures of my clown get-up to add to the element of surprise leading up to the day. My friends Erik and Joe were […]

The fine print

Spent a good chunk of this last day of October in a car, driving to Buffalo with two goals: Surprise my sister at her annual Halloween party, and see my friends visiting from California. I suspected leaves would have dropped by now, but was surprised to find the fall colors exceptionally vibrant along the highway as I sped North. I’m reminded that […]


I know, it’s ridiculous. But in my defense, the case was a present from my friend Heather. (It is from Madewell, but seems like it’s no longer available.)