|The tide was so low this evening we could walk all the way around the back of the Cliff House.|
Saturday, December 28, 2013
Friday, December 27, 2013
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Christmas Eve in the morning we walked up to the Legion of Honor. Matisse! My favorite painting was an oil sketch he did for The Joy of Life. We saw msmasmushly in the museum shop wearing the greatest pair of dog socks. She looked stunning and was doggedly doing her darnedest to be pleasant to her customers. Tom and I had lunch in the cafe: a loaded hotdog along with an Anchor Steam.
Christmas Eve in the evening: a joyful dinner with Anne and Peter at the Cliff House.
Saturday, December 21, 2013
|Kevin brought amazing cookies and kept them in the corner away from me. He's guarding them.|
"They're looking for Bonnie. Tom wanted to meet Jeanne's cat."
|Most coveted gift: a hand-painted plate portraying a cat in a Girl Scout uniform.|
|Another gift item. And that's Shannon, my favorite writing pardner.|
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Some enchanted evening. I finally got to meet Suzy Parker, for one thing. The food was another thing––the food and wine. I brought Tom; Mary Ann brought Husbando; Hedi brought Carlos, who brought tons of food from his Peruvian restaurant, Eric brought Leah, and I met Barb for the first time. (It was wild, meeting the TIAPOSian partners.) We read our holiday rants and laughed ourselves silly. The clap-o-meter had to be repaired after Randy read––and after Jane's rant it went through the ceiling.
|Jane and Suzy. Suzy is wearing a sweater from Mrs. Scott.|
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Monday, December 16, 2013
|In Fall Branch: me, Norma (Tom's super stepmom), Diane, Tom, and Richard (Norma's son).|
|And in case you're curious what the people above really look like: Richard, Norma, Diane, Tom|
|My friend Katy lives in Limestone. We met in 1977–my first day of work in the bookstore.|
|In Midway to visit Katy's sister, a beekeeper. We get away with two kinds of honey.|
|Catching the Greyhound Bus to Chattanooga|
|Aggles has our hotel room prepared when I walk in|
|Great finds at the Chattanooga Craft Fair|
|Aggles at City Cafe Diner|
Monday, December 09, 2013
Sunday, December 08, 2013
Saturday, December 07, 2013
|Hi Linda, You will be happy that Keiko has boots just a bit like yours. (Keiko is Judy's gorgeous pup.)|
|Keiko's weather is quite a contrast to ours, but it's just as cold here. Heavy down coats & long johns.|
Friday, December 06, 2013
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
The Christmas Quiet Book by my friend Deborah Underwood. I know what you're thinking. The contest was rigged. But it wasn't! She has 1,177 friends. This is one of the most wonderful Christmas books out in the world today. This one isn't bad, either.
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
|Doors open at 11, auction starts at 1pm . 1011 Market St, 2nd floor . See the catalog!|
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Sunday, November 24, 2013
After you see The Book Thief at the Kabuki you won't be able to squeeze into the restroom to wipe your tears and blow your nose because the line will be a mile long. But you can run across the street to my favorite bookstore, Kinokuniya, race up those curvy stairs, and hide your nose in a book.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
|Sarah, Randy, me, msmasmush, Will, Karen. (We missed Jane, Hedi, and Eric.)|
But I won't be able to go to the Hockney show tomorrow with Lucille. I have to show up for jury duty, and Lucille has a meeting at SF State called Dyslexia & the Achievement Gap: A civil rights issue for our time (her main interest).