June 28, 2009

Many Happy Returns

This box has been haunting our home for the past few weeks. Too big to hide in our smallish house, it needed to rely instead on this very effective homemade warning label. As soon as I saw it, I thought, "No matter what's in the box, it's all gravy... I've already gotten my favorite present."

my wife and son
full of grins and secrets –

early birthday gift

(I did get some great tangible presents as well.
The scary spider box held a complete set of new iittala bowls
to replace our beloved 26 year old (!) Marimekko set.
Another reason to have friends over for brunch, yay!)

June 22, 2009

All Hail

All hail to Sassafras Mama for tucking our little man under her wing today.

Click here for her post.

(We love our grown-up time...
and we'll be so happy to get our boy back tonight.)

June 21, 2009

I Remember Sun

It's been raining since Memorial Day. But back when we were celebrating Princeton's Reunions, there was sun a-plenty.

Tiger head balloons.

Orange and black EVERYTHING.

Miss Lulu and Tina
(with Elise cheering in the background)

D-love and his Tama in the P-rade.

Tina, Lulu, and some boy who likes square roots.

It's good to remember what sunshiney smiles look like.

June 19, 2009

Move Along

Sorry, folks, nothing new to see here today. All my media production time/energy for the last several days has been dedicated to a work-related project, which you can check out on my work-related blog, if you'd like.

(More goodies here over the weekend, though...
and, if you're trying to come up with story ideas of your own,
you might have some fun with this.)

June 15, 2009

Big Bambu

If you live within driving distance of Beacon, NY (you can download directions by clicking here), we can strongly recommend that you pay a visit to the Starn brothers' Big Bambu exhibit. (The studio will be open every 2nd and 4th Saturday of June, July and August, between 11AM and 4PM; more info is available here.)

We went last month, and in a last minute burst of inspiration,
brought our own piece of NJ bamboo
to contribute to the project.

Admission is free, and the experience
is nothing short of mind-boggling.

Just to give you a sense of scale;
that's an adult male, in the bottom left...
with a few more, up top.

"The medium is really the time, the bamboo, the rope, and the people." Starn Twins: Big Bambu. Part 1 of 2", posted with vodpod

(There are a few more
photos over here.)

June 14, 2009

Wet June Haiku

(image by David, aka "benefit of hindsight," via Flickr)

the farmer's refrain
while garlic rots in wet earth —

next year, next year

(Cross-posted at Summer Haiku 2009.
Hat tip to KD, who brings me reports of the real world.)