Wednesday, July 30, 2008

More photos from our flat weekend

Sam Nadar hooked it up with a selection of cuttings from his gorgeous garden:

We rocked out to the Limp Bizkit station on Pandora. All weekend long. Dunno about you guys but I think I grew some chest hair this weekend...

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Weekend in the Hamptons

Julia, Audrey and I spent the weekend at Christina's place in the Hamptons. Her dad meticulously landscaped it and let us go home with a bunch of plant cuttings!Audrey in Julia's "Tante" (Aunt)'s bathing suit. So cute!
There was a lot of x-word puzzling.
And general flatness.

With minor bursts of activity in between.
A lovely super-relaxing weekend!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Cake Wrecks

This one is my favorite so far.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Fourth of July

On July 4th, we went down to Battery Park to hear Sonic Youth .

We actually got pretty close (thanks to Nicole, who'd scoped out a spot a *lot* closer to the stage).

as you can see in this picture looking the other way:

But with my new camera, what's a few hundred feet?

After the show, we were at a bit of a loss as to what to do. Until we remembered that I have a balcony! So some people came over,

Julia got serious on the grill,

Francis ate some bacon chocolate (for reals),

Bich Thu and I got silly,

and then we watched some fireworks!

Monday, July 14, 2008

More Harriman State Park camping pics

The trails were literally lined with wild blueberry bushes, full of scrumptious berries.

After setting up camp and eating dinner, we killed another Sunday puzzle... IN PENCIL!!

We had a view of Lake Sebago from inside the tent, perfect.

We saw deer--three of them! Two does and a buck.

We chowed so many PB&J sandwiches that we went through an entire loaf of bread in one day...

We had a very amazing time.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Camping pics

Julia being the designated photographer has most of the pics but I'll post a few of mine:

Our fab lakeside campsite!

We hiked over to the "beach" area where we refilled on water (so lucky -- we totally did not bring enough!!) and cooled off in the relatively warm lake, thereby indisputably proving Julia's theorem that it's *always* worthwhile to pack a bikini...

We found a perfect campsite for next time! Water lilies and all!

Crafting a bathing suit with Ai

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Schizophrenic Evening

Friday night started off sedately enough. Bich Thu invited us over for a little dinner party. We all shared some home-cooked dishes comprised mostly of CSA vegetables like turnips, swiss chard, lettuce greens, radishes. There was fish too. We chatted and petted the cat and enjoyed some wine. We generally acted our age.

Then BAM! RAGING IMPROMPTU DANCE PARTY!! Ridiculous and ridiculously fun.