August 30, 2008

Getting psyched for fall.

Definitely taking a day trip with John for apple-picking in North Georgia this year.

I prefer red apples. No clue on what type. I do know, through extensive sampling in multiple states, that apples with hard angles, are the best and sweetest. Never mealy. Seriously, look for apples that are literally almost rectangular and they'll be the best for snacking.

I love JCrew but am too cheap to shop there. Weekly, (most likely Saturdays) I'll recap what I'm loving.

A nice new suit for work

A colorful coat for fall

Cute heels, if I wasn't always in an airport or walking 15 blocks in New York

Perfect for M-F in Atlanta office

August 29, 2008

As per my last post, I haven't gotten out of the house much in the last few days. In my defense, I have been busy working and Solitaire isn't going to play itself.

With this in mind, I'll expand on our trip this past weekend to Wood's Hole and Martha's Vineyard, a.k.a. the most relaxing vacation I've ever taken. Who knew 3 days, practically unplanned, could be so wonderful?

My husband was the teacher's assistant for a course at MBL for 2 weeks. He didn't get paid but got a free dorm room and cafeteria food. Ah, graduate school!

The Ritz-Carlton:

I arrived via Delta Shuttle (love Delta Shuttle. you get real cheese on real crackers. none of this Lance crap) from LaGuardia (hate LaGuardia. is there ever a line of planes fewer than 35 waiting to take off?).

Drive 1 hour 40 minutes to Wood's Hole. Wood's Hole probably only exists to be the departure point for Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket ferries. It's this bizarre little society with a drawbridge, bars, restaurants and the coffee place where this blog was not born, but at least decided upon.

So, I arrived Thursday night, left Monday morning. Typical consultant weekend. I spent Friday working then we spent Friday evening dining. Yummy lobster roll. Minimal mayo:

Saturday I did nothing. Well, conceived this blog. But other than that, absolutely nothing. It was so unlike me.

Wood's Hole has great little beaches. At night, the entire sky is filled with stars. It made me realize when the last time I had seen stars was. In the water, you can also see bioluminescent plankton. So cool.

We headed to Falmouth, had a mediocre dinner then headed back.

Sunday we went to Martha's Vineyard. Took the morning ferry and landed in Vineyard Haven. We rented bikes and rode to Edgartown and Oak Bluffs. It was amazing and so much fun. My tailbone was on fire. As is expected, we had ice cream and fried food. That too, was amazing.

I admittedly preplan our vacations way too much. And what was so different about this weekend is I hadn't considered it a vacation at all until it was over. I considered myself simply visiting my husband and it turned into a fantastic get-away.

The moral of the story is, if you visit Wood's Hole / Martha's Vineyard, take it easy.

August 28, 2008

Oops. I'm still getting used to the posting daily thing. I'm at my parents house in Poquoson, Virginia. I literally haven't left the house since I arrived from New York on Wednesday night. Oops again.

There is not much to do in Poquoson, trust me. It was quite a scandal when the city got its first street light and McDonalds.

So since I didn't leave the house and since I'm in Poquoson and there is nothing to do here anyway, today all I have is a piece of my mom's decor.

Shout out to my first two comments. Thanks guys!

August 27, 2008

All caught up to August 27 pictures!

Home, visiting parents in Virginia. They're cat-sitting Townhouse. He met a new Halloween decoration today.

August 26, 2008

I stumbled upon this on my way to the client.

The Empire State Building!

August 25, 2008

Stop what you're doing and head immediately to Buttercup Bakeshop. It is bad, bad news that I now know this is a block from my hotel.

August 24, 2008

Martha's Vineyard!

The Basics

My life. I'm a retail consultant currently living in Atlanta, Georgia. My husband is amazing and is pursuing his medical degree and doctorate in neuroscience. In ~3 years (I think, often lose count), we'll be moving, preferably, to a blue state for my husband to begin his residency.

We have 3 wonderful cats, Townhouse, Berkeley and Quincy and volunteer at Atlanta Pet Rescue.

I tentatiavely believe I'll use this space to document where I am, daily. It varies so it could be interesting. So we'll see!

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