Hello again. Two posts in one week?! I know, I know - stop the presses! Things are finally at a pace that I can manage and so I've tried getting together some blog posts. So, onto those photos up above. Starting with the most significant photo in the collage, upper left: cider.donut. at Brimfield. If this blog featured smellvision you'd be in heaven. Walking around Brimfield with my sister all day, having that fresh made and still warm cider donut was one of the best days in September. It was sad to say goodbye to Brimfield until May, but the season went out with a bang! Lower right: that photo was also taken at Brimfield. We were sitting on the grass taking a break and I looked up at these gorgeous clouds framed by the trees. Wow. Top middle: Once a year my friend who works at a fancy firm invites me to a game in the box. I'm not a huge baseball fan, but it is fun to go once a year. Upper right: sister sister. We went to South End Open Studios and came across these two right by the Cathedral. I liked how they were smiling and almost playing with their habits. It was just a neat moment. left middle: there she is. In all her cuteness. lower left: Picasso sculpture in Chicago. Because we had to cancel our vacation to the cabin this year we took a late September trip to Chicago and Ann Arbor. We flew to Chicago, took the blue line downtown, stowed our bags, walked around a bit and then took Amtrak to Ann Arbor.
September was a busy month, so there are lots of photos. Let's start with the upper left: view from Puzzle Mountain in Maine. Our friends rented a house up in Maine for two weeks and when they found out we cancelled our trip to the cabin they invited us to join them for a weekend. It was so much fun! And the landscape of that part of Maine reminded us of the U.P. Other than the fact the area of the U.P. we go to is pretty much mountain-free. Anyway, the four of us hiked up Puzzle Mountain and man oh man was it a hike! I don't know what I was expecting, but I was not expecting to work that hard. But it felt great and now we are trying to go on regular hikes. Upper right: Dave taking a photo break on the way to the top. middle right: another view from Puzzle. lower right: photo booth strip (they gave two) at the Henry Ford Museum in Michigan. lower middle: Dave strolling the grounds at Cranbrook. We made a list of places we wanted to visit while in Michigan and lucky for us our family was game. The museum at Cranbrook had a great exhibit about Michigan's involvement on the mid-century modern movement and there was lots of neat stuff to look at. lower left: one of the many fountains at Cranbrook.
Couple more photos from the Henry Ford Museum. Who doesn't like a good shot of the weiner mobile? One time I was working on State Street in Chicago and I looked out the window as the weiner mobile was driving down the street. I was so excited you would have thought I'd seen a shooting star! Lower left: Dave's parents looking cozy in the old Ford. Lower right: my typical white knuckled scared silly driving face. Even when the car is parked in a museum I am a nervous driver. Not my thing. Sometimes we think about moving someplace cheaper so Dave doesn't have to work so much and the thing that always stops us is the lack of public transportation. I'm not trying to be overly dramatic when I say this, but if I had to drive to work everyday I think I would be the most miserable version of myself ever. I cannot even imagine how upset I would be. And being able to walk home from work (even if it is 4 miles) is not something I am willing to give up right now. So that was September in photos.
Ok, so who watches Scandal? It is such a great guilty pleasure! There are many reasons to watch it, and many reasons why I enjoy it, but did you see Lisa Kudrow on last week's episode?! Holy mother, first of all, I was not the biggest "Friends" fan on the planet and didn't really know that she could actually act. Until I saw her on last week's episode of Scandal! The interview scene where she discusses sexism? Nailed it. In fact, I had to go back and watch that scene a couple of times (included the link there so you can watch it too). It was that good. Great writers, great director, great actors, just great.