Not the best quality, but this is a Geochron that is in S's building. It's a world map that scrolls across to illustrate the time, day of the week, and daylight/night time of different countries. So the big glare is because I took the photo when it was day in the US. I love it! I want one myself but something tells me this is pretty expensive.
Mai and I turned up a bit late, so we didn't actually take the last class in collegiate shag; we just watched. I did get a bit of practice though. I am taking a collegiate shag class in Provence next week, so I'm glad I got a bit of an introduction to it beforehand!
We went to the Yale Bowl to watch Yale take on Cornell. It was a lovely, sunny autumn day...a perfect day for football. Too bad they lost, 12-14. We'll be back in November to watch 'The Game' (Yale-Harvard).
Apologies for the darkness, but I didn't want to use a flash at the Anchor. My friend introduced me to the local beer from New England Brewing Company, which is just down the road in Woodbridge. This is their Sea Hag IPA, which I didn't try but I hear is pretty good.
My coworker heard a crash outside the office so we took a walk to check it out. Turns out it was a big accident...or at least the NHPD was treating it as one. We stood around for a while to see if we could figure out what happened, but all we could tell was that someone must have hit a person on a bike or a pedestrian because there was debris scattered all about the street.
We stopped off at both libraries today to return some books (I only checked more out from the public library in an unusual show of restraint) and the doors were open to this hidden courtyard at Sterling (Yale's library). I had no idea it was there (S did, of course) and we walked out to take a look. It's a lovely little place.
S and I were on our way home after a walk and he pointed out a box of dishes that someone on our street left out for people to take. We walked by but then went back and checked it out as I'd been looking for a plate to keep at my office. We found these adorable cups and a plate, which I couldn't resist taking home with me. They're so cute! And you can't beat the price.
My mom was very sweet and picked up this Le Creuset butter crock for me. You put the butter in the top part, and then place it in the bottom which has cold water in it (up to the fill line). Then you leave it out and I guess the water keeps the butter fresh by creating a seal. It's cool! We used it for the first time during breakfast.
In getting ready for my trip to the UK/France, I started looking through my travel cards. These are my cards for New York, Chicago, London, Boston, and Paris (well, Paris only has the small tickets; I can't get a card there). This made me think I'd better get a proper travel card for NYC.
Due to a visit from the relatives, the parents didn't really get a proper anniversary dinner. Plus my mom wanted seafood as she was on the East coast. So we tried to kill two birds with one stone by having a lobster dinner in Boston. From what I hear, the lobster was pretty good. Sorry for the strange angle.
The best accompaniment to New Haven apizza is New Haven soda. Or East Haven, to be precise. Foxon Park is our local beverage manufacturer and they make an incredible 18 different flavors of soda (we say pop in Chicago, but when in Rome...). They have been in business for over 80 years! I had to introduce the parents to our favorite local brand of soda.
A visit back to a post from last year, when I had just a few dancing postcards on the wall next to my computer at the office. Now I've got a few more, plus other assorted postcards and memorabilia. There are a few more at home that I've yet to bring in.
Tonight we took my parents (who are visiting from Chicago) to our favorite ice cream place, Wentworth's, for some ice cream after dinner. At Wentworth's, they have this little table where people are meant to leave things for others to take. We took a look at it after our ice cream, and lo and behold, I found this tiny French vintage puzzle! It doesn't have a picture of what it is meant to be, but it is labeled as Eugene Delacroix's Still Life with Lobster. I found the painting on the net so I can make the puzzle (I hope)...I can't wait to put it together!
Here is some more information I've found about the maker of these puzzles...
I took my two nieces on a road trip to Madison to meet V, D, and the Bunny. Here they all are watching the ducks swimming in Lake Mendota from the Memorial Union Terrace at the University of Wisconsin Madison. We had a wonderful visit and I can't wait to see them again at Christmas time!
Cubs vs. White Sox in the bleachers at the Friendly Confines is a pretty darn good way to spend a late summer afternoon. This is the famous Wrigley Field scoreboard. The South Siders won 5 to nothing. Poor Cubbies!