♥ reading… Barbara the Slut and Other People by my talented and funny friend, Lauren Holmes. Don’t let the provocative title scare you. This funny short story collection is touching and real. The stories of dating, sexuality, family relationships, dogs, and growing up feel entirely fresh, young, smart, and current… without resorting to text speak or emoticons.
♥ eating…. Birds & Bubbles. Fried chicken and champagne in a Chinatown basement may sound a little odd, but it is so great. Travis took me to this surprisingly fancy spot on our very first babysitter-supported date night a few weeks ago. I loved it and seriously want to go back.
♥ wishing for… this J.Crew leather jacket. I actually do NEED a new winter coat… but I don’t know if leather is practical enough. Decisions, decisions.
♥ prepping for… Swap-bot’s 10th Anniversary in October. I seriously can’t believe we’ve kept the site running for a decade. It is a big job and I don’t know if we can keep it going forever, but for now we are going to celebrate the community that has grown over the last 10 years. I’ll be doing some fun giveaways on the blog and I’m hosting a 10th Anniversary Mail Art Swap – come swap snail mail with us!
♥ dreaming about… our trip to Hawaii in November! Our friends, Brian & Jeanette, are getting married and we can’t wait to get to the Big Island to help them celebrate!
What are you up to as summer comes to a close?