2008 October | SIMA

Did you know that John McCain is three years older than the ballpoint pen?

Read about 10 things, including the ballpoint pen, that are younger than McCain here.


A friend of mine in DC has a cameo in this short video featuring Jack Black, Ed Harris, Amy Madigan, Harold Ramis and Suzanne Whang and other pro-choice voters.

My father-in-law emailed me a link to carve pumpkins online. Do you like mine?

Go to Yes We Carve to see some REAL Barack O’Lanterns like the one below.


Briscoe has an appointment this morning with the vet to get some more vaccinations. After today he should be able to have play dates with our friends’ dogs (shout out to Lola, Plato, Bella and Sheriff!), which means that J and I will be able to finish packing without having to keep one eye on the puppy.  It’s been extremely hard to balance everything–puppy, packing, writing, reading, working–the past two weeks.

In honor of his big day, here are some random photos of Briscoe taken a week or so ago.


having a private moment

the first two baby teeth he lost

Have you been following my blog on Lemondrop?  It’s called The Starter Life, and the latest installment, “Leaving My NYC Life Behind Me,” went up today.

If you like it (or even if you don’t), it’d mean so much to me if you’d leave your comments on Lemondrop so that my editors think there are actually people reading my work!

Hope you’re having a great Monday.