Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Updates, various, sort of

Radishes making headway in the pots on the deck, above.


Little lettuce mix, too.


Last Thursday, L and I went to Atlanta to see Junot Díaz and Anita Desai read. Plus we went out to dinner at a Thai restaurant and stayed overnight! A true splurge.



Here's a video of Junot:



A little of Anita Desai:



We also had TV with HBO in our room, where we watched something alarmingly fascinating called Taxi Cab Confessions.

We had planned to go to Knitch and various other shops in Virginia Highlands, but it was TEEMING so hard we scuttled up the highway home. After being honked at several times for being in the wrong lane. Sorry Atlantans!

14 comments:

Kurt said...

I wish you'd told me - you could have taken my first edition of Drown for signing!

subtorp77 said...

Oooh, tut-tut! I love radishes! These look like they are off to a grand start.

And hopefully I won't have too much trouble when( if ) I pass through Atlanta, on my way back up the coast. Of course, I know a way round that :)

Shammickite said...

Nice to have a night away from home, and HBO too.... how decadent!

JGH said...

How cool to see Junot Diaz! Taxicab confessions is classic, isn't it?! What do you recommend reading by Ms. Desai?

mouse (aka kimy) said...

sweet babies!!

I loved the brief wondrous life of oscar wao....what a treat the trip was....sounds like a marvelous time all around....heard of taxi cab confessions, but need to check it out

Squirrel said...

GO Radishes!!!!!

citizen of the world said...

I need to get soem chicken wire for my lettuce. I've noticed a rabbit lurking.

stacie said...

Oh, that looks to be a great trip...glad you had a good time...girls only is fun, isn't it?

DineometerDeb said...

You know I will want to hear all about the Thai restaurant.

Barbara said...

Looks like you are going to have a bumper crop of radishes and lettuce!

I always loved going to Atlanta when I was a kid. It was "the big city" for us.

poppy fields said...

That sounds like a fun outing!

red dirt mule said...

ohhh..... i miss Atlanta. especially prowling around Virginia Highlands. I wonder if The Junkman's Daughter still exists .... ?? that will date me!

enjoyed your trip vicariously. thanks for sharing it.

xxx
rdm

Betty said...

Radishes - yum! (in very small quantities)

I love Thai food! What did you have?

MiloSez said...

Garden looks great. But where is the Topsy Turvy tomato grower? (I secretly want one for our deck).