Thursday, May 28, 2009

Letterpress wisdom

Last night was the first meeting of my two-month-long letterpress class at the Atlanta Printmakers Studio. Given the events of the past few weeks, and especially tonight, I thought the first print I pressed myself (of type previously set by our teacher Jason Kofke) was particularly fitting:

Friday, May 22, 2009

Our negative-one-year anniversary!

At precisely this time next year, I will be at some stage of readying myself for a wedding: Mine!

I somehow feel less lame planning and talking about the wedding now that we've arrived at the point when the big event is no more than a year away. I also feel like less of a tool having a wedding website so far in advance, but sometimes it's just more fun to mess around with blog templates than to do something more productive. Not gonna lie. The site is a work in progress, but check it out.

I have promised not to turn this into an obnoxious wedding blog, but I will be posting occasionally about weddingish things. Watch out next week for ruminations on the start of my first DIY adventure: letterpress class!

*the term "negative-one-year anniversary" is used with kind permission of Abby J. Wolbe, Esq.

Monday, May 11, 2009


Since my mom is such a popular and wonderful lady, I have started a new blog to satisfy the demand for information on her medical adventures in Russia. LLAMA WATCH will have the latest updates from the family's conversations with her and Ellen and Al Smith, her guardian angels in Moscow. For all the latest on my mother's well-being, be sure to add LLAMA WATCH to your blog reader or just try to remember to check it a couple of times a day. I'll post as often as I have new information coming in, and I'll continue to update it once she arrives safely back in Atlanta until she is up and about again. Send up prayers and happy thoughts for Llama and her doctors and friends in Russia, and don't forget to check LLAMA WATCH!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

С Днём Матери!

For those of you who don't speak Russian, that (apparently) means Happy Mother's Day -- which, in Poespeak, translates to Happy Llama's Day. Since my Llama is laid up in a hospital in Moscow recuperating from emergency surgery on this special day, I wanted to share one of my favorite pictures of her with you, my vast internet readership. This photo was taken a couple of years ago at the church where she used to work during vacation bible school. They had a petting zoo one day, and mom decided to show her llama brethren some llove!

Kisses to you, Llama. Feel better soon! Can't wait to have you back home!

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

The German says to wait here...

In honor of the holiday, a little song and dance: