Tuesday, September 28, 2004

In a Word: Weather

Outfitted in green wellies and a bright orange raincoat (orange is the new black), Smartmom spent much of Tuesday getting pelted by hard rain-- the tail end of Tropical Depression Jeanne. The news from hurricaine-torn Haiti is truly tragic -- don't forget to send your donations to the Red Cross or the Haitian relief organziation of your choice.

And would you believe, there was an earthquake in California. Hepcat worried that it was near his mom's farm in the Central Valley. Smartmom called her mother-in-law to check. Turns out Hepcat's hometown is nowhere near Parkville, a town which, according to the New York Times (that questionable paper of record) lies virtually atop the San Andreas fault and is considered by seismologists to be the earthquake capital of the world. Take that off the list of possible places to move.

Smartmom, Hepcat, and OSFO stopped by at Best and Oldest's envy-producing brownstone to help her pattern the terra cotta tiles from France she is putting on her kitchen floor: straight or staggered was the question. A group decision was made in favor of staggered. OSFO, who is extremely visual and opinionated about design of all kinds, preferred straight.

The rain was still coming down strong, when Smartmom braved the inclement weather to attend her writer's group, Writer's and Drinkers. A memoir piece, a chapter of a novel, and a suite of poems were the subjects of the night. Afterwards, Smartmom and two fellow Writers and Drinkers did after-group drinks at the new Italian eatery on Union Street next to SQUAD ONE. The waitress was extremely friendly and the three opinion-setters were quite impressed with the overall ambiance, decor, not to mention the extensive wine list. Cheers.



5 Comments:

At 9:51 AM, Blogger mamainwaiting said...

Enjoyed your blog today. Liked Alice's opinion re the tile. glad she has strong design ideas. Glad to hear thumbs up for the new italian restaurant. Did you eat any food? Sounds like it's pretty in there. love MIW

 
At 9:51 AM, Blogger mamainwaiting said...

Enjoyed your blog today. Liked Alice's opinion re the tile. glad she has strong design ideas. Glad to hear thumbs up for the new italian restaurant. Did you eat any food? Sounds like it's pretty in there. love MIW

 
At 9:51 AM, Blogger mamainwaiting said...

Enjoyed your blog today. Liked Alice's opinion re the tile. glad she has strong design ideas. Glad to hear thumbs up for the new italian restaurant. Did you eat any food? Sounds like it's pretty in there. love MIW

 
At 9:51 AM, Blogger mamainwaiting said...

Enjoyed your blog today. Liked Alice's opinion re the tile. glad she has strong design ideas. Glad to hear thumbs up for the new italian restaurant. Did you eat any food? Sounds like it's pretty in there. love MIW

 
At 6:19 PM, Blogger mrs. kravitz said...

mrs. kravitz still wants to buy candy from Smartmom and OSFO!
mrs. kravitz told mrs. cleavage all about Smartmom's blog just in time to catch Smartmom's shout out for Shangri La.
Best,
mrs. k

 

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