"hello? hello spring? spring, is that you?"
the other day i passed a man on the street in a charcoal pea coat wearing a dark green beret and brown leather boat shoes. he was eating chocolate ice cream in a waffle cone and was crossing the street at 72nd and broadway. he was sort of squat but also terribly classy. his paisley scarf was tied cravat-style around his neck, and he sported a terribly lovely, amazingly bushy, wiry white beard. i thought for a second that it was almost positively the ghost of ernest hemingway. i am considering it a springtime good omen, though it is ridiculously too cold out for chocolate ice cream.
a few other things making me terribly happy this week (warning: mostly silly and unnecessary things ahead):
△ passover food! passover food! i'm sorry, i just really love passover food. △
△our wanderlust is returning after a depressing cooped-up season indoors. huck is ready! △
△ i tried my hand at that stupid imadeface app in a moment of severe boredom the other night. i took me a full twenty minutes to put these together and not only does it look nothing like us, it didn't even make me feel like i'd accomplished anything? so surprising. also, to quote brandon when i showed him my masterpiece, "oh . . . uh . . . okay." △
△ number of days this month where i haven't had to wear my level-three down coat to go outside and where the sun has shone her pretty face for longer than an hour: TWO! two is one more than one anyway? △
△ nearly two weeks later and this photo of huck at the intrepid still makes me stupidly happy. △
△ i am hatching a plan to move us down to the flatiron district when our lease is up later this year. basically it requires that brandon's long-standing belief that he would one day win a trillion dollars in the lottery finally come true. △
△ ranunculus and irish soda bread with fig butter. it feels springy in our apartment at least! △
△ there is a homeless man bleating like a sheep at me from across the room right now. (don't worry it is thursday-writing-in-café-day, i am not at home!) i don't know, but it's something! △
△ his holy highness the king of cuteness just keeps on getting cuter . . . and also more demanding quesion mark? ;) △
△ sunshine beaming down on the cabs on sixth avenue yesterday. that sunshine felt so. freaking. good. △
△ some really, really fun things in the works this summer! i can barely contain myself. △
△ brace yourself. this place gets weird when it warms up. △
△ theeeeeese boyyyyyys! △
and yes, all of these photos are crummy cell phone photos you've likely already seen on instagram because i'm laaaaaazy.
oh also these!