I’ve queued up a lot of coffee and teacups today because of the mandate, but I thought I should show some coffee in my cup today, as well as our first truly Fallish breakfast, steel-cut oats sweetened with brown sugar. Vasant loves pecans and cranberries in his, I like honeycrisp apples and cinnamon in mine.
The best part is Lilo peeking over the table at the breakfast, wondering which bowl is hers.
Vasant and I, having a pot of Lapsang Souchong (Vasant’s favorite black tea) at the BEST tea place in Seattle, The Teacup.
Seattle is not a place known for tea, and a lot of the places that advertise for tea either overcharge for a substandard tea service or give you a fairly-priced substandard tea service.
This place is cozy, with lots of comfy chairs, lovely tables, a fireplace, wholesale tea, and tea classes to take. The tea service is priced insanely cheap for the best tea I’ve had on this continent. I haven’t had this lovely of a tea time since being in England or at The White Heather in Victoria, BC (which is, by the way, the world’s LOVELIEST tea service).
I’m so happy to have found a tea shop that I love that serves proper tea services. And I love that the table was big enough for us to write and draw without any spills occurring.
A bit of thrift store magic.
C’s daily coffee mug, which he picked out himself at the Sanrio store in San Francisco. I will never forget one of our oldest friends remarking, in reference to C, “He’s a card, that Stinky Lee.” I named our Dodge Sportsman Stinky Jr. (We rescued the van from a field of goats and I am not making that up.)
Wine cup. It’s not great for hot liquids. Emma may recognize this, as it was actually left behind in the cupboard when we moved into her and C’s mum’s old house (how could you, you heartless monsters!)
My daily coffee mug. Meets all my requirements for The Perfect Mug. Thick walls, large capacity, big comfy handle I can actually fit all four of my fingers through (I HATE only having space for two or three, and I’ve got skinny fingers, guys. Get with it, cup designers.) Subotnick is a Portland company, and I’m pretty sure I stole this from one of our old roommates.
So, Jennhoney demanded I show her my mugs. Now where are my damn beads?
Sage Advice Wednesday:
Get enough rest.
Also, don’t fall off the napping table.
this is so important <3
VOYAGER: Texts from last night
We all need someone like this in our lives…
Belieb in yohselv, tumblroos
don’t make me come over there and slap you <3
That’s another rule. We all have to look at the stars more often.
this is both a-
~a jennhoney mandate~
Me: YOU dear, dear ughbutt, need to write your paper, that’s a jennhoney MANDATE!don’t make me talk about butts and penises and mounting things to drive you away… well, I say “make” but butt, it would be my pleasure
Jules: hahaha, gotta go…
On the road to visit Jules, Cody & Treva!
The Claire is bundled up in the back amidst pillows and blankets. I’m riding shotgun and Vasant, as you can see, is captain of this particular vessel.
I have great news: I am done with the most laborious part of my video project. I finished at 4 a.m. yesterday and submitted it to my producer last night (it took ALL DAY to render).
I’ll still have more work to do once I get his notes, but the hardest, most emotional phase of this is behind me. Oh, and I used Claire’s song “My Lonely Angel” which, even though it’s TROCK, works amazing with this story.
After not sleeping for two days to finally finish, I went to Hugo House last night for a literary event. I didn’t get home until 11:30. Vasant made pancakes and we crawled into bed and slept for the first time since Tuesday night.
So admittedly, we are running late today (though the way Vasant drives, I’m confident in making up the time). We slept though, and I’m feeling the good effects of it. Jules and Treva will have bouncy, hyper Samudres + Salcedo on their hands.
I’m just so excited about so many of my favorite Ughbutts gathering (and grazing?) in one place! I’m with you in ughbutt spirit! Have a wonderful time and a safe drive-
that’s a jennhoney mandate <3
I aquabuttman’d your man.