As a fan of The New Yorker, I was excited to see this book about the mid-western woman who worked as a receptionist at the New Yorker offices for over eighteen years. The author, Janet Groth studied at the University of Minnesota- creative writing. She started in NYC in 1957, so drawing on the Minnesota-connection and the year, I found the accordion treats, winner of the Pilsbury bake-off (Pilsbury is a Minnesota company) in 1957.
WHERE ARE THE PICTURES… Ben enjoying a rare moment of solitude. Since we are without the internet, we are forced to talk and read. Ben is tackling a John Irving book. We are going to a talk the Irv on May 30. I am reading a book on Wallis Simpson, so far, rather interesting.
The internet is supposed to arrive today, so better blog posts coming later in the week. I should not do too much from work.
Since we do not own our home we are limited to how we can decorate. In attempts to add some pizzaz to our bookshelf we team-arranged our collection in the colors of the rainbow. Moving to the second shelf it is an extensive collection of black books and then white ones. Ben did the same for his vinyl collection and in the process we unwrapped the record player (it was still in its bubble wrap from the move) and have been enjoying some of Ben’s favorites, Prince, B-52’s, Neville Brothers and a stolen-from-his-parents Rolling Stones.
An hour of vacation well spent.