Notes From Neptune

I write about people, places, and things.

Has anyone seen where I put November?

I could have sworn I left it around here somewhere! In any case, it’s already past the ides of December, and you can probably guess how much preparation I’ve done for the holidays. Read: not much. I’ve had some decent excuses, though. 1) Moving. After all sorts of trials and tribulations, the housing situation is all settled. I am staying put in my cozy little apartment on Pacific Street, and.. Read More

The Recipes Have Arrived.

Autumn has been busy so far, but not so busy as to preclude some baking. : ) That is, after all, one of the best parts about it! **EDIT** some recipes have been removed, since they will soon be available for sale. Check out for details! Whole Wheat Zucchini Bread A sweet, spicy quickbread that makes a wonderful breakfast… eat it plain or with a little cream cheese. This.. Read More

On the way…

Spicy Whole Wheat Zucchini Bread Bourbon & Bacon Gingerbread Apple Cake with Burnt Caramel Sauce Check back soon for the following recipes and gratuitous photos thereof.

I love autumn.

I especially appreciate autumn in New York, because the weather never fails to be pleasant. Neimah and I headed north to a little town called Skaneatles (skan-ee-at-ull-ess, I was told) for a wedding this past weekend with several of our friends. The town is perched on one of the finger lakes, and between the amazing food, fireworks, and general tomfoolery we were able to appreciate its extraordinarily photogenic qualities. To.. Read More

Princeton bound!

The faithful reader will remember that my last post mentioned a job interview with the McCarter Theatre in Princeton, NJ. About a week after the interview, I was offered the job. It’s a pretty neat position: working with the theater’s education department on one of their summer programs, specifically the Shakespeare intensive they offer to local high-schoolers. As of tomorrow, I will be living and working in Princeton until August.. Read More

Oh me, oh my.

I’ve finally gone and done it, folks. I’ve gone stark raving lunatic and decided to COMBINE THE BLOGS! (This is the point in our program when you should be hearing the sinister music swelling to cover my maniacal laughter.) So after lengthy experimentation with writing my own code, using iWeb, using Dreamweaver (which I still haven’t quite given up on, so don’t get too comfy yet), and using Movable Type,.. Read More

Happy New Year!

Wow. It’s been quite awhile since I’ve posted, but that can be safely chalked up to moving, lack of Internets, Christmas knitting, working, and a visiting Banana. All in all, though, it was a fantastic holiday season. Thanksgiving was had with the Boy and his roommates. I contributed a turkey and hash brown casserole to the table, and we (and all our guests) had a lovely time eating ourselves into.. Read More

What a week.

I mean, this country elects its first black president, Wesley and I find a new apartment, and I’m actually knitting on schedule. 🙂 I took a bit of a hiatus for a little while, but churning out gift knitting tends to do that to me: The little elephant on the right is, of course, the Bella-phant, finished in plenty of time to give to Rosa to keep in trust until.. Read More

Aimee, Aimee, Aimee.

As the title would suggest, this post is being written entirely for her benefit… Oh, Aimee. You are finally finished. With the exception of the ribbon for the bottom and the tag, of course. Am I the only person who absolutely hates finishing sweaters? The seaming of the lace parts of this sweater nearly did me in, I confess. And the weaving in of ends would have driven me round.. Read More

How I Spent My Summer Vacation

So I have, as you might have noticed, taken a rather extended break from the blog, and at a time when there was so much drama happening in my knitting life (Ravelypmics! The Peacock! Baby Shower Presents!). But, as I was spending all that time NOT at home, blogging would have been a pretty incredible feat. I barely managed to keep up my reading, let alone posting. And how did.. Read More