So after many years of wanting to throw a GoT theme party, we are finally going to have one – complete with costumes. The occasion is, of course, the premiere of Season 7 on the 16th of this month. I am going to be preparing a dinner of some sort based on A Feast of Ice and Fire and maybe a few other recipes from the Inn at the Crossroads site. Hopefully this will be the first of many.
So anyway… I have had Game of Thrones on the brain lately and have been thinking about what we might expect in Season 7 (and maybe Season 8).
I may have mentioned in this space that Amanda Palmer had a book publishing this week. Geoff and I were lucky that we were able to go to the midnight book release party of of her first literary offering, The Art of Asking. The party was on Monday night, the books were sold/picked up at midnight, and fun was had by all. Because Geoff’s back was Behaving Badly, we weren’t able to join everyone in the concert/parade from Harvard Square to Porter Square, but we did get to meet some very cool people while we waited at Porter Square Books and sampled the hot cider.
Oh, and as Geoff mentioned here, he also got his picture taken with Neil Gaiman.
No, not that season. The one we’re in right now. Autumn.
Somerville is celebrating the final SomerStreets of the year on Sunday October 19th with the Monster Mashed UP Festival. Major streets will be closed, ghosts and goblins will walk among us, and fun will be had by all. Also, there will be pumpkins, face painting, a parade, costume contests (for pets and their people) and, you’ve probably guessed it by now, craft vendors.
I’ll be there in my tent with all sorts of things to tempt you. Things that make great host gifts, things that make gifts for yourself, and yes, things that make great holiday gifts as well.
Details are here. Please come! It’s a rain or shine event. We’re hardy New Englanders after all, and this is only Autumn. Winter is, as they say, still coming.
11:00am Eric Royer the one man Band
12:30pm Riverfest Contest Winner
1:00PM Jenna Lotti
2:00pm Frenchy and the Punk
3:00pm Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys
4:00pm The Grown Up Noise
6:00PM Hot Club of Somerville
The lineup of vendors is, well, awesome. We’ll be there 11:00am – 8:00pm. Come, bring the dog, and enjoy yourself.
Things are a little crazy right now. We’re both pretty busy through the weekend. But last weekend I was able to attend my friend Tessa’s Bachelorette party. Like Teri and me, Tessa is also taking the plunge with her fiance, Brian, in September. (Only, you know, I married Geoff and Teri is marrying Patricio.)
A couple of our friends are getting married soon and so we’re back in the throes of wedding planning. Or, rather, I am as I’m assisting with stuff and things for one of the weddings. It’s nice to be working on it for someone else this time around, my experience is helpful, I can back off when necessary, and it isn’t my parents who are getting upset. 🙂
That’s why these two articles on Boston.com caught my eye.
Thanks to the fabulous Ken at Silken Audio, we have our wedding CD. For those of you interested in listening to it, the tracks, all 20 of them (!) are below. If you’d like a copy of the CD just leave us a comment and we’ll make you one.
I have reason to believe that I am going to have a LOT of photographs coming my way. Video as well, but a LOT of photos from this wedding and everything leading up to it. Therefore, I have created a photo and video share site on Shutterfly. If you have photos or videos to share please go ahead and upload them there.
If you have anything of questionable content or a truly horrible photo of one of us (read: me) then feel free to ask first. There is currently only one photo on the site, so feel free to send on over anything you have from the Bachelor party, the Bachelorette party, the decorating of the reception space, etc.
ETA: This is important! I can make a folder for you and then you’ll get a personalized email address to which you can send your photos. That way you don’t have to log in to shutterfly, create an account, or figure out how to upload without creating a login. This is EXTREMELY easy for me to do so if you’d like me to do it PLEASE just let me know and I’ll set it right up.