I’ve been stumped by how to incorporate more of my stand-alone, random pictures as well as my stand alone, random thoughts into the blog. So this week is the maiden voyage of Field Notes. Name and content are still under negotiation.
|| Despite extensive online searching for her recipes (which usually pop up from the Food Network), I just discovered this week that Ina Garten has a blog, of course called The Barefoot Contessa.
|| Join Longreads and get nothing done this weekend. I can’t stop reading these. So good. (I am so articulate!)
|| I never thought I’d see the Griswold Inn on a deal site, but here it is on Living Social: Historic BB + Wine. I like that instead of just Sunday-Thursday options, they have a Friday night.
|| I just published a new storage guide on About.com: How to Store Holiday Decorations. Admittedly, I got a bit carried away and this goes well, well beyond just decor storage and includes how to store baking supplies, ribbon, gift wrap, snow globes and more.
|| I’m always thankful for Real Hartford’s monthly events posts, but never more than in December when there is so much going on. Must-dos: Michael Ian Black at the Mark Twain House on December 18, and It’s a Wonderful Life at Cinestudio.
|| I’m finally making it to Front Street theater this weekend and I got two of these deals from Groupon. I figure Mike and I can go and buy one full price ticket, use the other Groupon ticket and split the popcorn. I could totally, freakishly finish that popcorn by myself which is why it’s better to split it with him.
Also, I work in South Downtown where Front Street is located, and I highly recommend a stroll around the neighborhood pre or post movie. Hartford is lookin’ good these days all decked out for the holidays (my Instagram pics above were taken in this ‘hood).
|| And finally, the Oral History of Freaks and Geeks is delightful. When I was a TV critic, I always compared this show to Dawson’s Creek and DC did not come out favorably. It was almost unfair, but I found so much glee in it. If you look back at Freaks and Geeks you’ll be really surprised by how many amazing people — even really influential movie people — were in it. We knew them when.0