1. I sari-ed this weekend in my best friend’s wedding. It was a once in a lifetime kind of thing. In so many ways. And then I went straight from there to a vesicle trafficking conference. Also a once in a lifetime kind of thing. But for very different reasons.

2. Exhausted is now my middle name.

3. The conference is in a very secluded part of New Hampshire where the only recreational activities are quilting, walking to a nearby lake, and running away from wildlife. Sometimes wildlife has stingers and will swarm around your head with a vengeance even as you run up a very large hill to try to avoid it. It happens.

4. Favorite part of the experience was when my coworker described our walk across the campus as a nature walk. Her reasoning: “We could be walking on grass right now, so that makes it a nature walk”. Yes, we really are New Yorkers.

5. What all of this really means is that I haven’t had cell phone service or set foot in my kitchen in over five days. Please send help.

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44 Responses to Wednesday Coffee Talk

  1. aw the wedding and sari look fun!

    the conference? eeeeeeeep. Poor thing!

  2. Gah!! You guys looked so good! And I loooove the Sari (perfect choice)! Get some sleep!

  3. Sune Moolman says:

    You look absolutely stunning in the sari! I’m loving the colour!
    Good luck at being kitchen-less, it sounds like a nightmare.

  4. Danielle says:

    Gordon Conference? I went to one in Maine last summer and the insects were killer. Great talks though.

  5. Simply Life says:

    ha! I love the criteria for a nature walk 🙂

  6. No cell service? Ok, I’m worried for you. Ready to come out on a hunt!

  7. You look gorg at the wedding! But the conference… yikes. Good luck girl!

  8. Beth says:

    Ha! Love the nature walk comment. And you guys look great at the wedding.

  9. seems like it was a fun wedding..i hope you recover and re energize soon.

  10. Sometimes not having to be in the kitchen can be a blessing 🙂

  11. Zainab says:

    Gordon conferences are seriously killers when it comes to locations. I hope you survive and at least enjoy some of the talks. I’m sure by now though you have check out mentally lol!

  12. Sues says:

    Sounds like an awesomely busy time! But I know what it feels like to be completely exhausted AND not able to be in the kitchen… withdrawals!

  13. Barbara says:

    The sari looks so cute on you! What fun that must have been.
    I think your comments about life in the wilderness of NH are a hoot. You city dwellers are so busy and have so much available to you that you forget how to commune with nature. (At least that’s what I say to my daughter when she visits!)

  14. SallyBR says:

    Loved the sari, what a great color you pick… your fiance looks tremendously distinguished, the kind of guy who would never make a kale face


  15. cheri says:

    Hi Joanne, what a great picture of you and your fiancée, Love the sari!

  16. Hey ! The wedding looks like fun and that is so sweet of you both to attend all dressed in their tradition.
    You look lovely!

  17. You look like a natural in that sari, Joanne! 🙂

  18. I think I went to camp where your conference was. There is NOTHING in Amherst, New Hampshire. Live free or die baaaaby.

  19. Love that picture. What a fun experience that must have been!

  20. Heather says:

    What a pretty sari! I think it would be so much fun to get to wear one. Sounds like an awesome wedding experience. As far as vessicles go… also exciting?? Kind of out of my element. Ha ha.

  21. You guys look adorable! Hope you had a lovely time! xxx

  22. Pam says:

    Help is on it’s way. You look great in your sari!

  23. Anita says:

    You’re rockin’ the sari, girl! Good luck keeping away from the stingers!

  24. Kate says:

    I would have brought my tub of race shirts with me for “quilting” hour. One day I will turn them into a quilt.

  25. OMG I LOOOOOOOVE your sari! It;s soooo beautiful, I wanna go to an wedding like that!! The conference sounds fun, but dammmn you busy!

  26. Gosh you look so beautiful in Sari!!

  27. Danguole says:

    Oh my gosh–I hope you guys are still wearing those outfits. They’re just too cool to retire!

  28. debbie says:

    I think you both look great!

  29. I love the sari. Gorgeous and what a fun wedding!

  30. What a great looking couple! Hope the rest of your time in NH is tolerable 🙂

  31. gloria says:

    Joanne you look lovely in this sari!!
    I know you are tired!
    really many things you had the last time!
    Only I want you know I made your
    Chocolate cake with nutella filling!
    Was awesomw, I made for my birthday’s twins!
    and they loved!
    If you have some time you can see Im posting today.(for later)

  32. Yay! The sari photo! It looks great! Hope you can rest sometime (and get back in the kitchen :p)

  33. Daniela says:

    I enjoyed the reading very much and you made me 🙂 with your description of the “nature walk”
    Beautiful Sari, suits you very well, Joanne!

  34. I’m embarrassed to think how upset I’d be without cell service. It’s a problem! Hope you’re surviving! 🙂

  35. Cute sari 😀 No cell service for 5 days…how does one survive?! I never knew that was possible. Haha

  36. P says:

    The blue looks lovely on you!

  37. Love the nature walk reasoning!

    I relate to lack of kitchen time. In my case, it is due to a large amount of ‘stuff’ interfering with time, and also a distinct lack of things to use in the kitchen. I hope you enjoy reuniting with yours now you’re back home 🙂

  38. Katerina says:

    Awesome dress code! I studied in NH, really cold!

  39. elizabeth e says:

    at least it wasn’t New Hampshire in winter?! I once had 2 weeks without cell phone/computer/kitchen in Namibia for work, so I feel your pain.

  40. We were in Disneyland all last week and I only checked my email once per day. I’m very proud of myself. Until this week…where I’m drowning. This is why people don’t take vacations. I’ll never catch up!

  41. love that sari on you – great color choice! And so funny about nature walk. I feel so out of place when I leave the NYC area.

  42. Lynna says:

    I would love to go to a wedding like that! 😀

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