atlas obscura: elsewhere collective

The Elsewhere Collective is a … museum, of sorts, in Greensboro, and was our second stop of the day on Saturday. Their website explains it better, but it was an amazing place for a photographer.

adventures at home: greensboro science center

With college football season coming up, I’m trying to make the most of Saturdays before then. This led us to the Greensboro Science Center this weekend, because I wanted to see their aquarium, and they had a zoo, and it wasn’t a thousand degrees out for once. The zoo is small but well laid out…

life list: get a passport

93. Get a passport. I’d entirely forgotten I put this on my life list 9 years ago, but I finally got around to it this year. We even visited Canada! They didn’t look at our passports at all.

georgia aquarium

After years of frustrating aquarium photos, I scoured the internet for advice, bought a rubber lens hood for my 24-70mm 2.8 lens, and set everything to manual. And frankly, I think I did pretty well for a first real go at photographing fishes. Full set is here.

gettin’ ready to get down

1. tales of new year’s festivities We watched football and ate pizza, and then we listened to all our favorite start a new year songs. It was the best NYE I’ve had in a long time. 2. accounting for some unfinished business if you didn’t like me then you probably won’t like me now 3….

worth getting up for this fall

Worth getting up for this fall: Kev and Angela’s wedding; college basketball, and thus our UNCWBB season tickets starting; house shows; soups in the crock pot; ostentatious displays of Christmas lights; boats covered in Christmas lights; making people I love go look at things that horrify and amaze me all at once; the re-created Rathskellar…

old burying ground, beaufort, nc

Part of the trip to Beaufort two weekends ago was to visit the Old Burying Ground, one of the oldest cemeteries in North Carolina. It was unbelievably lovely and fascinating. Full set here.

life list: thanksgiving dinner

48. Cook a full Thanksgiving dinner for friends and family (including a turkey in the oven). I had forgotten that this was on my life list until a few weeks ago, but damn if Trav and shep. and Clea and Erin and I didn’t cross it off like a boss yesterday. Recipes I made: Tangy…

this wouldn’t happen to be your frozen turkey

Dana Whitaker: I’ve named this Thanksgiving. I’m calling it “The Thanksgiving of Mom’s Disapproval.” Included on the 2-record set are the hit songs “Why Aren’t You Married?” And “Sports Is No Place for an Educated Woman” and “Didn’t Anyone Ever Tell You How to Cook a Turkey?” — Sports Night 1×8, “Thespis” The Maternal Unit…