SUNDAY POST: Things that are Clammy

Today, I am again taking part in  THE SUNDAY POST from The Caffeinated Reviewer. It’s a great opportunity to meet up with new, and old  readers, and other bloggers! After you hang out here a while, I hope you’ll check out THE CAFFEINATED REVIEWER‘s link up.

 

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I had a somewhat less “work” oriented weekend last week and my husband and I took a road trip down to Boston.  I had not been down for a while because he drives down there to work and so it is the last place he usually wants to go on a weekend.   Woodman’s, in Essex, just outside Boston  they offer all kinds of gluten free fried seafood, including fried clams.  Now, I haven’t had a fried clam in at least 20 years and I just had a craving for them so we went down that way mostly for that.  The food was delicious with beautiful fat and perfectly fried clams, lovely shrimp, scallops and more.  The clams were very tender, and I really liked the shrimp as well.

I didn’t especially like that there was no table service but that’s the way it is on the shore. The food was really very good and the portions were super generous.  We could have shared a plate and still have left some on the plate.

A bonus in addition to our fried feast, was a stop at the art museums at Harvard (we didn’t pahk in the yahd) where I saw a John Sergeant painting that blew me away. It is  THE BREAKFAST TABLE at the Fogg museum (one of several museums in the same facility).  I was completely entranced by the silver objects. They are so real.  I am actually at a loss to explain the effect of the way he painted the silver objects and, really, everything. I can’t describe it. 

the-breakfast-table-1884 by sargent
The Breakfast Table by John Singer Sargent 1884 http://www.wikiart.org/en/search/The%20Breakfast%20Table/1#supersized-search-265731

There was another painting at the Fogg, by John Singleton Copley where the fabrics were so beautifully painted I could have looked at them all day.

mrs-thomas-boylston-1766 by John Singleton Copley
Mrs. Thomas- Boylston 1766 by John Singleton Copley http://www.wikiart.org/en/john-singleton-copley/mrs-thomas-boylston-1766

So, sated in both the beauty of the paintings and on fried clams, we returned home. 

On a sad note, my Facebook buddy, Neil Bobrick passed away yesterday. If you’ve visited me for a while you might remember the piece interview I subjected him to on the old site: (http://fangswandsandfairydust.com/2013/06/dark-shadows-int.html) about working on DARK SHADOWS for me.   Since it is from the old site the formatting doesn’t work quite the same.  But, I wanted to include it in his memory, just the same. He was a lovely person, politically astute and had a great sense of humor.  He’ll surely be missed. 

 

LAST WEEK ON THE BLOG:

M: WHEN A SCOT TIES THE KNOT by Tessa Dare

About a soldier in a Highland Regiment getting letters from a shy girl who believes she is writing to someone she made up. She is an artist who does illustrations of natural objects.

 

T: THE SCAM by Janet Ivanovich and Lee Goldberg (Fox and O’Hare)

Gambling and money laundering is a lot of what this is about.

W: CANDY CORN MURDER by Leslie Meier
TH: MASTERS OF SEDUCTION 2 (anthology)
F: MIDNIGHT BITES 2 novellas by Chloe Neill

COMING UP THIS WEEK:

Books:

M: THE DIAMOND CAPER by Peter Mayle
T:  PARIS HE SAID by Christine Sneed
W: Baby it is Cold Outside: Outerwear in the Georgian Period
TH: Iconographia: People, Places, Professions & Periods

FR: THE SINGLE UNDEAD MOM’S CLUB by Molly Harper (GIVEAWAY!)

Features:

 

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This could be my best icon ever – I purchased the picture but getting the path right for the “cliff” was not easy.

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