I have my last Etiquette & Espionage launch event at the Palo Alto City Library
(Downtown location, 270 Forest Avenue, Palo Alto, CA) Feb 22, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. It’s a Steampunk Reception and your last chance to catch me locally before Nova Albion.
GAIL’S DAILY DOSE
Your Moment of Parasol . . .
Your Infusion of Cute . . .
Godeys July 1872 Flirting
Your Tisane of Smart . . .
Your Writerly Tinctures . . .
How Can I Find a Coffee Shop That’ll Actually Let Me Sit and Work for Awhile?
Quote of the Day:
“If tables ever graon, the one before us was fairly entitled to shriek from the weight of things laid upon it, though it did not contain Meg’s wished-for turkey. In its place was a baked opossum, its head twisted around so that it lay in its natural position, with its sharp face and grinning teeth staring at you over its back. It was flanked on one side by a large dish of cold vegetables, beans, cabbage, and potatoes, and on the other by an immense chicken-pie, wonderfully ornamented around the edges by impressions of fingers and thumbs. Between these dishes and the set of blue delf was at the head not an inch of the tablecloth was allowed to be visible, the spaces between the principal plates of biscuit, loaf-bead, hoe-cakes, and gingerbread being filled by saucers of preserves, pickles, custards, pies, and cheese. In the middle of the table was a large bowl, containing butter enough to supply a medium sized family for a week…”
~ Godey’s Lady’s Book and Magazine August 1872