Last Sunday I bought a new fancy dress for the upcoming International Shalamov conference in Prague in mid-September. I can’t believe I will be flying to Europe in only one week! I cannot wait to see all my friends and hear all their papers and only talk Shalamov.
I had a chance to try out my fancy dress last Friday when I was invited to the reception for this year’s scholarship recipients at International House. The dress code was “business formal” and the thing I was the happiest about was being invited to an event with a dress code – probably for the first time in the USA?
This Sunday marked the first Swedish service of the fall season in San Francisco. Naturally I was in attendance and naturally I was in my Sunday best.
It is strange how we take so few pictures of the places we visit the most. This is the first picture I took of the inside of the Norwegian Seamen’s Church in San Francisco. I adore that blonde and very Scandinavian looking Christ…
It’s a date.
In the afternoon the fiancé had a surprise in store for me: he brought me and our car to the carwash! Ever since I was a child I loved going through the carwash – it always seemed to me that it was some kind of magical place where the world suddenly became different. It still seems to me like that to this day.