| Queens County Farm

Ely Kim is a creative genius and I have been lucky enough to count him as a best buddy since our freshman year of high school. So when he asked if I wanted to help out on a little project he was doing, I couldn’t say YES fast enough. Queens Country Farm Museum (which is a very charming place to visit, especially with kids—a real live farm in NYC!) was up for a grant from Partners in Presentation, and they requested a video to put out the word. Unfortunately I didn’t post this video in time for you to obey the veggies and vote (sorry!!) but I think its just too cute to not post at all.  It was so renewing to take a day off from the computer, doodle speech bubbles, and giggle with an old friend over talking radishes.

PS—If this didn’t cheer you up, its physically impossible to not feel happy watching this.




When our friends invited us to join them on their tour of the New Jersey Naval Museum, I confess I tried to get Brian to drop me at Nordstrom instead. (Can you believe we don’t have one here in NYC!?) I’m getting a bit claustrophobic in my old age and generally  prefer a book to a monument.

Lucky for me, I stayed the course and we all boarded the USS LING 297, a WWW II era submarine. It was fascinating! We couldn’t believe the tight quarters—it made NYC apartments seem spacious. According to our guide, sixty men lived submerged at sea for months. (With two toilets!)

I was pleasantly surprised by a) how into the tour both my kids were (a jungle gym in a long, steel, tube!) and b) the sub’s amazing typography.  Patriotic and visual inspiration!

Our guide, (Curtis!) was fantastic, and instructed us to tell our friends that the museum is just a quick zip over to Hackensack, and not only can you host a birthday party on board the Ling, you can even have a sleep over! How about it friends?  I call top-est bunk.