Saturday, February 14, 2009

I took My Darling B to The Mermaid Cafe this morning for a Valentine's Day breakfast.
We drive past the Mermaid every morning on the way to work, and say to each other, "We've got to stop there soon" at least once a week. This was our week.

Service at the Mermaid is excellent, and the decor is cozy.

There are three sizes of coffee offered: regular, large, and bottomless. The mug she's holding in front is regular, the bathtub behind that is large.

A selection of fizzy drinks are on offer at the Mermaid.

It was a little too early in the morning for me to pop open a bottle, though, so I settled for just snapping a photo of them.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Art At Monona Library

My Darling B had to stop by the public library to return the forty-two dozen cook books she had checked out, and pay a library fine large enough to fund half the economic stimulus package. I tagged along to help carry books, and to see what's new at the library.

There's an exhibition of art work on display at the head of the stairs that's very eye-catching. This book, its pages re-imagined and fanned open, was an unusual example of art transforming an ordinary object.

Described as a geode.

Not sure what this is. Medicine chest?