Not to discount the damage that Irene did cause, but around here it was mostly downed tree branches and power lines, thus a friend of mine (my co-conspirator over at Things I Put In My Container Today, in fact) dubbed it a “hurri-lame.”

It did put a damper (pun intended) on our beach weekend, though today is beautiful beach weather. Of course. Here’s what it looked like Saturday morning, on the bay side of Cape Cod:

And here’s the ocean side around 5pm:


What I’ve been reading: The Good Fairies of New York, Martin Millar; Amy and Isabelle, Elizabeth Strout; Forever, Judy Blume; Wintergirls, Laurie Halse Anderson; White is for Witching, Helen Oyeyemi

What I’ve been listening to: Can’t Hardly Wait soundtrack; Goldfly, Keep It Together, Lost and Gone Forever, and Parachute, Guster; Beneath These Fireworks, Matt Nathanson


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