October was the month that all the leaves turned and Seattle was on fire with yellow, orange and red leaves everywhere you looked. It finally felt like a season for sweaters, raincoats and warm pies! It was definitely a challenging and stressful month, but had to have been one of the most beautiful too.
I never imagined that I would someday find myself at a Lego convention. Mostly because I never played with them as a kid, but also because just thinking of attending a convention makes me anxious. I’m the first person to admit that crowds, lines and deafening volumes all don’t exactly rub me the right way! But BrickCon was at Seattle Center, it was a beautiful day and I felt completely relaxed.
The convention itself was all the above, and more, due to the fact that more than half the people in the room were small children. However, the builds were fascinating and really, really beautiful. There was even a Lego Hogwarts! The attention to detail was astounding, the Fat Lady, the Quittich field, the dungeons were all there. Just like a little kid, I’d find myself lost because I stared at a display for too long!
What made the day truly heavenly was what happened after the convention. It was early October, and definitely scarf and boot weather, but when we left it was sunny and warm. We sat beside the huge, musical fountain at Seattle Center, watching the kids run in and out, soaking themselves. Looking around, EVERYone looked happy, peaceful, content. It was one of those surreal moments were you feel so relaxed and wonderful that you feel like you might burst.
This will come as no surprise to anyone who reads this blog, but I’m obsessed with The Kinfolk Table Cookbook. The perfect photographs, the fascinating subject matter and the tasty recipes made me swoon with each turn of the page. I might’ve done a happy dance when I came across it in a random bookstore!
A coworker who is also Kinfolk-obsessed, encouraged me to read it over a grey and rainy weekend… and I did just that! While I wish that some of the interviews had been longer, or some of the recipes a little simpler for cooking-retarded folks like myself, I truly adore this cookbook.