Wednesday, June 26, 2013

"The summer of the fancy adjectives"

That's what my daughter has dubbed her internship as a food writer covering New York City's restaurant and dining scene. She's enjoying herself and learning so much, but last night for a story about summer's best dishes, she began to get a little punchy with the adjectives as she tried to come up with different ways to describe the "nutty flavor of asparagus" or "the woodiness of summer truffles" or "the bright fresh notes of citrus." "It's all a thrill to my palate," she laughed. "Let me count the ways."

She did get her story done, even though she was up till the wee hours of the morning finishing up. There she is hard at work. And there she is a little while later, taking a break to watch So You Think You Can Dance with her mama. We are such fans of that show. I think my girl has a well-functioning pressure release valve, much like her daddy. When things get too stressful, she takes mini breaks and regains her sense of humor about it all. I learn so much from her.





6 comments:

  1. I like the graininess you've added to the photo and the muted colors. And, of course, the over abundance of adjectives.

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    1. Kristin, thank you! the adjective hunt did make us laugh. xo

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  2. wow, like mother like daughter. on the way to becoming a great editor! :) also, i LOVE so you think you can dance!

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    1. Candice, isn't that show fabulous? Who is your favorite dancer so far?

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  3. How wonderful, to watch your daughter starting down this writing path, so similar to your own.

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    1. Vesuvius, it's really kind of exciting, but I would also be more relaxed and less intrusive in her process if she were doing, say, physics or some other subject beyond my ken. but reporting and writing, i keep wanting to give her advice, which she does not want. i get it. we each have to find our own way.

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