Photo Diary: Nevada City in May

September 3, 2018

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Next stop: Nevada City, to visit Andy’s cousin Erika and her kids Peter and Karolina, who had a hilarious conversation with Siri on my phone. Peter is an avid reader of the New York Times for Kids section, which Andy copy-edits. Andy and I made a pilgrimage to the nearby nude beach on the Yuba River, and later there was partner yoga in the yard.


Photo Diary: Bay Area days in May, part 3 — Yuba River expedition

September 3, 2018

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Heading west from San Francisco, we connected with Michael in Oakland and went for a walk around Lake Merritt, revisiting the Fairyland of Andy’s childhood. Then we caravanned to Yuba City and spent the day tromping down the hill from Michael’s yurt to the river and back, checking out the Museum of Found Objects and the beautiful colorful flowers and rocks along the way.


Quote of the day: DRAG

September 3, 2018

DRAG

Who were your drag inspirations? Were there any human beings?

Barbie is at the top of the list. I mean, she’s as real as anybody to me. In society we are what we’re dressed as. If you’re backstage, wearing all black with a headset on, you’re a stage manager. If somebody knocks on your car window, you wouldn’t open it — but if he’s dressed as a policeman, you would. And with Barbie, it’s the same toy from the same mold from the same factory, but if she has a lab coat on, she’s a vet. If she has an astronaut suit on, she’s an astronaut. Drag is a parody of all that. Everyone knows we’re not what we’re dressing as.

–Trixie Mattel, interviewed by Molly Lambert in the New York Times Magazine


Photo Diary: Bay Area days in May, part 2 — public art

September 2, 2018


Photo Diary: Bay Area days in May, part 1

September 2, 2018


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