A customer came into Barnes & Noble today, Halloween.  She looked awkward and bookish, a 20-something woman with dyed black hair in pig tails and barrettes like a six-year old girl, white knee high tube socks with red stripes at the top, and tape on her glasses.  She came to the register and was practically … Continue reading Bookish

Gobble Cakes

We finally made it to Gobble Cakes!  That’s Blacksburg’s brand new cupcakery, and oh my god, y’all, it was all I could have hoped for.  Cupcakes piled high with piped whipped frostings, elegant personal-sized confections on silver cake plates, ten flavors to choose from, and me standing there for fifteen minutes trying to decide between … Continue reading Gobble Cakes