NOVA - NOLA - NJ - NYC

A Virginian married to a New Orleanian, working at a museum in Brooklyn. I brake for transit history and old churches.

Got my rotunda fix this morning thanks to a cultural affairs hearing. #architecture  (at New York City Hall)
"But darling, Niagara Falls!"
“It does?” (at Horseshoe Falls)

HANGING OUT WITH MY FELLOW GRAD STUDENTS

whatshouldwecallgradschool:

Don’t miss the homework and existential crises, but I do miss spending every day with my history nerd posse.

This A-train blue turned out a little more smurftastic than I expected. But I’m discovering that it goes with EVERYTHING.
Classic cars were also lurking around the Spielberg set yesterday.   (at New York Transit Museum)
It’s like a time warp to see for the Cold War Spielberg movie filming in Brooklyn head back to the set. #peoplewalkingpastwalls #EyespeeledforTomHanks (at Cobble Hill/ Brooklyn Heights)

Eating cake, watching the Roosevelts. Thinking up alternate realities where TR served three terms - would WWI and the Depression have panned out the same way?

Me: The crowds seriously applauded him for 45 minutes when he announced his third party? Who does that?

Husband: People didn’t have TV back then, you know.

The stained glass windows in the vestibule *might* have been the deciding factor for our apartment building.

How I feel when I have read too many mommy blogs about hellacious toddlers.

(Source: frankoceanvevo, via jujubrains)

TRYING TO MAKE SMALL TALK AT A CONFERENCE

whatshouldwecallgradschool:

Tagging along to my husband’s conference next month. Nothing like being an Americanist in a room of British historians. I’m holding out for obnoxious troll comments because those are the most entertaining.