03 August, 2012

Wedding Anniversary 2012

Back hallway at AbricottDinner time! #instagrubAbricott Restaurant (which is full of books)Balance of Power by David Lovejoy at The Last #Bookstore #LosAngelesLabyrinth at The Last #BookstoreAlexander McCall Smith $1 each! If you can find them in the Labyrinth
Where's @ninjoblio?@ninjoblio in the labyrinth at The Last BookstoreThe Last BookstoreThe Last #Bookstore -- our fifth and last stop for the day@thepophop #bookstore number 4 (summer sale til 6pm today! Come on down for 15% off used books!)3rd #bookstore of the day Vromans Pasadena
Free ice cream tastes even better #instagrub #foodporn #foodMy favorite! Kee-moo-dang #instagrub #foodporn #food #thaifood #SaladangSongCoconut shrimp #instagrubThe deliciousness has arrived #thaifood #instagrub #coconutshrimpAt Saladang Song. I love that all their table decor is alive #orchids #thaifood #pasadena

Wedding Anniversary 2012, a set on Flickr.

I met my husband at a bookstore.

Wait, it gets even better.

We met because we were both working there for a short time, and it wasn't until years later when we no longer worked together that we became friends and eventually dated.

My mama always said that she married my papa because he was the only guy she knew who read almost as much as she did. Well, it must have been important for me as well :D

My husband reads very different types of things than I do, but once in a while we find common ground: Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Patrick Rothfuss, George R. R. Martin... He is not a huge fan of YA, but he really loves Mary Pearson's The Adoration of Jenna Fox, which I can agree with :)

So for our anniversary we visited bookstores and even a book-decorated restaurant. Here you can see some photos from the places we went! We missed taking pics at a few of the stops, but here's what they were:

1) Once Upon a Time in Montrose, CA
2) Nucleus Gallery in Alhambra, CA
3) Saladang Song (Thai restaurant) in Pasadena, CA
4) Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena, CA
5) Pop Hop Bookshop in Highland Park, CA
6) The Last Bookstore in Downtown Los Angeles, CA
7) Abricott restaurant in Pasadena, CA

I love the area we're in--so many book lovers, so many indies! And I love that I have my best friend around to share it all with.

I'm looking forward to sharing many more books and adventures with this guy.

@ninjoblio and friends #sdcc #muppets
ninjoblio & friends

20 comments:

  1. Happy Anniversary! :)
    Great pictures, wish I could visit some of those places too.

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    1. Thank you! Yes, L.A. is a great town for book lovers :D

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  2. Awww, that sounds like a wonderful anniversary. :) Happy anniversary!!!!

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    1. Thank you! It was SO much fun. I didn't even tell you guys about the books yet, haha!

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    2. Haha, looking forward to it! ;)

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  3. you guys are so cute. i love that you went to a ton of bookstores, too. and saladang and abricott. sounds like the perfect day. happy anniversary!

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  4. How sweet! You two have a VERY HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

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    1. Thanks, Kimberly! We came home w/ lots of books of course, lol!

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  6. Happy anniversary! What an awesome day you had planned!

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  7. Happy anniversary! What a beautiful way to celebrate it :)

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    1. Thank you :D I can't wait to do it again...

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  8. Awww congratulations! haha I can't imagine dragging my guy to a bookstore for an anniversary of anything except the day I tortured him with words that have no pictures

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    1. Yeah, it's not for everyone--Aly has tried getting family members to geek out at bookstores with her; no luck. I'm gonna have to take a trip like this with her someday!

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  9. Love it! And I'm totally jealous that your husband got to meet Fonzy and Gonzo!

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    1. Thanks! Oh and we're thinking of going to Comic-Con next year as our own muppets... just wear black and pose our Muppets with people, haha.

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  10. Happy Anniversary! How awesome that you and your husband both love bookstores. I love that you spent your anniversary doing all kinds of cool bookish things. I wish my fiance liked to read as much as me- you are very lucky!
    ~Jess

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