ingredients for the perfect pickle party
1. awesome fun people who like to pickle just as much as you and preferably have more experience than you or just more twitter followers that can answer questions like "do we really need to sterilize these jars?" unless you are a pickle master. in my case, my perfect pickle partners were donny and howie.
2. like, a shitton of kosher salt, jars, vinegar, and patience.
3. the national and andrew byrd pandora stations.
6. a direct line to eggboy's grandma who is apparently more a pickle master than everyone in brooklyn combined.



in the weekend, we pretended it was spring when we ran around the park and then over to the greenmarket.
we avoided the internet for a full 24 hours and regained our imaginations.
there was kale and bacon pop-tart baking, pottery painting, and plenty of strolls through town. 
i acquired lots of jars which marked the beginning of a grain library and a pickle hobby.
eggboy sang eggman and the next morning featured andy griffith and barney fife.
add one embarrassing game of scrabble where i picked all of the x's and eggboy all of the e's, some civil wars, and tea with the queen
and yes, i'd say it was really quite a lovely few days.