I took this portrait of Anna Beth while she was conducting Design Camp in my living room, a space that has a total of zero lamps and according to her that breaks a cardinal rule of interior design. I will fix that after I repair a few other things in my life right now. “Acquire lamps” is now behind “remain sane” on my list of things to do.

Sometimes I slip up and call her Anna when in fact her name is Anna Beth. She tells me I’m one of only two people in her life who do this. I apologized and she said, no worries, she likes me enough that she doesn’t feel like slapping me when I do it. And then I said, well awesome. You can continue to call me Buttwad.