Monday, February 21, 2011

Weekend Wanderings: Derangement of the Senses

We had a completely unplanned weekend, and it turned out to be just what I needed. I had originally hoped to go to our friend Dave's film festival in upstate New York, and as a result, told my cousin I couldn't go with her to a David Garrett concert. When it turned out that Roger couldn't take off for the weekend, I assumed it would be another workaweekend. Luckily, our exceedingly energetic and talented friend, Kevin Carter, was running his monthly reading and burlesque series, Derangement of the Senses, in Chinatown on Friday night. Roger, in the city for a preview of the African Art Museum, met me at my office, and we walked the 40 or so blocks to Vanessa's Dumplings without coats. It was warm, it was sunny, it made me almost miss living in the city. Almost. We hung out in the Sarah Roosevelt Park watching some kids play soccer until the bar opened and Derangement of the Senses began. My favorite reading was by Cassie J. Schneider, about the experience of picking up a hitchhiker in the deep south, but the whole show was enjoyable, as expected.

I don't know if I mentioned this before, but Roger's car is permanently out-of-commission, and until we have a better idea of what we're doing next year, we've decided to share my car (after that, I may buy my version of a sensible car- a Subaru). I don't drive much, so it hasn't been too big of a problem, but on Saturday morning, we had our first experience of both needing the car at the same time. He ended up going to work early, dropping me off to get a haircut on the way. I went shorter than I've been in nearly 3 years, but I was really sick of knotted hair and split ends. I think I'll probably let it grow out again, but for now, I'm glad it's a little easier to manage. Returning home, I watched three episodes of Bathroom Crashers (I get really, really addicted to TV, which is why I don't have one in my house), before getting it together enough to tidy up my own house a little. (Recent addition to my bathroom: two bathmats and a towel. No, seriously. I found both in the attic.) I went to pick Roger up from work, and we met my family, Liz, and Liz's uncle Sonny for dinner at Fratelli II. I'd never eaten there before, and it's been here forever, so it was nice to try, and much fancier and more crowded than I expected. J.J. came over after and I fell asleep on the couch before he left. Of course.

Sunday was equally quiet, with the removal of some Christmas decorations, now that the snow has finally abated somewhat. Some writing, a little laundry, more cleaning, and before I knew it, the weekend was over. They really move too quickly, don't they?


  1. LUCKY. Baby got to get herself a new bathmat. I adore your new hair, by the way.

  2. you look really cute in that picture- love the shorter hair with the stripes!