Monday, June 11, 2012

Weekend Wanderings: Errands & Works

I started off the weekend running a few errands on my half-day Friday.  I walked from my office down to the library, stopping to get a pair of shoes re-heeled and to pick up a few goodies at Bed, Bath & Beyond on the way.  It was warm and sunny, and a generally lovely walk.  When I came home, I went for a quick run and made some salmon for dinner, and called it an early night.

Saturday was another run, followed by a whole lot of reading (mostly a zombie novel that was interesting but not the greatest thing I've ever read, a little bit of some eternal poetry and a little bit of a self-help book that I'm trying to use to figure out the direction of my life). I haven't been writing as much since school ended (maybe two poems a month, instead of one or two a week), but I've been reading and collecting thoughts, and so I think it's been productive.  As I said a few weeks ago, I'm hoping to send out some submissions, so I really need to get on that, and on a few other things from the Summer List.  We met up with some friends to see the New York Philharmonic at Symphony Space, which turned out to be a really nice way to spend an evening.  The friends kept playing it up as avant-garde music and very experimental, but since this was my first time seeing the Philharmonic and since I'm really not well-versed in classical music, it didn't seem very new or controversial to me.  I think I was expecting something more John Cagesque.  Rush tickets were only $10, and Brooklyn Brewery sponsored a little reception afterward, so it was affordable and fun.  I would definitely go to another one of the shows in the series.

And yesterday was also pretty quiet.  A few friends and I have started a small writing group, and so the four of us met up in Brooklyn and chatted over some poems and a short story for a few hours.  When I got home, Roger joined me for a run, for the first time in years, which was a lot of fun.  I mostly run alone, but having company is always a welcome change!  Some quick yoga, dinner, and then a project for work, and the weekend was over before I knew it.

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