Sunday, September 19, 2010

Blue Hill

Well, we managed to cram quite a bit of activity into our weekend. (My weekend is now over since I work on Sundays.)

On Friday I stayed home all day, just resting and taking care of the house and the dogs. I didn't even go to the gym -- just read, watched some TV, took a nap. It was fabulous to do nothing.

Then, that evening, Dave and I went to Blue Hill, a restaurant in Greenwich Village that we've wanted to try. I actually went there about five years ago, but I didn't realize at the time what a reputation the place had. Dave and I decided to go to celebrate our civil union, my new job and the sale of my apartment (which is marching toward completion). The food was wonderful and just my style of eating -- mostly light, relatively simple and very vegetable-oriented. I got the tasting menu with wine pairings. Amazing!

Yesterday I finally hauled myself to the gym, and then we went to see "Going the Distance," the romantic comedy with Drew Barrymore and Justin Long. I liked it, even though there were about 400 things wrong with it if you watched with an even slightly critical eye.

Then we went to Barnes & Noble, where I picked up a couple of books I'd read about and wanted to try: Freedom, the new novel by Jonathan Franzen, and The Warmth of Other Suns, Isabel Wilkerson's look at the great migration of blacks from the south to the north in the early 1900s.

Finally, we went grocery shopping, came home and cooked, and watched Elizabeth Berkley in the notoriously bad "Showgirls" movie from 1995. Apparently it's now considered a camp classic, rather than just a horrible movie. I've never seen so many bare breasts in my entire life. We laughed and laughed.

(Photo: Moon and star over East Brunswick, last week.)


  1. David, not! haha.

    I think Isabel Wilkerson's book, the Warmth of Other Suns, is just amazing. Was thrilled you picked it up. Would love to hear what you think of it, if you were as compelled as I was.

    Happy reading! And everything else.

  2. The Wilkerson book sounds really interesting - I'd like to hear what you think too.

    David - I GUESS you are entitled to your opinion :)

  3. Hi Steve! Catching up with you is always nice. I love the Skeeter Davis End of The World song and your take on the transistor radio. Have a great week. Love from The Prairie. xoxo.

  4. You know what they say about bare breasts..."One man's monkey-chewed steerer tube is another man's..."

  5. You lead a charmed life! I would love to be a fly onthe wall while you are watching a movie like that. Ruby and Ernie must get their ears full!

  6. At the end n one can say you didn't get you money's worth out of life, Steve.