Friday, April 5, 2019
My Wild Plans Are Ruined
We're having a mini-winter here, with nights in the low 40's (F) and gray, chilly days. I don't see any improvement in the forecast for the coming week. April showers and all that, I suppose, but at least it could be a little warmer.
Last night there was a knock at my door and when I looked out, I saw a woman with a package. She had her back to the door so I couldn't see her face -- I thought she was a postal worker. But when I opened the door who should be there but Mrs. Kravitz! She had a package to return and wanted to know if I would be home this evening to hand it off to a delivery driver. "Please tell me you'll be home," she said. "None of the other neighbors will be here."
After our recent trash situation, you have to be impressed at the sheer chutzpah of this woman. I took her package, even though (or maybe because) I was clearly her last resort. So there go my plans for a wild Friday night while Dave is out of town. Instead of going clubbing, taking ecstasy and dancing with glow-sticks, I'll be cooling my heels waiting for Mrs. Kravitz's delivery driver.
(Clearly I am joking. I was going to be home anyway.)
Someone asked whether I was once again, in Dave's absence, eating bizarre combinations of random food. Not yet -- last night I had leftover chicken fried rice from our Chinese takeaway the previous evening. But yeah, I probably will use this opportunity to clean out the cabinets a bit. We have, for example, a can of hearts-of-palm that has been in there for ages. Why we have this, I have no idea. What does one even do with hearts-of-palm? It's a salad thing, right? Clearly I need to do some research.
Last night I watched a Woody Allen double-feature, "Interiors" and "Manhattan." I've been a longtime fan of both movies. It's the New Yorker in me. Say what you will about Woody Allen's real-life creepiness -- and there is a lot to be said, I agree -- his depiction of the city in "Manhattan" is surely one of the most beautiful ever to grace the screen.
(Photo: Shops near Woolwich, last weekend.)