Another week in the books! Here’s a little wrap up of my week:
What I Listened to:
Claude Debussy: Treason- Oriental Influences for Flute and Piano
Lucy Dacas- Historian
Grateful Dead- The Best of The Grateful Dead (Live- remastered)
Borns- Blue Madonna
Esa-Pekka Salonen- Memoria
My Fair Lady soundtrack
What I Watched:
“Call the Midwives” (I know- I’m late to the party. Love)
Queer Eye (I miss the original Fab 5, but still love the concept)
New York International Children’s Film Festival- Shorts Program 3. My daughter and I have been going to this festival since she was three. We love voting on our favorite movies. If I find the program I will list the films we saw. Our favorite was “Negative Space”. I know “Geneva Convention” won the category though. (technically last week, but…)
“Instinct” This could become my new favorite show. I know it’s a golden age of TV, but I like my TV light and easy. I have home ADD- I can’t just watch TV, I have to watch along with doing something else, so thoughtful TV shows are out of my realm. This is a nice. cozy mystery starring Alan Cumming. Seriously perfect for me.
“Keep the Change” I love indie movies, my Husband doesn’t. Recently, he found out about an amazing Italian place across the street from one of my favorite indie movie theaters. Sometimes it’s a win/win.
What I went to:
Angela Hewitt performing Bach’s :Goldberg Variations”. She is an gorgeous pianist, but I have to say the first two thoughts after the 90 minute no intermission performance were 1) Wow. She has that all memorized. and 2) look at how stiff she is when she got up from the piano. That takes a lot of stamina
Cooper Hewitt Saw “Access and Ability” exhibit which was a cool exhibit about the functionality of design and “Bob Greenberg Selects” which was just his curation of tech objects in our world. This is just a fun space and cool if you have kids and are visiting. (technically this was last week but I didn’t mention it because I was in a lousy funk last week and didn’t feel like writing about it
What I’m Reading:
Finished “Portrait of a Lady” ( I actually liked this book when I first read it 30 years ago. Not so much on the reread)
“A Piece of the World” Christina Baker Kline (remind me not to have my two book clubs meet within days of one another…)
Funnyish part of week:
My daughter has applied for three summer internships so far (the other four are in the works of being sent out). I thought she would definitely get called back for one of them: she didn’t. I thought she had no shot at another: so of course she got an interview. So another moment that I literally know nothing. But- she did get an interview with the one she really wants, which was almost a disaster because she didn’t get the first email they sent….
Random Question (getrandomthings.com)
Are you related or distantly related to anyone famous? Infamous maybe… But, my cousin plays lead guitar for a fairly popular singer, but that’s borderline if he’s famous or not. Otherwise, no. My family is utterly unremarkable.
Yay! Very happy to love my box. Yes- I am obsessed!!