Sunday, October 15, 2006

almost

Well, I guess most people have stopped visiting the site. It's just about dead, right? Not because I haven't had things I wouldn't like to share, just haven't had the time to share them. That's a good thing I guess: I'm busy enough that I don't have time to regurgitate my life online? Or something like that.

Did see some great shows: Catpower (where Tilda Swinton was in the audience), Sufjan Stevens/My Brightest Diamond (where David Byrne was sitting behind me) and Cynthia Nixon in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (and saw Jeremy Sisto licking a ice cream cone while I waited outside before the show to start) and just this past week was Audra McDonald at the Allen Room at Columbus Circle. No famous people sitings, but what a beautiful concert.

In fact, I've been booking almost every night with events this fall season. P's been busy with his overwhelming semester and so I've decided to try to see as much stuff as I can. But I still miss those nights of just coming home at a reasonable hour, having dinner at home together and cuddling up on the love seat to watch a movie. So luckily we got that this weekend.

I had hoped to go out of town. Wanted to rent a car and go up the Hudson, maybe even make it as far as Ithaca to visit our friend Duane, see the leaves changing. I haven't been outside of the city since Xmas and am feeling a little claustrophic. Need to see something natural, something not hemmed in by concrete. But I waited too long to book a car and didn't feel like paying a ton for something so simple. Instead, we went and explored Harlem. Visited the Jumel House, an 18th century home just a few blocks away where washington stayed during the Revolutionary War. Met a guy who has a great little bookstore and ate some wonderful pastries at a sidewalk cafe.

But the big news came in the middle of the lazy Saturday wanderings: My littlelest sister had a baby. And I didn't even know she was pregnant.

My brother called me to tell me, expecting that I'd already been briefed on the entire situation. Uh-huh. Nada. First I heard of the bun in the oven. And now it was already delivered.

So I'm still trying to get a hold of my mom to figure out that little story. They're in Atlanta waiting for my sister to arrive. Seems there were complications to the pregnancy so they're at Scottish Rite. If any of my Atlanta friends want to help them out, see if they need anything, that would be great. I'll fill you in on the details then...