Whaddup with Iowa? I cannot believe my girl Hillary is playing the role of caboose in third place. Where are your minds, people?!?!? Just because you want change doesn’t mean you need to vote for someone who has little experience! I swear to God I’m going to join the Clinton campaign and man the phones. America needs to get whooped into shape.
I am tipsy (Don’t worry, Mom. Marc drove.) and in a weird mood. Obama swept Iowa. Don’t get me started on Huckabee Finn.
I went to First Thursdays when several galleries stay open late the first Thursday of the month. I trolled the artwork for inspiration. I think I have one idea for a piece of art that I want to create and put above my couch. I will work on painting this weekend. And I want to head to the cinemas. It’s supposed to be storming so I will have to catch all the good movies that are out right now.
I watched ‘Atonment’ last week. LOVED IT. But I tend to love dramatic, period pieces about doom, gloom, and forsaken love. I don’t have the same taste as most people. Just a quick smattering of some of my favorite movies of all time: Kramer vs. Kramer, Terms of Endearment, Requiem for a Dream, Buffalo 66, Braveheart, Brokeback Mountain. Even one week after I watched it, I can’t stop thinking about ‘Atonement.’ It’s a gorgeous period piece centered around a couple who get caught up in the wrong circumstances.
At the galleries, an older man with a toupee made his way over to me from the other side of the room and said, “I had to come over. You have the most beautiful coat. Is that real fur on the collar?”
Then later on at Nopa, waiting for Marc to park the car, a guy called out, “That is the hottest coat I’ve ever seen.”
“Oh thank you,” I cried. “You don’t know how much that means to me. I quit my gym membership. I eat Lean Cuisines every day. Thank you! Thank you so much!”
I was so happy to spend the evening viewing art, dining with one of my best friends, eating duck and perfectly-deep-fried french fries at Spruce in Laurel Heights, drinking wine, and talking about what we hoped for 2008.
“Marky, there isn’t anything I want. I’ll take myself out. I don’t need anyone else. I’m having such a good time. Here’s to taking ourselves out on the best dates ever.”