25 June 2008
22 June 2008
21 June 2008
Saved! is one of my favorite movies. Even though I once had to deal with a very gropey date while watching it-- you'd think the movie would discourage that sort of behavior, right??
Well, in one of the few movie-to-Broadway decisions that I applaud, Playwright's Horizons is producing SAVED as an off-Broadway production. This was on my list of things to see before I left New York, but it slipped my mind in the chaos of packing and now it closes tomorrow! Good news in that it will be on Broadway, at some point...but I have no idea when. I'm loving this sneak peek at the show by Andrew Keenan-Bolger, whose sister, Celia Keenan-Bolger, stars as Mary (played by Jena Malone in the film). If you are not familiar with Celia's work, you should be. She was remarkable in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and I recently discovered footage of her in a concert version of The Secret Garden that puts any other portrayal of Martha to shame.
I try not to let the musical theatre dork side of me come out too often here, but I can't help myself today, and were I still in New York, I'd hope that Andrew Keenan-Bolger and I could be friends! (not really...but he seems delightful)
20 June 2008
This is the book I never read
These are the words I never said
This is the path I'll never tread
These are the dreams I'll dream instead
This is the joy that's seldom spread
These are the tears...
The tears we shed
This is the fear
This is the dread
These are the contents of my head
And these are the years that we have spent
And this is what they represent
And this is how I feel
Do you know how I feel...
19 June 2008
18 June 2008
14 June 2008
This chills me to the core, it's so beautiful. I feel that it perfectly embodies a love less ordinary. It makes me want to prance around in tulle. The lifts with the skirt look like floating on a cloud. It's the passion that gets me-- the entirety of feeling when Mark kisses the back-bent Chelsie from collarbone to lip, the look of intense concentration and care when he drops the compacted Chelsie-as-tulle-ball to the floor...To me it captures all of the euphoria, passion, and complexity of love.
08 June 2008
The problem? Ordering Josef Frank fabric from Just Scandinavian is at a minimum of around $250/yard, with a two yard minimum...which is not even close to the realm of affordable. I can afford about $50/yard, and that's with just using the designer fabric for the face of the pillows and cushions and using plain cotton for the back panel. Any advice, readers? Are you familiar with any fabric similar to Josef Frank's designs, or even (gasp) knock-offs in cotton instead of linen? I can't even find any sites other than Just Scandinavian that carry Frank prints!
03 June 2008
Now that I'm back in Ohio, I notice that whenever I tell people I just moved from Manhattan that their first response is "Oh my goodness, was it incredible? Was it so much fun?" And it's hard to answer that question. Because while my 2 years in New York were wonderful, they were far from Sex and the City. New York is a hard city to get used to, and it took me almost my entire two years there to even get close! I think I'll miss the culture most of all-- the incredible museums (new favorite: the Cooper Hewitt), the fact that independent movies come out earlier, the ethnic food on every corner, the Union Square market, the indie crafts scene, bands playing in basement bars...And I made some great friends. I had an amazing bookclub (yes, I know that makes me sound like an old woman). I had a wonderful boyfriend, who then became a wonderful ex-boyfriend (I know that's a strange concept), who made my last couple of days in New York completely lovely. But New York was part of my life for two years, and I know it's time that those two years were over.
Going from New York to Ohio, however...it's like having everything at your fingertips and then having, well, nothing. The next month, the interim month before I move to DC, is going to be interesting.
In other news, I went to Perilla in New York on my final night in the city with the exbf. It's the restaurant from the winner of the first season of Top Chef, Harold, and everything about it is exquisite. The lighting is soft and golden, the wine list is extensive and reasonable, the staff is knowledgeable and polite, the food is both highbrow and down-to-earth. We enjoyed a perfectly-cooked skirt steak and black bass with ramps and cherry tomatoes, accompanied by a fresh crisp Veltliner for me. Very highly recommended! And the perfect place for a goodbye meal. Or just a fantastic conversation, between people who know each better than most.