I Get By With a Little Help...
I am just getting off of what can only be described as a great weekend. Which followed a good week in Chicago, seeing the Pixies twice, and coming to terms with the idea that, no matter what I do, Kim Deal will never love me as much as I want her to.
Sure, I went in to work both Saturday and Sunday, and sure, I saw way too much of David Bowie's crotch (Saturday evening showing of Labyrinth, that is. I'm not a creepy Bowie stalker or anything), but it was good. If we extend the weekend back to Thursday, it gets even better.
- Seeing the Magnetic Fields play at Carnegie Hall, and falling in love with that band all over again.
- Hanging out at a crazy Bulgarian bar, dancing to bad Eastern European and Middle Eastern dance pop while a Sonny and Cher movie played on one screen and a Bulgarian comedy show featuring women seducing cows played on another.
- A crazily in-depth conversation about the nature of love that covered a fair amount of meta- and quantum physics during the duration.
- Good tapas.
- A cab ride up the East Side Highway. Seriously, that's it. Something about that ride makes me love New York City intensely.
- The Labyrinth. Sure, it's kind of cheesy, but it's hard not to love the muppets when they're on.
- Hanging out with about a half dozen of my favorite people in NYC. How can you complain about that?
- A bad chicken taco that decided it really didn't want to stay in my stomach as it had originally agreed to (it being food is a tacit agreement to follow the proper channels), chosing to go out through the in door. No alcohol was involved in this incident.
- Ten-key data entry. Seriously, ten-key can suck my left nut.
- Carpal tunnel. See above.
- Being woken up confused and disoriented on Saturday afternoon by a ringing phone. I think I threatened to kill the caller, who told me I was "very cute" when I'm tired and discombobulated. [This one could almost go up into the "Good" category, since it eventually lead to going to "Labyrinth."]
Really, that's about it. An amazing weekend where I found myself once again in love with the city and the people in it. I think I need more friends, though, so this can be a more common experience for me.
Will you be my friend?
You'd be joining a great cast of people
Seriously, I have friends in cities all over the world, but I don't have a huge number of them in New York City. I think I need to start importing them.
Or maybe I'm just being too greedy.
Cities that aren't New York in which I have friends good enough to be referred to as "Good Friends," in order of distance away (not closeness of friend)
- Melbourne, Australia
- Juneau, AK
- Lund, Sweden
- Edinburgh, Scotland
- Last sighted in Vancouver, Canada
- Irvine, CA
- Fargo, ND
- Dekalb, IL
- Chicago, IL
- Madison, WI
- Some podunk town in West Virginia
Can we please put together a collection to import these people here, so I can have great evenings all the time?
And once we do that, then we can work on getting Kim Deal to love me.