Last night, Amanda Pennelly, fiction writer, helped me begin my Spring Cleanin/Apartment Renovation project. This morning I continued and have (so far) collected a stack of papers (that I don't/didn't need) that comes up to my knees. I'm not exaggerating!
Some things I can't throw out: A movie stub from Bonnie & Clyde in Berlin. And museum stubs I have from Europe. I LOVE going to the movies in different states/countries. People I've traveled with are annoyed with this. Especially when I wanted to go to the movies in Vegas.
On a sidenote, I was sad to know that I missed this while I was in Vienna. But then again, who knew that Austria posessed Motecuzhoma's Headress. I guess I should have figured Mexico's biggest treasures would be in Europe. Remember the conquest? Apparently there's hope Mexico will get it back.
Rain, Rain, Rain, is what shuts NYC down. I tried to venture out last night to Joe's Shangai (ridiculous dumplings) and like 5 subways were not working, and the ones that were took like 20/40 minutes to arrive. They seem to always stop certain lines on the weekends. Why??? In the end, multiple slices of pepperoni & Stella at Lombardis Pizzeria rescued me from falling into a pit of despair. Better then Patsys, and definitely competing with Grimaldis in Brooklyn.
Decided not to leave the house today. Still raining. And more to come.
Now that my desk faces the window I get to feel guilty as many joggers pass below in the rain. I give them credit, they are way determined.
On the tele: Food Network's Sandra Lee is making churros. Right on. When my parents would ship me to Mexico for the summer with my grandparents ( I was like 10) the best part of waking up would be the Churro Man who'd show up to the front door with a half barrel of lard, sizzling, and ready to fry up the pretzled batter. It was like 10 American cents for a 3000 calorie paper bag full of Mexican donut.
BTW: Russell, I wasn't kidding about the Tequila or Stoli Vodka. Show up with it, or else!