Sunday, January 31, 2016

Sunday Salon

So two busy weeks are behind me, and I've got one quiet one before my birthday week. Hooray! Quiet week! This week I accomplished several things. I basted two quilts, one for hand quilting and one for machine quilting. I attended two book club meetings- one for The Prophets of Eternal Fjord at the Scandinavia House, and one for The Galton Case at the Center for Fiction. People had mixed opinions about Prophets- some folks didn't finish it- but overall it was a great meeting and I really liked the people there. I think I'll continue to attend that one for sure. The discussion of Galton was fuller- that club has more attendees- but it's only an 8 week course/club/group whatever, so it will end in April no matter what.

Two big disappointments came down this week. The first is that I was too late in applying to get into a certification program I wanted to do at NYU so I have to wait till the fall. The second is that I found out the Center for Fiction is moving from its midtown Manhattan location to Brooklyn. This basically means that I will never go there again, because half of the reason I joined was to have a place to rest my feet in Manhattan. Honestly I would not have joined had I known this was going to happen, and nobody told me when I signed up.

But! It's not all gloom. My husband and I went to see Misery on Broadway starring Bruce Willis and Laurie Metcalf, and really enjoyed it. The reviews were not kind to Willis's performance and I can understand why. He kind of looked like he was suppressing smiles throughout and you didn't get a sense of desperation from him, although I had never seen or read it before and didn't know how it would end. Metfcalf was great though and it was a fun night out.

Then we got to see two rounds of Oscar-nominated short films at the IFC Center in the West Village, the animated and live-action nominees. So fun. I love that things like this are available here. I just found out they show these in Boston too-what rock have I been under?  The variety of movies you can see in New York is a real perk of living here and I love going to the movies. As for the shorts, they were mostly good, and some of them were very good. I can't wait to see who wins.

That's it for me. What are you up to today? Happy Sunday!