this is a big entry. sorry. or your welcome. whichever works for you.
Seattle is an amazing city…comfortable and beautiful, urban and yet natural. I totally dug it. I had a wonderful birthday. The day was spent doing some of my favorite things: spending a long time in an antique store filled with costume jewelry, vintage clothing and accessories (I bought a pink straw hat, totally a necessity). Then a few hours were spent on my own doing what I love best: wandering a city I don’t know very well, popping in shops, taking pictures, listening to music and keeping my eyes open. It’s really my absolutely favorite past time. (the picture above is from my wandering, my reflection and the reflection of a mural in the window of a bar).
I also spent some time in SAM (seattle art museum) which has a great collection of Modern art and had a really inventive special exhibit on Impressionist art, placing Impressionists works next older art from various time periods really highlighting the radical changes the Impressionists pursued. I found it especially fascinating since I’ve never been a huge fan of Impressionist art but I think mainly because I’m seeing it with eyes used to modern art. Trying to see it the way it was seen when it was painted was a brand new and interesting experience.
My birthday dinner was at Palace Kitchen. It was recommended by a couple of friends and did not disappoint. It was exactly the type of restaurant I love – inventive delicious food served in relaxed comfortable surroundings. I had the tastiest salmon with morels and sweet corn and a rich chocolate mousse/custard amazingness for dessert.
The rest of the trip was fun as well. Most of the time was spent in family bat mitzvah time (which may be a whole posting if i get around to it). I took a bunch of photos and the set is all up on flickr.
the next few weeks
the next few weeks are going to be busy and fast. so much is going on! three weeks – three shows. wowzers. i stop working in a week and a couple of days but my business knows no end. three weeks – three shows.
I went to the Fringe Preview last night, it looks like the normal exciting mix of really interesting and really frightening. i also got the fringe brochure and am starting to mark the ones i want to see. but i don’t know how i will since i have three weeks – three shows.
Delusions of Spandex: Dorks on the Loose: It I Awkward is the first show. It’s gonna be awesome (buy tickets) The Post Going Out Gurus said that based on the names of Fringe Shows Dorks on the Loose was one they wanted to see.
Marat/Sade is the second show and new posts on the forum blog should be up soon. and then the third is the return of eXtreme eXchange: and it’s interactive! and I’m going to be writing a play for it! check the eXtreme eXchange blog for more details.
Oh, and on top of all that I need to pack. and find a place to live. and do a lot of other things.
I had over 800 blog posts in my Google Reader when I came home on Tuesday. I erased most of them but there were a couple of things i’ve starred to come back to when I have time. so, sometime in january or something. but here are a couple of things that stood out to me – haven’t read them all yet but maybe I’ll read these sooner than the others:
-I found the pictures on Femme Femme Femme of Ingrid Bétancourt this morning filled with strength and inspiration.
–Kosher-Keeping Vegans Go Undercover To Break The Biggest Case Of Animal Cruelty In American Jewish History on Jewcy. It looks like this article has something for everyone – plus I know my sister will appreciate the first line: Philip and Hannah Schein are the Rina Lazarus and Peter Decker of American vegans…I can’t wait to read the full article/interview
–The Artful Manager thinks about how Art should be viewed. I’d like to spend a couple of hours wrapping my brain around these questions.
– Isaac Butler talks about storytelling and how it relates to his work on Parabasis – again a subject I’d like to devote some more brain power to – the problem with being so busy is that I can never find time to devote to the bigger questions i have about the work I do – hopefully going back to school will help with some of that.
– The Thoughtful Dresser on Eccentric Glamor . It’s the first time I’ve heard that phrase and is totally how I’d like to classify my style.
– Jason Grote reflects on the Washington Times review of THIS STORM IS WHAT WE CALL PROGRESS at Rorschach (go see it!)
-Boing Boing pointed out a New York Times article on Urban Hiking. Which I’m guessing, since I haven’t read it yet, is more or less my favorite pastime – mentioned above.