On Thursday night D and I attended the first Frequency North reading of the year. It was a fun, lively, and pleasant evening. My lovely friend Tara performed, and her boyfriend made an appearance as Captain Danger, frontman for the house band of the Million Poems Show. Janice Erlbaum read from her new book, Girlbomb: A Halfway Homeless Memoir. D bought the book, started reading it last night, and I don't think she has put it down since. I have to say, in the almost four years we've been together, I've never seen my girl not be able to put down a book, nor have I seen her tear through a book at this rate of speed. It's been lovely because we haven't had the TV on for two nights in a row! I just don't know what will happen when that back flap hits the final page. It will be a sad moment for both of us, I'm sure.
On Saturday night we saw Ember Swift play at Caffe Lena. Caffe Lena is truly one of my favorite places. You go into this cozy little, cooperatively run venue, get a totally intimate show, eat warming vegetarian chile, and snack on freshly baked chocolate chip cookies while sipping chamomile tea. It really doesn't get much better.
On Sunday I set up my laptop and my bag of books in the cafe at Borders. Typically you'll find me in the various little independently owned coffee shops around the city. And typically I bitch that the corporations have to charge their customers for wifi, but the independents offer it free. BUT, I have found that working at Borders lends to my productivity because of the fact that they charge for wifi. When I'm not knocking around the web, feeling sorry for myself and searching for some kind of answer about my project to fall out of the blogosphere, then I'm actually focusing on the document in front of me--my prospectus! Currently in its eight hundredth revision (and coming soon to a committee near you--really!).
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