|Oct. 23rd, 2006 12:55 am Whatta Man|
The last couple of days have been pretty good. On Monday, Jackie and I went to a lecture on the Messiah by Elie Wiesel. It was really interesting, although it was also very warm and we had just eaten so we both dozed off for awhile. The lecture prompted me to read "Night", which was excellent. I can't believe I didn't read it until now. I also discovered YouTube, which has old clips of "Doug", "Daria", "Clarissa Explains It All", as well as Jessica Tandy accepting a Tony Lifetime Achievement award, Mary Louise Parker in her underwear, lots of Audrey Hepburn, and Kathy Bates giving a speech about Stephen King. Where has this been all my life?
I volunteered at MassEquality Friday, and met some nice kids. I also conquered my fear of calling people on the phone, since I had to call 122 registered voters to find out if they were planning to vote for Allen McCarthy. On the way to MassEquality, I passed the Massachusetts State House, which has a "General Hooker Entrance", which tickled me to no end. I also passed the Boston Athenaeum, a majestic library with a little gallery, and it turned out that today (Saturday) was the last day of their exhibit, "Depictions of the Banjo"! I went this morning, and it was really cool.
Then came the best part. I picked up Grace at Yawkey, and we had a long splendid day, with lots of walking, laughing, and Finding Nemo gummy snacks. We went to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, as recommended by Ms. Rich, and it was really cool. It's a three-story mansion with rooms full of art of various periods and regions. There weren't many information cards, so we were left to figure out what was what, which was fun. We also tried (often in vain) to translate the latin on a lot of the works. We giggled at Jesus as usual, and were amused to find two bunnies humping each other the bottom of a big intricate tapestry. Afterwards we walked around more, ate dinner, walked around, had hot chocolate (and a construction worker chatted with me), went back to the dorm, and then Grace returned home. I took a nice, although chilly, walk through Brookline, and here I am. It's nice that I had a good couple of days, because I have serious work to do this week. I have two papers, a bunch of club things, the radio show, and, most importantly, I have to practice my moves. Saturday the 28th I'm dancing in a hard hat to En Vogue's "Whatta Man" at BU's Masquerade Ball. Why? I couldn't say.
Still pretty lonely, but I'm doing my best, and surely I'll attract lots of people with this drag dance on Saturday. Who could resist that?
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