I cooked while the makeup artistry went down. Arugula salad with habanero mango vinaigrette, BBQ shrimp and orzo corn salad.Not pictured: black bean hummus with blue corn chips
Makeup party at my house. My super talented cousin Alex is doing sample wedding makeup for my friend Maral. I’m picking up tips!
Date night: Estela
Well that’s something you don’t often see parked in the middle of Manhattan.
Freddie Mercury, Queen 1973, by Johnny Dewe Matthews.
for Stacey. just a little Freddie to brighten your day!
Thank goodness Harriet’s was open.
My street feels totally deserted.
That was my fifth time seeing Beck, starting with a tiny concert at an underground bar in Atlanta when Loser first hit the airwaves. He is an amazing showman. There has only been one disappointment in the show sequence. (United Palace theater, circa 2009? Def phoning it in.) But all is forgiven. The last show in Atlantic City was flawless and tonight the set list and the energy level were perfectly suited to an outdoor venue.
Waiting for Beck.
At the vet and feeling a little stressed about it.
Sukiyaki Kyu Sakamoto
This has become our evening sign off. No matter what is playing when we leave the living room and move to bed, Michael puts this song on. I have many levels of love for it. It reminds me of my childhood and my awesome Uncle Robert, and of course it was used to great effect in one of my favorite episodes of Mad Men.
“Ue o muite arukō" ("I look up when I walk") remains the only Japanese song to reach number one on the Billboard pop charts in the United States, a position it maintained for three weeks in 1963. It was also the first ever Japanese language song to enter the UK charts, though it only climbed to number 6 with no further chart entries.
Jeter warm up action shot!