A look at how I've been diverting myself lately.
READ: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling [so far I fail to see what all the hubbub was about].
COMING UP: Orhan Pamuk, Philip Roth, Joyce Carol Oates.
SAW: Grand Illusion [the old Jean Renoir movie], Bernie [see Glitter, below, for a clip].
WATCHING: Louie (FX) [last week's homo-panic episode was perf].
ATE: Mizuna salad and blackberry-lavender sorbet with ginger granola @ Scofflaw [I drank a Basil Bramble].
Cubicle culture, Edgewater, poetry, fashion, the Supreme Court, coming-of-age narratives, the gays, Uptown, Sesame Street, fiction, The Golden Girls, food, musicals, the weather, etiquette, Tom and Katie, my family, Arkansas, Kito, travel, Obama, attractive men, Chicago theater, pop music.
FOUR BARS I MEANT TO VISIT DURING THE GREAT GAY-BAR BAR CRAWL--BUT DIDN'T:
1. Club Escape.
2. La Cueva.
4. Inn Exile.
TWO YEARS AGO: "It hurts to bend over, swallow, and breathe--three things I periodically need to do, and sometimes at the same time (if you know what I mean)."
SIX YEARS AGO: "So THAT'S what this blog is about. I've been wondering for months."