Keeping my head above water, with some good help from funny activities and companions! Including these two.
(Party pics from Friday night. There is a pact among some of the ladies that next year floor-length evening dresses must be worn.)
Arguendo was slight, but dinner afterwards at Malbec was spectacular. (Not cheap, but very very good indeed, and a beautiful and hospitable place to sit and eat.)
Sunday's service for Khakasa in Yonkers was heartbreaking, but I was glad to be able to be there. Another memorial for friends and family will probably be scheduled for sometime a month or two from now.
Started teaching Pamela today, and it's Manon Lescaut tomorrow in my seminar. Two favorites.
Counterintuitive to go out mid-evening on a school night, but a week when you lose a friend is a week when you don't want to turn down any friend's invitation! College classmate Thomas Lauderdale and his band Pink Martini are playing a small private concert at Indochine at 10:30 tonight, and I couldn't say no - it should be a lovely occasion.
Simon Singh on freeze-frame gags and the mathematical bent of The Simpsons.
A history of idiosyncratic punctuation marks. (Via GeekPress? Tab's been open long enough that origin is now lost in obscurity.)
Robert Macfarlane on urban exploration.
Last but not least, "Belle Amie" - a lovely video from a friend's daughter's band.