Monday, January 31, 2011

Send Portland, Oregon ideas. I am going to meet R's parents next week! Mostly, I want to kidnap her niece for some all day arts and crafts. How could you not love someone who tells this joke [below]?

Q: What did the zero say to the eight?
A: Nice belt!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Leather pants I bought for a few bucks at a public school bake sale/flea market with Lauren Weber in Jackson Heights. I have a silver pair, too. Lauren bought two pairs.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

I did some market research, and I now feel confident that I know which Pepperidge Farm cookie people like least. I forgot to report this breaking news, last December.

The Did List
Played ping pong with Dan
ate deviled eggs
Drank barium milkshakes for esophagram
New School for student evals
Copy Shop to xerox student evals
Received an oral history assignment from the Brooklyn Art Council
Whole Foods for supplements
Saw this show
Reading this YA book
Home to put together my dossier for job

On the subway home, I overheard an interesting monologue from a man wearing a Christmas hat. He invoked Tootsie, hens, eggs, waterbeds, and recommended drinking rice milk, and getting a king-sized waterbed for you and your lady. He said all of New York City is unisex, so put on your wife's high heels. I tried to record it. Of all the interesting monologues I've heard delivered, this was among the top 3.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Stuck at home today wearing my warmest sweater dress, as close to an adult onesie as I can get. I have tea, broth, and the space heater on--chained to an unpleasant task of applying for the job I already have. Leaving sugar, gluten, coffee behind. This warrants a yogurt maker, right?

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Do you have any thoughts, feelings, facts about Jane Jacobs? I'm making an audio-montage and would love to get your voice on-tape. My audio program will call you and you can leave one line on the program's voicemail. "I think Jane Jacobs is a hero because..." "I never agreed with Jane Jacobs about..." etc etc

I'm home writing a lecture on Jane Jacobs and Delores Hayden for my new course. I LOVE vacation, especially working vacations. I hope to spend part of the snowstorm outside, tomorrow.

Sarah Michelson show, in a few days.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Performance, this weekend
Ann Liv Young
Faye Driscoll
Miguel Gutierrez
John Jasperse
Corsican, Bulgarian, Georgian singing
Lunch with Dan
Anne's birthday
My heart felt full to bursting by Sunday night.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

I just found this in my notes from 2005:

Since last writing, I:
Ate a macaroon in Louisville, Kentucky
Searched for underground tunnels in Michigan with two archaeologists and a dog
Drank Michelob with Don
Ate grilled cheese sandwiches with Don
Was mauled by two standard (oversized?) poodles
Sold 4 boxes of books
Fed deer out of my hands
Cut off my hair with dull scissors
Bought a small piece of Michigan copper
Got in bed with my grandmother
Learned about tax-free bonds in “developing cities” (see ‘Got in bed with grandmother,’ above)
Took several baths with epsom salts
Renewed my love for Grape-Nuts
Started doing number puzzles
Organized my pom-pom collection by color and size
Changed my brand of conditioner
Drove over 800 miles

There. We are caught up!