Thursday, August 13, 2009

Looking forward...

... to the weekend because there is nothing new to report for today.

Watered the yard tonight (before there was a light rain). Explained some of my comments in a venue that is neither here nor FB (imagine!). Ate madeleines.

But I am looking forward to the next three days.

Friday night at the movies - Julie and Julia with my friend Diane. Two foodies watching a foodie movie.

Saturday - friends coming here for barbecued ribs prepped with a dry rub and cooked for hours over indirect heat.

Sunday afternoon - driving to Santa Fe with Bill to see live theatre: Iphigenia and Other Daughters by Ellen McLaughlin. Last Saturday on the Plaza we met two energetic young members of the troupe hawking Greek tragedy. I can never resist Greek tragedy. (Long story for another day) One of them was the actor playing Iphigenia.

For the record: I love Greek tragedies; I deplore many of the deeds and motives therein. The sacrifice of innocents for testosterone poisoning was evil then and is evil now. Just saying.

And dang! the expression on Irene Pappas' face, playing Clytemnestra in the movie... that last scene as the wind blows, her cart heads home, and you know Agamemnon will get a homecoming he'll never forget.

--the BB


Grandmère Mimi said...

Have a lovely weekend, cher Paul.

Göran Koch-Swahne said...


The Cunning Runt said...

Tragic to the max.

The tragedy, that is.

I'm heading up to the mountains for the weekend, perhaps a different sort of escape from the one you have planned, but nonetheless an escape.

Enjoy yours, as I'll enjoy mine. ;)

it's margaret said...

What a wonderful weekend... as for me, I devoured ten chapters in what is promising to be a very interesting book...!

Paul said...

Hope you have a great escape, Ralph. I know I don't need to remind you to take your camera.

Paul said...

Margaret, now that's the kind of reader I hope for. It's meant to be a page-turner.

A wonderful evening with Julie and Julia and Diane tonight. Great start.