Heh, the problem with actually having a life is that it leaves me so little time to update LJ. Or perhaps it just feels that way since my computer's been broken for a while now. I'd brought my laptop with me to Cyprus in the theory that I was promised it would be safe, and there was always a chance I'd find it useful. Instead, of course, two weeks in, I was sitting with it at a table one day, someone tripped over the power cord, and the flow of electricity promptly stopped functioning. I didn't know if the problem was in the cord (in which case I'd just have to buy a new one) or in the computer itself (which would be a much larger problem); I could, theoretically, have taken it to a computer store in Cyprus to find out, but since it took me two weeks just to find a post office
that functioned, I was reluctant to hand over my nice laptop. And so I had to wait until I returned to solve the problem: it was the cord after all, and now everything functions again, and after just two trips to a Best Buy. (Which would have been one, but I, uh, forgot to bring the cord with me the first time. Go me.)
I returned to New York late in the afternoon on Tuesday; Wednesday morning someone called with free tickets to a Broadway show. And then last night Racheline and I ate out at JoJo
, since it is Restaurant Week here. Um. My life is not always so glamorous!
The show I saw was 110 in the Shade
, which was very good, even if I didn't even know what it was about going in. (It's about 1930's small Texas town during a drought, and a girl who would like a husband, in case anyone else is as ignorant as me.) Audra McDonald played the lead role, but I particularly liked Steve Kazee, who played Starbuck, a conman.
JoJo was also excellent; I had the vegetable menu, which had four courses. There was gazpacho with tiny minced peppers and cucumbers and avocado, and big halves of cherry tomatoes in the soup itself; a salad with artichoke hearts and spinach leaves, pinenuts, and curls of lemon peel; a mushroom tart that was perhaps the best thing ever; and passion fruit Pavlova, which is a sort of sherbet thing, bright yellow with the passion fruit seeds in it, in a meringue cup, on cream. All so very good.
Random links:I am so excited about this movie!Blossom to Blossom
- I posted this story last week, but I think perhaps LJ was doing one of its weird things. Or, uh, you didn't comment because you didn't like it. In which case, feel free to continue ignoring it!Iron & Wine - Boy With a Coin
Iron & Wine has a new CD coming out in September, and I can't wait for it. Luckily, they have already released a single, which is really, really good. It reminds me a bit of the style of Woman King
, as opposed to their softer songs.