and I have been married one whole year as of today. It has been a good year. :) Today, to celebrate, we slept in and then had a late brunch at the new vegetarian restaurant, went to the very interesting Botero exhibit at the art museum and found an unexpected bonus exhibit of Allen Ginsburg's photography that we hadn't known was there, had a nice dinner at home with the good china and various wedding presents coming into play in the setting of the table, and watched After the Thin Man
, which Tivo has been keeping for us along with three or four other Thin Man movies grabbed from a TCM Thin Man marathon.
The food at the new vegetarian restaurant isn't all that impressive. But the atmosphere is good and I feel like we should continue to support them in the hopes that the menu will become more inspired as they mature. I had the chicken fried wheat meat and mashed potatoes with cream gravy and eggs and toast. I was very full and even though creed_of_hubris
helped with the gluten steak, I still have most of a steak patty and a mound of leftover potatoes and gravy in the fridge.
The Botero was kind of neat. I think my favorites were his rolly-polly homages to the works of other painters, including Velazquez's Las Meninas
. The Ginsburg was both neat and sad. The photos were mostly of his beat-era friends, fellow poets and radicals. There were two sets of pictures, one taken in the late 50s and early 60s and another taken 30 years later. Some of the later ones were the sad ones, seeing what had happened to some of the bright young adventurers in later life.
I made non-meat loaf for our anniversary. It doesn't sound very romantic, but it was tasty. Also, that trick they say you can do, where you add cauliflower to mashed potatoes? It actually works. The mix was maybe 1/5 cauliflower, 1/5 parsnip, and 3/5 potato and if I hadn't made it myself I'd never have known the cauliflower was there.
I am looking forward to the rest of the Thin Man movies. They're fun. I like the witty diaglog. And the pretty clothes. And the relationship between Nick and Nora. They're obviously crazy about each other but playful rather than soppy.