What I’m reading: The Odyssey, but I’ve let that slide this past week. Also, I realized on Sunday that I hadn’t read my copy of Jason’s new comic, Werewolves of Montpellier, so that was like discovering an anthropomorphized, ligne claire jewel in the cushion of my sofa.
What I’m watching: Another week of season 1 of In Treatment, the finale of Bored to Death, and the first stage in our annual LotR marathon (we usually save it for December, but Amy was feeling the urge for some Fellowship on Saturday; yes, my wife & I are a match made in geek heaven)
What I’m drinking: At various times during the week, G&Ts made with Right, Citadelle, Death’s Door and Beefeater gins.
What Rufus & Otis are up to: Celebrating Otis’ one-year anniversary with a 5-mile hike through some swamp-like trails at Wawayanda. Also, celebrating my return from a five-day trip to New Orleans by wagging their tails something fierce.
Where I’m going: Nowhere! I’m taking the week off from work, cleaning house, taking care of some errands â€” okay, maybe going into NYC at some point â€” and otherwise taking it easy.
What I’m happy about: Finding a well-fitting navy suit at Rubenstein’s in New Orleans (they did their alterations same day so I could wear the suit at the conference). And getting to see my pal Paul Longstreth play his solo gig at Bistreaux on Toulouse for a little while the night before I returned home.
What I’m sad about: The conference itself was pretty disastrous. The exhibit hall was woefully undervisited by attendees, and that’s a bad sign for a show that has struggled in the past few years. This event usually provides me with at least 4 or 5 serendipitous conversations that lead to articles or interview subjects, and I had absolutely zero this time around. I had good meetings and talks with our advertisers and other exhibitors, but I rely on those non-client conversations. Grr.
What I’m worried about: Not getting done all the things I want to get done on this week off.
What I’m pondering: Adding “What I’m wearing” to this post, if only to show off some of the new clothes I’ve picked up this past year.