Firefly, sadly cancelled after one too brief season, is my absolute favorite sci-show (maybe my favorite tv series). Yup, you read that correctly... Firefly is *that good*. D. and I have been watching the series on Netflix, and plan to buy the box set. Serenity, the movie continuation of Firefly, is being released in September... get a preview here... Serenity: The Official Movie Website.
I found a great podcast today that talks about both the show and the characters on Firefly, shedding light on this incredible series from Joss Whedon.
Just a quick post here before I settle into work for the day. D. and I went to see 'This is How it Goes' at the Public Theatre last night, and I can't say enough good things about it. The play is finishing up its run... but if you are in the area and you can get a ticket, you must go see this play. Here's the blurb:
THIS IS HOW IT GOES
By Neil LaBute
Directed by George C. Wolfe
Neil LaBute turns his savage observer's eye to small town America in this compelling new tale of manipulation, exploitation, race and infidelity. The author of The Shape of Things and In the Company of Men brings the story of an interracial love triangle to the stage of The Public Theater with a fierce and passionate drama that is filled with stunning twists and turns.
I'm already a fan of Ben Stiller (favorite movie... Keeping the Faith), and Jeffrey Wright was incredible in Angels in America (among many other films and plays). Amanda Peet was perfectly cast as well.
This play really makes you think: about race, about relationships, about the difference between life in a small town in America vs. life in NYC. I know I tend to take it for granted that I live so close to such a vibrant and cultural city. I'll contemplate further and write more later. But I wanted to let you all know to rush out and get tickets for this play before it's too late.
This is the I Do lace shrug. Pretty, right! I'm thinking about using black Tahki Cotton Classic II, that way it'll go with lots of spring tops and it'll be very NYC chic.
Looking around for some Cotton Classic, though I'm wondering if my LYS would have some. Can't check today though. Tonight I'm going to see Josh Rouse at Irving Plaza. Woo hoo!!! I can't wait!
Oh, don't think I had mentioned this. We got this Illy semi-pro espresso maker at work yesterday and it is SO SWEET! Oh, if I had an extra $1500 this would be mine. For now, I can make great coffee at work (decaf, please people... want me to get addicted to espresso drinks like I was in college? 8)
Yup, so if you watched The West Wing last night you'd know what the title of the post refers to... needless to say, very exciting that Leo is the Democratic VP candidate with Matt Santos. Woo hoo!
It's been a long week, and I am looking forward to the weekend. My dear friend T. was here this past weekend, and it always is nice to hang out with him... even if he does try to trip me while I'm walking (must try to get even... ha ha!). The second dinner group went very well, our place was big enough in the end (pshew!) and everyone had a great time. D. and T. even played a bit of guitar which was great. Rest of the weekend was fun, saw Redbird on Sunday night at Joe's Pub (Mulvey, Foucault, Delmhorst and Goodrich). Peter and Goody are such sweeties, always a pleasure to see them... they always say thank you for coming to the show (like I'd miss a show!).
I've finally decided, after some 'cheerleading' on T.'s part, to learn how to play the fiddle. I'm waiting to hear back from an instructor at a place in NYC. I *wish* we lived in Boston, because I'd just head over to Passim for lessons. One of these days!
Time to head out now, making dinner tonight for N. Also *must finish taxes*! Yeah, I've had them done but needed to make one change and they've been sitting at home for 3 weeks now. What a slacker! So that's my other plan for tonight besides dinner.