Monday, June 11, 2012
Weekend Wanderings: Errands & Works
Saturday was another run, followed by a whole lot of reading (mostly a zombie novel that was interesting but not the greatest thing I've ever read, a little bit of some eternal poetry and a little bit of a self-help book that I'm trying to use to figure out the direction of my life). I haven't been writing as much since school ended (maybe two poems a month, instead of one or two a week), but I've been reading and collecting thoughts, and so I think it's been productive. As I said a few weeks ago, I'm hoping to send out some submissions, so I really need to get on that, and on a few other things from the Summer List. We met up with some friends to see the New York Philharmonic at Symphony Space, which turned out to be a really nice way to spend an evening. The friends kept playing it up as avant-garde music and very experimental, but since this was my first time seeing the Philharmonic and since I'm really not well-versed in classical music, it didn't seem very new or controversial to me. I think I was expecting something more John Cagesque. Rush tickets were only $10, and Brooklyn Brewery sponsored a little reception afterward, so it was affordable and fun. I would definitely go to another one of the shows in the series.
And yesterday was also pretty quiet. A few friends and I have started a small writing group, and so the four of us met up in Brooklyn and chatted over some poems and a short story for a few hours. When I got home, Roger joined me for a run, for the first time in years, which was a lot of fun. I mostly run alone, but having company is always a welcome change! Some quick yoga, dinner, and then a project for work, and the weekend was over before I knew it.