Ok, ok, I was feeling pretty darned low yesterday but getting out of the house totally did the trick. Still not feeling 100% but some errand-running and light socializing have made me feel more human. And a much happier human at that. Hopefully I can make up for lost time and still see this year out in style. We’re missing a sledding party tonight - still not quite up to that yet - but we did manage to squeeze in a showing of Megamind at our favorite second run theater (The Riverview). And the boy and I will be enjoying our hotel stay on New Year’s Eve. Pool party? Hot tub time? HECK YEAH!
Five other good things:
- The Gothamist has some fun with Brooklyn’s blizzard: Williamsburg turns into ice planet Hoth
- My recent uptick in Pinterest usage has led me to new and wonderful blogs. Like the blog of Anja Mulder.
- Bittersweet. The New York Times put together “a sound-collage-and-video tribute to musicians who died in 2010.”
- I adore the Batman Villain Project! In the artist’s own words: “In this project, you’ll find WanderingBert (That’s me!) endevouring [sic] to draw as many batman villains as possible. Even the obscure and mostly unknown ones. And even the dumb ones that may look interesting but suck as actual villains. Even them.” I think Zerno is my favorite.
- Cancun based artist Jason deCaires Taylor came up with this eerie and amazing underwater sculpture installation. I can only imagine what it must look like while scuba diving.
Things change, especially in the restaurant industry. Though I didn’t spend much time there I was sad to hear that the 501 Club is shutting down soon. But relieved that Cake Eater Bakery won’t be closing their doors. Co-owner Sheela Namakkal is leaving town to take a position with Chicago’s Bleeding Heart Bakery, but Emily Moore Harris will be expanding Cake Eater’s menu. There will still be bakery items but also breakfast food, soups and sandwiches. So excited for that!