Week In Review
I am writing this at the bar where I work while enjoying a salad and a hard cider. I have little money and no plans, so why not stay here for the discount and the company of the few people I know in Seattle?
Seattle treated me well this week. I was overwhelmed by my post-Thanksgiving downtime and got busy as a result. I baked banana ginger muffins and very healthy breakfast “cookies.” I got lost in Fremont and was inspired by Pie. I had a huge fight with my boyfriend, broke up, and got back together again–which apparently must now happen weekly.
On Thursday, I went to a ridiculous amount of galleries with my friend Diana, who moved from Ithaca to Seattle a few months before I did. We wandered around Pioneer Square, which has art galleries all in a row, perfect for a girl like me who is always getting lost! It was so nice to keep finding more and more art so easily. Are there any places in NYC that have such a cluster of free galleries in just a few blocks?
A few of the galleries were responding to Elles by celebrating their own woman artists. I saw vaginas, Barbie dolls, and quilts. Also: never-ending wooden loops, dried paint, geometric patterns in the most subtle constant motion, and more.
Later that night I saw The Habit, a comedy troupe performing in Green Lake. It was a funny and entertaining performance, sure, but I was disappointed that it cost $18 and only lasted an hour. I should have gone to yoga. When I got home Ben wasn’t there, and wasn’t there, and wasn’t there, which led to the fight, the breakup, sleeping separately, a few passive-aggressive behaviors on my part… And then it was the next morning and we realized we can’t do this without each other. We can’t do this without each other.
Then I still had to go to work and do my job with a smile on my face.
After work Friday I caught up with a Drunken Philosophy Meetup group that was drinking and philosophizing at an Irish pub downtown. I had such an amazing time! I was initially put-off because the group was predominately male, but everyone was so respectful, open-minded, and willing to listen that I was won over. Plus I acted ridiculously and everybody took it.
Highlight: I told them I saw a four-dimensional cube on the Internet once. Everyone clamored over each other to tell me how that was impossible. Later that night, once I got home, I told Ben. “Oh yeah, I remember seeing that four-dimensional cube.” So THERE.