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July 14, 2003

Weekend Flurries

Friday night, Mike and I caught Elvis Costello at Central Park's Summerstage. A good show, although opening act Chris Robinson was a snoozer. Not a great venue - bleachers in the back and astroturf in the area in front of the stage, which got all soggy when we got drenched in a short but torrential downpour. We spotted Willie Garson, the guy who plays Stanford on Sex & the City - finally, I have a sighting of somebody kinda cool!

I'd never seen Costello play before. A good show, even though I'm not familiar with most of his catalogue. (Clearly, there were superfans, though, and they were all hollering in my ear.) The man had like five encores - c'mon, man, don't jerk your audience around. But after the rain let up, it was a gorgeous, balmy night, perfect for some great music in the outdoors.

Sunday, a girly day. Bummed around uptown. Went into Town Shop, one of those specialty stores where they can just look at you and tell you what size brassiere you should be wearing. (The grande dame of the shop, Selma Koch, passed away recently.) I was way, way off base with what I thought was my size. Ladies, it's really important to make sure you're wearing the right size - if you do nothing else for your wardrobe, good foundations will make your clothes look and fit much better, and you'll feel more comfortable and at ease. They're not cheap, but you're making a worthy investment. Just go to your department store, or a specialty shop - the idea is kind of embarrassing at first, but really, it's not a big deal. The ladies at Town Shop were very professional and clearly knew their wares; it was totally crowded when I ventured in.

Downtown - Jen and I did brunch at Balthazar - cocktails, goat cheese & onion tart, brioche french toast & hickory bacon, poached eggs over polenta, really good fresh bread & butter, good coffee, and a bowl of dark chocolate, pistachio, and hazelnut ice cream. We were definitely full for the rest of the day.

Cabbed it to midtown later for a viewing of I Capture the Castle. A good adaptation, though not perfect (are they ever?); Jen and I could easily play six degrees of Jane Austen with this one - there was David Bamber (Mr. Collins), the guy who played Uncle Geoffrey (Bridget Jones), and we think the woman who played Charlotte in The Real Thing (which we saw on Broadway, with Stephen Dillane and Jennifer Ehle as the leads). Really, though, I'm just going to have to read the book again, a really lovely piece of work.

Yours, &c., LC | 12:43 PM | New York minutes | Comments (2)


Are you implying that I was hollering? :-)

Posted by: mrw at July 14, 2003 02:13 PM

Yes, you were one of the guilty superfans. ;-) Just kidding. But that one guy was certainly overenthusiastic or maybe drunk. Maybe both.

Posted by: Lady Crumpet at July 14, 2003 03:55 PM