Thursday, April 22, 2010

Just Want to Spend Eternity Right Where I am. On the Sunny Side of the Street

Here is a picture of Colm Toibin.

Hey, kids. I had a wonderful night tonight. I went running right after work and then went to hear Colm Toibin read. I know I've said this a million times before, but I love to go to readings and Toibin was very charming and self-deprecating and made fun of the Irish and everything he said was funny because it was pretty much true. The friend I went with, even talked me into getting my book signed. I've been to hundreds of readings, but never had the guts to do that. Toibin asked me what I wanted him to write in it, but I had no idea, so he just signed his name. While I'm gushing, I'm just going to again suggest that you read his book, Brooklyn...And not just because the writer is so personable either. The story is great and it's very well written.

...And now, onto the weekend. They say it's supposed to rain for most of it. That's okay with me. It will give me an excuse to stay in the house and sand and paint cupboards. Apparently, cupboards take a week to fully dry, so if I got them done this weekend, I'd be able to rehang them next weekend and put on the new, sleek hardware. I'm excited to see how it looks when it's all done.

Tomorrow night, I plan to be as mellow as possible. I'll clean things up when I first get home, but then I'd like to spend some quality time with my couch and a couple of beers and a movie.

I'm thinking I'll probably stay away from the bar this weekend too. Again, I never say never, but that's how it's looking right now. Stinky and I are going to see Coadster's play early on Saturday evening and then I'll probably just come home and relax.

Sunday morning is the River Run here. It might rain, but I'll probably do it anyway. It's just a 5K, so I'm hoping it's fun and I'll get a good feel for what kind of shape I'm in. the friend I went to the reading with told me I should do the Ronald McDonald House run at the beginning of May, so I might check that out and do that in the next week or two as well.

So, how's your weekend looking? Do you have a date with your couch, or will you be going out and checking out some drama?

9 comments:

NoRegrets said...

I caulked last night and got caulk everywhere. Did it between the cabinets and the wall. We'll see what it looks like in daylight...

Tara said...

I don't have any plans this weekend, I'll probably sleep in and eat food that's delicious and bad for me.

SkylersDad said...

This weekend is supposed to be complete crap with rain, so I will be finding stuff to try and take care of inside.

A said...

I also loved that book.
And I loved the pictures of the beautiful prom women!! Beautiful beautiful, love love.

.j.william. said...

I'm thinking of writing today off, work-wise, and getting a nice bike ride in before the rain this weekend.

laura b. said...

I hope you do get in a nice relaxing weekend and that you enjoy your 5k very much.
I plan to cry and eat. Luckily, I have to work Saturday.

OhEmGee...my word is noone.

Poptart said...

Yea Churlita with the racing! I too am (supposedly) doing a 5K Sunday morn but the huge diff between you and me is that I haven't run since the injury in November, and you rack up 50 miles a week. Hmm... We'll see how I do. I also have to work right afterward - that will be interesting. I am working all weekend and stewing about how crappy my life is right now, but I hope to sneak in some smiles and reading and dog-petting. Oh and I never sent you that thing I was gonna send. Sorry!! xo

rel said...

Churlita,
GARDEN!
rel

Johnny Yen said...

Writers love to have you sign their books-- it stokes up their ego. Add "going to more book readings" to my list of things to do when done with nursing school.

I took my kids to see Urusula Bielski do a reading a while back-- she writes about Chicago ghost stories, which both of them love. It was really cool for them to see that it was an actual live person that wrote the book. This is particularly good for my daughter, who has aspirations of being a writer. Her birth father, my wife's ex-husband, is a rock music writer you've probably heard of.