Busy week, as always. I put the finishing touches on my short story, and also gave a speech to my Toastmasters club about travelling on the cheap. On Thursday we drove to Cambridge and Upstairs on the Square for a delightful PEN event with Jane Kamensky and Jill Lepore discussing their novel, Blindspot, with much good talk about history, writing, Boston and other writerly stuff. We walked over to The Border Cafe afterward, and bulked up on Tex-Mex. Yum!
Friday, we saw an absolutely fabulous play at the Huntington titled,Stick Fly. Lydia Diamond is the playwright and she knows her stuff. It's so wonderful to discover a new dramatist! The cast was uniformly excellent and the theater, in the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion was intimate and friendly, with plenty of good places to nosh afterward in Boston's South End. We lucked out and found on-street parking, a minor miracle. When the cold and rain and snow disappeared, Bostonians came out in droves.
We went for a walk and pizza at Patriot Place yesterday. Big crowds. Lots of people in the restaurants. A good sign. The meal at Tavolina was delish, and we have a half pizza in the fridge for dinner tomorrow. We did Chinese New Year late, and have leftovers from that tonight. I splurged on a fresh pineapple, and it is astounding how much pineapple two people can eat. So sweet and juicy.
I cut forsythia today in hopes of forcing some blooms. Optimistic, yes? Now, back to my novel or maybee another short story? I have a whole series of animal stories to write. A book? So exciting to think of new projects. To think of spring. La-di-dah!