Sunday, March 29, 2009

Fun weekend. Had a lovely poetry lunch Saturday with K at the new Macrina in SODO, which is my new fave place to read and write and have soup & bread or a pastry. Yesterday, we had an AMAZING cream of tomato soup with bacon (a little bacon really does make everything better). I showed her my favorite book of the last few months: D A Powell's Chronic, and had her read "he's a maniac, maniac" and she was won over to read more.

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Went out that night to The Garage on Cap Hill for bowling with friends K & B. What a hoot! Cocktails and strikes and spares (and a fair number of gutterballs). We all chose bowling namesL K was Flo, Dean was Madge, B was Bobbi, and I was Loretta. I haven't laughed so hard in weeks.

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Today the friggin' sun came out, believe it or not, and D & I were able to get a little bit of work done in the yard. Took a trip to City People's Garden, and got a bare root espaliered apple (three levels, Spartan, Akane, and Liberty), and got it planted. It will probably take a year or two to get established. But that's OK. I know how to "prune for fruit" and gently finesse it to my will.

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Watched the NCAA basketball regional finals on and off. Except for the Michigan State-Louisville game, these were not too exciting. But I love all the alliteration the sportscasters use: March Madness, Sweet Sixteen, Elite Eight, Final Four. My pick: Villanova to go all the way baby! (Though Michigan State would be fun to see win at home, and bring some hope to that city).

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2 comments:

Binh Around The City said...

Mr. P-- Good to be back and get caught up on your short n' sweet posts. Question: how do I "follow" particular blogs and have 'em show on the side there like you do? Thank you in advance. --Binh

Diane K. Martin said...

"I know how to "prune for fruit" and gently finesse it to my will."

Sounds like a poem start -- or part.