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.


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.


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.


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).



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.