Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Odds and Ends

I don't know why I tend post when I'm stressed and PMSing - but i always end up teary at some movie i happen to come across while channel surfing - last time, regrettably it was Dirty Dancing - the end dance sequence. Absolutely mortifying to admit, but yes, i sat on my couch and wiped tears away as Baby and Johnny danced together on stage. Today it was Love Actually. At least it was a fairly decent movie. It's not the stereotypical fare that for some reason brings me to tears - like "Independence Day". Can you imagine! Sadly, that's true. I cried watching Independence Day. Shoulders heaving, muffled sobs so not to wake Rich who was sleeping on the couch.

A resounding yes, to those that have inquired, i braved the HS Reunion several weeks ago. Chic black suit - had my hair cut and blown out - YSL bag - Dior stilettos. It was surreal. I literally didn't recognize people. Like had NO CLUE who they were. A lot of bad hair and odd clothing choices. Tons of baby pictures, baby blabber. Lots of people referring to me as the 'tennis girl'. There were a few people who it was actually good to see. I reconnected to 2 girls which was nice. We're going to go for cocktails when i get back from NY. So, not a total loss.

I've got a ton of stuff going on with the museums - gallery parties - a huge event for annie leibovitz, dale chihuly, a lecture series. Learned something interesting about Dale Chihuly - he hasn't blown glass since the early 70s. He injured his eye in a glass blowing accident and has no depth perception. I was shocked. His pieces - his NEW pieces signed by him - sell for thousands of dollars - 10s of 1000s of dollars. Yet, despite the sky high prices of his coveted work, he hasn't actually created anything in over 35 years. It just doesn't sit well with me. I've been a huge fan of his work, and now, it doesn't feel the same to me. All the while, some artists, and i do mean Artists, such as Bansky aren't truly recognized for their work. Which, mind you, is freaking genius.

If you don't know about Bansky, this link is the best way to familiarize yourself with his guerilla tactics and amazing work. He's someone i would love to have dinner with!

That's all from me - have to get back to work - enough procrastination for the day

xx K