Things That Made Up My Weekend

This weekend was a pretty fun one for me, though it felt like it went by way too fast. But I thought I’d share a few of the things I did with you all, one or some of them might spark something in some of you!

1) Los Angeles Derby Dolls
I went and saw the LA Derby Dolls play the championship match between the Sirens and the Tough Cookies, and OMG it was so damn exciting! I’ve never been to a roller derby match before, so I wasn’t really sure how it worked, but I picked it up rather quickly and it was a total blast. My favorite skater was Mila Minute, a jammer for the Sirens. That girl was unstoppable, and scored a ton of points. In the end the Tough Cookies won though, but all involved had a great time.

2) Kentucky Mint Julep at Seven Grand
After Derby Dolls my crew rolled down to Seven Grand for some mint juleps, my favorite being the Kentucky version. It’s served in an authentic julep cup and is quite strong and syrupy, but it’s watered down by the scoop of crushed ice they put on top of it. It’s like a delicious alcoholic snow cone!

3) Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger
My friend Max let me borrow Franny and Zooey on Friday and I couldn’t put it down, it totally entranced me. The book is kind of odd, it’s basically about the Glass family, though this book concentrates on the youngest brother and sister, Franny and Zooey. Franny starts to have a slight nervous breakdown, and her brother Zooey tries to help her through it. Reading it, I realized it was near identical to The Royal Tenenbaums, and sure enough, Wes Anderson was totally inspired by it, especially the bathroom scene. It’s a short, fun read, I’d highly recommend it.

4) Grey Microplush Blanket
Somehow when I moved into my apartment I lost both of my blankets… how do people lose blankets? Anyhow, I needed a new one, so I popped by Target and grabbed this amazing grey microplush (aka heaven) blanket for $50. I have full sized bed, but I went with the king size blanket, because I’m kind of a whore for big blankets. I took a nap with it yesterday, and slept like a baby last night. Viva la blankets!

5) Bande à part
After reading Franny and Zooey I was feeling a bit nostalgic, so I decided to watch a little Godard as I fell asleep last night. My choice was Bande à part, a wonderful little film about love, robbery, and deception. That makes it sound worse than it is, it’s a pretty silly movie, but I enjoy it.

6) David Bowie
The last thing on my list of things I did this weekend is David Bowie. My roommate showed me the episode of Flight of the Conchords where David Bowie shows up in that dudes dream, and it totally got me in the mood for him. I listened to Space Oddity mostly, I really love everything Janine and beyond, aka Side Two of the record. Random, I know.


November 10, 2008