Tuesday, November 2, 2010

New York was just what I needed!


I actually forgot that things were going on here in Baltimore this past weekend. What I mean is, I forgot that it was also Halloween in Baltimore, like it was Halloween in NYC. Funny, right? But it felt good to be so disconnected from home base.

I would have preferred to be on the beach for vacation, but for a gorgeous weekend in October, NYC is perfect. My husband and I walked and walked and walked. We visited the Guggenheim. We heard Anne Carson talk about Odysseus's wife, about Bridget Bardot and about selling out. Lou Reed walked into the lecture and sat down right in front of Carson. It was quite an electric room. Then, oysters and beer. More walking. Breakfast outside in the Village. Bleeker Street and Marc Jacob's new book store, called "Book Marc." It was super well edited and a lot of fun. Chelsea, costumes, dogs, dogs, dogs!

I know that getting out of town was just what I needed. I signed up for the NaNoWriMo today! That book is finally going to get out of my head.

3 comments:

PaperPinwheel/White Bread Dipped in Tea said...

glad you had such fun! i was in nyc last halloween...what's the nanowrimo?

mattnrea said...

Nice! Glad you had a great time! I have never been to NYC. I wanted to go after 9/11...Maybe one day!

Kate said...

Oh, cool, Jen! It was such a great time to be there. Even more energy than usual. NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month-- basically you write a novel in one month! It's a lot of fun. I know some people think it's stupid, etc, but they are uptight types...

Matt, thank you! Yes, you should visit sometime. Take a bus up from Philly.