Monday, January 29, 2007

Oh Bollox, It's Monday Again

I was having such a pleasant weekend. Even though I was sick! I rearranged my bedroom, cleaned the bathroom tiles, listened to music, did laundry, napped, rested, rested, and rested, watched SATC reruns on HBO, and read my book. All in all, I did an excellent job of listening to myself and was feeling much better by yesterday afternoon. Go me!

I was feeling so much better that I decided I was up for going to my book club meeting and then meeting a friend of Em's for dinner/drinks. The book club meeting was great. We discussed "Everything is Illuminated," over tea in a cafe on the Upper West Side that John Lennon used to frequent. More on the book later, but for now put it on your reading lists if you haven't already read it. It's worth it.

Then I met Em's friend at another nearby cafe for dinner (salmon-avocado salad, a glass of white wine, and a shared chocolate dessert). Em's friend is a very tall (6'5"), smart (also a lawyer), sweet guy of North-Indian descent. We had such a nice time that I agreed to go for a drink after dinner to a nearby bar, the Shalel Lounge. The lounge has a very cool subterranean feel and is accented with attractive Moroccan inspired decorations like hanging lamps and cushions. It was super-cute. In retrospect, it probably wasn't the best idea to have a Jack and Ginger (or so my glands are telling me this morning), but at the time that's what myself was telling me to do. I listened, what can I say?

So, now it's Monday again. I feel as if I'm off to the Executioner's block. Again.

Update: I just read Go Fug Yourself and Popsugar and feel considerably better. I'm now ready to face the day. Thank god for meaningless celebrity gossip. I don't think I could get through the work-day without it.

9 comments:

Ally Bean said...

You know how popular TGIF is? Well, I think you're on to something with OBIM? Sounds like an acronym just waiting to take the world by storm. :-)

Buttercup said...

OBIM - "Oh Bollox, It's Monday" - That's hilarious Ally Bean.

Gypsy said...

Ugh. I'm fighting a tummy thing this Monday. Not fun. But I'm glad you had a lovely weekend!

starshine said...

OBIM...that is funny! Hey, world, you heard it first on the blog of Buttercup & Bean!

Buttercup said...

Gypsy - Feel better!

Starshine - This could be my first big break into fame. Bloggerdom, watch out!

InterstellarLass said...

Another book to put on my list! It's growing! I need to clean the bathroom tiles too. Except reading is more fun. Harumph.

Tall is good. Smart is good. The food sounds good too. :)

bug said...

hi buttercup. first off, in terms of your blog as a complete work (which it is obviously not), your life reads a tad SatC... juggling that sometimes great vacuity sometimes fulfilling intimacy that both the city and boyfriends offer. also, based on your zippy prose, i would say you even sound "happy" if i didn't think that would be off-putting considering EXBF, dragon lady, and other major/minor characters. a note abt the 1/27 entry: f*^k closure. Moral? Have the jack & ginger.

Buttercup said...

Lass - Reading is way more fun but scrubbing those tiles was damn satisfying!

Bug - Thanks for commenting!! I've been waiting for you. You're quite right, despite Dragon Lady and EXBF (or perhaps b/c of them in an odd way that I won't go into here) I am happy. Of course I'm still struggling, but I'm happy and I feel like I'm making progress which is great. And, as you point out, I'm having fun along the way. I'll take the SATC reference as a compliment, b/c as you know I'm a fan. Come visit again soon!

Juls said...

Everything is Illuminated is wonderful. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is less so, but still worth reading. A good friend of mine was in an adaptation of EiI, that made it so much more real and upsetting. Wonderful first novel. What are you reading next?