Monday, March 14, 2011

Another quiet weekend

It's been another wonderfully quiet and peaceful weekend. I did a lot of reading, mostly Winter's Tale, and I'm about halfway through now. I'm also liking Avril Lavigne's new album, "Goodbye Lullaby." Even though her voice can be a little grating sometimes, she has some good songwriting chops.

Friday I went out to Best Buy and bought a Sony Playstation 3, something I've been meaning to do for a while so I can play my Blu-Ray movies, and they were offering a $50 gift card with purchase. I got Gran Turismo 5, a car racing simulator, and Street Fighter 4, the modern version of my favorite game, Street Fighter II Turbo on the Super Nintendo system, several generations ago in the days of 16-bit console games. So this weekend I've been trying out the PS3, getting to know how it works, playing the games and watching special features of my Blu-Ray discs (Eclipse, Coraline and Beauty and the Beast) that I haven't been able to access until now.

There's something going on in Times Square this weekend because I keep hearing 80s music like Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" out the window. Nivea has these huge stages set up, but when I went out to look this evening they were empty. Maybe people are getting worked up for St. Patrick's Day this coming week.

It's been a couple quiet weekends in a row, but that's good because the next two weeks are busy. Poly Cocktails tomorrow night, Poly Women's Group on Tuesday, and this coming weekend is Purim, so Puck and I will be getting into costume once more and going to an event with their family. Then the following Tuesday is Open Love NY, and that weekend is Ryan and Beth's engagement party, so they will be coming back for that too. Thankfully, after a weekend of home cooking, they are feeling better now, and it turned out not to be strep throat after all.