1. I ended up walking the upwards of three miles home today in a roundabout way. First off to Tryst to read a bit and enjoy a beer, then up and around through Mount Pleasant, where I ended up buying Korean take-out that’s way more delicious than you’d imagine, before heading the rest of the way back through Columbia Heights and Petworth. It was a good and necessary walk. The coworker trivia I and a couple others have tried to put together fell apart tonight, and I can’t stand spending all night in the skeleton of my old room. Once I move to Columbia Heights, I’m tempted to walk every day. 

     
  2. She left with Henri-Jean, who shrugged as they passed Burdmoore. A mime’s shrug. Life is sweet, I’m a helpless neuter. Whimsy is the answer to tears. I’m going to fuck your girlfriend here shortly. Shrug.
    — 

    Rachel Kushner, The Flamethrowers

    Less than 100 pages left in this now. I’ll be sure to knock it out within the next two to three days if I read it. The book club I’m in is supposed to read to chat about it Sunday evening, assuming that doesn’t all fall apart due to the complicated reasons that may derail it. Oh, and I forgot to eat dinner again tonight. Oops. Is a giant cookie dinner? 

     
  3. And yes, this does make me want to go there.

     
  4. Plays: 54

    Kurt Vile—“Snowflakes are Dancing”

    How is Nymphomaniac: Volume 2 only playing at West End already? More importantly, how is its only showtime 9:30 p.m.? The location’s actually perfect considering West End is like a block away from our office, but the time is a WMATA-thwarting nightmare. I don’t want to have to cab back to Petworth to see the movie, if I can help it (possible solution: sleeping in the office…?).  

     
  5. Took all my posters and other decorative items down tonight—amazing and scary how dead this space has become and how fast. I’ve been a little too used to it the last three years I’ve lived here. This has been a productive weekend as far as getting stuff over to the new place. “Went down to do laundry and had to exert great will power not to shamelessly pillage your great collection of books!” one of the soon-to-be-roommates texted me this morning. 

    One week left before the official move. I think next Sunday morning’s when I’m moving over the big-ticket items like the bedframe, mini-fridge, etc. 

     
  6. This Week: April 21st-April 25th

    emily-in-dc:

    Wednesday: I need to see Floating Worlds at Studio Gallery before the exhibition ends on next Saturday the 26th. The gallery is open Wed-Fri until 7 p.m. Check it out here: http://www.studiogallerydc.com/current.shtml

    Considering I actually work in Dupont, I should probably make it to Studio Gallery… This may have actually inspired me to go check some of this out—there’s some cool stuff lined up, from the look of the website. 

     
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    Under the Skin is a strange, strange film… A visual and audio triumph of aesthetics, at the very least, but also puzzling and so overwhelmingly bare. Scarlett is great. I’m still not sure where I fall on the movie as a whole. 

    Under the Skin is a strange, strange film… A visual and audio triumph of aesthetics, at the very least, but also puzzling and so overwhelmingly bare. Scarlett is great. I’m still not sure where I fall on the movie as a whole. 

     
  8. Successes: moved six boxes of books plus my printer, keurig, ironing board, winter coat, and other miscellaneous items over to the new house tonight, with more to follow tomorrow. Also, gorgeous out. 

    Not bad considering last night ended up being one of those nights where you don’t want to cut it off. The War on Drugs played a marathon set till nearly 1 a.m. to close out their tour, then a friend and I wandered over to Saloon for a drink, closing it out, then wandered over to the Gibson, closing it out, then realized everywhere else was closed, and wandered around U St for a few blocks before cabbing away to our respective places, finally getting back a bit before 4. 

     
  9. Has James Franco really ever had a better role? 

     
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    The War on Drugs at 930

    The War on Drugs at 930