What’s Happening NowPosted: August 30, 2009
>I’m in Brooklyn, sitting on the couch with Kip’s cats, who are doing that typical cat thing: putting all their energy into ignoring you. Kip is still in the bed, snoring a bit, sometimes sounding like he’s drowning–not a lovely sound, but I’m used to it, and that’s comforting, in some way. I’m eating a bowl of cereal and trying to decide if I should watch the new episode of Project Runway, or the Real Housewives of Atlanta–this TiVo is a gay fantasia.
The weather is turning. Or I should say, the seasons are. Fall is my favorite time in New York, and I always look forward to the evenings spent walking around the city, feeling a bit chilly, the air filling your chest. And Fall has the best clothes–yay for looking cute again!
Do you know Gilt.com? My friend Peter turned me on to it. It’s designer labels for practically pennies, and I am addicted to it. I don’t really buy much–I have bought one shirt and one pair of shoes–but every day at noon, some new crop of clothes goes up and people rush to see how they can spend their money. This week, there was an Alexander McQueen western-style shirt with this really interesting piping and a yoke that looked a bit like the squiggly bracket. It was $300 on Gilt, retailing for $1000. I didn’t buy it. Sometimes its a good thing that I’m poor.
Today we’re meeting some friends for brunch–I officially hate brunch, refusing to pay $20 to eat an egg or two and lukewarm side dishes that I could prepare better myself at home–but I’m learning how to order better, and I like to see my friends. This evening, there’s a benefit party/concert for Circus Amok, starring a cavalcade of singing and honking wonders. I look forward to seeing everyone.