Let's see, where to start. Friday night I went to a concert put on by middle school students from a set of city charter schools. We provide pro bono legal services to the parents of one of the schools, and I've got to say, it was so wonderful to see these kids play in the orchestra knowing that some of their families are dealing with a whole host of legal issues that could potentially have an impact on their education. It feels great to know that our lawyers are helping out. After the show, I hit the couch hard, and as a result I was up very early Saturday morning. I took advantage of this odd occurrence and read the paper, then went for a swim. Afterwards, it was on to a haircut (looks good if I don't say so myself), then Mom, Stephen, and the Lovely Miss Katie came over for some snacks, prosecco, and some home improvement. Thanks to Stephen, I now have a new light fixture in the bathroom, a shelf and a towel bar -- they look fantastic (thanks again, Stephen!). Afterwards I met up with Rob Y. for a movie, My Blueberry Nights, which, despite having some great Jude Law eye candy, was sort of mediocre. Cute, but mediocre.
Sunday brought a last minute brunch with Matt and his harem, then off to Whole Foods to shop for Sunday night's dinner -- an Asian-inspired feast. I started off with Japanese rice snacks, edamame and roasted nori to snack on, then a spicy Thai eggplant salad, followed by sesame soba noodles. The main course was a fish with black bean and garlic sauce and sides of sesame asparagus and steamed rice. For dessert, I made a ginger ice cream with crystallized ginger. The recipes that weren't from Epicurious were all from the Moosewood Cookbook (a.k.a. "the cult," per Gabe). Major thanks to Jimmy for being a fabulous sous chef and co-conspirator.
So, on the Cure front, I'm a little behind. Only cooked a few times this week (but Sunday should count for more than one meal, I think), and didn't do so much on my list. Although I sold my TV cabinet, the TV hasn't yet found a home -- I should probably wait a little while before I buy the new one anyway. Maybe this weekend I can carve out some time for purging some clothing and files and begin the long process of getting all of my CD's onto iTunes.
In case you missed it, Chip forwarded along a great article from Slate entitled "How economics and game theory explain the shortage of available, appealing men," in response to my Mapquest post. An interesting theory . . .