Self could have attended her Stanford Alumni Homecoming. Sabina is there with her baby son, Milo. But self, as always, cannot seem to get organized enough to get going.
Right in her own backyard, in Redwood City, a Zoppé Italian Family Circus has opened, next to the Downtown Library.
There is also an Oktoberfest going on at Courthouse Square.
But here are the things self actually got around to doing:
- She went to the Redwood City Farmers Market, just half an hour before they closed. She got many vegetables, including something that looked like kangkong.
- As a nod to Matt Damon’s character in “Hereafter” (Damon’s psychic idolizes Dickens, a fact which turns out to be pivotal to the plot), self borrowed Bleak House from the library. This is such a hefty book that it is sure to put a crick in her neck. Alas, self saw only hardcover copies on the library shelves. On the plus side, self adores Dickens, and she hasn’t read Bleak House since the birth of son, eons ago: self toted the copy with her to Stanford Hospital — !
- Self went to Peet’s and picked up a free copy of The Stanford Daily. Since it is the Homecoming Weekend issue, it is packed with reviews of exhibits, movies, Stanford Lively Arts events, and so forth and so on. Currently at the Cantor Art Museum: “Vodoun/Vodounon: Portraits of Initiates” (Hubby declares he has no interest in seeing this, so self will go by herself: she really loves anything creepy and supernatural). There are also reviews (rather insipidly written) of “It’s Kind of a Funny Story,” latest Zach Galfinakis showcase (a 7 out of 10) and “Life As We Know It,” featuring Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel trying to make cute (a 6 out of 10). There is also a review of a new pizza place in Palo Alto (as if Palo Alto needed any more pizza places), Howie’s Artisan Pizza. The review of this pizza joint does the job with a minimum of flourish, which is commendable. For instance, the review begins: Pizza can mean very different things to different people. Which is so laudably straightforward. Almost Fitzgerald-like in its directness.
Let’s not forget: there is still the Giants/Phillies game in a couple of hours!!! Self is all on pins and needles for that one! She made sure there was lots of Orville Redenbacher popcorn in the house, as well as lots of organic butter (Is organic butter less fattening? Who knows? It certainly sounds as if it should be less fattening)
Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.