I’m a little late on my post this week mainly because Tony and I spent Thursday and Friday in NYC which set me back a bit. First we enjoyed seeing Jerry Seinfeld’s stand up at the Beacon on Thursday night, then on Friday afternoon, as part of the Tribeca Film Festival, the premier episode of the TV series, Night Manager being shown on AMC starting Tuesday. While Seinfeld was very good he is predicable. I loved the Night Manager as it had to do with espionage. Watch it. I’ve always wanted to go to one of those films at the festival but couldn’t because the ones I wanted to see where during the day. Now, I didn’t have to get up early and rush to work tired. I have time.
Sometimes, too much time on my hand leads to obsession. I do not feel guilty. I started to bing watch House of Cards, spend way too much time perusing the internet and over-decorating my new home (Crate & Barrel should be sending ME stuff by now.)
I have taken up reading again and am in the middle of a book called Destiny of the Republic, the telling of President James Garfield’s life and assassination. Not a very well known president for sure, but fascinating in his time and his unfortunate attack by an imbalanced con man. I call it an attack rather than an assassination because it was not the bullets that killed Garfield but the poor medical procedures.
At the same time, I found that reading a book is not as exciting as discussing it with members of a book club that have contrasting opinions on the writing. I love it when we disagree. It is the spirit of the discussion that gets me.
So this week, I’m back to playing on the internet, continuing my binging and finding new reasons to drive down Route 17 in Paramus. What am I going to do when my husband retires June 1 – TBD.