|Flash company's been the ruin of a great many more
|Pink Floyd, "Wish You Were Here (feat. Stéphane Grappelli)"|
1. The Ivy+ Fine Spirits Showcase was delightful: there was interesting alcohol and interesting conversation and lots of both (including with sharhaun, whom I wasn't expecting to see there) and while I couldn't stay for dinner, there was lunch beforehand at Café Algiers. I have discovered the absinthe I want to buy when I have the money for it. (I have also discovered Bruichladdich's Botanist Gin, where the botanicals are things like birch, tansy, elderflower, hawthorn, and gorse. Dean believed firmly that it would have been a waste to dilute it with tonic water, but I still want to try bitter lemon. I like my quinine.) It was very thoughtful of TCM to provide Some Like It Hot (1959) for me to stare at when I came home.
2. Today is my mother's birthday observed. (Her actual birthday is a weekday, when my brother and his wife aren't free.) I believe we are taking her out somewhere. I owe a lot of everyone e-mail.
3. I don't know a thing about the creative team, but I do keep meaning to read the book this musical is based on, for all the obvious reasons.
4. Does anyone know the origin of the phrase "sadder than a map"? It is collected in Cab Calloway's Hepster's Dictionary (1938) and I love the sound of it. As someone who has used the phrase "like gangbusters" in conversation before, I feel I should also try to reintroduce "a set of seven brights."