Sunday, August 06, 2006

Without Mindy June

Gentle Readers,
I apologize for my lack of posts this week. As shocking as it may seem to those of you who know me personally, my job does sometimes take priority.

I did not post this weekend because I was busy having a nice, mellow weekend with our beloved Mindy June, before putting her on a plane this morning, in all her fortiness, back to England, far across the sea.

Sending Mindy back today made me sad. When you live far apart from your loved ones, you end up seeing them only during frantic, harried, celebretory visits where you try to cram in as much as possible in the small amount of time you have. This weekend was the first in a long time that Mindy & I didn't have to do that. We got to chill, just the two of us, and do exactly as we pleased. That kind of lifestyle suits us.

Our theme this weekend was "Brooklyn." With the exception of a lovely Norwegian dinner prepared for us by Oddrun on Friday night, Min and I spent the entire weekend in Brooklyn doing Brooklyn things. We had a great outing to the Brooklyn Museum, which is just outstanding, even while being eclipsed by the Met, MOMA and the Guggenheim.

On Saturday night I decided to take her to dinner in my neighborhood so she could see just how, um, Italian my neighborhood is and what a fish out of water I am living here. Although we had a blast at dinner gawking at the people around us and trying not to burst into laughter, I think she finally started to understand how utterly bizarre it is to live here. As we were walking home, she even said something to the effect of "you have one fucked up life."

I'll drink to that! And I'll drink to Mindy June, as I dedicate this song from Rent to her. We don't like living without you, Min.


Old Lady said...

I'm glad that you had a nice week-end.

jin said...

Haha @ the 'italian' pic!!!

Chilling does sound most excellent.
*thumbs up*

Beth said...

I'm in DC this weekend, having the same kind of hanging-with-one-of-my-faves-who-moved-away, too. Nothing better for the soul ... except if he moved back.

Dale said...

A lovely tribute to your Mindy June and it sounds like you had a great time. Great song dedication and I hope she's able to kick the habit now that she's without you.

Melinda June said...

I love you, too, sweetie. It was a perfect weekend.

Beth said...

BTW, CP, I love your blog, so I just blogrolled it. Hope you don't mind ...

The Poor George said...

Whaddya mean? Don't tawk like dat, I mean, I live in Brooklyn too. (remember to add at least 3 marble sized stones in mouth before reciting this).

Mindy, I am so glad that the CPW has a friend like you and am glad you got a chance to chill together, although I will now have to ask you to roll the carpet out (any color/pattern should do) in front of the CP so he won't need to coast to a flat on his face fall! (other readers please don't ask)

Melinda June said...

I think Brooklyn rocks, but it's not a place I'd expect to find Tom. Particularly not Little Italy.

It was wonderful seeing you, TPG, and I hope you had a great time in the country. I will definitely watch after CP...didn't know he did that!

Coaster Punchman said...

OL: We did!

J: You don't know the half of it. I found out today the bastards at that restaurant made a forged copy of my credit card!

B: I told you on your blog my feelings re: DC, but I'm glad you have someone good who lives there. re: blogs, right back at ya!

D: The part that reminded me most of Mindy is when Mimi is shaking on the edge of the tub.

M: Perfect until I found out about those bastards and the credit card.

TPG: Are those stones in your mouth?

Dale said...

Poor Mindy/Mimi. Do you go to the Cat Scratch Club?