Thursday, March 29, 2007

Multiple Kapoors

I spent a lot of last weekend with Monica and Sameer (aka Multiple Kapoors). We crashed an art party on Saturday night - okay, Monica and I tagged along, and Sameer was invited as a friend of a friend, so maybe crashed is an exxageration. We were a little unsure about what we were walking into. It was in an entire floor in a building in NoHo and since Sameer had been billing it as an "art party" we were slightly worried it would be classical music, fancy pants clothes, wine served in actual wine glasses. I think Sameer accurately distilled our anxiety into a sound bite when he turned to Monica and me in the elevator with a look bordering on alarm and said "Look, guys, this is a complete experiment. I don't know what this is going to be like." But we needn't have worried, because it was pretty much like any other party - strictly a plastic cup affair - except with candles.

The other feature that stood out (besides the free wine) was a swing hung from the rafters! Monica and I took some turns, until we were accused of hogging it, then we skulked off to get some more free wine.

Then Sunday morning, we met up again for brunch at Cafe Mogador, where Monica and I waited next to this ginormous dog!

I don't know if you can tell from the picture, but he made the sidewalk look small when he stood up. In an aside, I have to wonder (and I know everyone asks this question), where do these huge dogs live? How can they fit into an East Village apartment? Maybe if you lived on the Upper East Side, he could have a maid's room all to himself. He was so friendly and just exuded the canine charm, you know?
But back to brunch: I had my favorite - Eggs Normany (hollandaise sauce on the side), Monica had the Moroccan Eggs (which she likened to eggs with salsa, but yummy), and Sameer had the goat cheese and tomato omelet, and his first ever espresso drink. Afterwards, since it was such a nice day, Sameer and I wandered into Tomkins Square Park to welcome our next item:

check it out!
I know, it looks just like another chilly winter day, but take my word for it, it was in the high 50's! We ran into friends of Sameer's (i know, you're shocked), including another halfie, though she prefers hapa. Our numbers grow!! Sameer has pics: he'll show you when you get back, or maybe he'll give them to me to post?

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Pirates vs Ninjas

I was up late watching TV. And I stumbled across a show called Backdrop NYC on the NYC TV channel. I caught the end of one of the short films showcased on Backdrop NYC. It was a fight scene on a Manhattan rooftop between a pirate and a ninja. It had to be some kind of joke. But then the ninja was unmasked and I recognized the face underneath. It was VL!
She's also one of the stars of Captains in Space. Since I only saw the last minute of the film, I went to look for it online and found both the trailer and the complete short of Pirates vs Ninjas. Enjoy!

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Crappy Weather

Last week we had highs of 68 and 72. Everyone was all "looks like spring," and "hey, let's bust out the polka-dot rompers!" And then yesterday morning we woke up to that lovely snow/rain/hail they call "wintry mix!" Hopefully the last we'll see of this winter...