Of Note — January 18
Last weekend I went to an exhibition at the North Carolina Museum of Art called The Beyond: Georgia O’Keeffe + Contemporary Art. My best friend and I have been trying to go since the exhibition opened in October, and we finally made it on the second-to-last weekend it’s here. I loved it, both the O’Keeffe (who — the curators took pain to mention multiple times — was not painting flowers as sex organs) and the other artists. There was one work in particular that I stared at for ages — “Light Atlas” by Cynthia Daignault is comprised of 360 works, one representing every 25 miles of a road trip around America. From far away they looked like photographs, but I stood up close and personal to see all the intricate details. It was amazing.
My Year of Rest and Relaxation (weird so far; I’m not very far in, and I am very confused) and Becoming (slow but steady wins the race).
I don’t know what it is right now about me falling back into high school favorites, but I haven’t watched West Wing in a week because I am knee-deep in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. At work one day we were talking about how very few people look good with a mustache and no beard when one of my coworkers brought up the time that a CSI character had the mot god-awful stache. Suddenly I was flooded with CSI mems and just had to watch an episode. Well that one episode has turned into about a dozen so far. Here’s hoping I don’t discover a great pod about this show and lose myself even more.
With the slight West Wing hiatus I’m taking, I’ve also paused on The West Wing Weekly. It’s given me a chance to catch up on some podcasts I’ve fallen behind on. So it’s been a week of Forever 35, Keep It, BBC Friday Night Comedy, and The Ringer FC. I’ve still got about 200 unplayed episodes from the last several weeks; we’ll see if I ever get around to listening to them.
I went to a pizza place in Durham, Tre Forni, that I’ve been hearing excellent things about but never had a chance to visit. The very first pizza on their menu is my literal dream za — white pizza with mozzarella, prosciutto, arugula, pecorino romano, and basil. I dieeeeed it was so very tasty.
My new iPad, Brooke’s wedding pictures, pretty winter sunrises, celebrating my coworker’s birthday, the UDO jam band, Candida Höfer in Mexico.