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Lisa's out of town for the weekend (hanging out on Fire Island with her peeps), so have I been going out on the town and raising hell? Not unless you count taking a couple of hours Friday night to see Erase Errata at the Bowery Ballroom. (New songs mostly explore a side of EE I really like, though neglect a few other sides I like too; their cover of "Boris the Spider" made me smile.) I've basically just been here, researching and writing--well, "writing toward"--a great big article due Monday. Last night, I found myself with 3000 words and no particular organization; at a loss for how to put it together, I went into my dusty suitcase, found my dusty/tacky Camelbak, and pulled out one of the Oblique Strategies "pills" from its pocket. "Give the game away," it said. Which didn't quite help me organize it, but made me realize that there was one fairly uncomfortable point I still had to make in the piece.

Also took a break last night to cook something labeled as "frijoles etc. casserole"--not sure what that is supposed to mean, but it was a big stew of pinto beans, zucchini, onions and sweet red peppers, poured into a baking pan, topped with a cornmeal crust, and baked. I also made a very successful tomatillo salsa from Crescent Dragonwagon's book: dump a pound and a half of tomatillos, two cloves of garlic, half a big onion, half a cup of cilantro, a jalapeno (if you like; I went without) and a teaspoon of salt into a food processor, process until smooth, and you're done. Mmm.

The playlist for the weekend: Chicken Lips' DJ Kicks comp, Gloria Gaynor's I Will Survive: The Anthology (love that version of "Reach Out, I'll Be There"), Britta Phillips & Dean Wareham's Sonic Souvenirs EP, Stereolab's Instant O in the Universe EP (which is so good that whenever I put on something from the slush pile that I don't like, within a song or two I start thinking "life is too short not to listen to that Stereolab EP again right now").

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