I’ll take a little bit of poetry with my late night tea.

Just quoted a line from this poem in a screenplay I’m working on. See Frank read it here.
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Having a Coke with You

is even more fun than going to San Sebastian, Irún, Hendaye, Biarritz, Bayonne
or being sick to my stomach on the Travesera de Gracia in Barcelona
partly because in your orange shirt you look like a better happier St. Sebastian
partly because of my love for you, partly because of your love for yoghurt
partly because of the fluorescent orange tulips around the birches
partly because of the secrecy our smiles take on before people and statuary
it is hard to believe when I’m with you that there can be anything as still
as solemn as unpleasantly definitive as statuary when right in front of it
in the warm New York 4 o’clock light we are drifting back and forth
between each other like a tree breathing through its spectacles

and the portrait show seems to have no faces in it at all, just paint
you suddenly wonder why in the world anyone ever did them

I look
at you and I would rather look at you than all the portraits in the world
except possibly for the Polish Rider occasionally and anyway it’s in the Frick
which thank heavens you haven’t gone to yet so we can go together the first time
and the fact that you move so beautifully more or less takes care of Futurism
just as at home I never think of the Nude Descending a Staircase or
at a rehearsal a single drawing of Leonardo or Michelangelo that used to wow me
and what good does all the research of the Impressionists do them
when they never got the right person to stand near the tree when the sun sank
or for that matter Marino Marini when he didn’t pick the rider as carefully
as the horse

it seems they were all cheated of some marvelous experience
which is not going to go wasted on me which is why I am telling you about it

Frank O’Hara

Best Holiday Purchase: Velvet Overalls?

When I was shopping for Xmas presents downtown I happened to stumble across this gem. It’s an amazing crushed-velvet, floral-print, overall-style jumper (the pictures really don’t do it justice) by Free People. This piece is so unique and beautiful, and at a price of $32 it is beyond worth it. I am unbelievably happy and smitten.

Find this stunner HERE.

Pickle-My-Stomach-Into-Happiness

True fact #1: Sauerkraut is rich in vitamin C, and it has lots of gut-friendly bacteria to aid in digestion.

True fact #2: Studies have shown that the fermentation of cabbage produces isothiocynates, which prevent cancer growth.

True fact #3: Sauerkraut is my favorite food (possibly of all time).

My momma always makes the most delicious sauerkraut soup when I come home for breaks. Just thinking about it makes my mouth water. I know it sounds strange to put sauerkraut in soup since it’s usually only thought of as a hot dog condiment, but sauerkraut can definitely hold its own flavor beyond the hot dog setting. I would eat it out of a jar any day. (Hardcore cravings right now)…So haters quit hating, ’cause sauerkraut is gonna be my favorite food until the end of time no matter how weird that is.

Here’s a recipe I stumbled across today on how to make your own pickle-my-stomach-into-happiness sauerkraut. Looks so good, I can’t even stand it.