Friday, 13 February 2009

Strategies for imbibing!!

Phew it’s been blowing a gale these past couple of days in New York, 65mph in parts of Brooklyn apparently. Walking under scaffolding – of which there is a lot – makes me very nervous. On a positive note, it’s Friday. In fact it’s not just Friday, it’s one of those fabulous trifecta Fridays where Friday, pay day and a long weekend all coincide. Ah, I so love it when this happens!!

Not doing too much tomorrow, there is a Chelsea gallery tour that I am contemplating. Catweazle – who is still busy doing his thing in Texas - and I met on February’s gallery tour last year which was excellent, but I've been disappointed by them the last couple of times, so I’m not sure I’ll bother. I’ll make a decision about it tomorrow

Sunday I have brunch with the lovely Lola and a pile of her "favourite people" - how nice to be included in that list eh - at Calle Ocho on the Upper West Side. The prospect of a hangover scares me on this one. I don’t know what it is, but I tend to get carried along by the Lola train when it comes to drinking – she has quite the capacity for alcohol that one – and some of my worst hangovers have been following nights out with Lola so the brunch scares me to be frank. Some people, like my friend Miles are very good about just having one drink and then cutting themselves off, but I can be just the opposite. I suppose I am weak willed and its times like these I wish I had a smidgen of Madonna’s self discipline, but as my friend’s husband puts it “why is it that after one drink having more seems like such a good idea?”

So true!!

When I told Lola I was quite scared about her brunch she didn’t quell my fears and instead responded “you should be”. Uh-oh!! I shall just have to remind myself to sip my drink slowly. I am thinking if I order an extra spicy Bloody Mary since it will take me ages to drink it and I will dodge a hangover at least there is lycopene in the tomato juice. It’s practically health food. Whatever happens I am steering well clear of the bottomless jugs of sangria.

I’m sorry, what was that? Don’t drink alcohol at brunch?? Surely you jest!!

On Monday I’m helping a friend for a few hours at the toy fair at the Javits centre. He’s developed a serious of children’s playbooks and this is his first foray into marketing them to a wider audience. I am looking forward to the fair as I don’t think non-industry types are allowed in. Hmmm, I wonder if I’d be allowed to take photos. If I am able to and there are interesting things to see I shall post some on the blog.

Have a lovely one!!

F x

9 comments:

spandrel studios said...

Ah, be careful at that brunch - something tells me that aside from the books, the Javitz Center will be rife with noise-making products (or accompanying music?) that could make hangover recovery tricky! Beware!

fishwithoutbicycle said...

Spandrel, you have an excellent point. That never even occurred to me. All the more reason to approach brunch with caution :-) Have a great weekend!!

southwesterly said...

Bloody Marys (is that the plural or is it Maries?) are fabulous! Good choice to help you through. Go for it and good luck!

Oh, this is Tom from BM, by the way. I accidentally deleted my blog last weekend - don't ask. Luckily I had it backed up but the name has gone forever! Gaarrr! I've popped a link to you in my new home :)

Tom

Kitty said...

have yourself a well-earned 3-day weekend, Fish.

I wish it were warmer this weekend but life is not perfect.

bloody marys are divine! Mark and I went out last night...he had several whiskies and by the time we got home his hangover already started, lol.

fishwithoutbicycle said...

Hi Tom, I was wondering where you'd gone, I saw last week that your blog had been deleted and thought you'd jacked it in. I shall link to your new site.

Hi Kitty, oh dear poor Mark. Hope today is not too bad. Have a lovely weekend.

Blur Ting said...

Haha, can I hop on the Lola train too? You do make it sound like lots of fun!

fishwithoutbicycle said...

Hi Blur Ting, anytime you are in New York you are more than welcome. Lola is a 'more the merrier' type so she would love you. Our brunch turned out to be 10hours long yesterday, so don't say you weren't warned ;-)

Amel's Realm said...

I suppose it helps BIG TIME to have a low tolerance level to alcohol, as it makes me allergic if I drink too much: red rashes ALL OVER my body and VERY INCREDIBLY ITCHY, too...so I NEVER want to experience that again, thank you very much ---> and that was BEFORE I could even get a chance to feel tipsy or to get a hangover. So I'm THAT crazy he he he...

So how was it then? How much did you drink? HE HE HE...hopefully no hangover! ;-D

fishwithoutbicycle said...

Hi Amel, wow you really are allergic to alcohol. That would stop me drinking too. I actually got off quite lightly and had 4 drinks, but over 10hours. It was a long brunch ;-)