Let me talk about my various power lunches, & get that out of the way. I'm on record as a big fan of the lunch date. Here is the thing: in my adulthood, my misanthropy has grown to eclipse my extroversion to some extent. The scales have tipped. I would rather go home & spend time with Jenny-- who I like more than anybody-- than go to a party or stay out late. I still am interested in people, though, so lunch gives me a perfect little window. Chronologically, then! On Tuesday I went to Haru with Kat, & it as as she insists, pretty high quality. I spent most of that lunch date selling her on Sleep No More, to great success. Wednesday was lunch at Republic with Terra. So, Terra has been rising in the charts recently. She's totally my new favorite bestie. She said I was her Work Husband & I said I hated that term-- men & women can totally be friends without needing special gendered terms-- so we settled on Work Civil Union. I know, barf, right? I won't even tell you about the "FRIENDSHIP ENDING COMMENT" inside joke. Then today was Azuki with Jocelyn & Nick Courage. We talked a bit about this & that, & I made a pitch for Doctor Who. I guess that happened. I guess I'm one of those kinds of creatures now, the kind that evangelizes for Doctor Who.
I'm getting a bit ahead of myself, though. So last night was Television Night, & as usual it was lovely. fordmadoxfraud showed up first & gave me Supergods by Grant Morrison (which I started on the train & is amazing) & then ducked out to pick up a fistful of food before elladorian showed up clutching beers in hand. I had had the worst luck with trying to get food. Even getting lunch with Terra, I tried to to to Restaurant i to no avail; for dinner I was shut down by both Corner Burger & Brooklyn Bread. Jenny was craving a milkshake so I sorted restaurants by that & we ended up getting Bark; a crispy pork sandwich, a "slamwich" & a bratwurst. That brat is definitely worth revisiting. We drank some Unibroue La Fin Du Monde, which Jenny & I picked up because-- well, because we want Unibroue Ephemere Apple so bad. Maggie had grabbed some Peak Organic Pale Ale, which was fine; for all that Peak Organic's packaging looks subpar, they are always decent. There was also aome Old Thumper left over from Jenny's birthday as well. Last week we'd watched "The Impossible Astronaut", which was the first half of a two-parter, & I'd been getting ready to watch the second half, "The Day of the Moon," all week. Great, great stuff. The Silence are very creepy-- I notice that between The Silence & The Weeping Angels, Steven Moffat has a thing for things lurking in the corner of your eye. Then it was "The Curse of the Black Spot," which was a "monster of the week" episode, which is fine by me. Pirates! Lily Cole was the Siren, & I got into an argument with everyone for saying that she was famous from Doctor Parnassus. What, that movie wasn't a blockbuster?