Archive for the ‘Weekend’ Category

Weekend Note:
4 August 2012

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

This weekend at the DBR: Rashida Jones rules! All I thought about was how smart her new movie is.

Weekend Note:
Rise and Shine
28-29 July 2012

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

This weekend at the DBR: Early to bed &c. If it feels like a long weekend, that’s because Kathleen has been away for a long time.

Weekend Note:
Modest Proposal
21 July 2012

Friday, July 27th, 2012

This weekend at the DBR: An idea for the NRA.

Weekend Note:
Locked Out
7-8 July 2012

Sunday, July 8th, 2012

This weekend at the DBR: Summer hours, a super dinner on the impromptu, and the delights of reading Diana Athill.

Weekend Note:
June into July 2012

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

This weekend at the DBR: A French salad, a tight spot in a French bistro, and a novel by Colm Tóibín with nothing at all French in it.

Weekend Note:
22 June 2012

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

This weekend at the DBR: Disc overing Miranda on a spa day.

Weekend Note:
2 June 2012

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

This weekend at the DBR: Cooking, reading, and playing with Will, who is beginning to get the hang of telephone calls.

Weekend Note:
In All Its Stages
25-28 May 2012

Friday, May 25th, 2012

This weekend at the DBR: A long weekend, Friday to Monday, and a little bit of everything, including success with a recipe from Elizabeth David, poulet Robert.

Weekend Note:
4-6 May 2012

Monday, May 7th, 2012

This weekend at the DBR: The only thing missing this weekend was Kathleen’s company. I went to the movies (Damsels in Distress), spent a few hours with Will and had a great chat with his parents. I listened to the Ring while tidying the apartment (Karajan), and then had the most extraordinary implant of new information at the Museum, where Marc LeBlanc took me through the Dawn of Egypt show. Sunday was a day for lazing through the Times; by way of hard work, I compiled a new weekend playlist. The best was Kathleen’s coming home from her weekend in North Carolina.

Weekend Note:
Global Crazy
27-30 April 2012

Monday, April 30th, 2012

This weekend at the DBR: Well, it wasn’t spent at the computer. The Five-Year Engagement. Housekeeping. A cocktail party, a big dinner out, and a pulverizing hangover. It doesn’t take much to bring on one of those anymore!

Weekend Note:
20-22 April 2012

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

This weekend at the DBR: two parties, one here at home, the other straight across the island, on Riverside Drive. In between, a fair amount of reading — Donna Leon and Elizabeth Taylor.

Weekend Note:
The Royalty Rule
14-15 April 2012

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

This weekend at the DBR: The royalty rule holds that it is improper for anyone but the sovereign to introduce a topic of conversation. You don’t have to hobnob with royals, though, to find that there are moments in life when the rule makes a lot of sense.

Weekend Note:
Easter &c
6 – 9 April 2012

Monday, April 9th, 2012

This weekend at the DBR: Somehow I found time, amidst all the cooking and housekeeping, to do a bit of reading (Elizabeth Taylor’s last novel, Blaming — extraordinary, but not to be read first of her books), as well as to watch My Week With Marilyn and the movie that it’s about the making of, The Prince and the Showgirl.

Weekend Note:
Longer Weekends
30 March 2012

Friday, March 30th, 2012

From now on, at least at this site, the weekend begins on Friday. What’s become clear in the past few months is that my schedule falls into two blocs: Monday-Thursday alone and Friday-Sunday in company. I’ve got to dash off right now, in fact, to have lunch with Ray Soleil, after which we’ll drop in at the Museum. I’ll be heading downtown this evening as usual, to see what my grandson is up to. It’s in the interest of mental health that I stop regarding Friday as one the alone days.  

Not that I wouldn’t love one, just to spend it reading. The Righteous Mind is incredibly exciting — I have to put it down from time to time, just to swallow its mounting import — and Elizabeth Taylor’s A View of the Harbour has just taken an unexpected turn. More anon.

Continue reading at The Daily Blague / reader

Weekend Note:
20 February 2012

Monday, February 20th, 2012

This weekend at the DBR: Onward with Edward St Aubyn: On the Edge, a complicated, often very funny book about Esalen and the search for personal enlightenment.

(Yes, we know it’s Monday. But it’s also Presidents’ Day, however virtually.)

Weekend Note:
12 February 2012

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

This weekend at the DBR: Out in the cold with Will.

Weekend Open Thread:
School For Wits

Saturday, December 19th, 2009


For the Weekend:
Dutch Treat

Saturday, August 15th, 2009


Press & Discuss: Heath Robinson or Rube Goldberg?