Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Franny and Zooey

"All right," Franny said wearily. "France." she took a cigarette out of the pack on the table. "It isn't just Wally. It could be a girl- somebody in my dorm, for example- he'd have been painting scenery in some stock company all summer. Or bicycled through Wales. Or taken an apartment in New York and worked for a magazine or an advertising company. It's EVERYbody, I mean. Everything everybody does is so- I don't know- not WRONG, or even mean, or even stupid necessarily. But just so tiny and meaningless and- sad-making. And the worst part is, if you go bohemian or something crazy like that, you're conforming just as much as everybody else, only in a different way."

JD Salinger- Franny and Zooey

Real Men Picnic

Look, no one likes to admit it, but, take a picnic- they're fun, romantic, inexpensive.

Look in your town's local paper and find some free summer movies. Take a chilled bottle of sauvignon blanc or rose'. You can thank me later.