Ladies Who Lunch, the 2 a.m. Version

One more night in the art gallery, one more reading of WILD BLUE today. For the past three weeks, the art gallery has been our late-night / night-cap / dinner-having / front-step-sitting space, and last night we kept Casey company until a few hours before her 6 am cab showed up. (Some of) the Ladies of Playpenn – we will not be stopped. 10468372_10152647284584809_1140179262802232795_n

Major Shift = We Need Birds

Williamstown for the weekend! The 48 hour blur included lots of Amtraks, octopus cookies, seeing Sam Hunter’s A Great Wilderness in the Nikos, seeing a run of Fool For Love in the abandoned elementary school, and re-enacting my Stephen King Abandoned Elementary School nightmares. octo

The scene before the scene where the girl gets brutally murdered (thank you Dane Laffrey).

The scene before the scene where the girl gets brutally murdered (thank you Dane Laffrey).

Rewrites on the Amtrak home...

Rewrites on the Amtrak home…

Excitement in Philly: Wilhelm Descends

I read an article about how bees are important, and also how if you find them dying inside your house, they’re possibly just dehydrated, and how if you give them a solution of sugar water they will return to life, and probably not sting you, and probably continue to be important for the environment. Guess what! It’s true!

Meet Wilhelm. He was dying. We put him under a water glass and poured sugar water on his paper towel. wilhelmina2 Meet Wilhelm 15 minutes later. He’s drunk all of the sugar water and is ready to single-leggedly save the world.

OH MY GOD look at his tongue!

OH MY GOD look at his tongue!

Post Script: my parents pointed out that he is a Wilhelmina and not a Wilhelm, because in bee-societies, the ladies are the ones who go out and do all the work. Not unlike in human societies.

A Bunch Of Pyros Do Dinner

Sometimes your people come to Philly. And they muddle sour cherries from the Farmers Market with rye and licorice-mint to make a “signature cocktail,” and they roast a leg of lamb, and they flambĂ© peaches. There’s all different kinds of art being contained in this gallery.

Mike Donahue crushes cherries with a Perrier bottle. We're nothing if not classy.

Mike Donahue crushes cherries with a Perrier bottle. We’re nothing if not classy.

Almost at the end result...

Almost at the end result…

Dane provides both dessert and entertainment

Dane provides both dessert and entertainment