March 20, 2009

In Passing

New York is, as always, super great and fun.
Even more so, now that it has a RABBIT.

The Lapine Menace (as we call him) is out of his hutch to enjoy some morning bounce time, and has dragged a hapless book off the windowsill. They are currently under the bed where the book is being cannibalized or ravished or both, judging by the sounds. It is a very naughty rabbit. It is also very SOFT and comes and sits by me and nibbles my sock and poops out round, inoffensive poops like pebbles and flattens down to a relaxed and happy pancake when petted.


I want one.

My niece is CRASHED still – we were out late seeing South Pacific. It was old school Broadway done right. Were enchanted. Earlier in the day, we went to MoMA to be puzzled by Pollack, amused by Duchamp, engaged by Matisse, and slightly creeped out by Klee. MoMA rocks. Then my editor showed Erin around the pub house and took us to lunch---it was very VERY cool of her and Erin was really interested in the whole thing. They have promised to save her an internship.

I don’t know what we are doing today – completely free until theatre time. We did culture yeaterday, what with all the fine art and the publishing stuffs – perhaps today we will explore NYC’s cheesier side. Also I want Erin to taste REAL NYC greasy flat orange=sauced street pizza. Also falafel.

AH WAIT! The bedroom has gone suspiciously silent. A peek under the bed reveals the hapless book is dead and abandoned. Somewhere a naughty rabbit is perpetrating more naughtiness. I have to go track him down.

Posted by joshilyn at March 20, 2009 8:49 AM

I want one too...a relaxed and happy pancake, that is.

Which show are you seeing tonight?

Posted by: Tammy at March 20, 2009 9:41 AM

It is a lucky girl who gets to meet NYC falafel.

And way to enjoy all the fantastic cultural aspects that I feel guilty those of us that at local completely under utilize.

Also, you know the book loved every second of its time with Rabbit.

Posted by: Dani at March 20, 2009 9:43 AM

Now I want falafel and street pizza. The do NOT know how to do pizza out here in California.

I knew you'd love MoMA -- so glad you went!

Posted by: Aimee at March 20, 2009 10:36 AM

What would a trip to wonderland be without a rabbit.


Posted by: Cele at March 20, 2009 10:47 AM

I am just so jealous - but I hope NYC takes its rightful place in your niece's young heart. Mmmmm. Falafel.

Posted by: Sandra Leigh at March 20, 2009 11:14 AM

I honeymooned in NYC and the mention of it brings back youthful happiness. Erin will remember this special trip always. What a great aunt you are!

Posted by: lynn at March 20, 2009 1:10 PM

I am shocked, I tell you, shocked! that you as an author allowed The Rabbit to destroy a book. What is the world coming to?

::shuffles away, leaning on her cane and muttering to herself::

(sounds like you are having a marvelous time in NYC, yay!)

Posted by: kmkat at March 20, 2009 1:16 PM

and if you remembered to set the DVR you'll still have tonight's episode of Dollhouse to look forward to. it's the fabled one wherein we all go "ohhh . . . shiny . . ." and hereafter beat up strangers on the street when they denigrate the show.

ps -- Anya would be horrified.

pps -- series finale of BGS too. see how much culture your night of culture is preempting?

Posted by: debra at March 20, 2009 2:26 PM

You can also watch "Dollhouse" online at "with limited commercial interruption." I usually re-watch each episode at least once, to make sure I didn't miss anything important.

At any time of day or night!! Hulu is my friend. New episodes of Dollhouse usually show up shortly after they have actually aired.

Glad you are enjoying your trip!! It sounds wonderful!

I am having a terrible premonition about a Georgia version of Rabbit, perhaps named Ferdinand or something similar, and a significant quantity of ARCs!! Nooooo!


Posted by: Jennifer at March 20, 2009 3:06 PM

Just make sure there's no bunnies of the opposite sex under the bed....

Posted by: Raine at March 20, 2009 4:34 PM

I do love that MOMA. Bicycle Wheel by Duchamp makes me laugh with delight every time I see it.

We generally watch Dollhouse on the PC from Fox's website when we miss it. Unless something goes awry, though, our adventurous author should find it on the DVR when she returns.

Posted by: Mr. Husband at March 20, 2009 4:54 PM

My best friend owns a rabbit that she got on the clearance rack. He hadn't been fixed and because he was a "rare breed" aka not a cat or dog it was expensive to get him fixed. So she, as a poor college student, waited to do so since he was a super sweet bunny rabbit.

He started humping everything. It got so bad that at one point when she reached in his cage to change his water he humped her hand and she was scarred for life. So she bought him a stuffed bison to hump and it made him much happier until she could afford to end the humping completely.

Enjoy your rabbit!

Posted by: Nik at March 21, 2009 3:23 AM

HOUSE RABBIT! No, no, no! Don't even THINK about a house rabbit. A friend had a rabbit that chewed, chewed, chewed up the baseboards, the table legs, the antique spinning wheel, etc. Definately not good. Also the little wiggly nosed charmer love love loved to chew-him-up some nice yummy electrical cords which does a real number on your lamps and TV. Not to mention what it does to your cable/internet/and computer connections... And by the way- rabbits can also JUMP over and out of one of those expandable baby corrals... *shudder*

Posted by: JeanEva at March 21, 2009 11:04 AM

Not to mention the trauma and general uproar if The Rabbit and Boggart were to tangle and Boggart--ahem--won.

Posted by: Jennifer at March 21, 2009 1:51 PM

Ah, the first glimpse of New York, I envy your niece! If you're jonesin' for a rabbit, go to this blog. It's terrific, you'll get a great pov on being owned by a rabbit, heh. Have a great time in the Manhattan.

Posted by: LaurieB at March 22, 2009 2:20 PM

Who was starring in South Pacific? Was it Kelli O'Hara, or has she left on her maternity leave and been replaced by Laura Osnes? I am tempted to come up there and see it in either case . . . .

Posted by: Genevieve at March 23, 2009 4:47 PM