Our Sunday New York Times subscription was supposed to start last weekend, but the paper never showed up. Imagine Boyfriend’s confusion when I very uncharacteristically hopped out of bed early Sunday morning to “help him walk the dog” (it generally takes an act of God to get me out of bed on the weekend before 10am, and having his head bitten off on more than one occasion, Boyfriend knew this) and then stood in the foyer of our building looking at the floor in complete bewilderment, like I’d dropped a contact lens. My plan was to accompany him outside and then feign delighted ignorance at the Times sitting by our door, and then be all, “Surprise! Early anniversary present!!” Only it wasn’t there. It never got delivered, and I was stuck actually having to go outside at 7am. Brutal all around.
One week and one strongly worded email to the subscription department of the NYTimes later, and yesterday morning we got to lay in bed reading the paper like a cliche right out of “Stuff White People Like” (“White couples usually fight over who gets to read the Sunday Magazine first. How do we know this? They will tell us repeatedly about how they always fight over the Sunday magazine.”) Sunday Style for me (two Bill Cunningham features!) and everything else for Boyfriend.
Our weekend also included watching episode after episode of “The Wire,” which I just found out also appears on the list of Stuff White People Like at number #85. “For white people to like a TV show it helps if it is: critically acclaimed, low-rated, shown on premium cable, and available as a DVD box set.” Yes, yes, and yes, I bought the complete series on ebay for $50. If you haven’t seen this show, go. I didn’t lead you astray with “Homeland,” did I?
How was everyone’s weekend?