I am having a fully SARK weekend. Basically this means I am doing things that I love by myself. Sark is a huge advocate of doing things like going out to dinner or to a movie by yourself. Kind of like a date with yourself. She also talks about traveling by yourself.
Lately I've realized if there's no one around I've been staying home watching movies. This weekend I am having none of that. I am having a Juicy, Succulent Wild Woman weekend.
To kick off my SARK weekend last night I went to the lake by myself and sat on a blanket watching the waves crash. I finished reading a fluff mystery book until it started getting cold. I watched the kids play and a couple making out. And I let the waves tell me stories. It was glorious.
Then I went to an independent bookstore that was having a Harry Potter party. There's a girl who works at this bookstore that's super cute. I think everyone likes her. I watched her help kids go on a scavenger hunt and signed up to get a Harry Potter book at midnight.
While waiting for midnight (when they were going to hand out the pre-purchased books) I went to a little coffee shop and read the rest of "Stone Butch Blues". I loved the book. It's changed how I see the world, and especially how I see the LGBT community. I drank tons of cups of coffee and ate very decedent German chocolate cake. It was wonderful. The waitresses were lovely. I watched people come in and out in Harry Potter wear. I asked about the butter beer they were serving (from the Harry Potter book). I should have tried some but I was already drinking too much coffee.
Then at about 11:45 p.m. I walked down the street and sat on the sidewalk with all the other people and watched costumed Potter fans walk around. I felt content. I liked just being around the crowd looking at all of them. Usually when I am with someone I am thinking too much about them to notice who is around me. There were some fantastic costumes. It was like a street party and everyone was friendly. Finally I got through the long line, got my book, and went home.
This morning I continue my Sark weekend reading the new Harry Potter book at another coffee shop. It is a very lovely day and thus far a very fun SARK weekend.
If you haven't checked out any books by SARK you should. I highly recommend them! See all her books here or see the specific book I'm referring to Succulent Wild Woman here.