Saturday, November 10, 2007
New Thing #230: Miss Macyagi
The Karate Kid was on tv today, and I got to watch about half of it before I left to go do my show. I made a mental note that trimming bonsai trees would make a great New Thing, then forgot about it for the next hour. But as I was passing through a street fair in Astor Place, I noticed a stall full of bonsai trees, decided it was totally a sign, and haggled for one after the show on my way back to the subway. When I got home, I trimmed a bonsai tree. The instruction booklet said you're only supposed to trim them in the springtime, but it also said that you're supposed to keep them in environments no cooler than 65 degrees. It was about 45 outside today, so there were lots of little brown spots I had to get rid of. It's a very therapeutic, relaxing process. I don't know much about the art of shaping them, but I guess I'll find all that out in the spring!