I might as well start this entry like my other recent ones: This daily blogging gig isn’t turning out so well.
Yet with that said, I must add that I am proud of myself for getting words down as often as I have. Between a full-time job, 3-hour daily commute, part-time weekend job and prospering social life, it’s not easy getting online to write down some thoughts—not to mention coming up with thoughts.
When I do need some relaxing, mind-numbing downtime, I like to dedicate it to late-night walks with Max. Although this weekend, we did not spend a lot of QT together. With MJ in town—all the way from London ladies and gentlemen—the last three days have been packed with sightseeing, city-exploration, EATING and female bonding.
In the last three days we have:
- Explored the graffiti of Brooklyn (MJ and Triple A enjoyed this while I worked);
- Attended a performance of the sold-out Fall for Dance series (performances ranged from ‘pretty good’ to ‘phenomenal’).
- Over-indulged in a “gorgeous”—as the Brits would say—Cuban meal accompanied by pitchers of Sangria.
- Went apple and pumpkin picking—although we spent more time playing on the children’s playground equipment than we did picking the one pumpkin we purchased. (Side note: There was an awesome sign at the pumpkin farm that pretty much summed up my opinion of children.)
- Drank—sorry, “tasted”—numerous kinds of wine at a handful of Long Island wineries, and hung outside in the beautiful fall weather.
The highlights include meeting a labradoodle, who was really just a oversized breathing and moving stuffed animal, that I seriously considering stealing. He was named Bogey, how awesome is that? And we watched turtles having sex—to which a young girl described to her dad, “Dad, look, the daddy turtles riding on the baby turtle.” “Yes hunny, come on, let’s go look at the goats.” This lasted for like an hour; turtles have some killer stamina.
- Indulged on sushi from, none other than, Merrick Sushi and Tea.
- Indulged on $5 Martinis at our “local” (I’m not even going to mention the people we met there.)
- Played with the dinosaurs, stole some pretty gems and danced with the Native Americans at the National History Museum.
- Hit up the Tea Spot AND the Peanut Butter Co before relaxing in Washington Square, where we listened to the same guitar player/singer perform that we heard last year during MJ’s first visit to the park.
- Got Crumbs?
- Introduced MJ to The Cheesecake Factory, whose post-meal response was, “I have never before felt so defeated by a meal.” She ordered a burger; enough said.
- Ate Crumbs!
All in all a good weekend if you ask me. Not only did we go on some exciting adventures, most of which revolved around eating fantastic food, the company throughout it all was fabulous!
Alright, there you have it. Over and out!