1. Sister Dates
Lately, Anna and Katie have been going on many sister outings. Last weekend it was the Koons exhibit at The Whitney followed by a walk in Central Park. Working every other weekend means I miss out on a lot of these dates, but I feel like I vicariously take care of my cultural obligations through their museum-ing. And I get to enjoy the pictures that they send.
2. Out to Eat
One of our favorite activities remains going out to eat. On a recent Tuesday we had the prix fixe at Prince St. Kitchen. What a delightful invention. Without the price fixe, we’d never have dessert at a restaurant!
This Indian restaurant in the East Village is the coziest space in New York City. For those who have always dreamed of dining inside of a Christmas tree, this is your answer. The entire ceiling is densely decorated with low hanging lights so you have to duck your head. It is also about the size of a subway car so don’t expect to be able to move much or exit in a timely manner. There is no way this place is compliant with fire code. If the lights weren’t enough excitement, twice during the short dinner the lights shut off and the strobe lights, disco ball and Indian techno music turned on while all the waiters started singing ‘happy birthday.’ The first birthday boy was a tiny fellow who was utterly confused.
Of course the experience is about the ambiance, making the food mostly irrelevant, but the food is actually pretty tasty. They rush it to your table and then they rush it off. When the waiter started clearing the plates away (there’s a long line out the door) I had to beg twice to have my dish back. Begrudgingly, he let me have it. Our friend wasn’t so lucky—in an instant, she was left with a fork full of food and no plate. But you can’t be upset about the service, because it really adds to the whole experience.
Recently, we have been engaged in a food war with Sean via text. He’ll send pictures of what he and Laura have been feasting on in Chicago and we retaliate with close-ups of our culinary adventures. A winner remains TBD at the moment.
And salty pork ramen on a late Saturday night.
3. Work Outing
4. Celebrate Brooklyn Concert
5. Central Park Zoo
After sitting on my “To Do” list for about a year, we finally made it to the Children’s Petting Zoo in Central Park. After admiring hundreds of pristine white, happy sheep in the fields of Wales and Ireland this summer, this fellow was a little sad. Imagine how many dirty New York City children’s hands it took to get his coat this dirty.
Taking a break at the seal tank. The Central Park Zoo is the perfect size. I believe we saw every single monkey, insect and lion.
After all of our hard work feeding and petting the animals, we rested on the lawn in Central Park.
6. Upstate New York
A quick one-day respite in the Adirondacks.
7. 16-Hour Shifts
Not pictured cause, ya know, HIPPA.