Spring in NYC! What a glorious time to be here!
As usual, the days are just packed. We’ve been to two plays, both of which have convinced us we have a long way to go before we can consider ourselves “theatre people”.
We suffered through War Horse, which has gotten rave reviews but, for us, was an exercise in torture – ours and the horses’. Animal lovers may want to skip this one. Kind of wish we had said neigh to WarHorse.
And, unfortunately, watching Edie Falco yap like a dog on all fours in House of the Blue Leaves also left us barking up the wrong tree. Ben Stiller, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Alison Pill also star, but apparently one needs to be more sophisticated than we are to appreciate this John Guare revival.
One thing we do know how to appreciate is food, of which there is always plenty in NYC. Had a great meal at Dovetail on the UWS with friends the other night and a wonderful lunch with Tina at The Modern yesterday.
A very sweet food event occurred on Thursday when Jamesy celebrated his 3rd birthday with cupcakes at school:
And, of course, nothing makes me happier than dinner with Daniel, who took a break for studying for finals to join us last night:
We’ve taken some long city walks, one from the Columbia campus back to Columbus Circle, and I have the blisters to show it. We had a “small” celeb sighting on the way, passing Peter Jacobson (Taub from House) in a crosswalk on Broadway.
We stopped in to see the Pompeii exhibit at Discovery in Times Square. Well worth the visit, but would not recommend it for children.
Also saw these Zodiac heads at the Pulitzer Fountain next to the Plaza Hotel. They are the work of detained Chinese artist A.I. Weiwei:
And now must run…another day, another lunch reservation…
Tomorrow is May 8: Call your mother!