Yesterday, after 4 miles (literally, not figuratively), I went to Elmo. I walked from my apartment to the Museum Of Natural History where I met my friend and then we walked to Elmo which is on 20th and 7th Avenue or something like that. I left at 8:40 to meet her at 9, and then we walked and reached the restaurant by 10:05. Not bad considering we had a leisurely stroll and chat.
Elmo is very cute. I really liked the atmosphere. Open, airy, high ceilings, interesting decorative art, attractive wait staff dressed in sparkly gear. Our waitress danced over to our table and she had on fairy wings and gold sneakers. Lovely! The service was attentive and pleasant without being overbearing. The brunch itself just wasn’t that great. I had the buttermilk pancakes with bananas and pecans and they tasted like pancakes made from regular pancake mix. They didn’t taste like they were made with buttermilk or like they were whipping up anything from scratch. Probably some of the best service that I received at brunch in NYC. I would go back and give them a try for dinner for that reason alone. My friend was there for dinner and she said it was good. It’s why she wanted to try their brunch.
After brunch we walked back to 68th street where I hopped on the bus. Six miles in one day is good enough for me. There was a time that I would have walked the entire way home, but apparently that tie wasn’t yetserday. It was really hot yesterday and I haven’t been walking as much lately so I think I have to work myself up to eight miles. The bus stop was right in front of Barnes & Noble, and I must say I exercised considerable willpower in not going in and buying a book or ten. Trying to get through “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen. This is probably my second or third time reading it, and it’s really different this time around. Or I should probably say I’m different this time around. I’m finding Elizabeth to be more frustrating and a lot sillier than I have ever found her to be. But more on that later.
8 Things In 8 Days
1. Downloaded a blogging client that makes it so much easier to post these things than actually going to the blogger site. So much easier.
2. Had a party on Saturday. I had stiff competition from the beach, illness and people’s propensity for going out of town for the summer, but in spite of it all I had a really good time.
3. Made sangria the first time. I made two flavors. One with apples and peaches and the other with strawberries and blueberries. I got good feedback but they both tasted very similar since I used red wine in both. Before I added the wine, and there was just the rum soaked fruit, they had very distinctive flavors. I should have used white wine with the apples and peaches, but sadly I tend to be highly prejudiced against white wine. Oh well.
4. Went shoe shopping and bought no shoes.
5. Walked to work once.
6. Added a couch to my collection.
7. Slept Sunday away because I had a bit of a hangover.
8. Went grocery shopping and actually made dinner once this week.
But this one is so fun because it’s the first one that I’ve had that’s not about work. It’s a personal crackberry. Watch as I update everything that I can possible update with it. What??? I’m playing with a new toy!
I look at it as thing of joy as opposed to dread. I’m having fun!
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Walty was one of the guests at my dinner party last night.
The Apple store is on the next block over from where I work and sometimes I go and sit out on the patio and people watch. It’s a good time, especially this time of the year when it’s good people watching. People aren’t all bundled up in their coats. The tourists and rich ladies are dressed to the hilt and in heels and shopping. Today I sat and (surreptitiously, of course) watched a guy sit and eat with a fork in each hand. He would take a bite from one fork and then a bite from the other. And he held the forks awkwardly, like with his thumbs turned in. It was fascinating. I so wanted to take a picture but there was no way that I could do it without him seeing me. And I couldn’t exactly trot and I ask him if I could take a picture of him looking greedy as hell. I guess I could have, but some how that didn’t seem to be the right move to make.
Yesterday was a full and fun day. Not exactly the way I had planned for it to be, but it turned out to be perfect and just what I needed. A day out with the girls. Ladies? Women? Oh, whatever.
My first stop was brunch at Agave. I thought that I would be up early in the morning as I usually am, but while I was up, I couldn’t actually get out of the bed until it was 11:30 and time for me to head down town where I had this.
I was so busy trying to eat that I forgot to take a picture before I started. It was a pan scramble and I got chorizo, and herbs and onions in it. I also had to eat some of Lisa’s blueberry pancakes. They were heavenly. Dos Caminos has better Chorizo con Huevos, but Agave has the better blueberry pancakes.
Then off to see Sex and the City, which I knew I would enjoy, but I enjoyed a lot more than I thought I would and sometimes for reasons that surprised. I actually cried a few times. *shiver* I won’t admit that anywhere else but here. 😛
After joyriding on the subways, because the local trains were express and and the express trains were local I landed at Community again. I had just left there yesterday after having brunch on Saturday morning. And after being there last Tuesday night for dinner. It’s that good. I was very happy with my rice bowl with salmon. No words. Pretty damn tasty. So good that I forgot to take a picture of it. Yum!
I saw Crybaby last night con mi madre. I really enjoyed it. I didn’t know what to expect. I hadn’t seen the movie with Johnny Depp and all I knew was that it was about misfits and apparently very popular. And that Ricki Lake was in it at some point. I saw Neil Patrick Harris at the concession stand. It must have been my day for seeing actors because earlier at brunch with Nina I saw Kamar de los Reyes who plays Antonio on One Life To Live. They look the way they do on tv. Good for them.
I must say that they guy playing Cry Baby looked much, much better in the Playbill photo where he has lighter hair.