Friday, March 26, 2010

Day of Cakes

What more could a girl ask for?

Except maybe someone to help with the eating.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy Happy

Happy Spring! Happy St. Patrick's Day! Happy Corned Beef and Cabbage!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

So lucky

We are so lucky
to have a friend like Eleni
who will go with Will to yoga

and take Will ice skatingwhile mom is out of town.
Thanks Eleni!
You are better than most!

(that's a little inside joke)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Last weekend I went to New York City for the first time.
All I can say is 'WOW!'
and 'Why did I wait so long to get myself there?'.
I traveled with a couple of gal pals from work to see a concert at Carnegie Hall in which another colleague of ours played the piano
(yes, I work with a talented bunch).

We stayed here
We went to the top of this building
for these views
We joined the party in Times Square
Some of my favorite things about New York City:

There was so much eye candy. So much to look at. So much going on. And you missed half of it if you didn't look up. I loved that it all was very familiar because I had seen it in a movie or heard of it in a song or a book or a magazine.

Usually when I travel I like to blend as much as possible and not call attention to the fact that I am a clueless tourist. So much for blending on this trip. After the first 10 minutes, we wandered around with our cameras out and shamelessly and frequently stopped to take pictures. I saw a lot of people doing that. No one seemed to mind. I sensed no judgment. I think New Yorkers like that other people are in awe of their city.

Apparently anything goes fashion-wise. We saw all kinds of interesting outfits. Again, no judgment.

Contrary to what I was expecting, there was no jaywalking, the streets were very clean, and New Yorkers were largely very polite! I even heard people saying 'Excuse me' (it's possible those people were other tourists).

The weather was gorgeous.

I ate Manhattan clam chowder in Manhattan.