When Tom read my last New York post, about all the fun things we got up to with our recent visitor, he suggested that I was making our lives sound far more glamorous than they really are. I certainly don’t invent any of this stuff – we genuinely do go for rooftop cocktails, visit museums, enjoy walking tours, and so on – but of course the majority of our time is usually taken up with far more mundane things. I imagine you knew that already, but just in case I have deceived you into thinking that we live a more glamorous or exotic life than is really the case, I thought an account of our Thanksgiving weekend might present a more balanced view…
What do 4000-year-old bronze sculptures, a truly bizarre interpretation of The Importance of Being Earnest and a very soggy Sunday in Queens have in common? Answers on a postcard please (or in the comments section below, I suppose). Continue reading
Despite all the hype around a certain sporting event which is currently taking place nearby, the main excitement for us today was heading down to Chinatown to watch the New Year parade. I was busy elsewhere and only caught the very end, but Tom got there early enough to secure a great spot.
As I wrote last week the build-up to Halloween has been going on for some time, so we were expecting a fairly dramatic celebration on the night itself. (Last year we were busy battening down the hatches before the arrival of Hurricane Sandy, so partying was not such a priority for most.)