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30 April 2010 @ 09:58 pm
Friday Food and Footaches  

Today's adventure:

* I woke with a slight headache, heading toward migraine-land. I took Vitamin I and Imitrex immediately, not willing to lose a day to a headache. On the way to the train a cafe was giving away free coffee, so I added caffiene and a cranberry muffin to the mix and all was right with the world.

* Sightseeing-wise it was all Met all the time. I actually was the first person in at the door where I entered, so there was an odd and slightly eerie silence for a little while, but it was sort of cool too.

* I got to be in the morning tour of Big Bambu, a giant 30 ft tall bamboo sculpture that you can actually climb up into. :) Nice view of the city, but they did not allow cameras on the walkways, so no photos.

* I spent 4ish hours looking at the Belle Heures. They were amazing, but I think I liked the Catherine of Cleves better. I think I have a really solid grasp of whitework now, though.

* I had lunch with a lovely elderly fellow, an odd pattern, since that happened yesterday too. Apparently I'm attractive to geezers (or at least approachable).

* The evening was mostly random wandering, since I'd used up most of my brainz in carefully studying the BH earlier. I saw some great Byzantine/Egyptian textiles, though, and some really nice later period paintings.

* For dinner, I went to the Trustee's Dining Room for my hoity-toity dinner of the trip. I'd asked for a window seat and made a reservation based on when one was available. However, I was seated one row back, even though only 2 of the 6 tables by the window were taken. I thought perhaps they had filled up, but when 10+ minutes went by and they were not filler and my waiter never came back even for a drink order, I was cranky and grabbed the hostess about the seating the next time she went past. She gave me some crap about not mentioning it when I was seated, even though I'd made the reservation with her in person that afternoon. She went off in a huff to ask the manager if anything could be done. The NY local people at the next table snickered at her when she left and we started to chat. By the time she came back, they'd invited me to their (right in front of the view) table. We had a lovely dinner chat about travel and art and politics. They had been many of the same places I have and are planning a trip to Milwaukee, so that was fun. They're also big fat lefties with family in the medical profession, so we had some ranty time about that too. :) Good times. The Lamb Three Ways with Tomato Jam and fancy Chardonay was delish, but the Dark chocolate sampler platter was an absolutely divine dessert. Spendy, but good.

* Speaking of spendy, I bought the Catherine of Cleves exhibit book. $70. Ooof. However, it is just as tasty as dinner, and will last much longer. I'm even pretty sure it will make me drool more. ;D

Ok, bed soon. Tomorrow will probably be a bit more Met, a walking tour of Central Park, and Brooklyn Museum (open to 11PM!).

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Sweet Ol' Berwyn: eyebrowsbaron_berwyn on May 1st, 2010 03:22 am (UTC)
I know of one geezer who finds you attractive.
eithni: darkladyeithni on May 17th, 2010 11:23 pm (UTC)
Awwww... You're so sweet!
Uncle Mikeybelmikey on May 1st, 2010 04:38 pm (UTC)
Did I mention the big fat envy?
eithni: greeneithni on May 17th, 2010 11:23 pm (UTC)
Heh. You go out east semi-regularly - just continue on to NYC, silly man!
Uncle Mikeybelmikey on May 18th, 2010 04:01 am (UTC)
Somehow, it just never seems to work to be that easy.