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Monday, May 24, 2004 Catching up on a full week
Monday I worked a full day, Tuesday just a couple of hours and from Wednesday on I was blissfully on holiday.
NYC is a great place to be off work. Can't remember what we did on Monday, but Tuesday night we had an early party at Chema's for his birthday. It was very enjoyable. There was tango dancing and dancing tout court. There was plenty of food. Lots of singing with John on the piano. Very nice. And we were home by 11ish. Wednesday we had lunch with Luis from work and then I think we went home to sleep. It was probably Tuesday when we had lunch at Hells Kitchen and then went over to the new Time Warner Center and the magnificent Whole Foods market.
Thursday we had lunch with Pascale and Johanny at a Greek restaurant on 51st and 1st ave. and then walked uptown trying to get on the East River walk. We gave up around 77th street and walked across to and into the Park to spend quite a while spraweled on the lawn by the boats. In the evening we were sort of beat. Monse came over for a beer and we went out to a nearby pub. When she left we headed to the Sutton Bar but did not stay long.
Friday we must have walked half of Manhattan, going South at 5th Ave. then taking Broadway, then crossing at Canal St. to the Hudson River and having a sushi lunch at one of the piers. We then walked over to Chelsea Piers. An interesting place to keep in mind for the summer.
We were supposed to meet a bunch a people in the evening and go out but by the time we got home and I took a bath we were both exhausted and dinner at home (a delicious gazpacho, among other things) plus a (lousy) movie sounded just perfect.
M.A. left on Saturday but we managed to get to the Boathouse in the Park for a drink and then home for lunch before he had to go. His stay was very different from what I expected. We did not stay out till dawn every night. We did not party much, if at all. A lot of grocery shopping, a lot of cooking, a lot of hanging out in the sun, a lot of relaxed conversations and relaxed silences. Above all, strangely, even better than expected.
After he left I went straight for a massage and then spent the evening at home reading gossip magazines.
Out with the kids
Today, Sunday, I took Melissa and a cousin of hers (an extremely sweet 10-years-old girl), plus Anastasia and Nina to see Shrek 2. I LOVED IT! I was laughing out loud constantly. I probably had more fun than the kids! The movie is brilliant! Absolutely brilliant! After the movie we went to Mars 2112, always a hit with the kids. Nina was terrified of a couple of Martians, especially the Empress Glorianna, but all in all we had fun.
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