What Inspired Me: October 10

  • We did another city walk this week- The location was the East Village. I love the East Village. I am often in the East Village. The problem with this is that I’ve already seen the majority of things included in this walk, and I know many of the historic facts about this neighborhood. That being said, it was a beautiful sunny day to walk the neighborhood with Betty, and remind myself of the musical associations of this neighborhood…
  • Yellow Rose bills itself as a Texas Restaurant. I can’t validate the authenticity, but I had a delicious Migos Taco and the best buttermilk glazed donut.
  • I was in a Broadway Theater this week! First Time since March the year that shall not be named…Ten minutes after I took a picture of the stage, the great John Lithgow came out and read poems from his new book. And a few hours from now, I will be seeing my first Broadway performance since March 2020…
  • The new exhibit at the Met is Surrealism Beyond Borders. After viewing this exhibit, I have decided that I don’t really care for surrealism. I thought it was funny that the pieces that I was drawn to were, for the most part, works of famous artists. The other thing that intrigued me about the exhibit was how many verbal descriptions lined the walls. It made me wonder if you need to give a lot of background to a work, is it really that good? I can’t help but think of the writing maxim- show don’t tell. I’m going to overthink this a bit and probably blog about it in the future.
  • We are about to begin a burger list- we started at Happiest Hour, which is really a bar with wonderful cocktails, a charming and wonderful bouncer, and a pretty awesome cheeseburger. I got the single, but they also have a double. Imagine a Big Mac but oh so much tastier. The tater tots were pretty good too!
  • Bill Cunningham was an iconic photographer for the NY Times (I don’t really read the Times for the news- I read it for culture and style) He used to ride around and snap pictures of things that caught his eye- mainly stylish people. My fashionista friends used to worry that the day they were in sweats and a pony tail would be the day that they saw Bill cycle by…He had been one of my favorite parts of NYT. However, this poor excuse for an exhibit does not do the memory of Bill Cunningham any good- its awful…
  • To get the awful taste of the awful exhibit out of my palate, I needed to go to Funny Face Bakery- OK- I didn’t get a cookie but I did enjoy looking at the beautiful creations
  • The Wavertree is offering free tours- it was a cargo ship used in the late 1800’s. Fun to see, and did I say free?
  • Cheeseburger Hash Browns are a thing- and they’re delicious…
  • The Rescue is a documentary about the rescue mission of the Thai soccer team caught in a cave- just such an amazing story

What Inspired Me

  • I saw “Green Night” in theaters- I didn’t love it…so much so that I forgot to take a picture of the movie poster
  • I went to the Met with my daughter- it’s fun seeing exhibits with her because she makes me think about things in a different way. She doesn’t like staged photos- she prefers when they just happen. Made for an interesting discussion
  • Costume exhibit was awesome-What was interesting was that they focused a lot on the actual making of costumes. We had a 10am ticket, but if you are at the exhibit later, they have artisans working on things that will be used on Broadway when it reopens.I love looking at clothes. Wearing them is optional…
  • My daughter and I went to Angelina when we were in Paris- it was fun to experience it in NYC
  • Saw two oldie movies at Film Forum- I am trying to support Film Forum because they show old movies and do festivals, like the Bogart and Women Behind Hitchcock that I saw this past week.