Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Nearly every Thanksgiving of my life I have rolled out of bed and onto the couch to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. As I watch the floats and balloons and listen to the bands a delicious smell develops in the kitchen and slowly takes over the entire house. By the end of the parade I am starving and ready to dig in to a juicy turkey, assisted by mashed potatoes smothered in gravy. I love Thanksgiving.

Well this year I stayed in New York for the first time. Instead of rolling out of bed and turning on the TV I rolled out of bed and went to the parade! It was so fun to see the huge balloons going down the streets. Many of them I recognized from seeing them in past years. Most people who had great spots to view the parade arrived at 6:30 this morning. I left my apartment at 9, so a great spot we did not have. Luckily you don't need a great spot right on the street to see the huge balloons. They are so big and high up that you can see them from several blocks away! Here are a few of my favorites as they pass by. I was jealous of the people in the apartment buildings surrounding the parade. I could see little faces in the windows watching everything pass by. What fun!
Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Found at the Met...

Check it out! Did I find my knight in shining armour?

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Friday, November 13, 2009

Art and Dave

Last week Dave came to visit! He was here for a long weekend and we had a lot of fun. It's nice when people visit because it makes me take advantage of all the fun things there are to do here. For example, we went to the Guggenheim museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and saw a couple of good movies. I had never been to the Guggenheim and it is such a neat building. They were holding an exhibit of the modern painter, Kandinsky. The building itself is such a work of art. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the main area is circular. You start on the ground floor and gradually walk around the outside of the building, while ascending. After a few rounds you end up at the top by the beautiful sky light. The walls are filled with artwork as you go up. Kind of neat, if I do say so myself. The museum also provided headsets that would tell you about certain paintings when you were in front of them. That made it more interesting because I was able to learn about the artist, his techniques, as well as other influences. Sometimes it was a bit too much information and it seemed like they were stretching it, but I liked the concept.