Sunday, October 17, 2010


This weekend, Karen and Erik celebrated Karen's birthday and their fifth anniversary by doing many fun things. We visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the first time since moving to New York. After checking out lots of art and a very cool photo exhibit, we hung out on the roof deck. It was a little cold and windy.

But with the amazing view and everything, we decided this might be an excellent location for a future anniversary shindig. Don't worry American Museum of Natural History, Milstein Hall (a.k.a. "The Underwater Room") is still in the running. Either way, save the date!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Moving Day, Slightly Different Than "Training Day".

But only slightly . . . The other day an odd number of moving vans were on our block. As a result, there was an unusual amount of random things left out on the sidewalk for us to peruse, judge, fret over potential bed bug infestations, etc. One particular piece of trash really, really stood out. At least they're a good shot, right?

First in Flight!

Karen had to go work in Boston for a week. She was happy to go, but not so happy about her overly ambitious 6:30AM flight time. She arrived at LaGuardia roughly 23 minutes after leaving our apartment and quickly learned that she was:

A) Very Early. VERY early.

B) Possibly flying out of the first airport terminal. Ever. This was the "lobby":
Note the complete and total lack of other travelers, the sign font, the old school cafeteria "restaurant" instead of a Starbucks/McDonald's kiosk, etc.
The mural depicts man's obsession with and eventual discovery of flight. Yeah, Karen got there early enough to read the whole story, it was actually pretty good.
The more seasoned commuters knew to arrive AFTER the security gates opened at like 5:30AM. Not, sadly, at 4:45AM.