Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Busy Bee Me.

These are some of the things I've been up to in the last few days...
  • Saw "The Norman Conquests: Table Manners" on Broadway with CCR. This play has three discrete parts that involve the same characters, the same general setting (an English country house), and the same weekend...the difference is that you only see what occurs in a single room each time you go. I saw everything that happens in the Dining Room, and had such a wonderful time, and was so impressed by the cast, that I plan to return to see the events of the Living Room and the Garden.
  • Feted LAB at Le Royale on the occasion of her 24th birthday party. The birthday girl was happy, and they made my G&T with Hendrick's--there is no finer gin, in my opinion, for making my favorite cocktail!
  • Defeated my roommate with my ping pong skills (or was it the other way around?) at Fat Cat, with AKK, EJS and The Bunny as witnesses. I always have fun when I go there. And they have the cutest admission stamp in the entire City:

  • Trekked to New Haven to see my brilliant friends, JDB and MB. JDB, a Chemistry PhD candidate, gave me a tour of the labs where he's essentially working to SOLVE ALL THE WORLD'S PROBLEMS. Seriously. We had a GREAT lunch at Caseus, followed by The Bunny's tour of his alma mater, Yale Law School. We took in the delightful "Picasso and the Allure of Language" exhibit at the Yale Art Gallery, and relaxed with tea and some reading at the always wonderful Atticus bookstore/cafe. In the evening, we saw "American Catnip," a funny and thought-provoking play written by my talented friend MB (an MFA Playwriting student at the Yale School of Drama).

L to R: JDB's lab, Mac & Cheese at Caseus, the library of Yale Law School
Below: MB on the program cover for the Carlotta Festival of New Plays

  • Shopped at Lilly P. with the Bunny's mother and sister; and I thought I was a marathon shopper...!
  • Caught up with my dear old friends, CLB and SN (visiting from Texas!), who were co-fellows with me during my 2007 research fellowship in Poland. It was wonderful to get the group together again.

  • Saw an advanced screening of "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian" at the Museum of Natural History, at the invitation of the always lovely EJS. The opening and closing scenes from this film, as well as the original N@tM movie, were filmed at the AMNH. This movie was so much fun! And nothing is more enjoyable than watching a childrens' film in an auditorium teeming with kids!

Ticket and "swag"

I am already exhausted, but HAPPILY SO!, and it's only Monday...
Tomorrow begins a new adventure!

1 comment:

BLC :o said...

I am drooling over your precious headband. Tres cute post and I hoe you have a fab week. Xoxo-BLC