This weekend Charlie and his wife, Kerry, came down from Buffalo to see the Gates and even more importantly, to have dinner with Toby Joe and me^ Many people reading this might know him as “GotJesus”. I’m not even sure where that name came from originally, but he’s been posting as GotJesus since as long as I can remember. It was excellent meeting him and his wife. Not only do the two of them have a biting sense of humor, but they’re excellent conversationalists as well. We had a great time.
On Sunday, Nico and George came back into town to see the final day for The Gates in Central Park. While kicking through the park, we saw numerous small children fall to the ground, screaming as they slipped on the black ice that was strewn all over Central Park. One little girl, wearing all pink, fell into a huge mud puddle. Toby Joe compared the act to something one might see from the movie Cary. It was disturbing and horrific and kinda funny, too.
We saw Martha Plimpton. We saw Christo drive by in some 400 thousand dollar car. (The dude so ain’t hurtin’ for money. I guess that’s not much of a surprise.) We saw the telescope people looking for Pale Male. Actually, this is almost this is almost exactly what we saw. (You may read more about the Pale Male situation here and here.)
We saw way too many fur coats. By the end of the day I was passive-aggressively muttering the words “You’re so disgusting.” to women everywhere. I truly find that practice appalling and can not believe it’s still legal. We can be thrown in jail for smoking marijuana. In New York, you can get arrested for sitting on a milk crate or smoking in a bar. Yet slaughtering fuzzy animals and then draping ourselves in their fur is deemed totally O.K. Seriously, it saddens me to no end. I wish I could make it go away.
I have veered off track again.
We saw The Gates and hundreds of SLRs. I took some pictures as well.
After The Gates, we headed to First Avenue for some Indian food. We picked the restaurant who used the most lights for their decor. It was a lovely day.
Today, there is work to finish and loose ends to tighten. Tonight, we get snow. Yay snow!