Summer Friday Fun

My first post about one of the many distractions I need to find throughout the week to not eat all the stuff that I should not be eating. Besides this one day, I have spent my evenings sowing my husbands clothes that has holes in them, working out, went to the Broadway musical Fun Home and beginning this blog.

On Friday, May 27th,  Memorial Day weekend, the office decided we could leave early. Time to take advantage of time that I normally do not get. While I was waiting for my husband to finish up his work I walked up to Central Park to meet and have lunch with him. It was one of the first days of summer so full humidity had not kicked in yet. It was a gorgeous day that I simply could not take for granted. We had already planned Oysters and The Whitney but now that we had a little extra time, lunch and a visit to his parents was added to the agenda.


After lunch at Central Park we walked up to his parents (who lives just a few blocks away from where we had lunch). This morning my husband and our roommate had installed our A/C and there were gaps in the window that needed to be covered. His mom was cleaning out her portfolio (she was/is an interior decorator) of sketches and she was throwing out so good pieces of cardboard that we could use to cover up the wholes. With two big pieces of cardboard (barely fit into one of those large CVS plastic bags) in hand I went to our favorite oyster place to put our name in.

Cull and Pistol, located in Chelsea Market, has $1 oysters (any oyster on the menu) every Friday from 4-6pm and although I have high cholesterol we do indulge every 6 months or so.

It is usually an hours way so I went to the bookstore in Chelsea Market and perused their Recipe Books Section. I usually take a picture of the books that I would like to read and I borrow them at the library. It is a great way to save money and to kill less trees in the world.

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After taking a basillian pictures of books Mike (my hubby, if you had not guessed) arrived and few minutes later our table was ready (talking about good timing – he is excellent at that).

After we devoured 8 oysters each and a liter of water we walked down to stand in line to get into The Whitney during their “Pay As You Wish” time (every Friday from 7-10pm).

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When I was younger I was not really into art but then I discovered drawings and how amazing photography can be and I can’t get enough of either. I will let the pictures speak for themselves and I can only encourage you to visit your local museum or art gallery once in a while. You can’t help but get inspired.

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