Monday, July 16, 2012

Weekend Wanderings

Friday night, Roger came home frustrated with the week.  A bottle of wine, some risotto, and one viewing of "Ted" later, our weekend was off to a much better start.  (Please note that "Ted" was not the greatest film ever, or maybe even worth seeing, but that Marky Mark is looking gooooood.)

Roger trying out the fancy sleep machine.
Saturday, amid fears of rain, we decided to skip the beach, and spent most of the day cleaning the apartment.  (Or, I spent a lot of time looking at papers, and Roger spent a lot of time cleaning the apartment, if we're being honest.)  We ordered pizza for a late lunch, and then headed to Sleepy's to make a purchase I've been waiting for for months: a new mattress.  We've been using the full-size mattress I've had since I was 16, so it was definitely time for an upgrade.  We moved up a size to queen, and it's a plush mattress (even though their weird sleep computer said that Roger should have a firm mattress, this one seemed to align everything correctly).  We won't have it delivered for another two weeks, because we now need to buy a bed frame, but it was exciting to finally make this big purchase! 

All prettied up.
After that, we went down to midtown for our friend's birthday party, before trekking down to the Meatpacking District (in heels!) for drinks in her honor at Biergarten.  It's probably my least favorite of all the beer gardens we've been to in New York (I'd definitely recommend Radegast or Bohemian way ahead of this, and there are many other places to get a good pint in Manhattan), but we still enjoyed ourselves immensely.

Glass at the biergarten.
 And Sunday we had a really lovely brunch at Kitchenette (my favorite brunch place in our neighborhood - they serve grits and biscuits with all their eggs, what more could a girl want?) with our friend Ashley, and then Roger and I took a long, long walk down to the Met, to see some art and hang out in the air conditioning.  We saw the Accademia Carrara show and wandered the Instruments and American Wing (I love pretty much everything about the American Wing, from the room set-ups to the decorative silver to the open storage), and then finished off a trip with a visit to our "friends" in the African Art section, where Roger used to intern.  It was pretty lovely, and we walked home through Central Park, and I was so grateful to be wearing my Tevas, and not heels.  Some laundry and instagraming later, and the weekend had passed.

Glass at the Met.

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