Monday, January 20, 2014

Weekend Wanderings - Museum Time

I hope everyone is having a nice long weekend, and thinking at least some of Martin Luther King, Jr. today. His fight for equality has made some amazing progress in the past 46 years, but we still have a long way to go.

On Friday, I met up with my coworkers for our annual happy hour, celebrating the work our committee does.  They're a group I don't work with much outside of the committee, so it's always nice to get together with them outside of our meetings.

On Saturday, we had a long, leisurely breakfast of waffles (so many types! regular! peanut butter! peanut butter and banana!).  Roger didn't realize that the last time I made them, I halved the recipe, so he doubled it this time, using up all our stores of flour. We could definitely done with about half the waffles, but it turned out to be a great mistake, because he used about 25% whole wheat flour, which really added to the texture and taste of them.  We'll definitely be making them that way in the future.

After that, we took a nice long walk down to The Jewish Museum. The museum is free on Saturdays, so there was an enormous line out the front, and we waited about 20 minutes to get in. I'm well-accustomed to waiting on lines in museums now, but I was just super cranky about it at this one, mostly because I was hoping for a quiet stroll around the Chagall and Art Spiegelman exhibits, and it was so crowded that I knew they'd be packed. They were. It was still fine, but I wish we would have gone on a less nutty day.  Their permanent collection, though, was quiet and lovely, if missing a few objects.

Me at the Jewish Museum

On our way home, we decided to stop in at the Museum of the City of New York, a museum neither of us had ever visited before. They had some great shows up, including one on Superstorm Sandy and one on the Gilded Age (which, ironically enough, had a short line as well). The building they are in is gorgeous, and it was a nice little stopover on our chilly walk back home.

Roger woke up extremely early yesterday morning to head to Boston, and I spent the day eating leftover waffles, reading, and writing.  Today looks like it will be much of the same, and in my book, that's always an ideal way to spend a day off!

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