what a weekend

it started on thursday
my friend janice
her two fabulous young adult/children, sam and maria, arrived
 from virginia

 they checked into riverside tower
then hit the pavement running
 did a lot of sightseeing
 guided by sam 
who'd been here before 
knew his way
 the subway
  the city

 i met them for dinner
fusha west 
where we had a catch up 
with a lot of excellent food 

friday morning
 kate arrived
 from maryland 
she was joining the others at nbc studios for a tour
 i was meeting them at the tree
along with half the human population

after photo ops
we went to lunch
 at a small
indian restaurant
 after which
 the virginia contingent
 headed off 
chinatown and little italy

 kate and i 
went back uptown
 joining toonman
 we watch

 the other night toonman and i watched american hustle
 both movies
 were really
is not a movie
 where you can relax
 its tense

after they came back from chinatown/little italy 
we headed
 to a 'true' nyc deli
 it was a lot of fun
to a 

 maria and kate 
 matzoh ball soup
 as well 

 do you sense 
a food eating theme

 i have now managed to gain a full 10 lbs
 since thanksgiving 
i really am thankful for leggings and spandex

after dinner 
we had 
janice pose in front of zabars
to say 
she loves this place
 is a gross

janice brought kate and me crab earrings
 a virginia
especially mathews virgina theme 
we've kept alive 
(along with the cornfield joke)
since the first blogfest in 2010 
where we all got to know one another
while kate and i took photos of one another's earrings
 toonman video taped us

after dinner 
sam and maria took for times square 
us old folks 
went back to my place 
had some wine 
relived the day
 before everyone
 their respective beds

the virginians headed off to explore talk of going to brooklyn was heard
kate & i planned on brunch
walk in riverside park
to meet at the high line in late afternoon
a farewell dinner
spice market

dinner was fabulous
i am still stuffed
we shared lots of wonderful food
if i dont eat again for a month
really it will be fine


  1. Sounds just wonderful and you all look fabulous!

  2. You do more in a weekend. . . .

    I'm exhausted!

    from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
    =^..^= <3

  3. Holy smokes you social butterfly you! I'm so glad you have this happy life...OK I know there may be parts that aren't so terrific, but I love to live in the Disney...lol. Mmm Indian! I think I live in the country that does Indian better than India and I actually never get out to have some because R hates the smell or sharp taste. :( Now I want a lovely prawn vindaloo and some chapati.

  4. You sound like a squirrel stocking up for winter Daryl :) Still packing a whole lot into your weekends I see.. have so missed reading about them.. just made a cuppa, will catch up starting with 'Carter' and working my way down !!

  5. You are busy, busy, busy Daryl!! So glad you had fun with your friends!! xo

  6. I've been noticing how your posts have been very food centric. I was thinking a couple days in New York will likely be more than food than I should eat in a week. Fortunately there seems to also be a lot of walking involved :-) So glad you all had fun.

  7. Wow, I'm tired. You really had quite the time.

  8. Love the photos...and that Reuben looks delicious.

  9. It all sounds and looks so worth any pounds gained!

  10. Oh wonderful !! Such fun !! I'm so glad Kate visited you and had some laughter and fun - it's been a rough while for her. Photos are wonderful- bet everyone said we'll meet in front of the tree!! Ha
    Rain :)

  11. What a fantastic day!!! And I refuse to get on the scale, but yes. If it weren't for stretch jeans I'm not sure what I'd be wearing.

  12. I loved Spice Market. Visited it right after it opened with several friends one of whom was the aunt to one of the chefs, what fun.

    I haven't been to NYC in about 3 years and love the lovely reminders your blog give me.