Sep. 23rd, 2012


Sep. 23rd, 2012 10:25 am
I spent yet another weekend travelling to NYC - that's three of the last four. It is amazing to have that city this close to me.

This time, we went because [ profile] lunatopaz (who hasn't posted to lj in years) came to visit us and we decided we should go and see a show. We spent most of Saturday wandering around NJ -- farmers market, then Princeton. We headed into the city and did a drive by on Ippudo, but at 4:40, the line was already 30 or so people long, and I wasn't in the mood for standing outside for too long. So, we drove to Pommes Frites instead and grabbed delicious fries and dipping sauces. We then headed toward the Theater District and ended up eating at Smyrna, a Turkish place. It was fine, reasonably priced, but nothing overly memorable. We had hummus, falafel, baba ganouj, labneh, some eggplant salad thing, and a spinach/tomato sauce/rice dish, all with delicious Turkish bread. 

The main event was going to see Peter and the Starcatcher, which meant adding a new theater (the Brooks Atkinson) to the list of venues I've visited. Thanks to, the seats were reasonably priced, and the views were great - center of the second mezzanine, but that was really just the sixth row up in the mezz. In general, I liked the show. It was well paced, the humor was great, the staging was well done. There were places where I was a little sad that they were injecting so much of current popular culture into the script. it's harder to escape into a show when it keeps reminding you of things in the current day. The solitary female actor among quite a few males felt unbalanced, though it wasn't so far off from the portrayal in the book. Plus, I liked the way that the book treated the story quite a lot better, but there would've been no way to stage the book well as it was written. But, overall, I'm glad that I saw it, and I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the book series.

Yesterday we were in near constant motion, so today I look forward to sitting on the couch. Tim is making tomato sauce, and he made baked apple pancake for breakfast. There is lots of leftover cornbread that I'll use as a base for my dinner, along with some italian sausage and the tomato sauce. I suppose I should do some planning for the rest of the week soon, too.



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