The pace of my week-end in New York was very similar to the pace at LaGuardia. I hit the ground running. After dropping off my luggage at Wendi and Lee's apartment (Lee greeted me with "Welcome back" and a big hug, making me feel like a favored guest at an upscale hotel) and a quick catch up, I was off to meet my nephew for dinner.
|TJ at John's on 12th Street|
|Mickalene Thomas' "Le dejeuner sur |
l'herbe: Les Trois Femmes Noires"
|Eliza Grisanti (center) with friends|
and family at Bowlmor Lanes
From there it was back to NYU to meet TJ for a snack at one of the dining halls. Again, nothing like when I was in college. This venue has Quiznos, Chick-Fil-A, pizza, ice cream and a variety of other nutritious dining options available until 3 a.m. for a swipe of your meal card.
I arrived back at Wendi and Lee's place around 5:00 just as Wendi was getting back from her gallery tour. She was ridiculously energetic given the amount of walking that she had been doing. I was thoroughly exhausted and don't think there's any shame in admitting that I had to take a nap to gear up for the rest of the week-end's activities, which will be the subject of Part 2 of this post.