Monday, January 24, 2005

If you're driving on the New York State Thruway in the snow, it is probably not the best idea to take photos. This is the start of the weekend's blizzard. Snow started just before I had to leave for work. It took me a about 2 hours to get there.  Posted by Hello

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Taking the crazy bus

Weird and crazy outing yesterday with the Reilly women. We went to NYC to see Little Women on Broadway. I had no idea what the show would be like, just knew that I like Sutton Foster, who played Jo. I read the book when I was in third grade. It was the first "big" book that I had read.

On the way to the theater we stopped in Theater Circle, because Erin loves the store and we had lots of time to kill. We were looking at all the theater stuff and decided we should have our own musical on Broadway about our family. When we left the store, we were making up our songs and choreography all the way to the theater. (Not unusual behavior for us and being in New York, don't think anyone noticed us weirdos anyway.)

Sutton Foster was the best thing about the show. She is an absolute riot. Some of the songs were nice, but with most of them I was giggling. I thought a few sounded a bit like they were borrowed from other shows. The show we saw last weekend, Avenue Q, was SOOOOOOOOO much better. Sesame street meets South Park.

Well after the show, we went back to get a bus back home. And this bus was the freakiest thing ever. There were flashing blue lights that had a strobe effect. And there was a Mana concert playing on the tv screen. There was also a man that looked a bit too much like the No. 1 person on the most wanted list.

Let's just say we couldn't wait to get off the bus and we were happy we made it back.

Friday, January 14, 2005

Here I am in Florence, where our hotel had a crazy purple head of The David. The indoor photos of David are postcards. Mom and I woke up very early to go to the Academy. We were there before it opened so we didn't have to wait very long. (And just so you know if you ever go there, you must have exact change to get in. If you don't, you can buy something from the gift shop to make change.) It is so hard to describe how amazing and impressive the David is. There were a few other interesting paintings there, but most of the crowd hovers around the statue, the center of attention. Posted by Hello

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Here's a postcard from Cuba that I won on eBay. It's from the telplete de los estudiantes, which means students' memorial. There's a Cuban restaurant here where we like to have dinner, and its wall are covered with vintage images and postcards from Cuba. That's what gave me the idea to find some. Posted by Hello