Scarlett’s Letter June 18, 2013

Missed you! Sorry. First day of work in The City yesterday, followed by a big dinner out a friend from work, the sales rep for the client I’m working with this week. We brought our daughters and another company associate was there, too. We indulged in a New York City dinner like you only see on movies. Carbone; one of the newest, trendiest, hottest spots and somehow a reservation (an early one) was available. We had the best waiter imaginable and he looked like he could’ve stepped right out of “The Sopranos”. The food was incredible, and ordered family style, we got to share a bit (plenty) of everything. Too much to eat, too much to drink, too much fun! Just awesome!

We passed Bryant Park in the cab on the way back to the hotel last night and something exciting and loud was happening there. We changed clothes at the hotel and set out on foot. They were playing the movie “Tootsie” in the park, so we found a seat and watched the last bit of it. A perfect ending to a perfect evening. Not a night to be forgotten!

Another day with the client today and rain this evening. We are a bit tired from last night, and the day’s adventures; work for me, an extended walk in Central Park (not totally by design) by my daughter. Between the two of us, we have each seen many features in the park, and no two the same! We found a restaurant a couple of blocks down Third Avenue from our hotel and had a nice, quiet, moderately priced entrée, then returned to the hotel.

We had a “project” in mind and decided to get it crossed off our list this evening. Our room is on the sixth floor, the top floor, of this modest and very inexpensive, but nice little hotel. We’ve sworn to taking the stairs up and down and I have almost always done so. On my way back from work, after standing all day teaching, and lugging my computer backpack a few blocks back to the hotel, I have been sneaking in via elevator. Don’t tell my daughter.

We wanted to film a Vine (@BegoniaBegoniaS) of us taking the stairs, pausing at each floor for a look over the railing for the camera. Of course, our vision was much more difficult to capture via iPhone with the lighting available, so after a few attempts, and many, many, many trips up and down the stairs, we uploaded our six seconds of “Stairmaster”. Not a work of art, but at the very least, an evening of cheap entertainment in the Big Apple.

The rest of the week promises to be busy and eventful, so a quieter night, whilst rainy and hot out, is just fine. Time to catch up on a little of this and a little of that. Including sleep. And chocolate. And that wine I bought the other night.

An evening at Carbone in West Village
An evening at Carbone in West Village
An evening at Carbone in West Village
An evening at Carbone in West Village
An evening at Carbone in West Village
An evening at Carbone in West Village
An evening at Carbone in West Village
An evening at Carbone in West Village
"Tootsie" in Bryant Park
“Tootsie” in Bryant Park

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