Monday, December 05, 2005
Weekend of Doug
My paramour Doug and I had a most wonderful weekend. What started out as a quick sushi dinner at The Bryant Park ended two and a half days later with the two of us setting up a five foot Christmas tree in my apartment.
Doug and I met up after work, ate sushi and then saw Syriana. It's an amazing film and I highly recommend it.
My crappy back roused me from sleep at around 6:00 AM so I cleaned a bit before getting bagels and coffee for Doug and I. After bagels we headed out to go skating in Bryant Park. It was a sunny day and the crowds weren't terrible at all. We had a lot of fun.
Bryant Park wasn't Zamboni-ing the ice and it was getting pretty rough, so we decided to quit skating and amuse ourselves elsewhere. We headed down to the South Street Seaport to check out the Bodies exhibition. Again, get yourself down there and check it out quickly. It's awesome being able to see a human body inside and out, and in every possible way. I saw many spined and vertebrae, which certainly helped me understand all my back problems.
All that science and skating made us hungry, so we headed over to Pastis for a Saturday night dinner. We got a great, cozy table, but not before having to wait about 20 minutes and putting up with some trust-funders sipping scotch at the bar. Once seated, we had monkfish and white wine, followed by a Crepe Suzette for me and a Grand Marnier for Doug.
We walked all the way home from Pastis back to my place in Gramercy, again, a great idea to help keep my back from acting up. Once at home we moved around a lot of furniture beause my apartment was in need of a new look...and we needed to make room for the coming Christmas tree.
Doug and I got up early and headed to my corner diner for breakfast. I was strangely nauseous and could barely eat my two eggs over easy. Since the weather was less then we went to the cinema and saw, "Walk the Line." Again, highly recommended.
Afterwards I got my nails done while Doug had a beer at Pete's Tavern. Then we picked out a Christmas tree from the guys who were selling them on my corner. I got a five foot tall Douglas fir. It's very fat and very pretty. It needs a day or so to open up and then I will put up all my ornaments.
Thus far, the holiday season is working out well. Now if I could just get around to those Christmas cards...