Friday afternoon I had my one + only Restaurant Week meal with Chloe at Gotham. I'd made the reservation because Amanda swears that their flourless chocolate cake challenges our favorite ever at Diner. And sure enough, I think it won me over. On Saturday I took the ferry over to the BK and passed by Lady Liberty. The weather, the view, the boat. I loved every second. Kyle drove me + my new bookcase back from IKEA (and carried it up five flights of stairs!!!) and since I'm rarely in the car I took the opportunity to take a Amy inspired selfie. I hadn't planned it, but the timing was perfect since we were getting off the BK bridge and you can see it in the background. Awesome. That night D + I beat the heat with some Starbucks and funny conversation. Sunday afternoon I met a friend down at Century 21, which is right across from Ground Zero. This was the first time I've seen it since my NYC visit six years ago. There's a lot I could say on this subject. But I'll keep that to myself right now.
We also saw Inception on Saturday night. I know there's been tons of talk and hype around this movie but let me just say that I was riveted. And that's not a word I use lightly. Or at all. But riveted I was, my friends. Amazing movie. Still thinking about it all. Have you seen it yet? Go go go.
Tonight Chloe and I were walking after dinner and she kept saying "I love New York! I just love this city!" which made laugh. This is the fourth conversation on being in love with living in NYC that I've had in the past few days. Sometimes I get so caught up in traveling and being anywhere-but-here that I forget that I live in the best city in the world. It was nice to have those conversations to remind me how lucky I am to be a New Yorker. I need to stop taking it for granted. Do a little reveling myself.
It also reminded me of a line from Let the Great World Spin that I thought was brilliant...