So on Monday, I started feeling a little sick. Coughing and such, but nothing too bad. Then came the 102 degree fever. Then the inability to do anything but lie* there and watch trash television (couldn't even knit!). It ends up that I have the flu. The swine one. The ol' H1N1. Really, this is no fun. I can't remember the last time I was too sick to knit. In fact, in the time I've been knitting I don't think it's ever happened. So because I don't have the energy for much of anything, here are some photos from my trusty telephone** from a wonderful*** trip to New York City that Neill and I took for our anniversary a week and a half ago, when I was feeling just a little better.
A walk across the Brooklyn Bridge.
A visit to the MoMA.
A window display outside the MoMA. I think this would be an excellent project if you happen to have tons and tons of roving lying**** around.
American Ballet Theater. There were no curtains on the stage, so we got to see the dancers warming up before the show and during intermissions, their costumes half-covered by leg warmers and sweatshirts. I enjoyed this as much as the performance itself. As an ex-dancer, it also made me really, really, really nostalgic.
Purl Soho! I, like, get their emails and stuff! Beautiful shop. Extremely friendly staff. Very, very tiny. The New York City Yarn Crawl happened to be going on at the time, so I also got a free tote bag. Cool!
Neill taking photos of the Statue of Liberty on the Staten Island Ferry.
The Chrysler Building.
Fancy night at the Met.
St. John the Divine. We went to an organ recital.
The Guggenheim. The building itself is a work of art.
Real Greek Nescafe frappe in Astoria. I tried for years to make a good frappe, but failed. I think you actually have to have Greek blood in you to make it taste good.
Manhattan from the train from Queens.
*I originally wrote "lay" then figured I should look it up to make sure I was getting it right. I wasn't. All those lay/lie lessons over the years and I still don't have it! On the upside, I have effect/affect down pat.
**For me, cameraphone photos are kind of like Polaroids. Of course nothing beats a Polaroid, but I like having a camera with limited capabilities and an inability to adjust anything...sometimes the pictures turn out surprisingly interesting.
***Wonderful, yes, but I'm pretty sure that's where I picked up this devil virus. Either there or the airport.
****Ugh, I just had to look it up again.