Sunday, March 28, 2010

Michelle's Visit

So last week, my friend Michelle came to visit me from Seattle. We had a really great time. I enjoy having guests because it gives me an (extra) excuse to get out and about in the city. Thursday we saw the Tim Burton exhibit at MoMA. Below is a giant balloon of on of his characters.

Later that night we went to see the off-Broadway Avenue Q, which was super offensive and super funny.

The weather was a beautiful 71 degrees on Saturday, so we went to Coney Island, one of my favorite places outside of Manhattan in New York. Michelle had a Nathan's hot dog and I had a knish off the boardwalk. We also went to the Coney Island Museum, which for 99cents was quite a deal.

I also took Michelle for a true NYC bagel...quite different than a crappy West Coast one! I think she was pleasantly surprised at the difference.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Costume Institute

Michelle went home today and we had a really great time. I will write more about her visit after she gets her pictures up.

Today was very exciting because I have been transferred libraries at the Met. My intern friend Anthony and I have been moved to the Costume Institute Library and today was my first day. Yes, it really is as cool as it sounds. Today I spent the day measuring binders containing sketches from the house of Mainbocher from the 40s, 50s, and 60s (see example below). I believe that I will immensely enjoy this opportunity!

Dancing Queen(s)

So a friend sent me this video taken last summer at Urban Lounge at the Rhythm Radio Makers show. If you watch the bottom of the screen, you can see Vince and me dancing! He is wearing a newsboy cap and I still have my two-tone hair.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Lunch Break

My internship is going great. This week was the first week where I spent the whole day at the Watson and didn't do any off-site processing. Instead, I was taught some new skills including labeling new books (slightly harder than it sounds) and reclassification. Learning how to reclassify was really cool because it tied together a lot of concepts that I've been learning about in my cataloging class.

This week I did some shopping and art-gazing while I was on my lunch break. I went to go check out the Victorian Photocollage exhibit and the Rodin sculptures.

Cupid & Psyche by Rodin

Friday, March 5, 2010

Spring Break Plans

During Spring Break (March 15-19), my dear friend Michelle is coming to visit me from Seattle. Michelle and I got to know each other during our semester abroad in Grenoble last year. Since we had a similar class schedule and similar hobbies (shopping, eating, and going out) we got to spend a lot of time together and I've missed her since returning back to the motherland.

We have a lot of great plans for when she is here, but I am most excited to go see Avenue Q, the deliciously offensive Off-Broadway puppet show. Other destinations include the Met, MoMA, and Rebel Night @ Otto's Shrunken Head. I will let you now how the visit goes!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Brunch: Rocking Horse Cafe

This past Sunday we went to brunch at the Rocking Horse Cafe, a "Mexican" place. I don't like Mexican or Tex-Mex to begin with so you can imagine that I was not stoked on the idea of eating Mexican east of the Mississippi. I had the Huevos Rancheros which were okay. I've had better. Again, I forgot to take pictures which is too bad because the place was adorable. When Mindy ordered the Croque "Senor", the waiter's eyes got big and he warned her that that particular dish was extremely spicy to which she replied "bring it on" (essentially). She took one bite and was annoyed to find it wasn't spicy at all. Oh East Coasters.

Despite the quality of the food, the quality of the company was superb. I love this tradition that we have.