Thursday, August 6, 2009

New business?!

Oh, we forgot to tell you! We opened a little business! It's called Schiller's Liquor Bar, and handily, it's located right down the street from where Rachel now lives on the Lower East Side!

Naw, just kidding. But it is on our list of places to try. Rachel's new neighborhood is crammed with cool-looking bars and restaurants. We went to dinner last weekend at a nice, cute Italian place called Frankies 17. Very good food, moderately priced, good service. Can't beat that in NYC.

Schiller's appears to be a bit more ... lively. Every time we have walked by, it has been crowded with people (yes, mostly people younger than we are).

Wonder if Mary could get a free meal if she shows her driver's license?

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Long time, no post: Subway reading

Been awhile since we have visited the blog. If you're still following, we really appreciate it!

It's amazing how much reading one can do on the subway. Truly a great way to block out the sensory overload that is summer on the subway.

In the past two weeks, Mary has read these books:

Lady Chatterley's Lover: Awesome. Still somewhat shocking, really.
Foreign Tongue: Chick lit (woman jilted, goes to Paris to mend her broken heart), but elevated by a philosophical discussion of translation.
French Dirt: True story of a New York man who, for a year, lives in a tiny town in the south of France and grows a garden. LOVED this book.
The Hours: Loved the movie. Loved the book even more.

Will try to post more often. City life is keeping us busy (plus Mary is going to the gym like a madwoman these days!).