February 11, 2009

A Visit from Mom

My mom came to visit me last Thursday and we had a pretty good time.  She didn't get here until mid-afternoon, so we just hung out in my apartment for a couple of hours before heading into the city and meeting up with L'Italiana for dinner.

On Friday, we went to the Met and did a little shopping in Midtown.  Then, we went to dinner at Blue Fin in Times Square before going to see August: Osage County.

August is a horrible play.  It's well-acted, well-produced, well-directed... As far as execution is concerned, it's really good.  It's even well-written, but the story reminds me of William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying.  It's a southern tragedy full of horrible, horrible people behaving horribly.

On Saturday, we did some shopping in SoHo and then went to the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, which was interesting, but we had a bad tour guide, so it wasn't as good as I think it might have been.  After that, we made our way down to Chinatown for more shopping.  Eventually, we made our way to Jane on Houston for dinner before retiring for the night.

And, finally, on Sunday we had brunch in Astoria and then we caught a matinee show of Wicked.  It was a very nice musical.  I got bored watching it, but I think it was pretty close to what a musical should be.  So, if you are looking for a musical to see on Broadway, I would recommend this one to you.

For our last dinner out, we went to the upper west side and ate at Isabella's.

It was nice hanging out with my mom without my dad and sister around.  I found that she and I agree on a lot of things as far as politics goes, although she supports government intervention and unions in some strange areas -- particularly those areas that she, as a postal worker, personally benefits from.

I am excited to see how it will be to travel with her.  We discussed getting together for the holidays and we tossed around the idea of going to Europe or to Montreal.  I suggested staying on this continent just out of consideration for the costs because I want to buy an apartment some time.

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1 I like musicals and Wicked bored me, too. Spring Awakening, on the other hand, was excellent. But that was not exactly a typical musical.

Posted by: Mark at February 11, 2009 11:42 PM (8tGIB)

2 The last musical I saw,De-Lovely, was a musical that seemed to chug along at a poor pace. But I still liked it, the music was just playful and excellent. I must see this Spring Awakening.

Posted by: Andrew Baker at February 12, 2009 11:27 PM (bVVsH)

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