I had a Lileks Day Today

And while I’m sure Gnat is a wonderful child, I of course much prefer my little girl. In fact, I had such fun while I was in the Big City today with daughter that I’m not going to look and see what sort of damage THS and Crusader wrought in my absence. Thanks to Emily I knew what time it was when we left the house this morning:

We rode the ferry in to Pier 11 (at the foot of Wall Street), popped into my office for a minute, then took the Lex Line up to 59th and from there we walked up to the Frick on 70th. We spent quite a while there just ooing and ahhing at the fantastic displays. I can never look at the painting of Thomas More too much. No photo of it can possibly do it justice. And one simply can not look at the painting of Lady Hamilton as Nature without smiling. It seems every other painting of that era showed the women with these flat, forced smiles, yet here is a woman who is truly joyous and turning a blind eye to misfortune (Oops! Sorry; that was her boyfriend).
We then walked up to 80th and spent a few hours at the Met, hanging out in egyptian tombs and checking out the furniture exhibits. Great stuff, and, shockingly, we never did get to the best stuff; oh well, maybe the next time DaveJ is in town…
Daughter then decided it was time to go “shopping” on 5th Avenue, which I agreed to so long as she remembered that “shopping” is not synonymous with “buying”. So we strolled from 80th down to the mid-50s and wandered in and out of various stores. The highlight for her was spending time in Saks getting her makeup done at the Lancôme counter.She had a wonderful time. The only possible hitch to all of this is that NJSue has given daughter very clear instructions that she is not allowed to leave the house with makeup on. I think the loophole we found is that, as per her mother’s instructions, she did not, in fact, leave the house with makeup on; we had it put on in Manhattan.
I may not live to see the dawn.
The highlight of the long walk back to 34th and the East River was seeing a bus that fell into a hole:

Well, aside from the two margaritas at lunch, mind you…

21 Responses to “I had a Lileks Day Today”

  1. Ken Summers says:

    I had to work.
    You suck.

  2. Ken Summers says:

    So I’m taking tomorrow off. Nyah.

  3. Mr. Bingley says:

    Me too…and I’m taking Friday off.

  4. Ken Summers says:

    [grumble grumble grumble]

  5. Emily says:

    Digital watches are a pretty neat idea, aren’t they?

  6. OOoooh, does the Lancome counter have anything to do with her Christmas presents from her mostest favoritest aunt in the WHOLE WIDE WORLD?? Did it? Did it?

  7. NJ Sue says:

    THS: It did.

  8. Dave J says:

    “I had to work.
    You suck.”
    Ken: you actually have a JOB, so YOU suck.

  9. Mr. Bingley says:

    They certainly are, Emily!

  10. Oh…my…GAWD, I LOVE being a subversive influence!!!!
    Um, not really. I appalled by my lack of decorum and commonsense.

  11. Mr. Bingley says:

    And your lack of verbs.
    (though not verbiage…)

  12. And you are pretentious, humorless troll.

  13. Oui, monsewer! Vous !!!!

  14. Emily says:

    THS: continuing the pretentious tone of this thread, it must be pointed out that you should be addressing Mr. Bingley, proud owner of a digital watch, in the familiar, tu.

  15. Emily! Mon dieu?! Ee tu?!

  16. Emily says:

    Mr. B – I was just looking at that photo of your fabulous watch, and couldn’t help but wish you’d snapped the photo one second later…

  17. Mr. Bingley says:

    well, at my age I’m thrilled to only be one second early…

  18. Yup, at your age one second’s something to brag about…

  19. Mr. Bingley says:

    Sometimes I have one third, too 😛

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