I’m back. NYC was a busy place, considering I was traveling with a bunch of 50 and 60-somethings with type A personalities. They made me go see “Menopause, the Musical.” I could tell that they enjoyed the show much more than I did. But I enjoyed the boy band parody “Altar Boys” (Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan, and Abraham) much more than they did. I tried to win tickets to Wicked and Avenue Q, but to no avail. All worked out well, though, because I was able to attend opening night for Shakespeare in the Park. Central Park. Opening night of a musical version of Two Gentlemen of Verona. It was excellent, and a very exciting thing to do in NYC.
Other things I did while I was there… I went to the top of the Empire State Building at night and I went to Ground Zero. I saw “All Shook Up” and a bunch of museums… the Met, the Guggenheim, the cloisters, and a museum of natural history (where I learned things about the universe that I did not learn in school, perhaps because we are always learning new things about space. I also saw some dinosaur bones and some stuffed lions and elephants). I had lunch at the Tavern on the Green… it was definitely too posh for me, but I liked the mirrors and lanterns.
And then there was the wedding. My relatives said it was the fanciest they had gone to, but they did not attend the wedding where the bride had 12 bridesmaids, each with homemade renaissance-style gowns, and each of the groomsmen wearing kilts, where the pumpkin soup was served inside a pumpkin. And they did not go to the Pakistani 2-day affair at the Chase Park Plaza where half of the guests were given corsages to wear, and every chair, and there must have been 250 of them, had flowers on them.
This wedding did win my award for best food. It was so good! They had three enormous spreads set out just for appetizers… there was fruit, bread, cheese, crackers, clams, oysters, lobster ravioli, peking duck, SUSHI, and all kinds of other things. Then we went into the reception hall for the real meal, which was also delicious and included some kind of meat that I can’t remember the name of but even if I could I wouldn’t be able to spell it. The wedding and reception was really fabulous. We enjoyed the dancing and video and DJ and most of all the food!
Well, I don’t need a fancy wedding with a sushi bar (but I would like an open bar). I just want to get married. And I will have a fun wedding. A good time will be had by all.