Re: October 2011
posted at 10/15/2011 8:42 PM EDT
Hi Everybody -
Well, I hope I have better luck posting tonight. Just got home from dinner out. We went to an Italian place and I had a great dish: chicken, shrimp, artichokes and ziti in a creamy tomato basil sauce. Wow, it was good. I am stuffed. For dessert I had a piece of cake with a lemoncello whipped cream filling. Back on the old diet tomorrow.
bg, I recall watching the original Grey Gardens. When it first came out I think it was considered a documentary. Never watched the HBO series but I did see the musical on Broadway. Sort of a bittersweet story with a good dash of humor. I'm glad you're enjoying the north end. If I lived there, I'd be in those cafes every night eating pastries. Good thing I don't.
kar, have a good time on Newbury Street. Make sure you bring a trunk full of money. My office is right around the corner, but I'm rarely tempted to do anything other than window shop. The only restaurant I can recommend to you is 29 Newbury. That is both the name and address. Whenever we celebrate a special occasion at work we go there and I often bring people, aside from work. Very cozy atmosphere, great food and drinks. You mentioned Cafe Marliave. That is still operating in the same location but not as an Italian restaurant. Sadly, the owners lost the original restaurant that was there for years, and new owners came in, changed the menu and kept the name. I've been there once since it changed and I liked it, but it is very different. When I was a kid, it was a big treat to go to downtown Boston. My mother, grandmother and aunt took us every Christmas to Jordan Marsh to see the Enchanted Village. Afterwards, we ate at the Cafe Marliave. That was a big treat! Since Filenes and Jordans left, I don't go anymore. Can't stand to look at the big hole in the ground by Filenes because I remember the area in its heyday.
pingo, hope you are having a good time in PB. Thanks for asking about my son. He is no longer in Egypt but has transferred to another hot spot. I try not to think about it. I think it contributes to my insomnia. The good news is that the woman who was their cook in Egypt is coming to the states. My son is trying to get her out and he and my DIL will sponsor her. She will live with them for the time being and they will employ her. It should be happening soon. Since most of the Americans have left, she's had trouble getting work and really has no future there.
winter, Yoda is adorable. My father's cat almost never meows. When he does, it startles us! I am also allergic but have always built up an immunity to my own cats. I'm so glad he's eating.
tt, hope you get to see you GGS soon. I bet you can't wait. It's very considerate of you to hold off. I think it's great that GT made him a quilt. Wish I could sew and do hand work, but that gene escaped me. Well, that's enough rambling for one night. I'll be around tomorrow.