Archive for November, 2004

Big Indian, NY

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

We spent a quaint, quiet and peaceful weekend in the Catskills mountains. We stayed at a small cabin at the Cold Spring Lodge in Big Indian. It was so quiet, there was barely any car on the road. We made waffles on Saturday morning and then we took a small hike up at Giant Ledge for a few hours. It wasn’t extremely exciting but it’s definitely nice. The sun was warm and the the wind was brisk. We missed the period of fall leaves, so all we could see were naked branches and leaves on the ground. We made pasta and salad for dinner, then ended the evening with Office Space, cursing how pathetic our lives could become.

Apparently, “Sweet Sue’s” is a famous caf in Phoenicia, 7 miles east of Big Indian on Route 28, where people go for the gigantic portion of pancakes. Coincidentally we bumped into A’s dad and step-mom, at a totally random town 200 miles outside of the city, and it was completely bizarre. Back to the pancakes, they were so fluffy like thin sponge cakes. I had the Hawaiian which has pineapple and coconut. It was just way too much carbs to ingest. That’s it, there was really nothing particularly exciting to write about, it was a peaceful weekend after-all.

New Office

Monday, November 1st, 2004

The last couple of weeks have been rather hectic at work. We moved into a new office. There was a lot of de-boxing, which was hedious and disastrous. And everything was so filthy. We are essentially a few blocks away from the old location. It a completely different neighborhood, with a whole different crowd. I am excited about the view. We basically had no view in the old office, but now, since we are on the 7th floor, we do have a nice view down 7th Avenue, it’s especially pretty in the evenings.

Halloween

Monday, November 1st, 2004

It was Halloween yesterday. Since the mugging incident M. experienced a few years ago, I have been really nervous to be outside on Halloween. But a whole day of staying at home drove me almost crazy, and we decided we needed to get out and grab a bite. We saw B. and K. eating in the local Polish restaurant, Christie’s. We went in a said hi to them, in return they invited us to join them for dinner.

After dinner, they invited us over to watch an old horror filc with them, Don’t Look Now (1973). It was obscure, but interesting. I was hooked until the very end when I was still not exactly sure what was going on. It has some really neat narrative structure and editing, though I wouldn’t say it’s scary, though. Oh, and at the end of the night, we go home safe with a pint of Ben and Jerry’s.