Friday, August 7, 2009

Arctic Monkeys on the loose!

Well, it turned out to be a much busier week than I thought! Our daughter had a blast Monday night at the Arctic Monkeys concert at the Highline Ballroom in New York City. She met her friend Alice,(from Florida),& they decided to get on the line at 3:30 for a 9 pm show! Of course they had fun talking to all the other concert goers. C (our daughter) has loved this British band ever since they were first on MTV so needless to say this was a dream come true for her! Not only that, but she was in the front row and the lead singer (her favorite) actually sang part of a song to her & her friend. During a break, one of the crew gave her the guitar pick the bass player flicked out but didn't quite make it into the audience. Now if that wasn't enough...P Diddy was there and actually came down from the balcony to mosh (?I was told it means dance) with the audience to some of the songs!

It was over at midnight! (remember, we were there from 3:30!) So how did we kill all those hours? Glad you asked! We wandered through Chelsea Market & had dinner there from an Italian stand that sold sandwiches just like we had when we were in Italy. Then we stopped in a bakery & shared a napoleon and a caramel covered eclair. After that we walked many, many blocks to a movie theater & saw Harry Potter & the Half Blood Prince. The movie ended 10:30 and we took a slow walk back to the Ballroom to pick up C. By the time we caught a cab to Grand Central Station & train back home it was 3am! I'm more tired writing about it!! And that was only Monday or rather now Tuesday.

Wednesday, Alice spent the day here while her Mom & sister went visiting their old neighborhood upstate & later came back for dinner.

The rest of the week was filled with painting, staining, etc. I wish I could tell you it was in our house, but it wasn't. Actually, it was in our house, just not the one we live in. We own a house around the corner from ours (my husband's since 1956). Our tenant moved out after 11 years & we have made the hard decision to try to sell it. Not the best market, I know, but the timing is right for us. So while we are waiting to sell it, we're sprucing it up a bit.

Hopefully, I will be back to my semi-regular posting next week. In the meantime, have a great weekend everyone!

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