Thursday, December 20, 2012

Birthday Fun

Sunday, December 16th 2012

We went to see The Hobbit in 3D, shown at a high frame rate which took a little getting used to.  We totally loved it and can't wait for the next two films!  Too bad I wasn't feeling super great with early signs of a head cold and fever creeping up on me, but seeing the movie actually made me feel a little better, even if it was all in my head.

We then headed to a bar called Characters where we met up with a few friends that could join us on a Sunday night and in crappy weather.

the food was actually quite delicious for a random bar we picked out


mini cupcakes are better than a cake :D


 A toast to Brian's birthday at 12:13 AM
Winter Dream: 44º North Huckleberry Vodka, St. Germain, White Cranberry Juice & Cointreau
 Season's End: Beluga Vodka, Club Soda and Lemon with Muddled Ginger and Honey

After stopping by at an expensive deli, getting just a beer for Brian, we find our late night eats where our two entrees was less than a sandwich at the deli.

1:43 AM 
 California Omelette: avocado, fresh mushrooms, tomatoes & cheddar

3:33 AM
 The Shining before bed...always a good choice

Monday, December 17th 2012

Super slow morning, feeling completely horrible even after taking some NyQuil before bed, and now Brian started to feel a little sick too.  Wah!

Took a dose of daytime NyQuil and we walked up to Shake Shake for some eats.  I totally would have gotten a concrete if I was feeling normal.  The weather was not as crappy as the day before but windy, cold and cloudy.

Spiders Alive! at the American Museum of Natural History
(Brian could not wait to get out of this exhibit...)

Brown Recluse Spider and Black Widow Spider 

Fishing Spider and Mexican Red Knee Tarantula

That's a BIG spider! 

Torreya Trapdoor Spider (50x life size)

Angler Fish

AMNH Christmas Tree with Origami Decorations

quick dessert at Levain's -- yum!!

Birthday surprise from Elmer!! Tickets to a Knicks game at MSG!

a fickle Knicks crowd that still has Linsanity... 

Final score:
Knicks 96, Rockets 109

Post-game eats at Bon Chon
Usually I would chow down on the yummy wings, but as the night progressed and I got worse, my appetite was diminished and settled for a salad instead...


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