Well, I'm back from my very short trip to NYC with my friends. We had a great time. Here's a picture of us at the fountain outside theLincoln Center. This is the same fountain in the movie "Moonstruck". We stopped there on a walk through the city so Aviva could use the restroom at the Metropolitan Opera House. We told her that she has now officially "performed" at the Met. We're so proud.
On Thursday before our show, we had dinner at the the Carnegie Deli where we did a little star gazing. Actor Brad Garret from the TV show "Everybody Loves Raymond" was eating an enormous chicken salad and meat sandwich at the table right behind us. When he stood up to pay his bill, I snapped a picture of Devra with Brad in the background wearing the baseball cap. I didn't want to be a completely obnoxious papparizi-like fan though, so I didn't use the flash and unfortunately the whole photo is out of focus. You're just going to have to trust me that it was really him. Why else would I post such a blurry photo for everyone to see!?
Before we left the deli, we managed got into a conversation with one of the owners of the restaurant while she showed us her snapshots of herself with Barri Manilow from Vegas. We asked where Brad Garret's photo was on the walls which were covered in celebrity photos, and Devra asked how we could get our photo on the wall. When they found out that my friends had a book published, they were delighted to take our photo with Sanford Levine, acting president of the deli and MBD (Married to the Boss's Daughter). They gave us their card and asked us to get them an 8x10 and said they would hang it up (after we all autograph it of course).
Now that I'm back home, I need to catch up on some work. Speaking of work, Hubby actually got to go back to work for the first time this week. They finally got the power on in his building Monday, so Tuesday he was in his lab at Tulane trying to get things straightened out again. He left this morning for D.C. for his annual conference with the Society for Neuroscience. It's a big conference with 30,000 attendees that meets in New Orleans every few years and rotates a few other cities. The conference was scheduled for New Orleans for 2006 and 2009, but they have already found new locations for those future meetings since New Orleans won't be able to handle that crowd for a while.
Anyway, I had a fabulous time in NY. It was so much fun to get away for a bit. Thank you so much to my friends Devra and Aviva for showing me around! If you get a chance, check out their book, Mommy Guilt. It's fabulous!