So it’s back to reality. Last week was completely Hurricane Sandyified and life is only just now returning to normal. And unfortunately, for so many in the Tri-State area normal is still quite a ways away.
All in all, Andrew and I were very lucky. While the storm devastated much of New York and New Jersey, our apartment was left unscathed. We did lose power, along with pretty much all of Manhattan below 39th street, from Monday night to Friday night. During that time, we relied on the extreme kindness of friends to keep us entertained (and warm and fed and in lights) on the Upper East Side and then slept back at our apartment. For one night, Andrew and I went on an adventure to Philadelphia where we saw the Liberty Bell and ate pancakes with chocolate chip cookie dough. Any posts on this blog last week were the result of a very productive Sunday before the hurricane. I scheduled three posts in advance and those three were all you got.
Surprisingly, I did not read very much during this past week. True, TV was not much of an option at home and I did have all five days off of work, but reading was just not in the cards. (What was in the cards was playing cards… spades specifically). In fact, we spent much of the time surrounded by friends, which was a great way to pass the time, but not conducive to quiet book time. No complaints here though.
There will certainly be time to read soon enough… Particularly on the plane to and from Chicago this upcoming weekend for a wedding!
Now I’m going to publish this post and actually pick up a book (or rather an iPad). America America is waiting for me.
P.S. How crazy is that picture of New York on the cover of New York magazine?
P.P.S. Happy 30th birthday, Adam!