Henri’s visit to New York
You could call it a tropical storm but it pretty much remainded me of a summer storm, one of those that looks like the sky is going to fall but only for a while. Henri hit hard on Saturday in Manhattan, but not as hard as my Family feared from Spain when they say the news there. They got relaxed once I sent them some videos.
The thing is that over the weekend we canceled plans and lunch with friends because of the alerts on my cell phone. I’m still trying to get used to those notifications with that alarming sound that scare me to death (we don’t have those in Spain). So when I saw those alerts on my screen with ‘A flash flood warning is in effect for this area‘ and ‘this is a dangerous and life-threatening situation‘ I didn’t even think of leaving house. Fortunately, it finally wasn’t that bad.
Before the arrival of Henri we visited the Society of Illustrators, which I saw on my morning walks with Porthos. I loved the work of James Montgomery Flagg (New York illustrator and author of the iconic I want you for US Army poster) and enjoyed his wonderful ink illustrations exhinited in ‘The Strenght of Line: James Montgomery Flagg‘. I’m not particularly a fan of the comic format but it was fun to see the permanent collection and sale exhibition of some of the most iconic Batman, Hulk or Superman covers. And it was also crazy to see the the prices at which they were being sold (and more importantly, at which they had been sold). For the modest price of a quarter of a million dollars it’s yours, don’t miss the chance.
Does it sound familiar to you that it takes longer to decide which movie to watch than to actually watch it? Well, I’m overwhelmed with the channels catalogue here. We bought a smart TV and there are hundreds of channels to choose from, and we are not even paying for cable TV yet. And if I had little offer I subscribed to Hulu, which has some series that have tempted me too much. (Now I’m addicted to Nine Perfect Strangers. After watching The Undoing on the recommendation of a friend, I’m starting to become obsessed with Nicole Kidman).
I have to leave you to get ready for a dinner -the first one- with Fernando’s work colleagues. You know, you have to make a good impression. So I’ll start with a glass of wine to get myself in the mood. Wish me luck!
Thanks for being there. Next week, more ♥