I saw two people get engaged for the first time in my life (other than my own, of course). He even did it in the style of Michael Scott proposing to Holly from the office. It was adorable, and I was so happy to be a part of it--very much a new experience for me.
Christmas Day is today-and as I mentioned in yesterday's post, we spent the day with goods friends. We enjoyed brunch with mimosas, exchanged gifts, and watched Batman & Robin. (You know, the movie that is definitively considered to be the worst in the franchise?) I am not sure how we decided that was the... Continue Reading →
Today, I went out to dinner with my lovely husband and our super-delightful friends to celebrate Dannon's thirtieth birthday. (So, Happy Birthday, Dannon!) The food was yummy and it is always great to spend time with some of my favorite humans. Hearts.
Last night was the opening for my Ancient Gods and Contemporary Circumstances exhibition. I had previously displayed this body of work earlier this year at the Academia de Juventude, shortly after its completion. I am very proud of this recent series, and I have received a generally positive response. I think many people share my fascination... Continue Reading →
We learned our lesson from yesterday with the arbitrary "gate closes an hour prior to departure" and made sure we arrived at the Lisbon airport well early. Strangely, we weren't even boarding the plan until 7:45 a.m. for our 8 a.m. flight, and it was subsequently delayed. However, due to my fear of flying--any safe... Continue Reading →
We missed our plane. I have never, in my life missed a flight because of any circumstances within my control. I had told everyone the wrong time--being the trusting (or maybe slightly lazy) people they are, no one double-checked me. I said the flight was leaving at 9:50 a.m., but really it was leaving at... Continue Reading →
Our flight from Madrid to Barcelona left at a reasonable time. This allowed plenty of time for complimentary-hotel-breakfast-goodness, coffee and finishing up packing our luggage. The flight was fast, and I slept through most of it anyway. I love to sleep on flights, if I can—it simply makes the time pass quickly (however, my seating... Continue Reading →
We enjoyed a quick breakfast at the hotel before we headed to the Prado Museum. We arrived to find a substantial line for museum tickets. However, today we had chosen to catch a taxi instead of the bus/walk, which meant we spent the time we would have used traveling to the museum in line at... Continue Reading →
Despite a late start for our accompanying party, our trip to Spain was relatively event-free. Our friends were kind enough to tell us 8:30 a.m. would be the ideal time to arrive at the airport, followed by 'I am sure we won't be there until 9, though'. Why did they told us to be there... Continue Reading →