Thanksgiving went as expected: low key turkey dinner with the family. I even missed all the excitement of the annual parade by waking up after noon.
Black Friday also went as expected: waking up at 5 in the morning for 8 hours of outlet shopping at Woodbury Commons. And as expected, I bought more presents for myself than anyone else, including this, this, and this.
Saturday I had my last minute "Left Overs Luncheon". The premise is to have all guests bring over their Thanksgiving left overs (hopefully coupled with some freshly-made dishes). Unfortunately, I gave very short notification and only two guests made it. I got over the lack of attendance quickly as we stuffed our faces with herb-crusted turkey, roasted rosemary-garlic potatoes, and chocolate chip cookies from scratch (baked by yours truly).
After the luncheon, I went to see Rent with my new boytoy. It was okay; some songs just don't do anything for me. I saw the play nearly six years ago and I was impressed by the movie interpretation. The vocals were amazing, and Taye Diggs is just delicious!
Sunday was dim sum at a vegetarian place in Chinatown (don't ask why). It was so horrible I had to find some meat. It led me to Bodies: The Exhibition at the South Street Seaport.
The exhibit was amazing: real corpses preserved and sliced open so that muscles, bones, nerves, and organs are displayed. After seeing a tarred lung, it definitely reinforces my choice not to smoke. (And it should for you too!)
Ack! Kwa-hanu-mas is right around the corner!