Showing posts from September, 2012

Sky Scraper Mini Tour

For those of you who know Lyndon, you know he has a passion for architecture. When we lived in Cambridge we could not pass any building without Lyndon giving me a lecture on the building's architecture, the history of it, what time period that particular architecture was made in, etc. By the end of our stint over there I could tell you what type of architecture each building was in plus the period each building was built in. I am now a total expert on gothic architecture. 

Anyways, New York is a fount of beautiful architecture. When we have friends or family come to town Lyndon likes to give them what we call the skyscraper tour. We did this with some friends from the law school a few weeks ago. However, due to the weather we only did a portion of the tour focusing on Madison Square. If you come to the city Madison Square is the perfect place to go and see a variety of the city's beautiful buildings. Plus you are in a beautiful park with the delicious Shake Shack

Here is Lyndo…

In London, but only for a weekend

This is Lyndon. I want to clarify that before you read any more, because I do not want to be thought of as a beautiful woman. I make this special appearance to talk about my recent trip to London! 
I had a good interview with a London-based firm here in NYC, and they invited me out for more interviews at their home office. They were very generous with my travel accommodations. I flew out in business class! Here is the hotel they put me up in.

The hotel is only one block from the British Museum, one of my favorite museums in the world. I bought quill cufflinks and a rosetta stone magnet from the gift shop :)

I also visited the National Gallery very briefly.

One of my favorite parts of seeing London again was the Olympic mascot the Wenlock, and the Paralympic mascot the Mandeville. All around London there were these little statues in different poses and wearing different costumes. Everytime I came across one of these little guys I snapped my picture with them! Here is the full collection. T…

New Yorkers For Life

It is official. We are going to be residents of NYC for a long long time. Pretty much as far as the eye can see into the future. Lyndon accpeted a legal internship from a NYC based law firm for next summer. Those internships usually turn into job offers. So there you go. New York has been good to us so far and I am sure it will continue to be good to us for as long as we live here. 


Fall is officially here! To celebrate this wonderful season we took a day trip out into the New Jersey wilderness to Oktoberfest! It is very appropriate for us to participate in this German tradition as our surname is German. It was a family friend atmosphere and we had a lot of fun!

This is what Cosette thought about taking that picture.  Not worth it.

The best part was the food. There was a lot of great traditional German food. We traditional German food like bratwurst, sauerkraut, potatoe pancakes, and lamb. Lyndon could not resist getting this giant pretzel. I am now a huge fan of German cuisine.

 I was so excited for Cosette to have her first pony ride. Sadly in the middle she decided that pony rides were dumb and insisted on only doing cool things. She is so interested in animals but at a distance. The ponies were a lot cooler in their pen. I tried to show her that pony rides are fun but she would not hear it.

Sumo wrestling. We are so doing that next time.

Celebrity Sighting

Totally saw this guy at the grocery store today. 

You should know him from that tv show House. Lyndon even recognized him which means this guy must be pretty recognizeable since Lyndon is not to much into pop culture. I like to think that we acted and kept our cool but I am not sure. I was kind of startled and totally did a double take. I think he noticed. Oh, I love NYC.

9/11 Memorial

Cosette and I are going to do weekly outings every week and to start off this tradition we visited the 9/11 Memorial. Last week was the 11th anniversary of 9/11 and I have not been yet so I thought it was a good one to start out with. 
The 9/11 Memorial is surprisingly easy to get to from where we live. I was worried that it was going to be this huge hassle to get down there. When we got out of the subway the Memorial was less than a minute down the road. We did reserve tickets online which made it quicker once we got there. Having the stroller actually helped me jump ahead of everyone. I had to go to a different "line" and I say that because no one was in that line and we had a straight shot until security which was also not a hassle to get through. Another plus for having a baby. 
The Memorial is beautifully done. There are two fountains with the names of those who did not make it out ot the towers. The walls were tall so I had to pick Cosette up to see them. She really like…

Saturday Night Dinners with Chef Lyndon

Lyndon has decided that he is going to be in charge of dinner every Saturday night. This last week was his first culinary adventure. He made his grocery list and began to scavenge the city for all the ingredients. He made a Indian dish so you can imagine there was a lot of ingredients that were hard to come by. He had to make a few substitutions and go with out a couple of things. So if anyone in NYC know where to get cardamom pods lets us know.
However, the minor substitutions dinner was a success! He made Chettinad tomato chicken with rice. Yum, yum, yum.