Saturday, August 27, 2011
Saturday, August 20, 2011
This is a view of the Empire State Building from the ground just below it--Marcus walked past this building every morning on the way to work (until he moved out to Queens). It is currently the tallest building in the city--and will be until the One World Trade Center tower is completed.
This is a picture of Times Square that Marcus snapped on his first night in the city
Marcus going into central park for the first time
Our good friends Misha and Jen visited the city for the day on their way to Europe. They spent the morning walking across the Brooklyn bridge and seeing a few sights. Marcus got to hang out with them and enjoyed Misha's massive muffin that he bought him (he looks chubby here--you wouldn't believe how much skinnier he is now).
Marcus enjoying a Yankees game with his company, CooperKatz as a part of their 15th anniversary celebration. The Yankees gave up five runs to the Blue Jays in one inning (what that Canadian?). Regardless, it was a fun night in good company with good food.
Marcus went to Amateur Night at the famous Apollo Theater. It's steeped in African American culture and history, and he really enjoyed the evening. White folk invent disco. These folk invent funk. Enough said.
A nice exterior shot of the Intrepid during Marcus' visit to her.
The front of the Intrepid.
"RAWR! My arms are useless!" Marcus visited the Museum of Natural History and was quite excited to meet Mr. Rex--they even have the actual bones on display, not just a cast.
Marcus' with a long neck--he didn't remember the species. He took all these pictures with Severus, his new little smarty pants phone.
Marcus' favorite pizza spot was Mariellas near Columbus Circle. New York pizza (the good kind anyways) is crispy, and the cheese and sauce are WAY better than anything you might find in Utah at a more "normal" pizza place. This is good "slice pizza"--there is other stuff that is fancier, but if you're looking for a quick lunch, this is the spot.
A view of the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) line at Woodslide in Queens, where Marcus lived. As you can see, he's a ways away from the city.
Yay! Marcus and Erica @ Grand Central Station.
After seeing The Lion King (which was astounding by the way).
Us standing by the statue. We're both so excited to return to NYC for Marcus' new job at CooperKatz. We leave in December and he starts in Janurary.
Friday, August 12, 2011
It is such a phenomenal group of people in the Nutrition department. They invited me to go with everyone to lunch at Iggy's where of course they embarrassed me by having the waiters sing and bring out a beautiful sundae.
Then that evening, I worked at the store until close. So I guess it was a little busy :) I figured a nice paycheck would be my birthday present to myself. That, and Marcus said we'd go out once he was back in town to celebrate some more.
He flew back in town on Saturday, very late. And he brought me a special New York birthday present. Definitely a fun surprise, since my present was supposed to be the Lion King tickets from last month.