Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

What a year, what a decade! I don't know about you but I am just glad it's over; HOORAY!
To close out the old decade my Prince and I hit the good ol' streets of Boston to join in the First Night 2010 Celebrations. What a wonderful night to walk in the streets and take in some pollution (can you say Traffic???), I mean fresh air, LOL!
We did the usual stuff, watched anime for hours, ate at the Prudential and saw the ice sculptures. The one behind GP was a depiction of a Michelangelo sculpture, it was amazing! I did have to explain it to GP who couldn't quite grasp it, he was enthralled by the lights and I think the sculpture itself was missing... I got some quizzical looks as I described it, "See there on the top? That looks like hair being blown away in the breeze? And then you can see her arms covering her privates, see?" And then he snapped/saw it, " OH, I SEE!" It had never ocurred to me why he didn't really enjoy the sculpture until I stopped looking at the sculpture and looked at him. He had that glazed over look that tells me he is not seeing what I see... and there it was, he was seeing the lights, not the sculpture. We stopped at a few more along our walk and I asked him what he saw and when he told me we would move on. No long gazing and admiring, just an appreciation for the art on display, and it was really art. Those sculptures were amazing.
My legs still ache from all the walking but I have to tell you, I am so glad we stepped out. It was the first time we were in Boston so close to midnight. We saw the fireworks at 7:00 as we walked to the most impressive cinema I have ever been to; OMG! If you have never been to the Loews Cinema in Boston Common, I say you go...go today, make it your destination. I tell you, it is worth the drive. It is AWESOME! GP of course was so not impressed. He had been here many times, he didn't even flinch at the I gawked at the stenciled ceiling and the gilded concession stand... I have to wonder what other wonderful places he has been to. HMMM.
The night went off without a hitch. Even the Pepperdog waited for us to do her business outside. Can you beat that? I think where did I put the Tylenol? I think my recovery might take all weekend. LOL! I have so much to share, but I am pooped. It's been a long few weeks. We just got back from TX at 2am on Wed. and Thursday we hit First Night (which should be called first day because the activities start at noon, hello?)... Anyway, did I mention that before we left for First Night I had to stack enough wood for the week because we expected rain today?
Nothing like walking for miles in full Winter gear after spending the morning stacking wood. I'm just sayin'.... gotta go find that Tylenol...Talk more later!
Hope your New Year Celebration was fun! Happy New Year! B=)


Maggey and Jim said...

That sounds totally awesome.. I want to see Avatar so bad.. Hope I get too. And the ice sculptures. Must have been wonderful..Have a prosperous New Year

Julie said...

Hi Brenda. Happy New Year to you too. I am back! Here is my new blog address: