Sunday, May 23, 2004

Metronome has Evolved

The club where Tom and Jennifer had their reception is no more. Well, at least the building is still standing. But the restaurant Metronome has closed its doors and is apparenty reopening (or, as the website notes, "evolved") as "Strata"

Saturday, May 15, 2004

Troy, NY

As everyone know, Tom went to school at RPI (Rensselaer) in upstate New York. Imagine how surprised we all where when we saw the name of Tom's home for four years up on a movie marquis...

(that's the movie "Troy" and "New York Minute"...just a coincidence)

Bosco and Susan at McSorley's

Tom and Jennifer's friends Bosco and Susan were in town for a couple of hours so we all got together at McSorley's. Bosco had told Susan many stories of his am Tom's adventures during high school at the famous New York landmark pub. Skull even came in from Rockland to see Bosco and raise a few in the old hangout.

McSorely's is hardly Jennifer's favorite drinking establishment. It probably has something to do with them not allowing women in until the 1970's. And it could have something to do with the 100 year old chicken bones hangin over the bar. Imagine her horror to see an issue of Opera News hanging on the walls celebrating the bar and it's patrons.

Monday, May 10, 2004

Over NYC

Tom was flying back from a quick trip to Kentucky and found himself flying over Manhattan. Didn't think they let you do that anymore...

Saturday, May 8, 2004

Jennifer G's Communion

We were excited to be asked to celebrate the First Holy Communion of our friend Jennifer. A number of family and friends got together at Carucci's Restaurant in Saddle Brook.

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Winning the long distance guest award was Greg Ameres, visiting from Germany.

Monday, May 3, 2004

Stop and smell the roses

Well, OK, they are tulips...but Jennifer did literally stop to smell them during a Sunday stroll.

Saturday, May 1, 2004

The Never Ending Story

Jennifer is a huge fan of opera. Over the years, Jen had dragged Tom to the Met to see a variety of classic works...The Marriage of Figaro, Faust, Carmen, etc. Jennifer gets a kick out of it when she catches Tom accidentally humming the themes from Tosca.

This week has been the Met's "Ring Festival". The Ring is a series of 4 Wagnerian operas...about 20 hours in all. Over four days.

So, yes, that is the inside of the Metropolitan Opera House...looking out upon these operas start at 6pm...and go to midnight.

Tom must really love Jennifer.