Friday, February 20, 2015

Happy Chinese New Year

Here's today's temperature which is about -4C but there is definitely a windchill factor.  Shouldn't all the tall buildings block the wind?  They don't.

We headed over to Chinatown as Chinese New Year's celebrations were supposed to start at 11.  They were delayed until noon and we were much too cold to stay.

I asked these two men in blue if I could take their photo to show how cold it was.  They politely pulled down their scarves which were hiding their whole faces.  Not quite the photo I planned.
Here's what they really looked like.
And here's how everyone else was dressed.  I can't believe the one guy doesn't have his mitts on.

The workers were setting the charges to these firecrackers.
Bob and I went into a Chinatown grocery store ... more to warm up than anything, but there were lots of good items to see.

This seemed like a good price for goose.
But wait ... non eviscerated?  Doesn't that mean all the innards are still in them?  I worked at the Wynyard eviscerating plant summers during university so I definitely know what eviscerated and non-eviscerated mean.
There were pails of live frogs, but I would buy mine like this.

The Westminster Dog Show may be over but some dogs still need to get around like this little subway rider.
 I found this sign in Hell's Kitchen.  In all the times we've been to NYC, we've never seen a rat.  Maybe this is why.
This afternoon's show was "Phantom."  Elizabeth worked its run in Saskatoon but this was the first time she saw it from the audience.
I want this for my steps.
Coffee break number one was at Schmackary's where Elizabeth and I had Kitchen Sink Bars.

Coffee break number two were cookies from Eleni's which were almost
 - but not quite - too pretty to eat.

Tonight's show was "Beautiful" the Carole King story.  We were fortunate to see Jessie Mueller in it.  She won the 2014 Tony for this role and won't be with the show much longer.
We sat beside a man who has acted and directed on and off Broadway since 1987.  We believed most of what he said and found him to be very interesting.

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