It's April 18th. We are celebrating in my household today. While April 15th is Tax Day for the rest of the country, those of us in New England (and for some quirky reason New York as well) had until today to postmark those returns because of the Patriot's Day Holiday. Hubby works in a tax related field, so today we heave a huge sigh of relief, and start a week's vacation.
Patriot's Day really is one of the fun things about living up here. It celebrates the "shot heard 'round the world," or the beginning of the American Revolutionary War.
Tangent: How many of you know how to pronounce this word: TICONDEROGA?
Bonus points: What is it?
Anyway, Patriot's Day has become synonymous with the Boston Marathon. Marathon Monday is a huge party here. Plus, the Sox play a day game. OMG how awesome was that walk-off home run yesterday?! It's just nuts. Kenya swept the race again this year. Big surprise. I can't even imagine running 26 miles. I have a lot of admiration for my friend Ali as she prepares to take on this feat. As I have begun running again, and push myself to run a 10 minute mile, I realized how these elite runners pretty much have to run twice that. For twenty-six miles. Two hours. Pass the Gatorade and a masseuse.
The Easter weekend in NYC was pretty much a gastronomical event. Good Chinese take-out, swank martinis and tapas at 718 afterward; a fine Italian feast at Ponticello Ristorante for Easter dinner, where I had calamari, baked clams, gnocci bolognase, and veal marsala. We eat family style, btw- I did not consume a plate of each item. LOL We topped it off with espresso, apertifs and dessert. Mmmm. I topped the whole weekend off by hitting Mama's Empanadas for the trip home. Jobee, I had the Cubana---definately my new favorite.
Needless to say I need to run my ass off this week: literally.
As I said, we are on vacation this week. Not that we're going anywhere beyond home sweet home; it's in dire need of our attention after a busy winter of playing in Maine. LOL Posting will be sparse. Happy springtime world. Please continue to visit What if? There was some great stuff posted. We still would love some fun suggestions for "first and last lines", our next exercise.