My fridge’s been acting up again; this time, it gets waaaaaay too cold in the regular area.
Late the other night, the Firecracker and I heard this loud but muffled bang. Couldn’t figure it out until the next morning when I opened the fridge and found the below.
The Surgeon’s wife is actually a musician and she was part of a concert in Tompkins Square Park the other day.
Me: It’s in Alphabet City.
Boy: What’s Alphabet City?
Me: It was a place that was super dangerous when I was a kid but I guess we’re going to a concert there now.
It’s true. When I was a kid, there were places you went to get killed: Alphabet City and Long Island City were two of those places.
But the Surgeon’s kids were there and they just had a grand time.
Although, the boy and I ended up getting eaten alive by mosquitos.
Her: I’ve never had it happen when I wasn’t the one that was bitten the most.
Me: Great. (thinking) Maybe they were just in the mood for Chinese.
Her: (laughing) Maybe.
Afterward, we were all in the mood for Chinese, so I walked to Dumpling Man and ordered like $60 worth of dumplings.
It was a nice family run restaurant.
We also got a ton of beer.
Me: Shoot, we don’t have a bottle opener.
Steel: (laughing) I’m wearing Reefs, so I always have a bottle opener.
Firecracker: That’s wild!
Can’t tell you how nice it was to be in park on a sunny with friends, the kids, great food, and beer opened by a sandal.
You can’t put a price on things like that.
Afterward, we took the long walk back to Union Square.
Along the way, we walked past the first place Alison and I had dinner together, Horus Cafe.
It was the one where she teased and called me dumb.
Me: I went with your mommy.
Me: It was a long time ago.
Him: Where was I?
Me: Not yet here. It was before you were born.
Him: Oh. We can come back here someday.
Me: I’d like that, kid.
Location: A street fair on Amsterdam and 79th
Music: The truth in all my lies, the blue to all my skies (Spotify)
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