11.13.2013

THE GUGGENHEIM



one thing i love about my mom is how much fun we have when we go to museums together. we get the audio tour, we stroll real slow, nobody gets rushed. we make a good team. my mom has a really great eye for design and i'm not afraid of looking at penises in front of her if you know what i'm saying.

my mom has been to the city so many times now that there aren't too many things we have to hit while she's here, apart from pretzel croissants. but we hadn't been to the guggenheim yet, so off we went over the weekend. and while i didn't get see much anatomy, we did see the christopher wool exhibit, which was gorgeous. really graphic and emotional. 

by the time we'd walked there and walked around, then walked back across the park and halfway home to the south, then impulsively changed directions and walked north to momofuku for pork buns and city bakery for pretzel croissants, we'd walked so much that i actually got sick of it. not as in tired, as in bored. i just wanted to stop walking, i couldn't stand it. not another step! i've never had that happen to me before. it started to set in as we passed 81st street for the third time around and then around 75th street it reached its zenith. so i shouted, I'M SO SICK OF WALKING! which made me feel better. (zenith is a really great word.)

anyway huck came with us and like always he was a total trooper. and on the way home he got to enjoy his second stroller nap in as many days. that's one thing i love about cold weather--the stroller naps come back with a vengeance. and now we are potty training. so there's that.



i love the guggenheim, it might be one of my favorites. (i think the moma might be my all-time favorite, in case one were curious. why would anybody be curious though?) you should definitely check out the christopher wool show at the guggenheim if you're in town, and here's a little tip from my mom to you: always get the audio tour, and always come packing with a box or two of nerds.

i can't believe there is an entire website dedicated to pretzel croissants.

the end.

19 comments :

  1. I know it's an Epic Journey to the End of Time, but you might like the Brooklyn Museum - there's a Wangechi Mutu show I can't wait to see, and their First Saturdays are fun parties for families.

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  2. I love the way you write, it always makes me smile x

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  3. It looks really interesting. -Hanna Lei

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  4. Isn't Christopher Wool fantastic? I'm so excited about this exhibit!

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  5. i was curious! i still have yet to visit nyc but i love seeing it through your eyes. i am an art nerd of some sort so the more museums the better! so fun to have your sweet mom in town! xo

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  6. The guggenheim looks lovely. I've missed it the two times I've been in New York..I'll definitely need to go next time I visit.

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  7. Oh art museums. Sounds like it was a wonderful day! My son turned 3 last week and potty training is kinda up in the air, so if you feel so inclined, a post with any tips you've heard or try on your own would be excellent. You rock. The end.

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  8. What marvelous pictures! Exploring museums can be so fun! Especially when you've got the right shoes on...talk about a physical and intellectual workout! ;) Love it!

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  9. I can believe there is a website devoted to pretzel croissants... they sound amazing! Oh, and your pictures are awesome. Someday when I make it out to New York I'll definitely take your advice and visit the Guggenheim.

    Autumn
    theausamlife.blogspot.com

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  10. speaking of looking at penises in front of our mothers (sort of), i once watched unfaithful with my mother and my high school boyfriend. it was UNBEARABLE. and i didn't even have a pack of nerds.

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  11. The old b&w tv we had when I was 4 was a zenith. For the longest time I thought zenith meant something ancient and difficult to operate. :-)

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  12. i do adore the guggenheim and i am still kicking myself for not getting out to NYC this summer for the James Turrell show.

    and in terms of potty training, check our http://www.jamieglowacki.com/, seriously she is amazing!! saved my sanity.

    www.whimsical-girl.com

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  13. mama time is vital to my sanity. glad you got some in, lady.
    p.s. pretzel croissants?!?!

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  14. I agree! MoMA is my all time fav museum & I have yet to finally check out Guggenheim. These pics are making me even more excited to go ;)
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  15. I was sooo confused by your description of walking uptown to Momofuku and City Bakery. So confused that my brain hurt. But Google to the rescue! There're locations on the UWS now?!?!?! Exciting!

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  16. A box of Nerds at a museum..I like your Mom's style. I haven't been to the Guggenheim but I need to go! Haven't made it to the Museum of Natural History yet either. I do love the MOMA though, can't wait to go back there again.

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  17. It's true, always get the audio tour. Next time you're in Boston, go to the Isabella. It's my museum soul mate.

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  18. is it bad that i thought this was in a foreign country, such as denmark? i don't normally have my head in the sand (except when i was still 19 and thought boston was south of nyc), so it's kind of disappointing to learn that i don't know everything. haha

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  19. Sea is just about the older methods of going. Ships have been employed for calling possibly simply by Greeks and also Egyptians.
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