Wednesday, May 6, 2009


Yep, it's happened. 5 May 2009 - 25 years of marriage. I'm impressed! We had a fantastic day in London. First at the National Gallery Picasso exhibit. Very cool exhibit showing Pablo's ever present connection and playfulness with his artistic predecessors. Then I got to spend the evening with three of my favorite guys - Sir Ian and two Patricks - my favorite - and also Mr. Stewart. It was a performance of "Waiting for Godot" not to be forgotten. For my classmates - Sir Ian viewpointed the crap out of this show. He was nothing short of brilliant. As, I must confess, was Mr. Beckett. Patrick Seaver left the theatre wanting to read the play. This is a first! We had a magnificent dinner at the oyster bar at J. Sheeker in the theatre district (and were secretly informed Dame Judi Dench was in the restaurant next door). Didn't see her, but then we're spending Thursday night with her. Dinner was fantastic. Also feted with fine champagne from the Joneses and fine burgundy from the Derys. Life is good!  

Today (as in May 6), we went to Highgate Cemetary and saw Karl Marx (well, his tomb anyway), along with George Eliot and a bunch of other folk, and a cool cat who wanted nothing to do with me. 

Back to the Duke's Hotel for some more of that burgundy before dinner with the lovely Justine Jones, who is living in London for the time being as an assistant the director/writer of a new Colin Farrill/Keira Knightley movie called "London Avenue" (or something like that). We took her to a new "hot" Asian fusion place and Patrick left his iPhone in the taxi (oops).

Then more martinis and bellinis in the Duke's Hotel bar. Does it get any better? 

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