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We’ve been a little busy.

Last Sunday H and I went to Brooklyn to film a segment of Sesame Street! It won’t air for about a year; season 46 is on now, and she filmed for season 47. Kathy passed on a message from a work acquaintance that a casting director for the show was looking for kids H’s age to film some segments. They wanted kids of all ethnicities and all abilities, so I followed the quick application process, and a couple of weeks later we got an email from the casting lady to see if we were free that weekend.

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So Kathy co-wrote Commissary Kitchen: My Infamous Prison Cookbook with Prodigy from Mobb Deep. The book’s release was this past Tuesday, the 11th, and they had a book signing at the Barnes & Noble in Union Square. I am so stinking proud of that lady, she is just the best.

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My grad school friend Tara was in town from Austin a few weeks ago, and we met up at the Met to chase H around and talk. It was wonderful. She moved away about 5 years ago, and I haven’t seen her since!

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So this year for my birthday, Adam gave me a gift certificate for a class at Pizza a Casa pizza school in Manhattan. I didn’t get a chance to use until a few weeks ago, as an end-of-the-school-year extravaganza. And it was awesome.

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Friday night was the 11th anniversary of my first date with Adam (which was also on a Friday). The anniversary must have fallen on a Friday before, but this is the first year I remember it.

So, H spent the night at my mom’s, and Adam and I wandered around Manhattan in the freezing cold of January just like we did back in 2004 when we met. We are too old for stuff like this.

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I am always so late posting these trips to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I am down to the wire posting this in 2014, but better late than never!

Meredith took us on another empty museum tour back in August when my father- and stepmother-in-law were visiting. The Met is open on Mondays now, so we don’t get as much time to wander as we used to. But, Mere met us super early on a weekday morning, before the museum’s opening, so we could at least let H run around without crowds for an hour or so.

These are my favorite photos yet.

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On Halloween weekend we had a great time at a sponsored event for the upcoming Penguins of Madagascar movie (which opens on the 26th). Adam and I took H (in costume) and met up with other bloggers to hang out at the Bronx Zoo, see the movie, and spend the night at the Residence Inn. Check out my post about it on GeekMom today.

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My mom, the sprout, and I went back to the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday. I was off for Rosh Hashanah, and the museum was closed. So Meredith took us around for another couple of hours to see some more things and get some fun photos of H.

They were tending to a lot of things when we there, so we still didn’t make it to William the hippo. And the Arms and Armor room, always one of my favorites, was also tricky to get to. But we saw lots of sculpture, European paintings, and I made lots of docents and guards nervous when I spread H out on the floor to take some photos. I mean, how many kids get pictures of themselves in the empty Met? I’m pretty sure I was horribly embarrassing, and my mother told me my mission for the day was clear–H photos. I swear we looked at art, and that’s why we went, but I’m also all about preserving cool memories. So here are my favorite photos from the whole day. The sprout photos are towards the bottom, I really did appreciate the art.

As close as we could get to the Arms and Armor.

But still very cool from above.

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I’ve wanted to go to Mario Batali’s Italian market since it opened last year, but it’s just one more thing on the neverending To Do list of cool things. But my father- and stepmother-in-law were in town Labor Day weekend, so we headed to Eataly for lunch at Manzo. I didn’t take photos of the food because my in-laws were with us, but I can tell you that the Mozzarella di Bufalo Campana, with almonds and brown butter, was so amazing. And the Spaghetti alla Chitarra was perfect. Such a good meal.

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I had a great time in Manhattan on Sunday with Tracey, Meredith, and Laura Ann. We’ve been planning this outing since the spring, so I was thrilled when the day finally arrived.

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