Not a terribly exciting weekend – but a good one, nonetheless. Filled with good food, lots of veggies, and random explorations, as always.
Saturday entailed reading pages upon pages about derivatives – futures, forwards, options, swaps, this and that. Pricing and payoffs. Risk and value. Hopefully I’m retaining some of this information!
For dinner, we tried a new veggie – Swiss chard. The coloring of the Swiss chard was gorgeous – dark green leaves, pinkish to bright red stems. With a little garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper (I believe that is my combination du jour these days), the result is quite delicious. Perhaps a little too salty on this one try, but we fixed that by making some eggs on the side. Surprisingly good combination!
Today – I walked from the Upper East Side down to Bowery. Around 23rd St., I encountered a marching band crossing the street. While marching. And banding. In formation. Those moments reminded me why I love New York. Where else would 30 taxis be waiting patiently for a marching band to cross the street?
Upon walking past Armani Exchange, a “Sale!” sign caught my eye. Perhaps because I was procrastinating studying, I decided to go in. After trying on a few dresses, I picked up a little bright pink number. Now if only the weather would be more amenable…
Then it was down to Whole Foods, where I believe 0.53 of New Yorkers congregate at any given time. (Not really…but it’s so packed!) Read about puts and calls – yippee! Snacked on a blood orange imported from Italy (couldn’t taste the difference between those uncultured blood oranges from … where else do blood oranges come from?). Next – Soho to meet J, who had a giant meringue and chocolate almond croissant (from Ceci-Cela) in hand. =D
Random walking up and down and across streets, followed by a brief detour to Chinatown to pick up a few groceries (including the shrimp and fish balls that made an appearance in tonight’s dinner). Up a few more blocks to Whole Foods (TURKISH APRICOTS) and then back home.
Monday’s arriving all too soon.