Monday, November 5, 2012

Melanies



I am not saying that eating at Melanies (between watching Jersey Boys and going to see Singing in the Rain) was the highlight of the day, but it was the thing that came to my mind at night.  That is the time of the day when I try to think of just one thing that I would want to remember from the day.

That moment was when Greg picked up the bill and said, £80 pounds.  His voice was flat – he was just delivering a message.  My quick math made me think, how could the meal have cost that much.  We didn’t even open a bottle of wine.  Three times eleven – £33 to me.
Singing in the Rain  and Jersey Boys.  We went to see both of these – again!  What does that say about us.  That we forget what we have seen, so keep going back?  Or that these are just the best shows in town?  Or maybe that they are the shows where we know how to get the matinee tickets for a greatly reduced price?.  I did make it into the National Gallery to see a sign, ‘Medicine and Health in National Gallery Paintings’.  Hard not to be intrigued at a themed tour about Medicine in Art, especially in this gallery where the painting are mainly 14th to 19th century works.  I find that every tour can work in William Hogarth's 'Marriage á la Mode' series which exposes the debauched lifestyles of the upper classes, their marital infidelities, sexual diseases, and artistic pretensions.  In this case, of course, show the ravages of syphilis.  Quite the tour!

Arta

2 comments:

  1. so... the question is, how DID the bill come to 80 pounds at Melanies? I love it that i can imagine you guys sitting there! Did you have the soup? the salmon? the sardines? :-)

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  2. The bill as presented at Melanies was wrong. Really wrong. We only owed half that. Of course it was the "fault" of the new cashier. Mmmm.

    As for the bill on the boat. None of us can get over ordering all of this food, and not having a cheque come to us at the end of the meal. Tonight, Wyona ordered 2 pieces of New York Cheesecake as well, covered with callebaut chocolate, so that she could take them to the fridge in her room, in case she and Greg needed a mid-night snack. Or would that be 2 am snack, for they dance every night until the last band on the ship closes down.

    Arta

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