9.19.2004

weekend update

Great news. Erik has inherited a bike! It is a 10 speed from the 80s. Now all he needs is a helmet and a lock to get going around new york just like he was in amsterdam. Friday evening we went to JAVA Indonesian Rijstafel (park slope) for another amsterdam-esque experience. The rijstafel consists of 12 little dishes (some sweet, some spicy... all delicious) and of course, fried banana. While we were there we had a discussion about the dutch colonies and how in the world such a tiny country had so much power at one point.

Saturday we braved the rain and trekked 10 minutes over the polaski bridge (exiting polish greenpoint) to PS1. Erik and Josephine had never been there and I was less impressed with their current exhibitions than the other ones I had seen. And sadly, the gift shop is not up to par with other museums.The space is amazing though and the work is always different.

On to cat news... Meisje (our girl cat who we thought was spayed) is now in heat. She keeps making this deep throught purr/meow sound and is rubbing up to everything and sticking her goods up in the air for anyone to check out. I read somewhere that outside male cats can go so crazy over a female's scent that they might tear though window screens to get to her. Let's hope we don't have any suitors dropping by for Meisje.

P.S. Why does Easter have to be on a Sunday when there are plenty of other good working days to miss?

1 comment:

NYCinephile said...

Jenny + Erik:

Stumbled upon this posting through various searches re: rijstafel. Is the restaurant still open? Do you still recommend it? Can you provide more details about it (location, etc.)? Are there other restaurants offering rijstafel that you recommend? Feel free to e-mail me @ nycinephiles [at] gmail [dot] com. Thanks!