busy, but relaxing weekend!
It's been a fun-filled weekend here which has been relaxing, but busy at the same time. The weekend started early yesterday morning with a trip to the opening of the Munch exhibit at the Art Institute. They had a special members' preview in the morning and I went down with a friend who is a member :) The exhibit was really well done and I really liked how they hung most of the works with contemporaries who had influence on Munch and his own works. There were some nice Monets in there that I hadn't seen before which was a nice surprise! I really liked some of his street scenes and some of the series on couples in love. Definitely not the sort of image that usually crosses your mind when you think of Munch (The Scream, Golgotha, etc.)
After the museum, we made it up to one of my favorite Thai restaurants in the city, Roong Petch for some Massaman Curry with Mock Duck and 00 Tofu which definitely hit the spot! And I picked up some vanilla green tea on the way back to the train which was definitely very tasty :)
I spent the night watching this sci-fi bollywood movie, Love Story 2050. I thought it was sort of appropriate for v-day :) Despite the 3-hour length, it was actually pretty good. One of the dance scenes had dancing robots, which I think just really made the whole movie awesome! It was pretty high budget for an Indian film!
This morning, I met up with a really good friend of mine from MIT for brunch at Karyn's Cooked. It was really wonderful to catch up as I never get to see her now that she lives in DC. We had a wonderful time sharing fun stories of the last few years over fake sausage and scrambled tofu :)
The afternoon was filled with paper reviews. I'm on the PC for JCDL and had a few more papers left to review. I'm finally through them all and actually had a couple good ones this year. Sadly, due to Moto cutbacks I can't make it to the PC meeting. But at least I was able to put in some good reviews.
So I know all of that sounds like a crazy busy weekend. But it really felt relaxing. Art museums and catching up with friends is just such a nice peaceful way to spend a weekend.
I hope all of you had a wonderful weekend! I'm jealous for all of you who have tomorrow off :)