Yea, I know, it's already Monday afternoon and I'm just getting around to telling you all about my weekend.
This was Dorman's last weekend in the U.S. for a while. Because he often the voice of reason, it was decided that we have a "low key" night out on Saturday. And by low key I think he only meant no dancing on bars, hickeys, or sprained ankles. We had dinner with family, and several (20) or so beers at several locations around town. Surprisingly when we woke up the next morning, the two of us seemed to have abused ourselves more than if we would have been drinking shots and doing all of the craziness mentioned above. We were some hurtin pups on Sunday morning. But, there was no time for wallowing in self-pity.
We got our selves moving Sunday morning and into the car to Philadelphia. We planned a fully cultural day in the big city. I got to meet Dorman's friend Tonya who was kind enough to chauffeur us around the city to our various destinations.
We started out at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and immediately went for the 19th century European paintings and sculpture: Monet, Manet, Rodin, DeGas. We found our way to the Contemporary paintings and sculptures of Warhol, Lichtenstein, Rauschenberg, Brancusi etc. We found the most curious piece of sculpture there. It was kind of disturbing, at least to me. Picture an old enameled kitchen sink. But where the faucet handles are, there were legs, a child's legs coming out. They were two left legs and were covered in human hair...I think that was the most disturbing to me. To read more about at least one of the most poignant conversations of the day, check out Dorman's blog.
And speaking of disturbing, after lunch across from the Eastern State Penitentiary, our next stop was the Mutter Museum. This is the Philadelphia Physicians Museum. We had prepared ourselves for guts and goo and skeletons, but there was much, much more!! We saw the results of chronic constipation, what a skull looks like when it has been beaten with a hatchet and a 70 lb. ovarian cyst. Towards the end of our visit there, Tonya and I decided we wanted to get jobs there refilling the specimen jars. EW!!
We then made our way down to South Street. This street is chock full of shops, bars and restaurants. There were several highlights of this window shopping experience particularly for Dorman. He did get educated on his chakras and which stones would help to improve his chakras. Tonya and I made it a point to beat up on Dorman as much as possible. You know, because it's fun! That meant that a trip through Condom Kingdom was a must! We were all pretty interested in the candy necklace bikini and g-string we saw inside.
Our final destination was to Manayunk. This is a small suburb of Philadelphia with great shopping and restaurants. We found an Irish pub, Kildare's for dinner and finished up the night window shopping.
As Dorman and I both said, we both, along with Mattandriver will need some serious recuperation after all the fun and partying we've had since Dorman's been home. I've had a really good time over the last few weeks. Dorman, I'm sad to see you go, but my liver is breathing a sigh of relief!