But I digress... Grace and I took our mediocre, so-not-worth-the-amount-of-money-we-paid brunch and to Union Square to chat and people watch. We were there long enough that it came time for lunch so we headed up to Pret A Manger for a tasty sandwich. So, I kinda love Pret. They are all over London and when I found out that I got this internship, one of my first thoughts was that I would be able to go to Pret again - they are only in big cities. It's just a sandwich shop, but I love it. Maybe it's that I can just go up, grab a tasty sandwich, and get out without feeling judged or pressured to get something fancy. Who knows? All I know is that it is delicious. After that, we strolled through the Union Square Greenmarket and then sat to ponder the facade of a building just south of Union Square:
Upon further investigation, I found that it is an art piece called Metronome. Now you know.
For dinner, Genevieve and I opted to wander around St. Mark's for a tasty looking place. While stopping to check out the menu for this one Thai restaurant, a guy on the street came up from behind to inform us that their Thai food was terrible. We said that we kinda wanted Indian, did he know of a good place? "Well, all the Indian restaurants are on 6th, as you know, being from around here" and proceeded to give me a look which turned into a bit of a mini staring contest of wills. Yes, sir, clearly I am not a New Yorker with my boot-cut (read: not skinny) jeans, t-shirt, cardigan, and sneakers, you do not need to be a jerk about pointing out this fact. Again, a reinforcement of the rude New Yorker stereotype. But, as much as I hate to admit it, he did in fact recommend a good Indian restaurant, Spice Cove. My dish was tasty but too spicy for my liking - however, I was very proud of myself that I was able to eat almost the whole thing.
Today's mileage: 2.27 mi