Monday, October 16, 2006

A Very Good Day (Mostly)

Yesterday was one of those very, very good days.

I had originally planned to watch Newcastle United at 11 AM and the Eagles at 1 PM.

I am very glad I didn't.

Instead, I went to the Brandywine River Museum for the "Factory Work" exhibit, which prominently featured Andy Warhol, Jamie Wyeth, and Jean-Michel Basquiat. For a mere $8 it was an absolutely terrific exhibit, and it had been awhile since I just relaxed and took in some paintings. I don't profess to be any kind of art expert whatsoever, but I really enjoyed it.

In particular, there was a picture (I believe by the illustrator Howard Pyle, but I'm not 100% sure) of Benedict Arnold and his wife exiting their house after his treason had become known. It is really well done because there are several people staring at him with accusing eyes, while his wife is on his arm looking up at him with an expression that says, "What is going to happen to us now?"

After that we went the Chaddsford Winery and did wine tasting. Everyone bought a couple bottles and we cracked 2 open with some cheese and crackers and just sat outside enjoying the good weather and even better company.

Unfortunately though, as I was getting ready to go to bed I heard 4 gunshots right outside of my apartment, coming from somewhere in the development. This was quickly followed by police showing up. It was an interesting contrast, and I haven't been able to find any news this morning on what exactly happened. Kind of downer end to an otherwise terrific day.


jmansor said...

Chadds Ford to Wilmington, the Ying and Yang of David Yeager.

Jason Clark said...

You went to a museum and a winery, instead of watching two different kinds of football (european and the real kind) as planned. Maybe the gunshots were your manhood, committing suicide.

Mia said...

I was going to write something loving about the wonderful day and about optimism and puppies or something... but I have to go change my pants.. b/c i just peed them after reading Jason's comment.

David The Pilot said...

I never read Blogs that much, but I can say this was enjoyable to read. I only found it after reading your WoW blog. Paint gallery and Winery? Hmmm... I can't wait till I get that bored. :)

Have a nice day.