Saturday began with a slight hangover and a coffee quest.
I was meeting Brian to do some camera tests (he with his Sony A7s and me with the Olympus OM-D E-M5ii), so he suggested we meet at Two Hands in the Lower East Side, which apparently is to models as a flame is to moths. It was too crowded, and uncomfortably fashionable. So he suggested Happy Bones around the corner. Nowhere to sit there either. Finally, we ended up at "Greecologies" which, despite its silly name, is an amazing space, uncrowded, with great coffee.
Next, Chinatown and the Dumpling Festival (#dumplingfest2015). A ticket worth 4 servings of dumplings was $20, and after sharing a round of tasting-sized portions, we still had to hit Chinatown proper for a bite to eat.
And finally, since I have somehow become an unintentional photographer of the ice creams, a cone from Ice & Vice down near Two Bridges on Brian's recommendation. I got strawberry-shiso ice cream on a birthday cake waffle cone, and can't believe I hadn't heard of this place sooner.
On Sunday, Matt and I went to a shooting range in Long Island, and I took my first go at shooting a .12 gauge shotgun in a round of sporting clays. But perhaps more importantly, drove around in a golf cart!!
After a rough start, and the harsh realization that holding and operating a shotgun is physically challenging, a few hours later I was getting the hang of it! Plus, no one got shot, so a fully successful experience.
What did you do this weekend? And did anyone get shot?