Matt and Lisa at MetMy husband and I are currently in one of our favorite places on the planet.  Where, you ask? Fabulous New York City!

Other acceptable answers would have been (1) Chipotle, (2) a rescue shelter filled with playful puppies and/or (3) Dairy Queen

We come to New York fairly regularly and although I’m sure we play the role of the hardened New Yorkers quite well, we enjoy doing touristy things too.

Standing in the middle of the sidewalk holding up my iPhone to gauge which way is west is something all New Yorkers do, right?

Musings at the MetToday we went to The Metropolitan Museum, or “The Met” for us New Yorker folks.  For some reason, Matt had never been there, and it had been years since I was there, so we decided to spend the day looking at old stuff.  (Not to be confused with looking at old junk.  That would be a horse of a different color and a very different afternoon.)

As we walked through the museum, my husband’s brilliance shined through once again in the comments he made.  He didn’t realize I was keeping track of his musings, but he never does because I’m super stealthy that way.

He may, however, think I have a bladder control issue because I’m always going to the restroom so I can update my notes in private.

Do you see what I do for you?  Do you see the kind of concern I cause my husband just so you can have a chuckle?  I hope you enjoy this.  You better.

1. Broken

Lisa: “Aw, that statue’s wiener fell off.”

Matt:  “You’ll have that every now and again.”

Matt with broken statue







2.  Ingenuity

Pointing to an opening in armor that was hanging in an exhibit

Matt: “That’s for his pee hole.”

Armor at the Met






3.  Sports Fan

Matt:  “It looks like that’s a sculpture of a guy sliding into home.”

sliding into








4.  Gun Enthusiast

While pointing to a display case with several guns missing

Matt:  “I don’t like that…”

Gun case at Met







5.  Perky

While pointing to an armored statue with a genital region pointing upward

Matt:  “That soldier sure is…um…peppy.”

Matt looking at peppy armor







6. Accuracy Expert

While looking at a mosaic with pygmies and a hippopatomous

Matt: “That hippo isn’t to scale.”

7.  Education Advocate

Lisa:  “Will you take a picture of me on the Met steps in my Blaire Waldorff headband so I can totally channel her?”


Gossip Girl outside the met









It was a fun afternoon at the Met, my friends.  Of course, it was made far more entertaining by my husband and his random comments, but that’s the case with most things, isn’t it?

42 Thoughts on “Musings at the Met

  1. Gah, I love this post for two reasons:
    I love New York, too.
    I love the Met.
    I am pretty jealous of you right now. 😉
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    • We are New York junkies! I think we might have an addiction to it. We come here several times a year and every time we do it’s like we’re home again!

      And don’t deny it, you’re really just jealous because of my husband’s intelligent musings. Don’t deny it.

  2. Connie on May 9, 2013 at 8:30 pm said:

    You two are the funniest and cutest couple, ever!

    • What?! That’s crazy. I just think we laugh more than most couples do…mostly because we’re probably too clueless to know what’s going on around us! 🙂

  3. This is hysterical! THe picture of him and that statue! You all are so adorable!

    • I was cracking up at him today! My favorite is the one of him looking at the “peppy” armor guy because he seriously didn’t know I was taking that picture. That is really how he was when he stood there reading about it.

      And you cant ell in that photo of him by the statue that he’s super irritated I made him stand there. Poor guy!

  4. I love when you do these posts about your husband!
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  5. love the one with the guns missing!

  6. Um…laughing out loud when I read the hippo comment 🙂 Actually, still laughing!

  7. Sounds like you two have a great time together. I can’t even imagine my husband going into a museum, let alone allowing me to take pictures of it!! He was really staring at that peppy armor guy wasn’t he?

    Joining you from the TGIF Hop and will subscribe to your blog. Have a great weekend!!
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    • The best part of that photo of him looking at the peppy guy was he didn’t know I took that picture! He was deeply entrenched in reading and he didn’t even notice.

      Thanks for visiting and subscribing. I’m so glad you enjoy the blog. 🙂

  8. I love this for many reasons: I loved your three alternate favorite places, I loved that you kept ducking in the bathroom to take notes, and I love that you tried to blend in as real New “Yawkers.” Hubby and I lived there for a very brief time. We had only been there two weeks when we hailed a cab and in tandem with each a baby strapped to our chests, we dumped a double stroller into the trunk of the cab. Someone walked by us and said, “Now there are two real New Yorkers!” We felt so proud!
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    • OMG! I aspire to your New Yawker greatness! I love it when people ask us for directions. I feel like we made it.

      Tonight at Union Square station someone asked me where a connecting train was and I totally knew and told them. I love that he thought I lived there. Why does that feel like such an accomplishment?

      And what’s funny is I came up with my first two favorite things immediately, because, duh. But I was having problems coming up with the third so I just randomly said to my husband “What’s one of my favorite places?” and without missing a beat, he said “Dairy Queen.”

      It’s why we’re soul mates. 🙂

  9. If your husband and J ever got together the world may be in serious trouble. Either that or we’d be laughing at them…wait…I mean with them…yea..that’s it.
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  10. See, you don’t need to see Jude Law’s penis – you got your fair share of them at the MET!

    • Well, crap! After I read your comment I had to go back to your page and look at those lovely photos of our good friend, Jude! I’m NOT kidding. I totally just did that.

      And most of the statues at the Met were missing their man parts. The balls were still there, but the wiener was gone. I couldn’t help but look every time I came upon one.

      I’m sure that means I have some sort of disorder, but I’m cool with it. 🙂

  11. I have spent many hours at that museum for my art history courses. I so would have appreciated someone’s comments like your husband’s to keep me entertained. This was the most hilarious visit I’ve ever “taken” to the Met.
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    • Oh Jean, you are free to borrow my husband any time! He’s always good for a laugh. Now, whether you’re laughing with him or at him is the part that’s up for debate.

      Either way, it’s a good time!

      And I flipping love art history! I took a class in college on it and I was amazed at how fascinating it was. I also had no idea how much art influenced society and vice versa. Very interesting!

      Obviously, since I took one art history class 15 years ago, I’m an expert in all things art history.

  12. Your husband sounds like mine. I bet you two are quite cute together in NYC.
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    • Well if your husband is like mine, then I’d say you’re a lucky gal! And we love NYC. It’s one of our favorite places to go and we always have so much fun when we’re here.

      I’m trying to be better about taking pictures but I”m really bad at it. I just feel strange stopping and saying “Hey, can you take our picture?” I need to be better about it, though.

      If anything else, it will be good for the blog to show you guys more ridiculous things about my life!

  13. This is so funny! That’s just how I do museums too. Your husband is too cute! Love your blog. – Liz

    • Adding humor to it really is the only way to do museums. Bringing along my husband, who I know will say random, funny crap, makes it all the funnier! Thanks for reading and for commenting! 🙂

  14. Love this! I swear we have the same personality. My boyfriend and I would walk through doing the exact same stuff when we go places. Its just built in our DNA. We can’t help ourselves, nor do we care how ridiculous we look.

    • It sounds like you and your boyfriend need to meet us at The Met! It’s so much fun to do those things when you laugh at everything around you. Life is way more fun!

  15. Oddly enough, I think my husband would have a similar reaction as #1 and #4. Although I’m not sure I could get him inside the museum for longer than 30 minutes. He much prefers bargaining his way around Chinatown.
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  16. Oh thank God. I was worried that maybe your husband and I wouldn’t get along, and it’s always the worst when you don’t like your best friend’s significant other… Obviously, he and I will be fine. 🙂
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    • I think you and he will get along just fine. He’s pretty intrigued that you own a book store. I believe his exact words were “that’s cool as shit.”

      He’s eloquent.

  17. Your Matt and my Matt would wreak havoc on a museum together without supervision. Try the MoMA next time – excellent blog post material!!
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    • We totally don’t get the MoMA! Every time I go I tell myself that I’m more sophisticated now, so I’ll probably get it. Nope. I never do!

      Matt and I spend most of our time either saying “What the hell is this?” or “Seriously?! THIS is art?” or we’re trying to hide our giggles at things that look like boobs.

      I don’t know that we will ever go back there unless it’s a super exciting exhibit. It’s expensive and we can make fun of stuff we don’t understand for free!

      But now that you think about it, that would make an excellent blog post.

      We should send our Matts to the museum and we should go shopping. 🙂

  18. I love going to NYC! I’ve never been to the MET. Next time!
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    • You’ve never been to the Met?! What?! It’s an experience and definitely worth doing.

      Just remember that the admission “fee” of $25 is just a suggestion…you don’t have to pay them that. I usually give them $5 for both of us and call it a day. 🙂

    • Oh! And while in NYC, we stopped at a Bodega on the first night to get a few things to have in the room to munch on in case we got hungry. What did we buy? Bananas and Pop Tarts. You’d be so proud!

  19. Hysterical – love your take on the Met!

    Thanks for linking up this week! I hope you continue to do so!
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    • I really enjoyed the link up, especially since I always have random travel things to talk about, and my husband gives me lots of great material even when he’s not trying to!

  20. I love the Met and it looks like your day was certainly memorable. 🙂
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  21. Hmmm – I don’t think our museum visits are ever quite so interesting – or entertaining! 😉
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