You know that Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan movie You’ve Got Mail? It is one of my mom’s favorites. (Aaron and I love it, too.) In the movie, Ryan’s character, Kathleen Kelly, is supposed to meet her soul mate, with whom she has only conversed online, at a little place called Cafe Lalo on the Upper West Side. Her soul mate turns out to be her bitter rival, a man who is driving her children’s bookstore out of business. He doesn’t let her know that he is the one she is waiting for and the movie progresses from there.
Today, we are beginning with a breakfast at that same little magical place, Cafe Lalo. It is nowhere near the hotel so we are taking a cab.
Seriously, I don’t know what I was thinking with that breakfast.
After we left, we headed down to Zabar’s, the grocery store in the same movie, and my dad called to tell me that there was a news story that major Republican donors had gone to New Jersey to attempt to convince Governor Chris Christie to run for President following the disastrous experience that marked the first official Republican debate.