Thursday, July 31, 2014
Wow. Kinky Boots blew us all away. Everything about the show was outstanding. The music, the singing, the acting, the story, the costumes, the choreography, the dancing, the transitions, the set design, all of it.
At almost every show I go to I find myself watching what is going on in the wings or behind the scenes. Not this time. It was so engaging, and the transitions (with the set) were so seamless, I hardly noticed them.
I was surprised how much my dad liked the show. He even bought the cd afterward. We were all really sad that Ross wasn't there to enjoy the show with us. We sent him a post card. My parents said I chose well. We all loved the show.
I know it is silly, but seeing my name in lights on a huge screen in the middle of Times Square made my day. The screen was on a five minute loop, showing various scenes in high definition. I texted our names and they showed up pretty quickly.
How cool is that?
Zabar's after the museum. We browsed all the kitchen goods upstairs and then went downstairs to shop the food. I bought some tea and two hard salami. I bought quite a bit of tea in New York. Mom threw a crumble cake in the basket and it turned out to be soooo good. If we had been staying closer to Zabar's I'm sure we would have gone back for more.
We exited Central Park and took refuge in the cool air of the American Museum of Natural History. It got so cold in some areas that I put on my (newest) cashmere sweater. We wandered around and then ate at the museum cafe.
The main reason we went to the museum is that my dad wanted to see the special exhibit Spiders Alive! It took us a bit to find the exhibit, so when we did we didn't have to wait for our timed entry.
After the spiders we went through the Hall of Biodiversity and Hall of Ocean Creatures. The Hall of Biodiversity was my favorite. So many different and contrasting kinds of creatures in one area and next to each other.
It was hot, hot, hot! We started at the South end of the park and walked up to 77th St. They were filming a vampire movie along the mall, supposedly with Nicole Kidman. They closed off the area and we had to walk around. I didn't have my big camera, so I couldn't super-zoom to see what was going on. Celebrity sighting is not really my thing anyway. Nicole Kidman was at Maryland General Hospital filming a movie when I worked there and I went home to get some sleep rather than sulk the halls hoping to get a glimpse of her.
Despite the heat my parents liked Central Park. Next time I go I'd like to start out on the North side and wander my way down.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
I headed to New York City last week and sent out greetings from the High Line. It was our first touristy stop.
There were different flowers blooming this time. And it was a lot hotter than last time (when I went with Kitson in May).
Another shot of blooming flowers.
I got a paleta on the High Line. Uh, apricot rose-water flavored.
Yeah, I've been a total slacker about posting this month. I'm going to try and catch up over the next week.
So my parents came to visit and we went to New Braunfels to see the Animal World and Snake Farm Zoo. My favorite part this time was feeding two cavies by hand.
It was a hot day, and most of the animals were laying around, conserving energy. Ross spent a long time talking with the owner. He has some really big plans for the place. They are getting a wolf cub, and servals. And I think maybe another kind of big cat too. I can't remember. Update on Princess: she was sent away to a breeding program, and was supposed to come back. Well, Princess found a boyfriend. (She was only supposed to encourage another female to mate with the male.) So she's moved in with her boyfriend and won't be back. I'll miss her, but I'm glad she found love.