The more I think back on our romps through Central Park, trekking through the big city and SoHo, our time at the MET, and all the shows we saw in those five days the more I realize how truly blessed we were to have that experience, and the more I long to go back - with those very same people - and do it all again.
New York, we will meet again. ♥
Today marked my last day with this group of people in this wonderful city, since I’m staying with my cousin the next couple of days, and it was just as wonderful as the last couple of days:
- Got a later start, since we collectively decided that sleeping in NEEDED to happen after the last couple of days, and walked to Serendipity 3, where we indulged in their delicious Frrrozen Hot Chocolate and food.
- Walked that off, but ended up in a candy store, Dylan’s Candy Shop, anyway. I swear that we literally got lost in that shop for a couple hours, but we all came out with some amazing things.
- Finally hopped on a train to Soho, the correct train without getting lost.
- Shopped our way through Chinatown, Little Italy, Soho, AND Noho.
- Went to Shakespeare & Co. bookstore near NYU, which is about the most amazing bookstore I’ve ever been in. It literally inspired me to pick up a book right then and there and just spend the rest of my life reading books/plays.
- Came back to Manhattan and ate amazing pizza at Two Boots pizzeria.
- Then I made the mistake (?) of going to see Richard II, with Linda, Katrinka, Marissa, Sara Beth, and Mae. Why was this is a possible mistake? Well, we left during intermission because it was literally the best example of representational acting that I’ve ever seen in my life. I’ve seriously never seen a group of actors that were so invested in their personal performance that they forgot they actually had a job to do. Now, mind you, not all of the actors were atrocious, but most of them were. I guess bad theater exists everywhere, even Broadway.
- Linda told me, about six times, that she’s going to write a play about because she finds me interesting and finds my use of language/speech hysterical, and I get to ghostwrite it! Yeah…that happened. And we also did a brief rundown of my family history and what I want to do after Cal Poly. It was an interesting walk to and from the theater to say the very least…
- That group and I ended up at the Intercontinental Bar where we met a very accommodating group of upper class business men with whom we had a very nice conversation (for which I mostly observed), and ended up fronting the tab for everyone at the table we were at. I mostly observed the conversation because I realized just how politically and socially news retarded I am, so I figured that it would be from me to shy away from talking about things that I don’t know anything about, and just absorbed everything instead.
- Then we all came back, I talked with Nessa and Evan for a bit, which was awesome because I haven’t seen her all week, I talked with the people I should’ve gone to see Ching-lish with tonight, and then came back up to my room where I am in the process of packing to see Dani tomorrow.
Richard II aside, today was still pretty amazing, and I managed to get something I know my mom will appreciate from my trip here. I still need to figure out something for my roommates, but I’m pretty sure that will just come to me. All and all this trip has been amazing, and I can’t wait to see Dani tomorrow and get stupid, and I mean stupid as in retarded, drunk and do crazy things with her tomorrow.