Lots to catch up on - lots going on. However, last week's rave birthday party took it out of me. I'm tired. I don't want to do anything, not even socialize, which is rather rare. I want to get my life back! So many people called or emailed last week to wish me a happy birthday, and I haven't even returned their messages. Sorry everyone! I'm slowly getting down the list though.
So the 2nd week of Sept, N came to visit from AZ. He's a family friend and came into town for a few days. His mom was here for a conference too, so we had dinner with her one night. Super nice; she took us to a great Spanish restaurant in Old Town that I've wanted to try for a long time. Great food, plus great flamenco! I felt like I was back in Spain; I almost cried. Viva Espana!
That Saturday we took on a rather ambitious venture - 20 hours in NYC. N had never been, and everyone should go at least a few times in their life. We caught the 6:30am Chinatown bus, got there at 11 and had lots of time to play. I think the Big Apple was a tad overwhleming for N, considering that he's from a farm in the middle of nowhere AZ. He easily stepped it up to NY pace and had a good time. The first thing we did was to run to the Avenue Q lottery. I've tried to see this show every time I go to NYC, but paying $100+ isn't really my idea of fun. However, for some shows they do a lottery drawing and if you win, you get tix for $20 on the front row. The stars aligned just right, and we won! It's the funniest thing I've seen in a long time, and it's especially relevant to my point in life. If you're just outta college and wondering what to do with your life - go see this show.
I think I realized on this trip how much I love the East. How much I really fit here. I love these cities - DC, Philly, NYC, Boston. I think I'll be around here for awhile longer. Sorry Cali, I can't leave just yet.......