Just Another Ride on the Bus

Monday, March 23, 2009

So...Elizabeth and I jumped on the cross town bus to get to Fifth Ave. I rarely ride the bus around town, but after this experience I think I might start.

I got on first and quickly made my way to the second of the two buses (it was a double bus). I got to the spinney part where the two buses connect (where I like to sit), but there was someone there and I didn't want to sit straight across from them. That can be awkward. So I sat in the first row of the second bus. Elizabeth quickly joined me. I was sitting there looking out the window enjoying my little bus ride, when Elizabeth nudged me and whispered, "look who it is?" I looked at the two people sitting in my favorite seat and realized it was David Duchovny and his little son!We both did our best to keep cool, but you could feel the excitement in the air. It was at this point that his son dropped his backpack and the legos he was playing with. He jumped down and picked up his things, but left a lone lego on the floor of the bus. Over eager and without hesitation, Elizabeth and I both politely alerted him that he had dropped a lego (enthusiastically pointing as well).

David and his son both leaned over to see the lonely lego on the floor. The little guy jumped down and picked it up. David smiled at us and said, "Thanks!" Yes, that's right. David Duchovny looked at me and said thanks. I think that pretty much makes us best friends. What do you think?

I tried to sneak a picture on my phone, but it didn't turn out overly well. This truly made Elizabeth's New York trip complete. Nothing says New York like a seeing a celebrity in the wild.

Broadway: In other words, just from waiting around for that plain little band of gold....A person can develop a cold.

Friday, March 20, 2009

So, I went to see Guys and Dolls with Elizabeth. I have never seen the movie or even know anything about the story. The only exposure I have to it is the song "Adelaide' Lament," which I love. I know the reviews weren't good, but I have learned not to always trust them.

Well, I liked it. Is it the best show on Broadway? No. Is the acting anything superb? No. But it was a fun and entertaining show. It was also fun seeing Oliver Platt, Lauren Graham, Craig Bierko, and Kate Jennings Grant on stage. That Craig Bierko looks amazing in a white suite (yumm!). I felt like Bierko and Grant had good chemistry, but I really wasn't feeling it between Platt and Graham.
As for Lauren Graham, I will say I was surprised. I didn't really care for her acting in the beginning, but by the end she grew on me. I'm not sure if it was the character or the acting, but it took me some time getting use to her. I was totally surprised when she started to sing. When she started "Adelaide' Lament" she was so so, but by the end I couldn't believe what was coming out of her mouth. Who knew she had those kind of pipes! It was so fun seeing her play this role.Best part of the show? When Nicely Nicely Johnson came out and sang, "Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat." Fabulous! I could watch that number over and over again. Tituss Burgess was absolutely amazing!

I'm Wicked!.....Day 4

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


So we had two game plans for Saturday:

Plan 1. We would go to get brunch at Alice's Tea Cup and then try the Wicked lottery. We were planning on losing, so we would then make our way to the UN and then down town to explore some more.

Plan 2. Alice's Tea Cup and Wicked lottery, but we would win and go see the show. We didn't have much planned after that.
Well, we had a delightful brunch at Alice's Tea Cup. This is one of my favorite places in New York. Elizabeth really liked it. We then headed down to midtown for the lottery. I prepped Elizabeth for disappointment. It's hard to win the lottery and I didn't want to get her hopes up. Well, about three people from the end, the lottery man called my name! I screamed and ran up. (P.S. I was the only winner that screamed. The lottery sure isn't what it use to be). Elizabeth was sooo excited.We wasted time by walking to the Rock, grabbing a slice of pizza, and chilling in Time Square. It was actually quite relaxing. We then went to the show and of course Elizabeth loved it. She liked Jersey Boys better, but she enjoyed the show.We then headed back to my apartment for a relaxing night of Chinese food and movies. It was nice to have a little break. We also threw in a little photo session with our new hats. Always a must.

A Day at the Museum...Day 3

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


We decided to designate Friday as the Museum day. The plan was to go to the Museum of Natural History and the Met. We spent the morning in the Museum of Natural History. I got to see more of the museum this time, and it didn't take much time. Even stopped for a little chat in the rain forest.We then took the cross town bus to the Met (no celebrity sighting this time). I have never been to the Met, so I was sooooo excited. I have heard that it's very large and can be a bit overwhelming. Boy was the an understatement. We really only saw two exhibits and were totally museumed out. I will have to pace myself and try and make it through the whole museum over the next few months. It's truly an amazing place.

I then took Elizabeth down to the East Village for a little Indian food. Look familiar. Yes, it's the place Sarah and I went to (Also also took my mom and sister here when they were visiting). I really love this place.Of course we had to get a little dessert, so I took Elizabeth to Max Brenner Chocolate by the Bald Man. She loved it!
We then finished up the night with Guys and Dolls. I will be following up later with what I thought of the show. Elizabeth was a doll and stayed after with me so I could get some signatures! I love doing that! I should do it more often.

Elizabeth's Travels...day 1 and 2

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Oh, Elizabeth! I dragged this poor girl all over this city.

Wednesday: Elizabeth arrived in the city early in the morning and spent the whole day with Aunt Dee. They went to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. They also caught a matinee showing of Jersey Boys. I was so excited she got to see it! It's such a fabulous show. We then met up at my work. She hung around while I finished up some last minute projects before our long weekend. I then took her to Shake Shack (of course). She came in on the red eye so she had been up for almost 24 hours. She was a tired girl!

Thursday: We started the day out in Central Park. We did a little Enchanted tour! We then headed down to Canal street and little Italy for lunch. We topped off the meal with a little cannoli. Always a must for an outing in Little Italy! We did a little shopping and got some masterfully awesome hats. I bought one of these for Brit for Christmas and have been thinking about getting on ever since. What do you think? Mad hot right?After a quick stop at home we jumped on the cross town bus to go to Fifth Ave. While on the bus we happen to encounter a famous person (Details will follow in a follow up email. The events deserve their own post). We walked down Fifth, checked out Rockefeller Center, got a Magnolia cupcake, and visited Bryant Park (ps. Bryant Park gave one of the best bathroom experiences of my life).Are we done yet? Heck no! Then we went for pizza at John's Pizzeria. It was some good pizza. Of course we needed a little dessert, so we walked over to Juniors for a little cheesecake. Then we finished the night with a little Phantom action.And that's just Wednesday and Thursday!

Elizabeth is coming to town!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Sorry I haven't updated my blog in awhile. I haven't really been doing anything overly exciting. I've seen all the shows on my Broadway list and now I'm waiting for new ones to open. Luckily, I get to see one this weekend. Not only am I seeing a new show, but I'm seeing it with Elizabeth! She's coming to spend a few days with me. I have been waiting for her to come for what seems like a long time. I'm so excited.

We're going to see Phantom of the Opera and Guys and Dolls. I'm not sure what else we will be doing, but if I'm with Elizabeth, it's going to be a good time. I will keep you posted with our little adventures.