Okay, so millions of things have happened since I last wrote, but I've been crazy busy and haven't had much time to update the ole blog. (Which I suppose is a very good thing.) So here's the quick overview of what I've been up to:
For the last two Mondays in a row, I've gone to a really posh bar/restaurant called Aspen with my new friend Laura (from Wales). Mark has been working, so he's hooked us up at the bar. (Free drinks are wonderful). The best part, however, is the show. This transvestite, Candace Cane, performs for about an hour on Mondays and she is quite possibly the most entertaining thing I've seen since I've been in New York. She dances and lip synchs and sometimes sings herself, and she tells stories and jokes and is just so much fun. Laura and I love it! Sadly, Mark is now out of New York, but it's really good for him because he's now touring in the show, Proof. So that's fantastic, but I'll miss my actor buddy.
On Friday, for a little extra spending money, Heather hooked me up with a fun little job checking people off of a guest list for an Indian dance concert. This girl was giving her first public performance, so it was a huge deal and there were tons of people there. I got to wear a bindi, which was really pretty and jeweled, so I was happy as a clam.
This past Saturday I went bowling with Steve and a bunch of his friends. My first game, I scored a 42. Probably the worst score ever. The second game I was able to bump it up to a 91, so that made me feel a little better. The whole time I was in fierce competition with this guy, Chris, so that made me step up my game. (In actuality, he was stomping me. lol) After bowling, Steve and I went and saw his friend's sketch comedy group. They weren't exactly on their best that night, but it was still a lot of fun.
On Monday, I sat in on a rehearsal for a rock operetta called "The Last Year in the Life of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr." It was a lot of fun and I interviewed all the actors. So that article should be out on the United Stages website sometime next week. The show should be really interesting, so I'm excited to go back and see the actual full performance.
Tuesday, I met up with Chris, my bowling competitor, and gave him a little tour of Manhattan. We got soaked in the rain and dried off in a chinese restaurant, which was pretty good. I'm probably a little sick now, but it's all good. lol We ended up walking around Times Square and Central Park and the surrounding area, so check out those pics. Chris is a grad student at Cornell, getting his Masters in computer architecture, so you can imagine the conversations that ensued between us. lol I tried to keep up, but fear my limited knowledge as a computer consultant in the residence halls at Michigan just isn't enough. Haha But really, it was a lot of fun. :-)
On Friday, my awesome friend Diane is flying out for a visit. I'm so excited! We're gonna do a bunch of the touristy things that I haven't had a chance to do yet, so definitely check back for pics. She'll stay until Monday afternoon, so we are gonna have four days to do pretty much anything. (My boss gave me Friday off because I technically worked on Monday).
I think that concludes the briefing for tonight. I need some sleep! Check back soon for the adventures of Callie and Diane. :-)