Sunday April 24
- New York, New York
It’s so easy to get behind on this thing! Although I suppose it has only been three days, it has been so hectic that I feel its hard to sum up!
First something I forgot to mention that was very amusing- when I went to the Magic Flute I noticed that one of the chorus was chewing gum inbetween singing! Yep. On stage, singing Mozart, in a fancy egyptian costume…chewing gum. *rolls eyes* ;)
Now letsee. Thursday. Thursday Dad and I caught the train up to Ossining to spend a bit of time with the Ellsbergs, more friends from Boston. After lunch Peggy (who is my other Godmother) drove us to South Orange and Seaton Hall University where Dad will be staying for the rest of his visit, having meetings and fun stuff like that. Within the space of about five minutes several people had asked how I was. Strange Americans and their strange friendliness, most disconcerting. Only kidding, its so funny and nice! Anyway.. from there I was picked up by my New Jersey friends. It was Katie’s 18th Birthday (wahoo! Go girl!) so we picked up ice cream cake and champagne on the way. A most wonderful eveing was spent with her friends and family- eating, catching me up on the O.C., watching the O.C… It was great to meet the Dad and brother (I only knew Katie and her Mum Mary before), and of course Max the Labrador. Man, I love dogs *ponders*. Then on Friday morning our friend Greg Glazov picked me up along with Dad and we talked non-stop on the ride to Princeton. Greg and his family used to live near us but moved to the US several years ago, so it was a much appreciated opportunity to catch up! At Princeton we met Betsy (aka. Porter), my friend from the deep depths of year 6 at OHS (she lived in England for a year while her father was on sebatical… sebati…hmm that looks wrong… not word I write often…) We had much to talk about, and did so over lunch (after which I said a final farewell to my dear Papa- here begins the ‘proper’adventure if you will), as we walked around the university and on the coach to Carnegie Hall for a Vaughan Williams Concert performed by the Princeton Chaple Choir (MOST excellent! Bravo!). When we got back (rather late) we watched the claassic ‘The Philadelphia Story’ (until even later)(I managed to stay awake, unlike some I could mention ;))- I had not seen it before and thought it was brilliant! I don’t think I’m going to get the hang of the whole uni-life with-no-sleep anytime soon yiu know. The next morning Betsy dedicatedly saw me to my train, and I sped off to meet Ruby and James at Penn Station. Much excitement apon seeing the darling girl appear on this side of the pond. We spent the day ambling to the NY Film Academy (I must be insane, why do I want to be involved in that industry?! But there you go, I can’t help myself), and on to Soho. Shopping was great fun, even though, in typical style, we didn’t cover nearly enough ground! Tackey/cute shoes and pretty jewellery, that’s all I’m sayin.
We were pretty exausted by the evening so instead of putting into action vague plans for seeking entertainment we parted and I came back to the Kopits (where I am staying one more night) for an early bedtime… *looks at watch* hahaa yes well.
It is pouring with rain after a grey and drizzly few days- what happened to the sun?? :( I can add to my ‘Achieved’ list ‘having a hamburger’ (not a hotdog yet- James put one away in five seconds flat, does that count?), and buying some… but I don’t want to spoil the surprise- bought something Sophie wanted… something… yummy… :D Have yet to find candy corn though. Or Lucky Charms, mmmm Lucky Charms.
I want to say a big thank you to all the folks who have been so kind along the way so far- you guys have made all the difference in the world. Thank you so much for everything.
Overall things are good, apart from the whole insanity and memory-loss moments. Dude huge siren chase going on again in the street outside. Ah New York. You gotta love it.