The last time I was in NYC was back in 1999. I hadn’t visited much since we were there for a karate tournament and spent most of our time in a gym at Hunter’s College or the dojo.
On our drive down (it took us six hours) my friend, who can be a little neurotic, started telling me about what she’d been doing in the last few weeks. We had not spoken much prior to our departure: one phone call to agree on the hotel and to book a show once the hotel was reserved. I took care of that. She began by telling me she might be a little more neurotic than usual (that’s promising!) and that she thought of cancelling the whole trip. Her sister visited her husband in South Carolina and came back with bed bugs. My friend had to help her deal with it all, i.e. pack everything, have the house fumigated, etc.
You see, I, rarely watch the news. I don’t read the papers (nor online) either. The little news I get is from the radio when driving from point A to B. Other than that, I… uh… don’t care. I know, I know, it’s bad. I should keep myself informed, etc., but with all the crap going on, I don’t want to know how bad it is out there. Anyway. Long story short, I hadn’t heard anything about bed bugs and how NYC was infested. She had and was quite concerned about it, to say the least.
Despite all this excitement, we had a good time. We got along fine. We saw many things, i.e. walked a LOT. Luckily for us we had nice weather. It was sunny, but cold. I didn’t care at least it wasn’t raining. Naturally we didn’t see all we wanted to see. We played it by ear and that was just what I needed.
|Winter Garden Theater, NYC, Nov. 2010|
|The Addams Family, Times Square, NYC, Nov. 2010|
My first thought was: “ehh, interesting...”, but then I saw that Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth were in it. I just had to see it. It was a great opportunity to see Nathan Lane perform live, and the idea of Bebe as Morticia was just too much. I just love Nathan Lane. I totally enjoyed it! It was really worth it. The decor was great, Nathan Lane was just... well... Nathan Lane, and Bebe was also a good Morticia. Man does she look good for a 50+ woman! Here's a little clip, from an appearance they did on Letterman. Check it out.
My feet are still sore from all the walking we've done, but I'd go back in a heartbeat!