, Juancito (Andy's friend) and I arrived in New York this morning pretty earlier (only on 4 hours of sleep, go us!!!). We couldn't check into the hotel until a lot later, so we ditched Alphonse at the hotel parking lot and took the trains into midtown Manhattan. We visited Time Square, Rockefeller Center, a hugh Toys R Us, and the Hershey store. If you time all 3 of the trains we have to take between the hotel and Time Square, it's about an hour travel time.
We came back to the hotel to check in and to get some R&R before we were to meet Nee's brother and the 8th graders for dinner at the Bubba Gump Shrimp place in Time Square. A few days ago, I looked online and found out that Randy Harrison (aka Justin from Queer as Folk) was in an off-broadway play, Shakespeare's Antony & Cleopatra, around the corner from where we were having dinner. So I set about to find out how to get tickets. Well, to make a long story short, we called the theatre a little after the box office opened @ 4 and they told us that there was only one seat left available. I was really bummed about it. I really wanted to see Randy live in a play in New York. Nee said we would stop by the theatre first before dinner and see if they had any tickets still available (Andy & Juancito's $10 cheap tickets could only be bought at the box office for they had to verify that they was under 25). We left the hotel around 5 p.m. and made it to Time Square and the theatre a little after 6 p.m. And low and behold, THEY HAD TICKETS LEFT!!!! So we skipped dinner with Nee's brother (and my cousin) because we would never make our show eating dinner in Time Square, since the show started at 7:30 p.m. Well, Nee and I squeed inwardly the entire time Randy was on stage! But beside that, the play was fcuking FABULOUS!! The acting was superb and the lighting design on such a small stage was just amazing. It was totally worth the $75 Nee and I paid to see it. After the play, we went to Dave & Buster's (since I've never been) and played around for a while. Which made us miss our last train to the hotel, so we took a cab.
And that's were we are now, getting ready for bed. In the morning we plan to check out early so we can visit the World Trade Center site and cruse around downtown Manhattan. Then we are going to head back to D.C. and go clubbing Friday night. Good times! ^___^*still inwardly squeeing about seeing Randy Harrison live in person in a New York off-broadway play. I'm gonna have good dreams tonight!!*