Well, we’re at the airport with a wireless network thanx to JetBlue. And yes, that’s a link. I’m pimping for JetBlue, because they’re inexpensive, and I got to watch Stephen Colbert on the way to NYC. What could rock more on an airplane?
We spent Sunday in Philadelphia with the incomparable Krista. It was a very blustery day, and the streets were abandoned, but never-the-less, the big, red K endeavored to show us Philly’s pluses and minuses. I feel I have a good sense of the layout of the city, and the basics. But I still have little idea what it feels like to BE in the city, since, there were very few people about. We did have some good food, and we visited a cool coffee shop (soon to be pictured below), and Krista’s hospitality was great.
We also saw some theatre. I hesitate to say this, some circumstances being what they are, but it was pretty boring. We were very non-plussed by A House With No Wall at InterAct. It was an alright enough play, and the direction and acting were very competent, but it was just not exciting or engaging. Alas and alack. They had a cool space, though.
Then we had another great night of sleep, awoke early to catch the 9am Chinatown bus, and headed back to the City. We had two eagerly-awaited destinations this morning: Midtown Comics and the Drama Book Shop. Wooo-ha!
We did well, and didn’t spend too much money. I found a couple treasures from D&Q and Kevin H. at the comic store, and Acacia found Nightwing 100. At Drama Books, I struggled over a Cafe Cinno book and a Wooster Group book, but eventually ended-up with The New Radical Theatre Notebook and a book about teaching theatre to youngsters. Acacia got a new TCG book about the history of actor training.
Then we headed downtown for supacheap and hellagood hummus and falafel and coffee and relaxing a bit.
Know what we did next? (I’m trying to wrap this up before we have to board a plane.) We went to the Empire State Building and looked down a lot. That was cool. Dave could point out his hotel room. (I’ll add a couple pictures here as well.) It was not at all crowded, so there were no lines and we could see plenty without feeling rushed or being bothered by all the people around.
Then great sushi at Sushiden, a short walk, a short cab-ride, a brief drive, some more walking, stripping down for security, a shuttle, some more walking, and now we’re here and going to get on a plane back to good old Columbus, Ohio.
One of the best things about going away is that you get to return home. Being in other places makes you appreciate your hometown even more. I miss Jenny’s and Stauf’s and my family and even Lindeys. I miss my bed and watching DVDs with Acacia and my friends and doing theatre and the ease of getting places in Columbus. I miss the Short North and wireless wherever I go. I miss my home.