A of all... I finished reading Breaking Dawn. And it was fantastic. I wouldn't have had it any other way, and I surprisingly didn't sob like a baby. I'm rereading them now with Gene (because he won't read them on his own, but wants to read them). I actually had a lovely time finishing up my book yesterday sitting in Bryant Park just outside of Times Square before I headed off to the West Village for tech. It was very relaxing.
Not relaxing...having to carry your kinda heavy dufflebag all over New York for two days. My forearms are SORE. As are my legs, mainly from walking up and down a whole lotta steps. By the end of this Fringe thing.. I'm going to have awesome arms and great legs. I can feel it.
I had a lot of firsts in my mini New York "vacation" this weekend. I went to Queens for the first time, I managed to get on a subway by myself for the first time without getting lost, I went to the West Village and Greenwich Village for the first time (I would have liked to explore more, but I didn't have time to), and I also took my very first cab ride from Greenwich Village to Midtown so I could catch my bus home in time. I really liked Queens, but now that I'm a homeowner... I don't think I could ever live there. My mortgage for my three bedroom two story rowhouse is just about the same as my friend's rent for the smallest one bedroom apartment I've ever seen in my life. It's quite charming and lovely, but it is TINY. I'm excited to go back this weekend and have Monday all to myself instead of getting in Sunday, being exhausted, walking around for about two hours on Monday, then having to go to the West Village, tech for two hours, cab ride to Midtown, bus home. That was exhausting.
I was bad in New York though. I went to Sephora and got some eyeshadow that I can't get at ULTA, as well as some philosophy. Purity Made Simple = my new favorite face wash. It actually got my fusion mascara off, and NOTHING gets my mascara off!! I also got a nail file because my finger broke, so that was a necessity. Then before I went on the bus, the producer of my show, Sara, took me to Lush... which is this soap/cosmetics/bath stuff store, and everything is homemade and all natural. Even the packaging, which they only use when they have to. I got this sea face scrub which I used this morning and it was very nice. It is an expensive store though. Most intriguing thing I saw at Lush: a bar of shampoo. As in solid shampoo. That looks like a bar of soap. But it's shampoo. Weird.