Saturday, August 9, 2008

Hooray for visits from out of town friends

Jen came in from the Cape this weekend, and it was such a treat to spend the day with her. She's only been out of the city for a short time, but already it feels like an occasion when she comes back. She, Krysta, and I spent the morning in Central Park hoping for tickets to Hair. I say hoping, because we didn't even come close to getting them. Apparently the last people to score tickets had been in line since 7:30 in the morning--hours before we parked our bums down at the end of the line. Luckily it was the perfect weather for hanging out in the park for a few hours, so even though I was disappointed about the tickets I didn't feel like the morning was wasted.

Krysta was the most Shakespeare in the Park experienced of the three of us and had never not gotten tickets before. After she recovered from the shock of our failure, we ventured forth for food. The rest of the day consisted of lunch, hanging out at my place, and then drinking a bucket of Coronas at Hudson Beach, an outdoor bar in Riverside Park.

When we finally had our fill of the sun, breeze, and beer, we went for sushi and then to a piano bar in midtown that we love. I somehow never go there except with Jen and Krysta, so it felt completely appropriate that we'd end our night there.

All in all, a very good Saturday.