Aaron and I arrived in NYC today around 3:00. We have been having a blast! When we got in the taxi at the airport I looked at Aaron and said, “I think this is the nicest taxi I have ever seen!” He looked at me and said, “Ray, you’re not in Ghana!” Oh yeah, those were the worst taxis I had ever seen and now I have come to expect that.
We checked into our room, unpacked and found a place that would press Aaron’s shirt in time for the event tomorrow. We grabbed a slice of white pizza, our favorite, and entered the lottery for Wicked tickets. Each day they do a drawing for the 25 seats in the first row, these seats are sold at an serious discount, but they have to draw your name. We both entered, neither one of us won.
We have seen so many other Broadway shows we decided to just run around Manhattan. We ate my favorite meal, Chicken Scarpariello, at my favorite restaurant Carmine’s.
Around midnight we took a bicycle-rickshaw to the Empire State Building. Luckily, we caught the last elevator of the night. We went up to the 86th floor. It is a warm clear night and the views were breathtaking.
In the Empire State Building store there was model built from Legos. I thought Leah and Alex would love this!
Speaking of Leah, my mom said that Leah said the cutest prayer tonight. She said, “Please bless my mom with all of my luck, plus the luck of everyone who wants her to win the Emmy.” She is so cute. For the past two weeks she has chimed in to just about every conversation, “Did you hear the news? My mom was nominated for an Emmy!” Neighbors, teachers, doctors, strangers and grocery store clerks alike are all being informed of “The News” by Leah.
We walked back to Times Square in search of a cannoli. No luck, everything had closed.
Here’s a question, what form of transportation should we take to the Emmy’s tomorrow? There are so many to choose. A)Town car B) Taxi C) Rickshaw-Bicycle D) Horse drawn carriage E) Subway
Question #2 What time should we arrive? They serve dinner and cocktails at 4:30. The award ceremony starts at 7. (You do realize that this means that my hair and make up have to look good for 5-6 hours! YIKES!) Do we arrive at 4:30 or does that look to eager? What about 5, not too eager and not too late. I doubt I am going to eat, I think I will be too nervous. So? What time would you arrive?
Here’s our agenda for tomorrow: Pick up Aaron’s shirt at 1. My hair appointment at 2. Make-up at 4. Emmy dinner at 4:30. Awards at 7. Run around New York in a fancy dress after that! Maybe even get a cupcake at the famous Magnolia Bakery!