Thursday, August 12, 2010

My Bold Bonus Life: 4

Lotta lotta walking -- twice across the island of Manhattan, and from 87th down to 42nd and halfway back. And almost every instant of it interesting.

And a little shopping: got a couple of light cotton tops at Forever 21 for dealing with the heat. (I know I'm actually 28 on this trip, but I'm young for my age.) Then, fittingly, went to Love, Loss, and What I Wore, a play by Ephron sisters based on a book by a woman who didn't start writing until she was 60, Ilene Beckerman (hurray for her!). The play is about the stories that particular pieces of clothing evoke, and was very sisterly, funny, and well-done.

I also did a little work, critiquing a manuscript. I'm managing to comfortably fit some work into my bonus life in this new and refreshing setting.

Food report: a stuffed potato at a diner that was extremely ordinary but served with the best Coke I ever tasted. I must have been thirsty.

A caramel sundae is on the cover of the Time Out New York that I bought today. It's the Dessert issue: perfect timing. And as it happens, a caramel sundae is what I had for lunch my first day here.

A fine slice of takeout chocolate chip cheesecake awaits me now. Must go.



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8 comments:

Lynne said...

Sounds like great choice of a play and dessert. Two of my favs, Nora Ephron and cheesecake.

kenju said...

Check out the store called Century 21 while you are there. The one I know is near Wall Street and across from the former WTC. Good bargains!

Lynne said...

and stop here for me if you're in this hood:

http://www.creperienyc.com/

Peggy Payne said...

Creperie and Century 21-- got it. Thanks, Lynne and Kenju.

I've at least had a look at the pictures of these crepes and I do see the appeal.

Lynne said...

Peggy you're sounding like a kid in a candy store ..can't wait to hear about SNL. Reading a memoir yesterday that mentioned Afghan Kebab Restaurant in NYC.....wonder what that's like...spicey no doubt..

Peggy Payne said...

I wouldn't be surprised. I can't handle spicy at all, and waiters are ever telling me that a dish "isn't hot at all." Then it arrives and I throw down a glass of water after the first bite.

Lynne said...

Well no Afgan cuisine for us then...sounds like it's not up either of our alleys...

it's so easy for me to make comments on your blog...must be the gmail email on this Mac.... am still following right along..those walking tours sound great.

Peggy Payne said...

I like having your company, Lynne. Also your comments.