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.