Yeah, nobody cares about how I organize this stuff, I don't think.
My dad and I arrived in New York on Wednesday morning.
|I won in my category for LGBT books.|
|Hard to believe but they actually let a lump like me in this place.|
I didn't get any photos with my camera (my dad got a couple that I'll get later). But I took this later:
|Some dork with medals|
The next day I had to get up and go to meet with Natalka. She was the person I selected as my alternate mentee in last year's Pitch Wars! I was so excited to get to meet her. We met up at Argo (a tea place) and I actually didn't get lost. (I was so hilariously lost the day before that I vowed to go everywhere an hour early so I could spend some time lost without panicking. But I didn't need to worry this time.)
|Coffee with almond milk--holy crap it was so yummy!|
Hanging out with Natalka was so fun! We went to Eataly (heh, Eataly) and got pizza to share. We also went for a little bit of shopping and I got a couple thank-you gifts for John for hosting me. It was a lovely little Italian market. We went across the street to a park and chilled on a bench for a while. It was all really an excuse to talk, though. We talked a lot about writing and life stuff. Well, mostly writing. I love talking to other writers. It's just really awesome to connect with people that way, and I loved her book so much--I hope it gets signed soon!
I met my dad at the Flatiron building (also not getting lost AT ALL) and we went to meet my aunt at a cool restaurant called Mercato. Oh my goodness, we had the best food there! I ate a fettuccine with mushrooms sautéed in garlic and olive oil. Seriously one of the best pasta dishes I have ever eaten. My dad was saying the same about his lasagna. And I got to see my aunt again. Aunt Elisa is one of my favorite people!
I think you can see where in the family I got the tendency to make weird faces.
We had some time to waste before our next destination so we stopped at a little café to get coffees. I got an iced latte with almond milk.
|Iced coffee--perfect for a weirdly hot day!|
We saw A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, which we all enjoyed tons! This is the show my host John got us friends and family discounts for because he was one of the producers. (It won a Tony last year for Best Musical!) It's nice being old college roomies with such a big shot. Haha.
Sadly I also tripped over a rough patch of pavement while crossing the street and I fell down and busted my knee and tweaked my ankle a little. It wasn't incredibly bad but I probably need to rest it a lot in the next couple days.
So the play was incredible and so hilarious. We kept talking about it after. We had to go meet my host John at a party so he could give me house keys, and then I got back to the place and got to shower and relax and stuff. It was great.
And finally, this morning, I had a nice early brunch with my agent, Andrea!
I was again hilariously early because I expected to have trouble finding it and I did not have any trouble finding it. So I chilled in Central Park for a while.
|Lots of dogs here. One came and dropped a slobber-covered ball on my skirt.|
|We're about the same height. (She's leaning over.) Yay little folks!|
|The fan was blowing. Not intended to be a model shot.|