I haven't blogged in 9 days! How appalling! It is because I am typing so much for my job, so then when I finish each day I don't want to get back on the computer. But I have a few days off (I take my days off when Alex gets his days off), so here I go!
Today Alex's sister-in-law Tara came to visit! She is doing a project in Jersey and had the day off. We picked her up at Penn Station; showed her where we lived on the Satellite program; and got an excellent lunch at a diner near Ripley-Grier (I had red velvet pancakes with cinnamon cream cheese frosting; Alex had a three-cheese-burger; Tara had a Reuben and also super super delicious sweet potato fries. I love love love sweet potato fries soooooo much). After that, Alex took her home and then to the East River while I played the piano for callbacks at Ripley-Grier for a new musical, Cat Gets Credit Card (there is no need to ask me what it's about) and the subwayed down to Houston for my first weekly gig accompanying a cabaret-type show in the back room of a bar (it was the first weekly gig, but the third time I've worked with this guy). It turned out that no singers were coming, so he paid me anyway and I left, making it back up to midtown around 5:20, just in time to meet Alex and Tara at Penn Station and see her off! A delightful day :)
Soon I will post about yesterday; there will be lots of pictures involved!
In the meantime, here's just one picture to tide you over. I finally bought a hair dryer yesterday on the way home, and while reading the instructions, happened on one in particular that puzzled and pleased me; please make note of #7: