In case anyone’s wondering how the move is going, I have the keys and I’ve booked the movers and they’re coming Sunday, but all of that’s boring… so I’m just going to write an impromptu quick take style post on what the highlights of my life have been recently… because you know what? I live in New York City, and sometimes that’s really fucking awesome and last week totally highlighted that fact for me.
Hyperbole and a Half: The Book. So, unless you’ve been living under a rock you’ve probably heard of the illustrated blog by Allie Brosh called, you guessed it, Hyperbole and a Half… well, she just released a book and it’s just fucking awesome to see her blog as a book.
She had a book signing at Word in Greenpoint (that’s in Brooklyn) last week and it’s a really testament to how much I respect that woman’s storytelling because I went out to fucking Greenpoint to see her read a story from her book and get a signed copy.
I say this because Greenpoint is one of those places that’s kind of a pain in the ass to go to because it’s off the one train line that doesn’t run into Manhattan. Takes two transfers to get from home to Greenpoint. AKA, you better be fucking important if you’re going to make me transfer twice.
It was crowded and cramped in their basement event space, and I was very thankful I took off work early because I was placed into the second group for book signings which meant I got out of there at a decent hour.
I got a couple of kinda crummy cell phone photos… I think I need to get a phone with a better camera.
Look all those people!
Allie reading her first story.
Allie signing books.
If that wasn’t enough awesome for one week, I went to go see The Book of Mormon, too!
Izzy insisted on kitten-bombing my photo.
Broadway theater is one of those things that’s an iconic to-do in New York, but more often than not is something I don’t ever get around to going to most of the time because the shows are expensive and in the case of Book of Mormon, tend to be sold out well in advance.
As it so happened, I was browsing through my Twitter feed last week and saw that @BookOfMormon was doing a Twitter lottery for NY State residents. Retweet and you were entered in for the chance to buy a pair of tickets for $32 each… and I ended up being one of the winners and ended up having a front row seat.
I enjoyed the show, but I felt like I expected more than it ended up delivering in the end. I was expecting to be wanting to listen to the soundtrack for like a week, but the reality is I haven’t thought about the music since.
But it definitely was super cool just to drop everything and do Broadway for an evening.
What have you been up to lately?