I'm here, I'm here. I never got back on after Saturday afternoon so I had to catch up.
I have to look at the Questionnaire and return it to Jose.
I did, indeed, go to the Flea Market yesterday. It was fine. Nothing special. I go more to see friends than anything else. I always get to see three or four people that I rarely see during the year. I bought a couple of things like an autographed CD of Miss Florence Henderson doing songs from some the Broadway shows in which she appeared (South Pacific, The Girl Who Came to Supper and others). I also got CD samplers for All Shook Up (on the day it closed, how disappointing) and Never Gonna Dance. It's as close as that show ever got to a full cast recording. I enjoyed it but it received tepid reviews at best and didn't last very long.
I had nice chats with long lost friends and then I returned to the home environment. I did some grocery shopping and then we had a visit with another friend who lives on Long Island. We go to his place frequently when we venture out to LI but he has never been to our little abode. He came yesterday after a concert at Lincoln Center. We had a wonderful visit and then he took us out to dinner at Elmo, a trendy (but actually nice) place on Seventh Avenue between 19th and 20th. I shy away from trendy places because they usually don't live up to the hype, but Elmo has been open long enough to live down the hype. The place was not crowded. The food was good and the wait staff was funny and just attentive enough.
We're seeing the staged reading of Silk Stockings tonight. We have a friend in the cast. It's not selling well (at $40 a ticket I can see why) so we have comps.
I know that Danise arrives on Saturday, October 1st and I think Mr. Barnum makes his first appearance in New York on that fabled day as well. I, unfortunately (or not actually), am busy all day. I have to work until about 2pm. At 5:30 we're having dinner with another dear old friend we haven't seen for about 2 years. After that, she's off to the theatre and we are off to see a friend's Drag Pageant. He's the host (and the only one not in drag). It's a fundraiser for a gay/lesbian AA group in NY. They have a big get together every Thanksgiving for those who don't have families or choose not to return to their families at that time. Five years ago they had a "pageant" to choose the first Miss Sobriety. It was such a success that it's been going on ever since. Very funny and very well done.
After that I am free to partake in many HHW activities. Right now I am about to sign off and attend to Mr. Simbulan's questionnaire.
P.S. At 7:50 I'm all alone here with (very long) Post Number Nine!