Ahh, 3 day weekend! I am so glad that I can watch Downton Abbey tonight without the Sunday night blues hanging over my head. Why can't all weekends be three days?
TKTS. TKTS is a discount ticket booth in Times Square (there is also one a South Street Seaport and in Downtown Brooklyn) where each day tickets for same day performances are sold at a discount. If you are flexible about what you want to see and not necessarily looking for the hottest shows (i.e. Book of Mormon is not available), it is a great option for tickets. My friend and I decided on Annie when we saw that it was available. Unfortunately, the ticket line was crowded yesterday since a lot of tourists are in town for the three day weekend and by the time I got to the front of the line, they only had single seats available for the show and the other available shows were ones we had already seen. Lesson learned - get there early on the weekend!
Plan B went into effect - we had dinner at the nearby Aspen Social Club which has a great cozy theme on a cold day and saw Promised Land. The movie stars Matt Damon and is the story of a global natural gas company which goes into rural towns and convinces land owners to lease their land to the company so they can drill for natural gas. Fracking is a controversial issue that I know very little about - the movie definitely had me thinking and wanting to know more about the topic.
This week I posted two reviews - one of a YA book, 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson which was fun and entertaining. The second was for The Tell by Hester Kaplan which is darker and more of a psychological study.
I have been listening to Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen and loving it - I can tell it will be a book I gift for birthdays - I already have some recipients in mind! I am reading a light book on this holiday weekend - Hedge Fund Wives by Tatiana Boncompagni.
Is this a 3 day weekend for you? How are you spending the weekend?