The final bit of catch up information is that I've been in NJ for a little while, visiting my parents, the hometown crew and some friends in the city. My time here has included things like discussing potential names for hypothetical babies (why no one will back me up on Elliot is beyond me), feasting on NY bagels and buying overpriced new job clothes at the Short Hills Mall.
The highlight of this trip home was visiting the theatre where A Chorus Line is now playing, which just happens to be my all time favorite Broadway musical. My friend Kyle (the one who thought my Aussie crocodile photo was taken in the wild) works as a dresser for the show and gave me a backstage tour of the theatre when no one was there! I got to put on one of the Singular Sensation hats and stand on the stage, looking out the sea of empty seats. I'm now sort of regretting not performing a smashing rendition of "Tits and Ass" for Kyle, but something tells me he wouldn't have fully appreciated it.
For the next 2 weeks, I'm going to be "in between jobs" but I swear I really do have a job that bookends the latter part of the in between stage. More on that to come. And before the new job starts, I'm going on a trip...to Turkey! I'm envisioning endless cups of muddy coffee, an overwhelming selection of exciting kebabs, whirling dervishes, colorful spice bazaars, ancient mosques, marble baths houses and ideally lots of killer mustaches...but who knows.
The plan is that I'll be meeting up with my friend Mickey (of skate marathon fame) and another friend Rob in Istanbul and we'll head down the coast together (see above map). I'm not sure if I'll be able to update this site from there, but we'll see. Stay tuned.
OK, Off to Constantinople, I mean Istanbul...