First off, I want to wish a very happy Birthday to two of my good friends, Ben and Dan 🙂
Second, putting in a little shout-out to my friend Danielle, because she’s an attention whore and wanted me to write about her. Love you Deekay ❤
Lastly, I just want to point out that this is a picture-filled blog post and mostly has nothing to do with hair. Since I’m pretty much settled into my NO POO routine, my blog posts are just going to start becoming normal blog posts, unless I have some astonishing new development with my hair, do an interview with someone, etc. SORRY EVERYONE! But I have nothing else to say about my hair anyways, and I’m sure some of you are wishing I’d stop talking about myself. 😛 So, on that note, here’s today’s post!
During this semester, Crane Chorus and the Crane Symphony Orchestra have been preparing for our big trip…and we just got home yesterday, so I want to tell you all about it. 🙂 We performed the Verdi Requiem, and thanks to a bunch of alumni donors, we had a visiting conductor (Dr. Ann Howard Jones, Boston University), and also got to go to NYC for 3 days AND perform in Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center…..FOR FREE. It was incredible.
We had our first performance here at Crane on Friday, April 28th. Full. House. As in, sold out. They had to put signs on the doors so people didn’t try to come in and buy tickets anyways.
Crane Chorus and CSO at our Crane performance
After the performance, we had the weekend off (which was the first time in 5 days that we hadn’t had a rehearsal), and on Monday we boarded 5 coach buses and headed for NYC. 🙂 On Monday night and Tuesday morning, we got to go into the city, so I’ll run down our activities while we were there…WITH PICTURES!!
First thing we did was check into our hotel, get dressed all fancy, and then get back on a bus to go into the city (we were staying in Jersey). THe bus took over an hour to drive the 17 miles -_________-
me and Nicole on the bus
But, we finally made it. Our first stop was to a store called LUSH (http://www.lushusa.com/), which is a beauty supplies store that makes all of their own products, and get this: most are organic, vegan, or a combination of both. It’s kinda pricy, but for $20 I got 3 things:
chapstick that smells like a candy bar….yes please
BOHEMIAN soap…smells like a fruity wonderland.
Seaweed face mask. Looks like shit, smells weird, makes my face feel AMAZING.
We had to walk about 15 blocks to get there, but it was so worth it. (Also found out that I have a LUSH store about 10 minutes from me and Justin’s house…SCORE.) So then, me, Nicole, and Lauren were all going to see a musical called “Avenue Q”, which is pretty much like Sesame Street for adults. HILARIOUS. We then proceeded to take picture in Times Square like tourists. In this picture, I had washed my hair the day before and blow dried it, but I didn’t straighten it until we got off the bus. I’d stay it still looks pretty fab.
Nicole, Lauren, me
We also saw someone proposing to his girl in the middle of Times Square :O Worst picture ever, but yeah. Nicole kept hitting me and screaming “TAKE A PICTURE!!!”
She said yes!
After all that excitement was over, we went to Forever 21 and bought cute clothes. Duh. Tuesday morning, we didn’t have much time to spend in the city (thanks a lot to all those #occupywallstreet assholes -_____- ) so we got up bright and early and went to Hoboken to Carlo’s Bake Shop, which yes indeed is the place where the show “Cake Boss” happens. Now I know where it is, so I can someday order my wedding cake there ;D
Greg, me, Nicole, Lauren, Caitlyn
We then sped back to the hotel and caught a bus into the city, where we had planned a reunion with me and Greg’s good friend Brittany. After hugging in the middle of an intersection and almost getting run down by two taxis, we moved safely to the sidewalk to take a picture together.
Hey there, Greg….
We only got to spend until about 1 pm in the city, so we said our goodbyes to Brittany and got back on a bus for the hotel. We got dressed and headed to Lincoln Center to walk around a bit before dress rehearsal.
Just me posing by our poster on the streets of NYC, nbd.
The hall where we performed 🙂
In Lincoln Center 🙂
Lauren was really excited for this ballet for some reason. Nicole wasn’t. Hahaha 😛
Here’s a quick snapshot of us performing on the stage of Avery Fisher Hall:
It was only a little bit huge in there…
Everyone says that the arts are dying, but we sold out both shows. The arts aren’t dying where I come from 😛 haha.
Anyways, it was such a fantastic experience. And now I’m back in the thrilling town of Potsdam, where nothing ever happens. But at least I have fantastic hair 😉
Be sure to keep reading Nicole’s blog, she’s making fantastic discoveries over in the world of thin, blond hair 🙂