Friday: Harry Potter and the Barnes and Noble at Union Square was a bust.
Jessica, Katie and I went and joined the mayhem after 12AM when all the pre-ordered yellow bracelets had been given out and were adorned on the wrists of the chosen who were currently waiting for their numbers to be called. The orange bracelets were for the others who had just shown up to get the book without pre-ordering it.
Where do we get the orange bracelets? We walk in, and see signs in the back denoting “get your bracelets here,” but how to get there? We mazed our way through people and stages and other various barriers. We went upstairs and then downstairs and when we got to our destination, we were told that bracelets were now being given out outside the front of the store on the sidewalk.
We trekked it back to the sidewalk and got our bracelets. Our numbers were in the thousands. We would most certainly be there until about 4AM if we waited. So, we immediately turned around and said “let’s just get our copies tomorrow” and we headed back underground to the subways.
Saturday: Picnic on Sheep Meadow, Central Park.
Apparently, fifty percent chance of rain does not mean the same thing in New York as it does in Florida. Fifty percent in Florida means it will be raining all day, all night, and perhaps a fortnight longer. In New York, it means that it will be a beautiful day and the rain will come tomorrow when we add the two chances of fifty percent for both days and make it a 100 percent chance.
Katie and I met up with a friend, J.D. on the Sheep Meadow in Central Park with various nosh. Lisa and her friend from Connecticut, Danielle came a little later, and Jessica came soon after.
We were there for a good three or four hours.
Katie and I went to Jessica’s afterward.
Sunday: Discovery Channel’s Shark Week Premiere Party
Pasta at Jessica’s with television and real places to sit that aren’t the floor. It doesn’t get any better than this. Sharks and Queers on the TV! HP to turn to when the sharks aren't biting not the queers. Heaven...
And she drove us back to our apartment when we left! Oh, how I miss driving/riding in cars.