I survived my New York City day trip.
But only barely.
My trip to New York was filled with goods and bads.
I started off with a bad. I missed my train by about 30 seconds. The traffic delayed me JUST enough that the train drove away at the moment I got to the ticket counter. Jill was on that train. I was on the train 30 minutes later.
I wasn’t late for the press junket, so everything was fine, but I missed out on prime planning and chatting time with Jill.
The good things? Meeting, touching, talking to celebrities. I got to spend about 15 minutes with each of the main actors in the new movie Motherhood. I am still floored that I have the chance to work with this movie about a mom blogger. What an opportunity!
I’ll fill you in on all of the interview details later (when I don’t have laundry to fold and suitcases to pack for a trip…)
Don’t Jill and Uma and I look like 3 friends out for a simple girls night out?
Anthony Edwards was a doll. He was gracious and funny in our room full of women (he says that he’s used to being surrounded by women….he’s got daughters!). He started our time with him by going around to each of us (there were 6 of us in the room) and shaking our hands and asking our names. Very lovable.
After the interviews were over, I set off for a self-guided walking tour of New York. I knew I had passed the Empire State Building on the way to the hotel, so I figured I’d head back in that direction. I must have been tired, because the 2 miles here and 1.5 miles there didn’t faze me….til later.
This next picture, by the way, is probably my favorite of the entire day. Not only is Jill gorgeous like a celebrity, but the whole scene behind her is SO New York.
Google walking directions were way off, let me tell you. They said it would take us 45 minutes to walk from the hotel to the theater. We almost died on the way, and finally called a cab for the last few blocks. By that point, I had walked about 6-7 miles, and I was about to fall.
The red carpet was quite a sight. Impressive. It was also cool to walk in the door, get a little badge to wear, and pick out candy and drinks. We sat down in a couple of seats near the front, thinking that those would be the safest for an early escape (didn’t want to risk missing that last train out of the city). We had no idea that the writer/director and Uma Thurman would be standing inches away form us as they addressed the crowd before the movie started. I wish I had had the guts to pull out my camera while they were talking at my knee.
By the end of the evening, I was so tired and so sore from all of the walking. After the movie, we put in another 2 miles. The darn guys at the theater sent us TWO LONG blocks out of our way. I wanted to cry when we figured that one out. Luckily, we were in plenty of time to catch our train back home to Maryland.
Thursday morning, I woke up to the phone ringing…at 5:55 am. I couldn’t believe it. Someone had hit our number on their phone and had no idea they were calling our house. I stayed up long enough to get the kids to school, had Instant Breakfast and 3 Advil for breakfast and went back to bed til 10:00.
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