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August 31, 2009 2

Rhi^2 Road Trip, Setpember 2008: NYC

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After fighting with the GPS that YES, we absolutely wanted to take I-95 to NYC (before realizing it was set to shortest distance, not shortest travel time), we eventually made it to the New York suburbs.

New York City

First order of business: see my first Broadway show! Yes, it’s true…I am a huge theatre lover but had never been to a Broadway show before. We saw RENT because it was Rhi’s favorite show and its run had been extended.

We were sightseeing maniacs in NYC! We went to Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, took a double decker tour bus of the city, went to the Museum of Sex, took a tour of Rockefeller Center, NBC Studios and the Top of the Rock, visited Central Park and the Imagine Mosaic followed by the Dakota, went to a book signing thing in the Village with Tegan from Tegan and Sara…and god only knows what else!

Interestingly enough, we had no NY style pizza or deli food. We also found ourselves in the middle of Times Square with no good restaurants in sight. We eventually had to settle for some “eh” Jewish food. Trust me to go to New York and not be able to find a decent restaurant! We also missed out on taking the Staten Island ferry to see the Statue of Liberty because the Sex Museum was THAT interesting! People frequently asked Rhi for directions on the streets, and she was frequently complimented on her leaf dress.

Of course, after sightseeing, our big mission was to meet up with as many camfolk as we possibly could. It’s fitting that we met up with THE Michelle of ChelleCam on our way to H&M. She later took us bar hopping (for real, we only stayed in each place for about 10 minutes!), and met up with Igor of Driven by Boredom.

The next day there was a hurricane and we got nailed with some serious rain. After what was probably $20 worth of texts on my end, we still all managed to meet up in Hell’s Kitchen, just blocks from where we were crashing. The crew for the night was Bertie (Survivorcam!), Dr. Grosz, Jackee (Artfag), Sarah (Wondergirl), and Johnathan (Swerdloff). Huny was unable to make it. We had quite the night all over the city (again, we went from place to place and didn’t in any one place for too long).

After our big night out, it was time to go home. We had wanted to walk the Brooklyn Bridge on that beautiful beautiful Sunday (and be treated to a free brunch), but someone named Rhiannon was too hungover. So, it was home to State College for a mid-vacation break (well, not for me as I had work and rehearsals to go to)…

The best part about driving home on I-80 (reads like SCROTUM)

August 30, 2009 2

Rhi^2 Road Trip, Setpember 2008 (better late than never!)

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Remember that big road trip I went on last September with Aussie Rhiannon? Well, since it’s been a year now, I figured I should really get on posting the pictures and talking about the trip. So here it is, FINALLY! I can’t guarantee how accurate the details will be, as I have a horrible horrible memory, but it’ll be close enough…


Even though I have a ton of friends in Philly, I could not find one person to stay with since it was Labor Day weekend. So, this was our first introduction to couchsurfing. Our host Jasmine was fantastic! After settling in, I went to pick Rhi up at the airport…and missed the train because I’m directionally incompetent. Luckily, I arrived only minutes after she did, so she wasn’t left waiting alone too long. We went out for drinks that night (what a trooper!), and did lots of sightseeing the next few days. Highlights for me were going to H&M, the Mütter Museum, seeing a show at the Philly Fringe Festival, visiting historic Old Town and the Eastern State Penitentiary.

First official day, at the Good Dog Bar

Running up the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s steps, Rocky style

Philadelphia is a historic city full of art and sculptures

The Academy of Natural Sciences

Second hand clothes shopping on South Street

Then it was off to New York City…

August 26, 2009 2


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Yeah, State College Young Professionals!!

August 12, 2009 4

Orange Glo

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My skin is dry. It is itchy. Streaky. And I have Michael Jackson syndrome. I sunless tanned the hell out of myself the past few weeks for this last play, and it’s not pretty at this stage in the game. It did look pretty ok after the first few days, but now I am blotchy and I just feel like paint that has been painted over again and again. I could never do this full time, as it is a huge pain in the ass. I would spray myself sticky and then rub in lotion once that (finally, FINALLY) dried. I pretty much disregarded the exfoliating and moisturizing, which is evident in this “detox” period. I think I’d rather do it the old fashioned, cancer happy way…although I’m sure in a few years we’ll find that the sunless shit also causes cancer. Oh, and I’m pretty sure I am naturally about the same color as that shoulder off to the left.