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Being Tourists
I now can spot a tourist a mile away and feel like I've earned to right to laugh at them on the subway - working and being a registered voter in New York makes me a New Yorker right?

Since I finished working for the Miller for Mayor campaign, Alex and I have been on a mission to do all the tourist things in New York.

First, we waited in line for six hours to get tickets to Shakespeare in the Park's As You Like It. They only give out tickets for that day's performance and there is no other way to get tickets. Initially, we only got vouchers to come back and wait again for cancelation tickets. Which worked to our favor, as a large corporate box didn't come and we were very close stage right.

Of course we had to take the ferry and see the Statue of Liberty. We weren't able to get tickets inside (sold out for the day), but waited in line, did security, wrangled for good seats on the ferry and spent a fraction of the time it took to get there, on the island. Thus, the pictures that prove I've been there.

Recently, we've also seen a production of The Producers, sans Matthew Broderick unfortunately. It didn't live up to my expectations.

We also did the 45 minute wait for elevators to the top of the Empire state building. People were cranky. The views were fantastic, but we didn't bring the camera because we didn't realize until outside the hotel and no one wanted to go get it.

Another day we made a trip to the New York Historical Society. I guess we saw some famous paintings that I've never heard of. It was okay. Alex had a good time.

I've read a lot of books here, most recently, Sex and the City by Candace Bushnell. Don't bother with it. The show is much better.

Our next endeavor will probably be to wait in line for sold out Spamalot tickets. Too bad we don't have any camp chairs. I still want to see Rent and there has got to be something else we still need to do.

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