It's Halloween Saturday in NYC, and I'm in by midnight. You see, I cracked open the first beer today at 11:00am, as I headed down with my fellow Spartans to the NYC MSU Alumni group to see the Spartans play. It was wild. The bar advertises itself as "East Lansing on the Hudson" and it really was - the fight song bellowed through the halls and there was a sea of green and white throughout the crowd.
This is the best thing about going to a huge, Big-Ten University - being able to pick up wherever I am and find instant friends. We all sat and watched the Spartans clobber the Hoosiers, and drank. A lot. Erin and I stumbled home through Central Park and got ready for our show tonight. We saw Taye Diggs and James McDaniel (the boss guy on NYPD Blue) star in a play called A Soldier's Story. It was good. It's another NYC trip without seeing a musical, but that's okay. This was Off-Broadway, so it was cheaper, and we had about sixth row seats to a pretty powerful play. As Erin said before we went to go see it as she sold me on it, "Well, it's about racism and prejudice - you know, all the themes that we love." It sure was goofy to hear that out loud, but it is true - we love those themes. But it wasn't even mostly about that, it was a murder mystery, reminding me a little of A Few Good Men. Cool play. I think it's been made into a movie and I'll have to Netflix that.
Tomorrow, it's off to Ellis Island and then home to Baltimore. It's been a good vacation.
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