New York, NY, baby!

With Dino and Cheryl on TBN

With Dino and Cheryl at the TBN studio, NY, NY

Taking over NY!!

Noodle bowl

Awesome noodle bowl at Ollie's

Union Square

Union Square from the top of Filene's Basement

I was asked to be on the Dino Show on TBN, and I was excited both to do the show, and to get to go back to New York. I went to graduate school there, and we lived there for about 5 years, so it was fun to have a great reason to return!

I was not excited though, that the day before I was really not feeling well. That day was going to need a lot of stamina – flying out early to make sure I would make the taping, getting from La Guardia in Queens to lower Manhattan with all my stuff on public transit (only way to go!!), killing time if my flight was on time (it was), doing the taping, then back to La Guardia and a late flight home. I was feeling very crummy, and also worried that it would affect my singing. Not good.

God is good, though, and He definitely got me through the day. Not only that, but it was fun too! I was totally sick afterwards, but hey, I had the weekend off anyway. Well, mostly. As much as a mom has anyway!!

I loved being back in NY and even got to have one of my favorite lunches at Ollie’s – soup is awesome when you don’t feel good, even if I could never have eaten it all! I took a picture to share. 🙂

One very NY story. Anyone who has been there knows that finding a public restroom is almost impossible (there weren’t even bathrooms in the public library – no joke!). I was told to come camera-ready since the schedule was pretty nuts on their filming days and they didn’t know what the makeup situation would be. Okay, no problem!! Obviously I can fly from Columbus, take an hour of public transit, kill time on the streets of NY, not have access to restrooms, and still look beautifully camera-ready when I arrive. Sure.

So I killed myself and finally found a bathroom on the 6th floor of a Filene’s Basement in Union Square where I hid my flatiron behind my bag hoping no one would kick me out and that I wouldn’t set my bag on fire, doing a curl and then flinging it back behind the bag every time someone came in. Did crazy ridiculous make-up that looks right at home in a TV studio with big lighting, but looks a bit freakish and street-walker-y on a person in Filene’s Basement. Went into a stall to wave the flat iron around and around trying to cool it off so I could put it in my bag and not melt all my stuff. Went down the 6 flights, and across Union Square to the studios where they showed me into… a big makeup room that I had to myself for more than an hour. Mmm, hmm. Welcome to NY!!

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