Thursday, July 13, 2006
The Tale of Yesterday
Since I am wrangling today and praying that nothing eventful happens, I will blog about yesterday. Yesterday was HOT. I decided to sweat yesterday. And sweat I did. I barely even had to try. I had a good workout at 6:10 AM and sweat a lot. I think more than usual because of the heat (even though I was in the air conditioning). Have I mentioned that it is hot here?
I did a commercial audition for Nuvaring. It was actually really nice, this was my copy:
by Maya Angelou
Pretty women wonder where my secret lies
I'm not cute or built to suit a model's fashion size
But when I start to tell them
They think I'm telling lies.
It's in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips
The stride of my steps
The curl of my lips.
I'm a woman
What a refreshing change. I let the baby come into the room, but she had to remain secure in her stroller. She was wiggly, but quiet.
After that we stopped by the Container Store for a little somethin somethin I am working on for an upcoming gift, and then stopped by the Baby Depot at Burlington Coat Factory to pick up a poster that they so graciously saved for me. I saw a mouse there. It is the second time I have seen a mouse in NYC. I never saw the mouse that lived with me for a month (only his droppings). I handled it very well, merely shuttered instead of screamed.
After a trip home and a restful nap (for the baby) we headed back in for my casting for a segment on the CBS Early Show, which I know I did not get....just stating it hear and now, ya'll as my witness...didn't get it. I just know.
As we were walking home the sweet relief of rain finally came flooding down. AAAAAAAAAAAH....goodbye heat. I was wearing flip flops, it was slippery...I knew this. I concentrated on not falling or slipping in any way.
Got to the Astoria Blvd. platform, made it down the first set of steps. Then the marathon super-long flight of which my older daughter nearly bit it when she was walking up and a man in a hurry got his tripod or umbrella or something stuck in her hood and started bringing her down the stairs with him. Thank goodness I was holding her hand.
I digress. I looked at the stairs and that rain and my flip flops and I held on for dear life. I ALMOST made it. 4 steps to go and BAM...down I went. I think I only thudded for 2 steps, but man did my left butt cheek hurt. The baby cried but I think more for shock then harm. I just sat there for a minute, even though I know there is risk for a citation if you do...but I had to collect myself. One man asked if I was ok...that's all. I was too embarrassed to look at my butt, I waited til I got home, took off my shorts and took a picture. You can see there is more dirt on the left. Glad I'm ok.