MamaDork arrived yesterday afternoon for a nice visit, so I won’t be around much for the next several days. Instead of enjoying the internet and air conditioning, I’ll be tromping around the city with Mumsy, showing her some of the places that I love in New York but rarely go to during my “normal” life.
The Dude always talks about how the pleasure of visitors is not just spending time with them, but using it as a chance to get out and see the cool stuff that you take for granted a lot of the time. Last night we spent hours playing Rock Band (everyone should have the chance to see her almost 65-year-old mom rocking a Beastie Boys song on a plastic guitar), but starting tomorrow, we’re off on adventures: the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, Coney Island, walking the High Line and the Brooklyn Bridge, taking in a show (TBD), and maybe going to MOMA or the Whitney. And shopping, and eating out a lot, and whatever else I come up with. Did I mention eating?
New York is obviously a great place to host visitors, but everywhere I’ve lived–even my tiny college cow-town–had cool stuff to see and do for visitors. So, today’s FFT is a chance for you to point out the can’t-miss things about where you live. You can be specific about your location and the attractions, or, if you wanna be all cloak-and-dagger to protect your online psuedonymity, you can just reference the great beaches, or the gorgeous old movie theatre, or the diner with The Best Granola Pancakes in the World. Whatevs.
Harpy tour guides: do your stuff!