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Monday, March 7, 2011

What I Did Saturday Night

"Sometimes you gotta say 'What the F**k'...Every now and then, saying 'What the F**k', brings freedom. Freedom brings opportunity, opportunity makes your future."--Joel Goodson, Tom Hank's character in "Risky Business."

Translation: Because sometimes you just gotta unchain yourself from your computer to appreciate your true passion in life. You gotta say "yes" when inside you're feeling "no." It opens the door to unimaginable possibilities.

If you take the 4:05 p.m. train from White Plains to Grand Central, you will arrive in time to make the Pompeii Exhibit in Times Square, grab a bite to eat, and perhaps see Randy Newman, winner of Academy Award Best Song for Toy Story3, perform at Town Hall Theater.

This fortunate writer got to do that Saturday night and WOW! I had the time of my life.

Take a peek:

This is Times Square. Note the top of the building in the center of the photo. That is where the ball is dropped on New Year's Eve. This writer had never seen this before. (And, she live less than 25 miles from this site.)

Typical Times Square scene. Visitors looking up, locals sleeping in doorway, vendors hawking wares.

Pompeii The Exhibit. It is moving, and powerful. My mind's eye freeze-framed the memory. It will never forget and always remember the culture that lived beneath Mount Vesuvius 2,000 years ago.

A chocolate mousse cannoli at Esca's Italian Restaurant. Hmmmm. Dessert.

I can't believe I ate the whole thing! Yum.

Inside Town Hall Theater. Randy Newman sang this 5' 2" writer's favorite, "Short People."

Grand Central Station. Time to call it a night. Time to catch the train back to Westchester.

Writing Tip:

Carry a camera. Carry a notebook. Carry a pen. Take it with you wherever you go. Hey, you never know.

See you in print,

Linda Della Donna

thank you j.b. wherever you are.

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