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my little town blues, they are melting away

Hey so I went to New York! That was pretty cool. But now I’m home. I’m sad now :(

New York is definitely the kind of place where I could live – why do I live in Surrey where it’s boring when I could live in New York where there is harriet_vane and a Jesse Eisenberg and, sometimes, an Andrew Garfield and an Emma Stone. This seems like hideously bad planning on my part.

So I got to New York at about 5pm their time which was about 10pm my time so I was kind of sleepy. And it turns out that getting your fingers scanned at border control requires more talent than I would previously have suspected - apparently that I’m really bad at it and the machine couldn’t find me and the guy at the desk ended up having to hold my hands down so it would work.

Note: this was after I’d been refused my boarding pass twice at Heathrow due to… IDK, being a random girl travelling alone AND getting ‘randomly selected’ for a body search at boarding.

But I did it! They (foolishly) let me in! And then I got myself to the Air Train and… had no idea where to go (
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Hey so I went to New York! That was pretty cool. But now I’m home. I’m sad now :(

New York is definitely the kind of place where I could live – why do I live in Surrey where it’s boring when I could live in New York where there is <lj user = harriet_vane> and a Jesse Eisenberg and, sometimes, an Andrew Garfield and an Emma Stone. This seems like hideously bad planning on my part.

<lj-cut text = "Read this part for Tora’s Adventures in Travelling">So I got to New York at about 5pm their time which was about 10pm my time so I was kind of sleepy. And it turns out that getting your fingers scanned at border control requires more talent than I would previously have suspected - apparently that I’m really bad at it and the machine couldn’t find me and the guy at the desk ended up having to <i>hold my hands down</i> so it would work.

Note: this was <i>after</i> I’d been refused my boarding pass twice at Heathrow due to… IDK, being a random girl travelling alone AND getting ‘randomly selected’ for a body search at boarding.

But I did it! They (foolishly) let me in! And then I got myself to the Air Train and… had no idea where to go (<lj-user = harriet_vane> had given me perfectly valid directions; I just got temporarily confuddled in my brain) but a very nice man seized my directions and found Rachel's number at the top and made me let him call her (while I was in the background squeaking ‘no! don’t worry her!’) and we worked out where I needed to go.

There was also randomly a group of singing and foot-stomping people on the subway? IDK, but they were good? I have no idea.

THEN I got to Rachel's! (Yay, go me!) And she’s so lovely. I want to keep her forever; why can’t I keep her forever? Her sister is also great (and introduced me to a randomly adorable boyband called Big Time Rush who have their own TV show which is about them but not about them and they play themselves but <i>not</i> themselves… Yeah, I think I need more lessons in the finer points) and their cat is a GIANT BALL OF FUR. It’s amazing how giant and furry she is. The cat didn’t like me much :( but I loved her so I feel we both benefited from our relationship.</lj-cut>

<lj-cut text = "Read this part for Tora’s Adventures with Jesse Eisenberg (well not *with*, in front of, maybe)">And then on Saturday we… SAW JESSE EISENBERG. (Yes, I’m aware this was the point of the trip so the capital letters maybe aren’t necessary. But at the same time, they’re totally necessary because we SAW JESSE EISENBERG.)

Asuncion was really, really good. I’m so pleased it was so good. I mean, I never doubted that Jesse would be a good writer and I already knew he’s a good actor but it was hilarious and heartbreaking and just really <i>good</i>.

Camille Mana who plays Asuncion was just the cutest and most adorable thing in all the world. I wanted to hug her and steal all her super-cute dresses and make her talk to me forever.

Justin Bartha is insane, possibly? Or high, probably? He seemed like he was having an amazing amount of fun and was incredibly high energy and playing it like he was in a full-on comedy which Rachel says is different from the other two times she’s seen the play.

And Jesse. JESSE. <i>JESSE</i>. His face was <i>right there</i>. I cannot convey how RIGHT THERE his face was. We’d deliberately got tickets in row B so we wouldn’t be directly in front of him and so we would be able to hide behind the row A people if he seemed like he might be going to notice we existed. Except out of the whole of row A, the only seats that were empty? Were the two in front of us. Plan failure.

Still, it didn’t matter because he only almost looked at me once and the rest of the time I was too distracted by his beautiful flaily hands and heartbreaking character and lovely eyes and super-sharp cheekbones and pointy nipples and knobbly knees and sproingy curls to really notice.

Let’s just take a moment to talk about his hands, okay. His fingers are long and amazing and gesture independently from each other and it’s just the most jittery and graceful thing I’ve ever seen. (How can a person be both jittery and graceful at the same time, you ask? I don’t know, but that’s the magic of Jesse Eisenberg.)

And well the actual PLAY? It’s great. Really great. It’s funny and clever and sharp and kind of mean a lot and I wanted to climb up on stage and promise Jesse that everyone does love him really and that no one hates him, especially not Justin. The relationship between Jesse and Justin’s characters wasn’t so much subtextually slashy as just full on <i>text</i>. There is no way that they’re not in love with each other and that made a lot of their interactions kind of horrible to watch because Jesse was <i>so clearly</i> in love with Justin and Justin <i>just as clearly</i> didn’t want to be in love with him. (Until the end. The end was great. Apparently they’d changed it from earlier versions because there was hair patting and tummy rubbing and a definite undercurrent of ‘please don’t go away because I’d worry about you and I need you here’ which I’d been waiting the whole play to see.)

People should write me fic now I think, please. Happy fic where they’re in love, preferably.

Jesse’s so smart. I adore him *___*</lj-cut>

<lj-cut text = "And the rest…">Other things we did in no particular order:

* I FINALLY got to try a pumpkin spice latte. It was really good! I understand the hype. It was also excitingly orange, which I approve of in a food group. Starbucks also sold me something which they claimed was a scone. It wasn’t a scone. It was really nice but it was also covered in icing and in no way a scone. I thought about going back and informing them that I’m English and therefore qualified to identify scones but I thought they might not like that.

* We went to the world’s most hugest bookshop in Union Square (I think?) which has something like 17 miles of books. It was terrifying. There were almost TOO MANY BOOKS, which shouldn’t be possible. So we ran away to Borders and got yelled at by a scary lady when I used their magic and special staircase to reach a book that was too high up.

* Rachel introduced me to something called Revenge. It’s AMAZING. There’s SO MUCH REVENGE, which I had been told before I watched it but no matter how much revenge you think you’re prepared for, somehow there is MORE. Emily Vancamp is the most beautiful in it (and scary with her amazing dead eyes) and I want to steal everyone’s dresses. I also feel that Nolan should be my boyfriend or Jack’s boyfriend (I’m not picky about this) and someone should shoot Tyler in the head as soon as possible.

* On various planes over the last few days, I have seen Crazy, Stupid Love (good twist but not enough Emma), X-Men: First Class (still awesome; still insanely full of Charles and Erik's Big Gay Love), Captain America (Steve Rodgers is a darling and oh hi, Tony Stark's dad is Dominic Cooper), and Friends With Benefits (oh, <i>Justin</i> &hearts;).</lj-cut>

… and now I’m home. Which is sad. My kitty is pleased to see me though – we both had a nap in my bed when I got home and now we’re watching Deal or No Deal and she’s listening intently to how amazing Jesse’s face is.

In conclusion: JESSE’S FACE!

ETA: sorry for all the posting fails. LJ, we are about to have words.
Tags: fangirls-are-the-best-girls, holiday!, jesse-eisenberg-deserves-a-tag-too, play:asuncion
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