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You Get What You Need

Perfect NYC day. After a grueling day as a power agent, meaning I had a power breakfast, power lunch, power meeting at a law firm right out of Grisham, and a visit to my beloved psychopharmacologist, I went to see Uncle Vanya with Cate Blanchett. It was a star studded night of literati, of indie actors, Broadway war horses, a sit com actor in a straw hat and a lot of short men with Chekhovian facial hair, which is to say unkempt. Afterwards, John and I walked down to Soho and this may have been the best part of the night: everyone, literally everyone, looked amazing in the sultry New York night. Then m&m’s in bed. Some days life doesn’t suck.

21 Responses

  1. See. You are indeed living the dream.

  2. I love that your psychopharmacologist had a spot in this power play. Some days I miss signing the scripts.

  3. Would that special days rule our lives.

    M & M’s in bed, you are indeed a lucky girl.

  4. You earned that day and night Betsy.

  5. Any day with Cate Blanchett in it is a good day.

  6. I couldn’t imagine why the Cate Blanchett pic was being used, so the reason was a “wow” out loud from me after I read the post. I’m glad your day didn’t sucketh. Those days are too far and few between, no?

  7. Just wondering: did everyone look wonderful because they weren’t attired in an all-black ensemble, or did that monochromatic mainstay conceal all the flaws?

  8. A good day well deserved, Betsy.

  9. Everyone looked amazing AND M&Ms in bed. I think a day not sucking isn’t too much to ask.

  10. What a lovely picture.

  11. Hot cha! Enjoy.

  12. May the rest of your week not suck just as hard, Betsy, even without the luminous Blanchett or the straw hat.

  13. Urban summer! Super cool! Inspires me to hit the sidewalks today.

  14. Peanut or plain? (I think I know, but I’m scared to say ’cause what if I’m wrong and my reputation for eternal wisdom is somehow marred?)

  15. feel the power… feel it! put your hands on the contacts and let it course through your very being!

  16. Rock on lovely!!

  17. Thanks for sharing this gift of a day.

  18. “sultry”. . . Nice.

  19. Oh, Cate…sounds like a great night.

  20. Christ, this is a tough crowd! Nineteen comments today? What nerve, Betsy, to announce you had a wonderful day. You’ve left everyone speechless… This post probably deserves a happy face icon, if I knew how do do that. 😉

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