Early last week, now I'm late this week with the Twitter roundup, as I've been on holiday. So this week, thanks to free WiFi when I could get it to work, my tweets from New York - including my final thoughts on Rupert Goold's Romeo and Juliet
, which I saw with a slightly different cast (Dyfan Dwyfor understudying the injured Sam Troughton as Romeo) but other than that my two previous reviews have pretty much covered what I think of that show so I didn't review it again.
Online check-in and printing your boarding pass doesn't make the bag drop queue move one second faster.
7:58 AM Jul 20th via Ovi by Nokia
Hobbit-sized Sleb Spot: Jamie Cullum, Heathrow Terminal 5.
8:36 AM Jul 20th via Ovi by Nokia
First impressions of America: it's a bit American for my liking.
10:42 PM Jul 20th via Ovi by Nokia
This hotel reminds me of the hotel from Angel. Apocalypse looming, good job I'm a superhero. OH SHIT, WAIT, I'M NOT!
1:54 PM Jul 21st via Ovi by Nokia
Security guard at Empire State Building looked like Laurence Fishbourne & knew the DM on my shirt means Dangermouse. He wins at life.
5:09 PM Jul 21st via Ovi by Nokia
The most blatant urinal cruising I have EVER seen at Grand Central Station. Literally wanking whilst staring intently at neighbour's cock.
8:58 PM Jul 21st via Ovi by Nokia
This was 1:30pm and packed with people, btw. And no, it wasn't me.
8:59 PM Jul 21st via Ovi by Nokia
@pretinama Not bad - so far four people recognised my T-shirt so at least they're civilised.
11:34 PM Jul 21st via web in reply to pretinama
Gave the Book of Mormon lottery a go - no luck :( Hundreds of people there for 22 tickets. Might give it another go next week.
11:35 PM Jul 21st via web
Now I think I'll go to White Castle. If @ActuallyNPH isn't there, preferably on a unicorn, I might sue.
11:38 PM Jul 21st via web
The Goonies is on telly. So coming to America was basically worth it.
1:21 AM Jul 22nd via Ovi by Nokia
I'd forgotten that Chunk was played by Bette Midler #thegoonies
1:31 AM Jul 22nd via Ovi by Nokia
The hotel gym has an Aztec theme. For no reason I can discern.
1:06 PM Jul 22nd via Ovi by Nokia
HOT PRIEST IN SHORTS ON THE SUBWAY! He kneels down in front of Jesus etc etc.
5:53 PM Jul 22nd via Ovi by Nokia
Went to experience the How To Succeed stage door insanity from a safe distance. I may have got distracted & taken photos of a hot cop.
5:10 AM Jul 23rd via Ovi by Nokia
FYI: Daniel Radcliffe was wearing shorts, causing Women Of A Certain Age's ovaries to explode in every direction I looked.
5:13 AM Jul 23rd via Ovi by Nokia
HISS is challenging Dangermouse as T-shirt most commented on by strangers.
5:24 PM Jul 23rd via Ovi by Nokia
Melon & Lime. I think I've bought dyslexic cheming gum.
5:39 PM Jul 23rd via Ovi by Nokia
Not the most unexpected early celebrity death but sad about Amy Winehouse.
6:02 PM Jul 23rd via Ovi by Nokia
Raining in That New York, oh blessed relief!
4:37 PM Jul 24th via Ovi by Nokia
Also, just been to the Harry Potter exhibition. They downplay Pattinson's involvement, perhaps to minimise fangirls humping his costumes.
4:40 PM Jul 24th via Ovi by Nokia
@helencairns Oh I watched Paul on the plane! And I laughed at the Mac & Me reference too.
9:10 PM Jul 24th via Ovi by Nokia
@helencairns And at him demanding Reece's Pieces of course.
9:13 PM Jul 24th via Ovi by Nokia
@3rdspearcarrier @emslj R&J last night: Sam Troughton must have done himself some major damage, he's still off :(
2:27 PM Jul 25th via web
@3rdspearcarrier @emslj Dyfan Dwyfor not as funny but rather adorable as Romeo. Think group of women to my left wanted to adopt him.
2:29 PM Jul 25th via web
Big improvement in NY weather. It's gone from "unbearable" to merely "unpleasant."
5:44 PM Jul 25th via Ovi by Nokia
Off to Greenwich Village, mainly to turn my nose up at it for not being the *real* Greenwich.
5:47 PM Jul 25th via Ovi by Nokia
"Was Henry VIII born here? I didn't think so!"
5:48 PM Jul 25th via Ovi by Nokia
Public toilets in the West Village didn't include any gays doing the sex, but there *was* a tranny, shaving.
9:04 PM Jul 25th via Ovi by Nokia
Within minutes of first arriving in Greenwich Village, I was being asked directions to 6th Avenue, which I gave. Geography is my bitch.
10:09 PM Jul 25th via Ovi by Nokia
Admittedly, New York streets aren't so much Geography as maths. SIX COMES AFTER FIVE!!!
10:11 PM Jul 25th via Ovi by Nokia
2-hour queue for the McQueen exhibition at the Met. Think I can live without it.
4:31 PM Jul 26th via Ovi by Nokia
Oh dear. Tour guide seems to be describing Egyptian exhibits according to how they fit into the Bible.
4:45 PM Jul 26th via Ovi by Nokia
Praise Jeebus, the Met salad bar seems to have ACTUAL SALAD! I've barely seen a vegetable all week.
6:23 PM Jul 26th via Ovi by Nokia
Most art museums don't have quite so many displays of guns, I'm just saying. #somestereotypesaretrue
7:15 PM Jul 26th via Ovi by Nokia
I WOULD DO SO MANY UNGODLY THINGS TO AARON TVEIT IF HE LET ME. You know, just thought I'd mention that.
3:12 AM Jul 27th via Ovi by Nokia
24 hours left in NY!
1:26 PM Jul 27th via Ovi by Nokia
Book of Mormon lottery queue is no less crazy for the matinee...
4:54 PM Jul 27th via Ovi by Nokia
Is it wrong to be kinda looking forward to the flight home, 'cause I'll be off my feet for 8hrs?
6:00 PM Jul 27th via Ovi by Nokia
Last chance at Book of Mormon in an hour. In the likely event that fails, hope TKTS has something decent left.
8:52 PM Jul 27th via Ovi by Nokia
The sensible alternative is an early night for a 5am start, but even I'd rather not be *that* sensible.
8:54 PM Jul 27th via Ovi by Nokia
Third time unlucky with Book of Mormon. Booked for Death Takes a Holiday instead, hoping Julian Ovenden can help make up for disappointment.
11:27 PM Jul 27th via web
OK, does Julian Ovenden *ever* actually perform in his shows? Understudy tonight, that makes 2 out of 3 shows I've tried to see him in.
11:58 PM Jul 27th via Ovi by Nokia