Our leaves are a mix. Some trees are fully engaged in their seasonal thing, and some trees are still completely green. A few have shed their leaves completely at this point. This feels pretty late to me, but then again, winter dragged on for so long that it might make a little sense that leaves are sticking around longer than usual. I figure I will mow the lawn one or two more times, less for purposes of trimming the grass but more to mulch the leaves that are on the lawn. (I need to point out that we have one small tree on our property, but our neighbors all around have trees galore.
Per Herself, Halloween had a different vibe at our house this year, and I kind of suspected something might be up. The city and PD apparently decided to close streets, including ours, leading to the popular trick-or-treat street, which was also blocked off. (I saw the sawhorses set to the sidelines as I was walking to the train station yesterday afternoon.) That led to people having to park on other side streets and then walk up to the popular street, which meant that Herself managed to give away almost all the candy from the two boxes I'd bought. I think we have a few Hershey bars and a few PB cups left. Rest assured I am 100% good with that.
Hamilton was, of course, an amazing experience. I can't add anything original to the superlatives that have already been showered on that show, only that I'm glad that I have gotten to have the experience. The cast was really good. The only one I really recognized is the actor now playing Lafayette/Jefferson; he won a Tony a few years ago as the genie in the original cast of Aladdin. I don't even know what to say about the dumb luck of ending up in the fifth row in the orchestra. I mean, I could see the actors sweating after the dances. And the craziest thing, but on leaving the theater, I saw in the midst of the crowd a woman who works down the hall from me. Turned out that her mom had won tickets in the lottery, and they'd also gone last night.
I'm now finding myself super tempted by the Groupon-priced tickets (plus extra 25% of!) for the Donna Summer musical, which is playing across the street from Hamilton.
In walking to the theater, we discovered a new (?) Hershey-branded store right off Times Square. In addition to beverages and baked goods, they seem to sell the full line of Hershey products. Open til midnight, so we stopped after the show for a few things. Right outside the store as we were leaving, they had several carts of merchandise ready to go in the store, including boxes and boxes and boxes of various chocolate and other flavor chips. I was all: If I were ever going to do a heist, this would be it.
It was a stupid late night (we didn't get home til 2 a.m.), but I managed to get up on time and put in 8 miles this morning. I don't think that I'm going to be delivering a 100% effort as the day goes on, however.