Central Perk, you say? Yup. It's a small exhibition pop-up shop celebrating the 20th anniversary of the TV show Friends.
There was a line to get in. It took a while, but Jess and I amused ourselves by taking pictures.
This building was in front of us for a good portion of our wait to get in. It has a dome, columns, moldings, carvings, a clock, and sculptures upon it. It looks very grand--and very old New York, which doesn't really exist anymore. I Googled it. It used to be the headquarters of the New York Police. It's now luxury apartments.
While we waited, Jess was interviewed about Friends from somebody from MySpace.
And then we finally got to the front of the store.
Then we got inside! Once in, there was memorabilia and cast photos up on the wall.
And the couch that the friends sat on for all those years. Everyone got their picture taken sitting on the couch.
We were so hungry after. Craving crepes, we proceeded to a creperie on Spring Street. Nutella and banana, yum!
But first, we saw this on the sidewalk:
Wise words. Now, another thing that happened today. Because this blog is meant to be "my writer's journey," in full disclosure---I got my first form rejection today. I'm not upset or even surprised. I figured it would happen. And it only took four days, so that's good!
I feel like a real writer now, having received a rejection on a querying manuscript. It's not the first time my writing's been rejected and it won't be the last. It's part of the deal.