Ellen (ennienyc) wrote,

Come on En, be more planning ahead-er

When I was at the classical concert at Town Hall a few weeks ago, there were posters advertising a concert by Judy Collins tonight (Friday). As described here I LOVE Judy Collins, have never seen her perform live, and she isn't getting any younger so it's about time I went. But did I buy tickets? Noooooo.

I checked various discount sites and this concert was never listed. Once in a while I have to suck it up and pay full price, and I decided I'd go over to Town Hall on one of my NYT days since it's close by. But I kept not doing that and time passed and the concert was tonight.

I was meeting with someone from the Barnard Alumnae Office at 3 (discussed possible "Wordplay" showings) and after that I went downtown. I arrived at Town Hall around 4:45, opened the doors to the box office, and saw the SOLD OUT sign on the Judy Collins poster. Darn!

Concerts are always too loud anyway, right?

Speaking of sold out, yesterday was free Dunkin' Donuts iced coffee day. I went to one store on Broadway in the late afternoon, and there was a sign on the door that there was no more free iced coffee. Proceeded on to the next store 2 blocks south and found a long line out into the street. I didn't want to wait and then find out there was no decaf/skim milk; with all those people, I didn't know if they were doing customized orders, so I just skipped it.

Yesterday McDonald's was also giving away breakfast and dinner chicken dishes free with purchase of a medium soda. But I don't think they have any caffeine-free diet soda and I have totally free coupons for these items through 6/30, so I passed. I normally don't like anything at McDonald's but the calorie count of 420 is not bad.

I think there was also a free ice cream deal at Baskin-Robbins yesterday, but there aren't any on the Upper West Side.

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