Okay, no long winded diary-ah as in some past years, I have all the same observances all over again.
The vacations have turned into working trips. Having costumes made for myself has led to making costumes for skinny girls (as opposed to "gurls" as the crossdressers say) to be worn at events. This years working themes: sequin animal print, butterflies, and cowgirls.
There's a lovely, cozy, east village like (sorta) neighborhood that I can't stay in... I need to be near production. So, I'm in a more crowded gritty part of town. I'm in a cozy guesthouse that has wireless Internet. It's not as cozy as the website makes it out to be, but it's fine and only $300 for a whole month. I'm learning about renting monthly, it's way cheaper.
My American friend Benjamin, known in his New York days as "Benjalady" has lived here for a few years. He's gotten all Weezy Jefferson and moved into the equivalent of those glass condo buildings taking over NY. It's got a killer view and the most luxurious pool that I have ever seen in my life. It's nice to know the locals
I have not done any nightlife yet. I did take off for a few days and go to Cambodia to see Angkor Wat, the ruins of a thousand year old temple. The scrolls said Hattie supervised the construction.