Liz in the City

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One of the perks of being based in central Connecticut is that New York City is only a few hours away by car or train. What follows is a “typical” day of playing hooky in the city.

8:17 a.m.: Awake (sort of) after snoozing my alarm several times. I don’t really like having to wake up at a decent time on my day off.

Liz and the Home Run Apple

9:12 a.m.: My boyfriend, Andrew, and I are driving to the New Haven train station to catch a 10:10 train, but we get stuck in traffic near Hartford. Hope we still make it on time, otherwise lunch plans are kaput.

9:52 a.m.: We get to the station in plenty of time, but the parking garage next to the train station is full, so Andrew drops me off to go get tickets and snacks while he finds a new place to park. He makes me promise not to leave without him. I guess, if I must.

10:02 a.m.: Andrew arrives, and we board the train with tix and water in hand.

10:10 a.m.: On our way to The City!


The top 10 on-stage artist mishaps

If you have ever been to a concert, you know that things sometimes go wrong. Singers flub their lines, they fall down, and sometimes they get injured. These kinds of things happen all the time, but some just stand out. I hit Google to find some of the worst on-stage artist mishaps.

10. Christina Aguilera flubs the Star-Spangled Banner

You know, I can understand it if a young, relatively new singer messes up the Star-Spangled Banner. They’re alone in a big field and it isn’t easy singing in front of thousands of people. However, Christina Aguilera is a veteran (as far as the music industry goes). So it was shocking to many when she flubbed it big time at this year’s Super Bowl. Unfortunately her attempt to cover up the missed words by making the melody more superfluous than it usually is at these kinds of events only made the mistakes more obvious.