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Montauk: Day Two

After a beautiful early walk on the beach, Lou, Rory and I spent the balance of the morning exploring Montauk.

TikiMontauk2013This guy — who we think is Chief Montauk himself — guards the southwest corner of a downtown apartment complex…but he didn’t seem to mind our posing.

Well, I was posing. (Rory appears a bit distracted.)

Several of the shops were closed for the season, but we did do some extremely low-key Black Friday shopping.

No pushing. No shoving. No injuries.

Then we spent the afternoon in East Hampton, about 15 minutes ‘up island.’

(That means west.)
RowdyHallEastHampton2013Rowdy Hall was packed when we arrived, so we chatted up two locals at the bar and got all kinds of tips on other restaurants to try during our stay.

After a great lunch, we headed to the movie theatre down the street and saw Philomena starring Steve Coogan and Judi Dench. Since I am on vacation, I will keep my review short and sweet:

Heartfelt. Brilliant. A must see!

I am starting to see a pattern here

I sat down at the computer this morning — filled with ambition — determined to avoid yesterday’s movie meltdown.

And what article immediately distracted me from all meaningful employment?

the other placeThe Other Place is a Broadway play starring Laurie Metcalf of Roseanne and The Big Bang Theory.  She plays a researcher struggling with an unnamed neurological disease whose ability to know what’s real and what’s not slowly begin to fade.

Daniel Stern has played her husband in the show but had to leave due to a family emergency. Bill Pullman (1600 Penn, While You Were Sleeping) stepped in February 5th with only a week to learn the role and rehearse.

I did not know this.

I have seen Pullman on stage in The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?, but that was years ago.  And while The Other Place has been on my list, his addition to the cast has jettisoned it to the must-see category.  As in, I spent my morning looking at seating charts and buying a ticket.

Bill Pullman, you’ve done it again.