I started earlier, but it was a bit half-hearted. I usually hate to read stuff out of order - I don't skip around in books, either.
Anyway, here's a little travelogue bit that actually arrived a bit ago, and I'm just now reading. rightkindofme said, back on June 29th:
By the way: if you smile at most New Yorkers, they are happy to smile back =)
And now, back to your regularly scheduled programming.