Sunday, December 05, 2004

"I'm in a New York state of mind..."

So as of right now, I've been up for about 20 hours with a couple very small uncomfortable naps in between. What an amazing day. I really had so much fun. I just love New York. I cannot wait until I'm a part of it all, being one of those people who look natural walking down the street. Although I did have my "New York" groove and 'tude on today as I cut people off and weaved my way in and out of the massive crowds of gawking tourists. Mind you, I am also a gawking tourist, but c'mon people, walk and gawk. No need to stop in the middle of a crowded sidewalk to stare at a big building.

Yeah so we hit up the places to go at Christmas time. First we were dropped off near Rockefeller Center and gawked at the HUGE tree for a bit. It was wicked cool. Then we went to Times Square, my favorite hangout and became part of the slow moving sidewalk of people. First we hit up Virgin Records, then we ate at, of course, the Olive Garden. Jeff and Ally didn't cover their portion of the bill, which pissed the rest of us off, but we had an uber good waiter which made up for that and plus we lost Jeff and Ally in "Toys 'R' Us" (which by the way- was a complete nuthouse!) and just left them there and decided to attempt to get into Macy's, which we couldn't because the line was around the block. Just to get in. So after that we took what was a very very long walk from 34th St. all the way up to 55th where we went to my favorite store, H&M. This was a) when I realized I had lost my favorite necklace somewhere in the streets of Manhattan and b) when I became very disappointed because I didn't see any clothes I liked. So I bought a bag for $15 because up until that point all I had spent was $20 on my meal and I needed something material to have. Then some more gawking at the tree. And some more gawking at the Saks 5th Ave. display windows and the huge "Snow Show" they had on the side of the building to the tune of "Carol of the Bells." Then Thea, Em, and I went to the big Disney store (I had a *Disney-gasm*), did a lap around Tiffany's and stared at the pretty diamonds, walked very slowly through F.A.O. Schwartz AND....get this...Trump Tower. Yeah, we totally just walked in, stood there, absorbed the presence of the Donald, and then walked out. And after and incredibly long 4...yes 4 hour bus ride home, we got back here at 11:00, after which I walked New York Minute with the Olsen Twins, which was actually a decent movie. I thought parts were wicked funny.

All in all, it was an amazing day. I had a blast with my peeps Ash, Heather, Em, and Thea. A non blast with my non peeps Jeff and Ally. And I missed everyone back here and my PHS pals who I am so used to walking around Times Square with. I am very much looking forward to going to NYC again with ALL my MCLA buddies- but I will never ever again go down there at Christmas time. Good night!


Blogger Courtney said...

i am sooo glad you had fun in NYC!!!! we have to go back sometime so you can show me all these places, i don't know NYC at all, but if you ever wanna go to Beantown, just lemme know i can be your tour guide!! :)

December 14, 2004 at 12:21 AM  

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