Monday, June 30, 2008
Lex to Me and Ashley: "I'm going to call Parker."
Me to Ashley: questionable face!?!
Me to Ashley: "I'm just going to tell you my story and not Lexie..."
At lunch a guy from the office told a story about a friend last summer. She was dog-sitting for a family in the city who she usually babysat for while they went on a trip for a week. She'd never really kept a dog before but figured she could do the family a favor. All was well until mid-week when she woke up to find a dead dog in the living room. After freaking out a bit, she decided to take the dog to the vet's office so that they could keep it until the family got back. And after calling the family and getting the vet's address she had to figure out how to get the dog TO the vet. She certainly couldn't take a cab with the dead dog as passenger number two. She finally figured out that she could fit the dog into a duffel bag. And she did. But when she got to the street and considered hailing a cab, she thought again and knew that she could totally get away with the incognito bag on the subway which is way cheaper anyway. When she got to the platform she had some trouble getting the bag through the turnstile so a generous man offered to hold the bag and pass it to her once she was through. No problems, passed the bag, made it through... no problems. She stepped onto her train and was on her way...
About half way through the ride the same man approached her on the subway car. He said, "Ok, my curiosity has really gotten the best of me, mind if I ask what's in the bag?" She got nervous and replied, "umm.... it's just a computer. I'm taking it to get fixed." He was fine with that answer and basically said thanks, I just had to know. And left her alone. She made it to her stop and got off the train and onto the street.
She made it down about two blocks when she sees the same man come running toward her as fast as he can possibly go. She thinks he's going to speak and THEN....
HE STEALS THE BAG! HE CHARGES HER AND STEALS THE BAG FROM HER AND RUNS AWAY FROM HER ----------- WITH THE DEAD DOG STUFFED IN A DUFFEL BAG, NOT A COMPUTER!
I would have given anything to see his face when he realized what he'd done and what he'd taken... totally not worth it.
Lexie to Me and Ashley: "What was all that laughing I heard from the other room? Tell me a funny story!"
Me to Lex: "Ohhhh noooo, you didn't want to hear my funny story, I already told Ashley and she thought it was really funny and you missed it."
Lexie to Me and Ashley: Pouting four about 4 minutes until I finally told her!
This is Lexie pouting on our sofa.
Sunday, June 29, 2008
We went with Molly Gee today to Chelsea to the Chelsea Market. We had lunch there- and that was it. The Food Network is upstairs in this building which was really exciting. I want to go see a show while I'm here!
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Why, yes, this industrial sized copy machine IS the same size as the desk in our living room. Thank you for asking.We've also decided that these people are hoarders... of boxes. Maybe they are a part of one of those cults who truly believe that in the instance of nuclear fall-out cardboard will be the ultimate savior!Hmmm... What could this little 17 pound bundle be swaddled so nicely in a pale pink pillow case?Stop Lying! That is not what you expected!Oh, of course! It must be a key holder... by the mirror... on the dresser... in the room farthest away from the front door...
Oh and I did forget one object from the 'hanging things' installment of apartment oddities:
And this happens every time you close the bathroom door.
Which is kinda fun.
Friday, June 27, 2008
Didn't think so.
Today my mission was to go to the United Nations Garden and find a poster of the plowshare guy. I was given this mission by a highly secretive Biblical scholar code named J-Rock...
I went to the U.N. and it was really neat to see all the flags lined up outside and the protests that were going on over Tibet's freedom. I had to go through all sorts of security checkpoints to get into the visitor's area (where there were no posters of anything, might I add). There was also a really fantastic global photography exhibit up. Anyway, when I asked the guy at the information desk if he could point me in the direction of 'the statue of a man with a hammer hitting a sword (gestures included)'. He said 'He's in the garden. You can sort of see him if you go out that door, but the garden is closed.' I asked 'is it open any day of the week?' and he said 'no, it's closed.' and I said 'So it's never open to the public?' and he said 'not when it's closed.' then i walked away because obviously we were not connecting on some very important level. Anyway, I tried to get a picture of the statue but I felt like I was too far away from him.Sorry Brandy and Jared! I'm glad I went! I probably wouldn't have if you two hadn't pointed me in that direction. But I did find that verse! It was totally by chance that I saw it. I happened to walk all the way to the U.N building from the Empire State Building (like 15 blocks) and on my way down a set of stairs (near the Tibet rally), there it was: the verse that goes with the statue! It was across the street and down the block from the U.N. but I 'happened' to go that exact way!
So, like I mentioned, I also went to the Empire State Building today. It was beautiful, but as I got closer and closer, I could tell there were hundreds upon hundreds of people swarming around it. I got in line and went up to the 'buy an observation deck ticket' location on the second floor. The second I stepped off the escalator was followed by the next second when I got right back on the down-ward escalator. No way was I about to try to make my way through a line of hundreds of tourists from tour buses. I'll go back some other time.One last thing I did today that was beyond amazing... Pinkberry!
Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Anyone? Pinkberry is an 'ice cream' shoppe that is gorgeously designed and has almost healthy ice cream! They have the original pinkberry flavor, green tea flavor, and espresso flavor. With these three flavors you can add any three fruit toppings (from tons of fresh options). Or granola if you'd rather have that. Each one is only around 130 calories! It might be my new favorite place in the city. If you come visit me, I WILL take you there.Home Sweet Home.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
This scrubbie thing is hanging on a lone nail OUTSIDE of the bathroom.
Why? There was another in the other corner to match it, but I pulled it down that night we blocked the entries to the living room so we could capture the air. I wonder what purpose this serves when the regular inhabitants live here. (and "No. There's not a magical passageway behind there. That was the first thing I thought, too.)
And for one last bit-o-fun:
I had this Pinot Noir Soda with my lunch today and it was delicious. It also comes in Chardonnay and Rose. It's called Vignette: A Wine Country Soda.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Mer-Maids----- get it? Mer-MAIDS?! :)Nemo Sushi! Jelly Fish
Those ladies were boardwalk waffle cones! (the other two are both men no matter what the wigs make them look like, please do not be alarmed)Even the majority of the audience was dressed up in some form!
We also rode the Wonder Wheel and the Tilt-A-Whirl!!!
This is Ashley, Jessi (who is also interning here in fashion from State at Elle Magazine) and Me.
Then we stood in line for an hour to get a famous Nathan's Hot Dog! It was totally worth it. Man, was that hot dog good.
Because this day is Coney Island's busiest day of the year (probably equivalent to New Orlean's Mardi Gras) there were thousands of people at the parade, thousands of people at the beach, and probably a thousand more people at the amusement park! It was a blast, but now I'm pooped!