Thursday, July 31, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Some of the fam is in town this week! My mom, step dad, and sister all came to the Big Apple for a vacation! I'm staying in the city with them so it should be a lot of fun!
Last night when I got off work I met them at their hotel and led them to Times Square for dinner. We walked by Rockefeller Plaza, Radio City, and 5th Avenue on the way. We also went to the New York Times building. The new one that just opened a few months ago... the same one that several people have climbed since it opened. Two people even made it to the top!! It's insanely tall! The piping that clads the building acts as a cooling system for the almost all glass facade but also acts like a ladder, apparently.
We saw so much last night, and Times Square has so many people it is hard to stop to take pictures. I'll be better about keeping up with what we do so I can post it for the rest of the week... Big Plans for the week in the Big Apple!
Oh, and this was Parker and Lex before they went out the other night... Aren't they so cute?!
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Kind of looks like she still has her shoes on.
We went to a few more buildings... I can't remember because I didn't document them.
We went to the Frying Pan for a great lunch!
We went to Pinkberry and Rice to Riches! (they are right next door to each other in NOHO)
Friday, July 25, 2008
To end off the night, Ashley decided to get a haircut... immediately. So I did it. She wanted a Katie Holmes do so that's what we did! I think it will look really good when she fixes it tomorrow too!
Before:After:Plus Parker just got here!!! So a great weekend is definitely in the works!
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Oh, yea... I said magician. Red velvet jacket and all.
It was fun.
Then I met Bryan and Lexie at Union Square and we went down to SOHO to grab a bite to eat before we headed to The New Museum (which is free on Thursday nights)! It was really awesome. The building looks like a bunch of blocks stacked on top of each other and was designed by SANAA. The art inside ranged from a horse's body mounted to a blank wall, to video installations, to a full size tree cut apart and bolted back together in the main gallery, to an artist, herself, rolling around on the floor as an installation... It was really great!
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
I used this little ditty to search 'Grocery Stores' in our home area because after Lex found a moldy waffle in her brand new box of frozen breakfasts, I was disgusted enough to call the FDA, who's number I looked up by the way. I knew it wasn't just a one time occurrence. Plus the refrigerator room smells like die, and there are flies buzzing around all of the pinatas. "No More Beef," I cried!
So my handy dandy iPhone found a PathMark... whatever that is.
Magic is what: It was a little like approaching Mecca.It was a path to great quality food! Do you see this fluorescent goodness?
They even had the most abundant selection of oat meal I've ever seen. Mom, I'm set. You don't have to send any more!!! It only took me 2 months to find the one kind I like!
Also, sorry for the terrible image quality. I took them with my phone that has no flash because I was unaware I'd need my camera on my grocery outing!
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Lexie is much better today. We diagnosed her with food poisoning, and and a nice 12 hours worth of vomit later, she's fine. Also included in her bad day, was her phone divining off the bed into a cup of sprite, in which it drowned to death. RIP, Mr. Motorola. So we went to the Apple Store this morning to see about getting her an iPhone.NYC is completely sold out of iPhones at the moment so she had to resort to a GoPhone from Kmart. hahaha. She'll get an iPhone in a couple of weeks when there are more in stock.
Today, we went to Little Italy for lunch and a cannoli from Ferrara's!!! This was one of the most delicious things I've ever eaten. Cannoli's and a nice red wine, could my mouth be any happier?Here's Bryan and his afternoon tea. He's so sophisticated.
We also went to Chinatown to see what ripped-off fotter we could find... totally creepy when small Asian people whisper things in your ear like "Gucci, Juicy, Louis Vuitton, and Marc Jacobs" by the way.
I was really disturbed by this sign. "Sea World--- FRIED FISH" ?! Maybe they don't actually know what our Sea World is.