Thursday, July 07, 2005

Why, oh why?

New York City was simply magnificent.

I truly didn't want to leave and I was fully exhausted from go-go-going non-stop for five days.

Did lots of great shopping.

Had the best burger of my life ($12) at Porter's in Chelsea.

Stumbled back to the hotel drunk numerous times and still managed to wake up early enough to get movin' all over again.

The cast of "Rent" was stellar with strong and control voices. They moved me to I expected them to do. Perhaps it was Jonathan Larson's brilliance shining through that truly touched my soul as I was enveloped in the Bohemian way of life?

La Vie Boheme!

La Vie Mr. Larson...a talented life snuffed out way too soon.

Saw the "Naked Cowboy" in Times Square...and managed to remain flaccid. If it were the "Naked Chinese Zheng Player" instead...the egg roll might have been in a Cialis state.

Went out to a screamingly good time at the enormous and incredible "The Rambles at The Park" (located at 10th Ave & W. 17th St.) and managed to down plenty of "Long Islands" AND see the "Long Island" of a stripper on the bar and another in the men's room. Good times. (Bonus for having smoking areas in the bar! No other club had I entered had this as an option.)

Low points:
  • The staff at the Empire State Building--NEVER AGAIN!
  • The Flatiron Building under "wraps" for refurbishment...ruining my photo op.
  • Making the mistake of not going back for another amazing Porter's burger.
  • Not being able to afford/score tickets to any of the other shows I was hoping to see. If you must know, these include: The Lion King, Wicked, Avenue Q, The 29th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.
  • The limited operation of the subway during the 4th of July weekend. I expected the trains to be slightly more frequent.

So, the overall opinion of NYC and my trip there...

...I applied for a position with ABC News, with the hopes of moving into this amazing universe that is New York City. I simply couldn't get enough of it.

People say that I would get sick of living there...I'm not so sure. I think I've always had some New York or even L.A. in me somewhere. Most likely because I've been a television junkie all of my life.

But, the 'Sex and the City' girls make the best points for living and existing in New York, I'll finish with their amazing words:

Samantha: I'm always surprised when anyone leaves New York. I mean, where do they go?

Miranda: The real world?

Samantha: A homeless man showed me his dick on the way here. It doesn't get any realer than that.


Carrie: New York City is all about sex. People getting it, people trying to get it, people who can't get it. No wonder the city never sleeps. It's too busy trying to get laid.


Big: I'm tired of New York.

Carrie: If you're tired, you take a napa, you don't move to Napa.


Miranda: Why do I think living in Manhattan is so fantastic?

Carrie: Because it is.


Anonymous Brian said...

Manhattan IS fantastic! There's no place like it in the world. But, can you afford rent that's $2,000 and live in a dump? God how I miss our girls. In that I mean...our Sex and the City girls. Do you have any of the season's yet?

7:10 PM


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