||[May. 10th, 2007|03:11 pm]
ok, as prosmised, here is a run-down of my weekend in NYC.
i worked from 10 am til 8 pm thrusday, then straight from work, headed to t's house, my ex. T_T anyways, our flight left from new orleasn at 6 am, so we needed to be there at 4 am, that means, just to be on the safe side as it was raining heavily, we had to leave at 2 am. as luck would have it, i could not fall asleep until literally about 1:50 am. so i got NO sleep. i also tried to sleep on the drive to new orleans, but i was too excited. when we got to the airport, we discovered there was a power outage. wouldn't you know that it was JUST in our particular airline too. so we were about an hour delayed leaving. the airport staff had to manually check every peice of luggage. they all seemed very pissy about that. we had a 2 hour layover in atlanta, which was a good thing, as i got a chance to have a bite to eat. i didn't get to sleep on either plane ride though. i cannot easily fall asleep in a public place like that, nor can i fall asleep easily in my own bed for that matter.
so, we arrived in NYC around 1 pm. as we were landing we got a great view of manhattan, the statue of liberty and all that. so beautiful. we got a cab to our hotel in the bronx, took a quick snooze, then headed to times square. my major objective, other than seeing björk that is, was getting to the sanrio store in times square. i had to ask a cop where it was, it is kind of hidden by all the huge neon advertisements, but i did find it and spent abot 2 hours and $100 there. :D
next we waslked around times square some more, but the crowds were so huge and annoying that we jumped on the subway and headed to the village. we had some yummy burritos from burrito village, and walked around 4th street. i saw one of the restaurants featured in sex & the city, sushi samba, which was cool (to a geek like me). i wanted to eat there, but it was h4ella expensive.
next day, we slept in til about noon, then headed to soho. i bought a sugarcubes dvd from a street vendor and some neat tee shirts and a record cuff from the Young Designers Market on mulberry. i loved that place. around 5 we went back to the hotel to get in our Björk-gear. we thought taking the bus to the show was a good idea, til we reaslized that the Yankees game was just letting out so the traffic was horrendous. so we got out and walked, and got there in about 10 minutes. but we were still late. the opening band (konono no 1 i think?) was already playing. so we sat down in some seats that were way closer than our assigned seats. we weren't there long when a girl came up and asked me what row we were on. i said i didnt know. so she went off to find out, and came back to tell me it was B. she was very nice. i thought she looked a little familiar. so i sent t to get us some drinks, and while he was gone i snuck peaks at her, and it hit me all of a sudden: it was NATALIE PORTMAN!!! when t came back, i told him, and he proceeded to try and take her picture. i told him to stop, that she was just trying to be low-key and chill and that would be disrespectful to stick his camara in her face. he got way pissed at me, said i was trying to "control" him. so i told him off, we had a huge fight, but then björk came on and i forgot about it.
oh, wow, it was so great. she started with cover me, the original version or "cave version". some guy beside me said "this is weird, but i am not surprised." i almost told him it was the original version of the song recorded in the bahamas... but i didn't. :x
i wont tell you every last detail of the show, suffice it to say it was absolutely wonderful. mark bell broke out with a piece of lfo's song Freak. ah, it was so great.
after the show, i bought 5 shirts, 2 for me (onme of each design), and one each for 3 friends. then we found a dunkin donuts down the street and had some coffee. we were in a rather bad part of town, so we headed back towards times square. i thought since it was around midnight it wouldn't be so bad, but it was. i bought 2 spiderman tee shirts and a huge spidey doll, then we went to see spiderman 3 in this amazing theatre. but the place filled up with over 200 drunks whop would not shut up the entire time. when i see spidey, i want to enjoy it, so we left. i was very sad. i still havent seen all of it. :*(
next day, we spent all our time in Soho. i bought more clothes, 2 GREAT vintage dresses, etc. found a shop with a vintage sugarcubes tour shirt, but they wanted $187 for it. boo. we had a lovely meal on some cafe, then went back to the hotel and watched lord of the rings. :>
monday morning was spent in central park. it is so lovely. but it was COLD!! it's been close to 90 degrees in mississippi, but it was around 40 during the DAY in NYC! lucky i bought a rad hoodie from the young designers market :D
that's about it. i excluded our other fights, but trust me, they are not worth mentioning. i was sad to go, but also very happy to be home again. i am working on uploading pics, need to get a cord from my mom. SOON!