New York City, Day Five

October 18th, 2008 by Jase

New York City, Day Five

What an epic walking adventure through Brooklyn Day Five turned out to be.  Geri and I walked across the Brooklyn Bridge, through Brooklyn Bridge Park, through historic Brooklyn Heights and along its promenade, to the Old Stone House, around the Green-Wood Cemetery, and through Williamsburg neighborhood where we found a great pub.  If that wasn’t tiring enough we decided to go to the Village Vanguard for some great jazz music and have a fantastic Japanese dinner at Hagi’s at 2:00 am.

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New York City, Day Four

October 17th, 2008 by Jase

New York City, Day Four

On Friday we planned all of our activities in Lower Manhattan.  We strolled tree lined cobble stone streets, browsed quaint shops and enjoyed the great weather.  Of particular interest during our exploring were Fanelli’s and Marie Belle.

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New York City, Day Three

October 16th, 2008 by Jase

New York City, Day Three

Day three of our visit was “Late Show with David Letterman” day. The guest for the evening…Presidential hopeful (Who Lost! Haa!) John McSamerrr..McCain.

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New York City, Day Two

October 15th, 2008 by Jase

New York City, Day Two

Wednesday ended up being the busiest day of the entire trip. I do not know that we planned it that way, but one event followed another and another.  We woke at 9:30am, bundled up, ate breakfast at a small diner on 9th, and made our way to Fifth Avenue. Our plan was to stroll through Central Park and end up at the American Museum of Natural History.

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New York City, Day One

October 14th, 2008 by Jase

New York City, Day One

Well, our New York adventure began with Geri and I waking at 4am to get to the airport by 6am for a 7am flight. Of course, as is customary, we did not go to bed until 2am having procrastinated in getting ready for the trip. The upside was being able to sleep most of the way to New York. We flew on Jet Blue, which we will not do again (more on that later).

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Fresh Pressed

October 12th, 2008 by gerirex

Fresh Pressed

Today I drove to Hollywood to get a few things for my trip to Manhattan.  No, not a hot new outfit,  I will wait until I am in Soho or on Madison Avenue to spend my dollars.  Instead, I went to Fresh Pressed, an awesome new ‘Do It Yourself’ silk screen shop.  I recently read an article about this place in Ready Made magazine.    Fresh Pressed open for business in December of 2007 and the place is pumping.  Its a one stop shop where you can imprint your own screen print. Their team designers help you in art direction, burning screens and squeegee lessons. Now, when someones tells you that they like what your wearing you can tell them “thanks, I made it!”

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Ask and Ye Shall Receive

October 8th, 2008 by gerirex

Ask and Ye Shall Receive

For the past few weeks I have been putting together an itinerary for a long awaited trip to Manhattan.  Forget Hawaii, the Bahamas or Mexico, sitting and relaxing at the beach with an nice tropical drink? Nope. I want action!  Since I was in the fourth grade I remember dreaming of seeing the Big Apple.  Maybe it’s because I grew up watching old movies.  Every weekend my twin sister Jessica and I would tune into one of the thirteen channels we had back then.  It was usually Tom Hatten hosting the Family Film Festival where I learned to love old movies (and despise Cal Worthington and his dog spot).  Only recently did I learn that the jingle for his commercials wasn’t “pussy cow, pussy cow.” Kathleen, our pop culture expert was the one who informed me it it was “Go see Cal, Go see Cal.” Mr. Hatten introduced me to Bob Hope, Jerry Lewis and Shirley Temple, only to name a few.  Most of these beloved movies took place in the city and everyone had that great New York/New Jersey accent.

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Don’t Take Our Word for It

October 6th, 2008 by Us

Don't Take Our Word for It

Kathleen showed us the following ‘What Ifs’ from a post (”And THAT’S One to Grow On“) on one of her favorite blogs, Petunia Face.  The author Susannah in turn took the ‘What Ifs’ from this post on The Avant Garde Retard blog, which, in turn, was found on a digg thread. Ah, the internets.

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Frozen Fury XI

October 4th, 2008 by gerirex

Frozen Fury XI

After a nice day lounging by the pool we were all ready for Kings action.  But, just before the game we had dinner at the Shibuya located in the MGM Grand (remember, High Roller weekend). A very nice Japanese restaurant.

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Cabana 14

October 3rd, 2008 by Us

Cabana 14

The next morning while the rest of us were still passed out, Jordan and Elvia got up early (how I don’t know) to book a cabana at the MGM pool, near the lazy river.  The waiting list was long, but with some greased palms we were able to get one.  Ahh Vegas.   Our niece Rosie, who just happened to be in Vegas the same weekend and in the same hotel, came by the cabana later that day.  How crazy is that?

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