NYC Countdown

How is it Monday already? NYC went by way too quick, as trips always do. I had such an amazing time with my friend, Amanda, and thought I’d share some of the highlights and memorable moments via countdown…

{TEN} … number of times I got goosebumps during Newsies…tears once…and goosies galore! I just hope and pray this show makes it out to the west coast because I MUST see it again…and again…and again. I know I’m a super geek fan, but seriously, you guys, it was really that good.

(Pre-show pics at the Nederlander Theatre)

{NINE} … number of times we checked in or status updated on Facebook throughout the trip…ok, I’m sorry…I know it’s been a bit overwhelming obnoxious…I promise it will stop now.

(mid-status update, I’m sure…)

{EIGHT} … number of times we said, “Gosh, I’m so bummed I never lived in NYC”, “I want to move here”, “It would be so cool to live here”…or any other iteration thereof…you get the point. Oh, but on that note…so happy to be home now too!

(View of the Hudson River from our hotel)

{SEVEN} … number of days it will take for my feet to heal after walking around all day…and then more walking at night…in high heels…ouch!

{SIX} … number of times I thanked Amanda for taking this spontaneous trip with me…for letting me select the restaurants…and for all around being the chillest travel companion ever.  Thank you again (and…that makes seven…!)

(Dinner at Blue Ribbon)

{FIVE} … number of NYC-based friends we caught up with.  Four of those were planned (Jon, Ash, Ethel, Linz…great to see you all!) and one unplanned bump in on the street (just love it when that happens…Rod, great to see you and great to meet little Adrian!)

{FOUR} … number of times Amanda struck up conversation with strangers and said she was “visiting with a friend, who is a really famous blogger in San Francisco”.  Hahaha!  Gotta love that support…if fame means known to family, friends, and a modest amount of anonymous readers, well, then I will take it!

{THREE} … number of times Amanda tried to pretend like Christian Bale is her bf…when we all know the truth, he’s mine! I mean, you can’t watch Newsies for the first time Wednesday and call dibs by Thursday…no, no, no…

(Flight there…Amanda’s first time watching Newsies)

{TWO} … number of beers Amanda drank simultaneously at the oldest pub in NYC, McSorleys. It’s something called a waterfall, and it was awesome.

{ONE} … number of napkins I caught on fire at a trendy East Village restaurant. Oddly the waiter said it happens all the time, which made me feel better…but also made me wonder why they don’t remove the damn candles from the table!

Altogether, a very special trip that I’ll never forget!
PS…I have a couple more foodie moments that I’ll share this week.


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