Wednesday, June 13, 2007

NY Part I


I didn't really blog while I was away...did I? I can't remember. I think I'm still hungover.

I did have fun though. The flights were an absolute bitch. I once said I like flying, not the case anymore.

I pretty much just walked around the entire time. As a result of my wanderings, various things happened:

Josh from heeb.
Josh was cool. I'm glad I met him. After failing at the Jewish geography game of "who do you know" we managed to stumble across a random connection which was gratifying in some kind of way. I wanted to take a picture of me and heeb together, but he doesn't like his pic being taken.

So I took a photo of his T-Sauce and glass instead

I did see a lot of celebs, well a lot if you think about the amount of people in Manhattan and how many days I was there. Ed Begley Jr, that wierd guy from Mad About you, Morgan Spurlock and Billy from Melrose place. He was actually at my conference! He is launching some crazy social network called CafeMom. I wish him well.

I was very hungover in that pic.

Apparently I had a spack attack when I saw Morgan Spurlock. I turned all celeb crazy. I happen to think my accent allows me to get away with it. You see, cops, I hear, never do this:

My roomies

Fuck. We had fun. i don't think I have watched as much TV in one week as I did there. So much reality TV. Dori, Neeley and Olga- thanks for the apple martinis, the memories and the marijuana pasta.

The Crazy JDate billboard in times square

Was a parade of nerds. End of story.
The guy on the left, Erick Schonfeld, he is the KING of all nerds.

I did happen to walk past Ground Zero. It wasn't really somewhere I aimed to get to, but when you're downtown, you can't really miss it. I noticed there was a visitor centre across the road from the site. People could donate money I guess, or buy souvenirs as a mark of their respect etc. Only what, 3,000 or 5,000 people died? Not as many as other catastrophes in the world. But I realised that the reason Western society is so mortified by 9/11 is because the potential for so much monetary wealth was also destroyed that day. That's what people relate to and that's why it was such a tragedy.

Other cool shit

I saw a car on fire.

And loads of coloured Wellingtons

I guess that shall be all for now. Part II when I remember it.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Uptown, downtown and all about town

I'm having fun in NY. Me likee.

My flight wasn't fun though. Probably worst fight ever. United is shit. Worse than Alitalia and that's a big call. I hope their Blog scourers find this.
Everything was delayed, I missed my connecting flight from LA to NY. So my 21 hours of transport became 23/24 hours. Not fun.
I still got the train from the airport which had its benefits - weirdos. I now know always wear iPod headphones, prevents people from talking to you.
One dude, during conversation, kept on telling me "you only live once", he probably said it 15 times. I told him to write it on a Tshirt. He wanted to pick up some hot chick on the train, so I told him to go for it, you know, you only live once! He was a pussy. Clearly doesn't practice what he preaches.

The mystery shopping escapade
Yesterday I was sitting in Dori's apartment (thanks Dori for having me, 2 days in and it's been awesome, flatmates are fun too) and there is a knock at the door. The supermarket had all this shopping for us. I didn't know if any of her flatmates ordered it, so I took it. Turns out none of them ordered anything, we won free shopping. I didn't know why one of them ordered a whole roast chicken, but shit happens. Some retard also put the watermelon right next to the hot chicken. Who does that??
When we looked at the delivery card, 4D looked more like 4J so we took it down. They didn't order it, but she said that in spanish a G is a J, so we took it there. No dice either. It was really ours.
But then I realised the address was 110, not 101! The poor delivery guy was a tad dyslexic. There was no way we were getting off our asses to take it back to the supermarket. I was worried the guy would get fired for stealing it. You know how prejudice americans are...
In the end, whilst I was having a nap they came back and picked it up. But, we still took the milk. Thanks guys.

Other than that, I'm just walking around, going to a couple of shows, museums, the park.
I'm managing to work it here too. It seems like New Yorkers don't know my tricks either...

My random unknown friend, Josh, from Heeb magazine, I shall be meeting this week. Once it happens we'll put the whole story up here. But until then, Josh, we will see how you perform!