Tuesday, May 22, 2012

the world is not enough

i am so contente right now.  contente is the french form for women (of which i happen to be).  i'm in a hotel in new york city.  getting pumped up to go see MY FAVORITE BAND IN THE WHOLE WORLD.  if you have to ask who they are, or who sings the song for which this post is named, i dont know you.  and we should leave it that way.

so yes.  concert tonight.  show tomorrow.  its basically awesome.  it is.  really.  but i also have to keep telling myself that because this is ABSOLUTELY THE MOST RIDICULOUSLY EXPENSIVE TWO DAY TRIP I HAVE EVER TAKEN.  its all because i'm stupid.  sigh.  but whatever.  as my grandma said to me today "you better have your fun while you still can!" (at which point i told her i will always be able to have fun and she didnt really agree with me.  then i told her i wasnt going to have kids and she said "oh.  you're not." as a statement.  not a question.)  anyway, i kept putting off getting tickets for the concert tonight because people said usually tickets get cheaper on stubhub when you get closer to the event.  and then garbage went on jimmy fallon on friday and have basically gotten awesome reviews of their album and now everyone wants to jump on the bandwagon (which, for the record, i have ALWAYS been on).  so tickets spiked over the weekend and i was like "craaaap!!!" so i quickly bought one once i saw one that wasnt HORRIBLY priced.  just stupidly priced.  AND i'm doubly stupid because i put in my google calendar all of my ticket info for newsies, the show i am seeing tomorrow, and it turns out, i didnt ACTUALLY BUY THE TICKET.  i just convinced myself i did.  so i had to BUY a ticket for that the other day, too.  broadway is not cheap, either.  all of that, coupled with the fact that i kept putting off getting my hotel in nyc means that i am just ... stupid.  sigh.  but its ok.  i'm here now and its awesome.  i'm staying at a hampton inn near times square so i walked here from penn station, which was nice.  well, after i walked the exact OPPOSITE DIRECTION for like 4 blocks (went sw instead of ne or something).  oh its uber sticky in ny, btw.  not pleased.  but i guess thats ok since its not raining and that means i can walk everywhere tonight.

get to hotel and room is ready at 1pm (nice!) and i head up to my room.  its clean and totally nice except the carpet is slightly sticky (ew) so i'm wearing socks (thank god i brought some!).  i left my room to get some ice for my ice bucket so i could have some bubbly that i brought for myself to celebrate my actual 30nessness and ... well, here is my convo with kelleen:
3:14 PM Kelly:  where are you staying? me: hampton inn times square
  right by penn station but somehow i ended up walking WAY the wrong way
3:15 PM and so i had to walk by these construction workers twice
  and i felt stupid
  oh well
 Kelly: i've done that when leaving the station me: its like 2 blocks away and i walked 4 blocks in the OPPOSITE direction Kelly: is it raining?  it is here me: no!
i know this, as in have actual experience outside in the last 5 min (vs. looking out the window)
  bcs i just tookt he stairs down (from the 9th floor) and there was no exit to the lobby
  so i had to go OUTSIDE
  then BACK INSIDE with my empty icebucket
 Kelly: ha ha ha!
  sometimes you are like one half of lucy and vivian ... or laverne and shirley ...
 me: i just ignored the front desk people and pretended it was totally normal i would walk into the hotel with an ice bucket from their hotelKelly: i am laughing
  question isi ... did you walk back UP to the 9th floor?
 me: sometimes i wonder why other people dont have stories like mine... Kelly: wait ... you had to go the lobby to get ice? me: kind of. not totally. you cant walk UP from the first floor because there is no exit
  ice is on 4 floors
  but not mine
so i took the elevator to 7 and go tthe ice and walked up to 9
 Kelly: damn ... what if there was a reason you had to get out ... like a fire alarm? me: well you'd walk out the front door
  and if you're in the stairwell you just get deposited on the street
  jsut not IN the lobby
 Kelly: i mean from the 9th floor and down the stairs ... ahhhh I get it ... you'd be outside.3:19 PM me: crazy new yorkers!

so yeah... now i am going to drink my bubbly!  and then explore new york.  here is the place i am planning to go to for dinner tonight.  mmm mmm good.  i dont even know how i would decide what i'd like to eat!  what would you order?  what else was i going to write about?  idk.  but its awesome.  now i'm going to go read this book and drink this wine while listening to this album.  how jealous are you??

i dont know how to post the video.  so just go watch this.


  1. Not jealous of Garbage. Sort of jealous about Newsies. I think you should go to a restaurant featured on NFNS.

  2. dont you ever wonder how come we have such common music loves but some totally divergent ones?? like what happened to me growing up to make me love garbage soo much?? ;)

    also, good call on nfns. i think its just fns now though. which one should i go to? maybe i'll force mom and dad to go with me this weekend...