Thursday, November 17, 2011

Greetings from New York City!

I am writing this in the lobby of a hotel in Times Square with my girlfriend Lara. It is 9 am; we have been awake since 2:45. It's a very strange set of circumstances. I am on vacation for my birthday, but I am awake at 9 am. Our room doesn't open until 3 pm and until then we get to roam around New York like zombies. I need a haircut.
When I get to the airport, I like to park at the very end of this corridor because I like people movers. Fun fact: this place has always smelled of gym socks ever since it opened. No one knows why.
Denied! No people movers! Trip ruined!
This is a photo of a very sleepy Lara taken while we were waiting for a bus from the airport to our hotel. We waited for twenty minutes and the bus finally drove past us at about 20 miles an hour. We decided to get a cab.
I took a photo of the bus waiting area at LaGuardia for some reason.
And here's another. Look at all the greens!
Here we are in the taxi. New York taxis now have TVs in them, which I happen to like quite a bit. The little TV told us that there is apparently a broadway musical version of The Addams Family which we may very well go to because it sounds awesome.
Here is Lara and New York City as seen through a dirty taxi cab window.
This is me on my last day of being 27. We are here specifically to see a modern classical ensemble that goes by the name of Manorexia. They just so happened to book a show right on my birthday, and here we are!
And here is the lobby of the hotel. I will write more in a few hours after we get checked into our room and take a much-needed siesta. Right now, I am going to get a hot dog! P.S.: I am going to try really hard to get on Good Morning America tomorrow morning. I am going to hold a sign thanking my mother for bringing me into this world. Not quite sure of the wording just yet; any suggestions? Right now I'm leaning towards "Thanks 4 Makin Meeeee!"

-Blog Tech

12 comments:

LuLu Kellogg said...

Have a wonderful time!

petoskystone said...

your sign idea sounds good. after all, it has to be unusual enough for the camera to want to focus on you ;)

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

Have a Happy Birthday when it comes :-)

I haven't used a taxi for years but I doubt they have tv in ours :-) :-)

Do they have studio audience at Good Morning America? That I know they don't have in God Morning Sweden :-) :-)

Good Morning America actually went over here to Sweden one week many years ago and broadcasted for a whole week. It is so long ago that I barley remember it but I think I looked at it every day anyway :-)

Have a great trip!
Christer.

Pricilla said...

Happy day before your birthday. Enjoy the city! And the hot dog

TARYTERRE said...

It's the city that NEVER sleeps. Stay up and ENJOY as much of it as you can. HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Sorry about the people mover, that is a bummer. Will look for the sign on GMA. Have FUN.

Candace said...

Happy Birthday, Blog Tech!

Barb said...

Good luck with your sign and have a very Happy Birthday!!!!

Beverly@Beverly's Back Porch said...

I only watch the TODAY SHOW! But for you I'll watch Good Morning American tomorrow. My mind is a blank on the sign. If I think of anything I'll get back to you.

Barbara F. said...

Have a good time, and be X-tra careful in Times Square! Enjoy the show and I hope you can get 2 for 1 tickets to the Addams' Family. For the sign, you can say thanks Mom for your best production ever! :) xo

Guillaume said...

Have a good time!

injoyinmylife said...

I watch GMA every morning and I will certainly look for you. I have every confidence that you will move your right right in front. By the way, wouldn't you have loved to have been in the cash cab!

Toriz said...

Happy birthday; have fun celebrating!