Sunday, July 27, 2008

New York, New York, it's a hell of a town....


I guess it's time to talk about my past weekend in NYC. Let's see... where to start?

It was bloody. fucking. hot.

I have never sweat so much in my life. I was literally dripping sweat. It was disgusting. It was especially gross because we were walking so much.. and also it got worse when you were underground in the subway waiting for the train. Ewww.

Another thing Fae and I decided.. we are too pale and too poor for NYC.

I don't know what to say, really, other than I've been to London, Paris, Dublin.. and I've never been defeated by a city before. I really found it mean and busy and frustrating. And exhausting. And you always had to pay to sit down. It was quite ridiculous.

It was fun to see Strawberry Fields, the Statue of Liberty (which Fae assures me is important if you're American), Central Park, ground zero, ten floor Macy's, Brooklyn Bridge, Broadway, Times Square, etc etc...

But I don't think I'll go back. At least not until I'm rich. It had all the busy touristness of London, but none of the character. I just.. really didn't enjoy it. And a lot of the time I didn't really feel very safe. I don't know. It just wasn't anything special.

Seeing the musicals was AMAZING though. I saw Spring Awakening twice and Rent once! It was... awesome. Very very awesome.

Of course, the trip finished on a horrible note. They cancelled my flight out of New York on Wednesday night, because of some storm, and I had to "sleep" in the airport. I think I got about 40 mins of sleep max... it was freezing cold and horrible, I was sleeping on the floor. And then finally got a flight to Ottawa and got in a 9:40 the next morning... went home, showered and went to work for 11:30. Where I stayed until 9. And almost died.

It was awesome to see my Faerie though. I think it just made us both look forward to London (a MUCH cooler city) a lot more.

1 comment:

Christine said...

I'm going in December, and I had been SO excited, now I'm a little worried!!