i've blocked off an hour for this magnificant post

hopefully i can get it all in. i will just try to touch on the important parts and not on the insignificant little details like hanging out with chris rock. ha!

first, briefly, this last bottom picture? that is the view from phillip's rooftop in the lower east side. clinton and houston. the place to be. sigh. fabulous.

let's see. I WENT TO YANKEE STADIUM. this was very exciting for me (um. and karl. but mostly me. haha. just kidding karl was just as excited. kinda.) because while i don't root for the yankees (::NEVER EVER - it's just not allowed::) we all must respect the team who has won the most national championships (ahem... cardinals are next in line... not THAT far behind, right!?) and you know who was on the field? A-Rod (!!), Derek Jeter, Johnny D-Bag Damon, Jason Giambi (cough...steriods), Tony Pena (coaching), the (in)famous JOE TORRE (booo), and okay I am going to stop now b/c you probably don't know or care. oh AND it was exciting b/c they will be tearing yankee stadium down soon. that is sad. new stadiums are so 2006.

okay i am going to stop EXCEPT to say that the hot dogs ARE in fact worth all the hype AND they had glorious BUD LIGHT (everyone in nyc was making fun of our bud light habit and it wasn't served anywhere) and karl ran in to someone he knew in the bud light line from arkansas (giving the natives even more reason to make fun of our dirty little bud light habit!!)

AND to say we saw the yankees loose to the devil rays (quite possibly the worst team in baseball but who are known for their streak against the yankees. who knew?). okay. stopping. promise. we really did more!

we also saw a musical on broadway (the drowsy chaperone. hilarious.), did an extensive amount of eating and bar hopping (the food and drink i could really spend a long time describing but i fear you would skim it more quickly than my baseball rant! great german beer and brats (literally german not just like how we say food is "ethnic" in arkansas), delightful italian meatballs, famous NYC brunches, local mexican flavors with muchas margaritas, and on and on), (is this one sentence?), a four (for me) and five (for karl) and like eight (for phillip on his bike) mile run/ride along the east river under the brooklyn and delancy bridges, lots of time up on the roof top, um, and the comedy celar.

let me tell you a little about our $15 Comedy Cellar tickets (plus two drink minimum but they were cheap-o) in greenwich (i think greenwich village - i really just followed blindly along as we wandered around nyc). AND there weren't so many AND get this... all these famous people were there. LIKE Chris Rock (who was just "stopping through" and we didn't actually "hang out with him" per say but he did perform live)... here are some of the other comedians who performed:

  • chris rock (in case you have been living in a cave - i swear it was him. it was nuts)
  • louis ck (of lucky louie on hbo and by far my favorite of the night)
  • robert kelly from dane cook's tourgasm (they only had to say dane cook and i knew i wouldn't like him that much. blech. dane sucks.)
  • dave attell (up all night guy, raunchy yet hilarious)
  • kevin brennan (david letterman...some other crap, not so funny)
  • some black guy from the chappelle show who was my second favorite and i can't remember his name. boo. i wish i did.
  • some other people.
Good times. Like three HOURS of comedic goodness. I can't think of anything else at the moment (is that enough?). we ran around like crazy kids from friday morning to tuesday morning. there were a lot of pit bulls and maclaren strollers (but never those two things together). there were so MANY brunettes. AND THEY WERE ALL WEARING FLATS. i'm in love with the city for those two reasons ALONE. everyone looked different. beautiful, gorgeous little mixed up children everywhere. i want one. hmm. (hey - karl is adopted... you never know). AND no one got up in my personal space (read: people in the city mind their own business - what a novel concept! people would help you if you needed them to but they weren't all "honey, you're not "from here" are you? bless your little heart.") and my hair was so well behaved without all the arkansas humidity. AND i love the subway - don't think for a second i would miss a vehicle!

hahaha. my life as an arkansan is so rough! ;) i'm not complaining. i love LR. i promise. and my under $100 per sqaure foot HOME. that i OWN. but there are some tempting possibilities out there, huh? i've got three cities under my belt. what's one more!?!

trip recap over.


a mouthy irish woman? ridiculous! said...

I LOVE NYC!!! melting pot of everything. something to fascinate every sense! glad that you had a wonderful time! melissa and i are trying to plan an outing in LR again. hope your up for visitation.(and not in the bible thumping, southern way either sister!)

Angela said...

Your pictures are fantastic!! It really is the greatest city in the world, I haven't been there in 4 years and your pictures made me miss it so much :(

melissa said...

Did you get in the Cash Cab? I would be soooo jealous! Glad you had a great time. Every time I hear the Yankees I think of Sr. Jerilyn. Agh.

Anonymous said...

dude lets move to NYC!!

melissa said...

kat! i love the pic of you at yankee stadium and i'm so pleased that they lost while you were there. i hope johnny damon trips and knocks his two front teeth out. if we're moving to nyc i need to know a couple of months in advance... i get to come too, right? : )

kristen said...

man i am jealous. i wanna go!
i love the cash cab.

Susan said...

Guess my call about ellen being in NYC was a little late, huh? Dern, maybe next time.

Elizabeth Spann said...

I'm sorry, do what?

Just kidding, although I honestly think I say it more around you than anyone else. Maybe if you didn't mumble so much, you St. Louisian (how the heck do you say that??).

Love the pics, sounds like you had a blast. Next time take me with you, that's all I ask.

Anonymous said...

You should so move there and be a city girl Kat! You can always move back in a year or two. I love being in a big city because it is so alive and diverse. I love that I don't have to have a car and that almost everything I need is within walking distance (except Target...boo). I love the busy chaos that surrounds me. You would love it!

Lauryl Lane said...

nyc is the best. ever. i would live there if i could afford it. but i can barely afford los angeles. so pooh. anyway, great pix and so glad you had such a wonderful time- but then again, how could you not?