Friday, December 31, 2004
New Years Eve... spent going out for Chinese food with the family, having dinner with Natasha, her mom, and her roomie at some random people's house, then hanging out at Marty's... best moment... getting a taco-flavored kiss on the cheek from Marty's hand as Jennifer Lopez, followed closely by Pat Lavery holding up a glass of soda and quoting lame chorus music in a mock toast: "many things we will forget in the days to come, but this will not be one of them!"
Thursday, December 30, 2004
We took Louise to the Rockaway Diner so she could experience a New Jersey Diner breakfast (we split pancakes and a Taylor Ham, Egg, and Cheese on a Hard Roll)... later we went to TIGS bowling, and after that we left to drive Lou back to the city, where she was supposed to meet her Mum and sister for an 8pm performance of Mama Mia! ... it'd suffice to say we got a little lost when we tried to avoid Lincoln Tunnel traffic by taking the Path Train from Hoboken... details and visuals can be found here in my MySpace blog (scroll down to the maps, woot!)
while I don't think Heather and Louise enjoyed the evening much... I think it was a particularly exciting adventure in retrospect...
and of course, the "Wednesday-and-Thursday-that-felt-like-a-weekend" would not have been complete without all sorts of fun british slang... hehe "saucy minx!"
Wednesday, December 29, 2004
Heather and I ventured into the city to meet Louise, our friend from The Littlest Man Band message board who was 'on holiday' (from England) in NYC with her mum and sister... we parked the pink car at the Port Authority parking garage, and in a weird coincidence, ended up in an elevator with 4 other girls who attend/attended Morris Knolls...
We met Lou in the lobby of her Fancy Shmancy hotel... then went upstairs to meet her mum (and sister), and listened to music while we waited for some British rock star, Jont, to stop by... he was gorgeous, and so British (he even had a purple velvet jacket). After leaving the hotel we met up with my dad for a mini tour of some cool music stores, rockerfeller center, and lunch (we had Subway in the subway - one of Louise's life goals, haha)
Louise's mum agreed to let her sleep over Heather's house, so after we were done NYC-ing for the day, we returned to the pink car and drove home to New Jersey - stopping at Fountains of Wayne on the way home, of course! We ate dinner with my family at my house (Hamburger Helper, cuz she'd never had it). We continued to do things that Louise had never done for the rest of the evening -- we hung out at the mall, went to Dunkin' Donuts (where we totally lucked out, because, true to the stereotype, there was a cop car and 2 cops eating donuts and drinking coffee inside!), went to 7-11 (and got slurpees), and then went back to Heather's to watch Napoleon Dynamite before we went to sleep.
Some other highlights of the day include:
** when I tried to buy Louise a pack of cigarettes, and the lady took my I.D. and asked how old I am... and I said "18... and a half!" and then she told me she couldn't sell me cigarettes because "it says 18, not 18 and a half" ... haha, wtf?
** Prescription meds in England come in the little foil punch-out sheets, so I tried to convince Lou to swap some prozac with me... but we didn't. (we're on the same dosage)
** jokes about Lou's mum and her friend McGowan "McGayFace" dating, haha
but by far the best momenet of the day was driving home from NY, and we passed a movie theater, and I asked Lou if they showed American films in England, and she exclaimed "What else are they going to show, Bollywood!?!?!"