with the hub's birthday over and done with (after all that, he decided he really wanted a big ass burger from chili's for dinner, with some golden spoon fro-yo for dessert. oy), i can finally concentrate on something else:
we leave for NYC on saturday morning!
omg. their current highs, according to my cousin r, are in the 50s. shit. i was really hoping that spring would have, well, sprung over there by now and short sleeves with a light jacket would do it. but nooooooo, of course not. hell, i didn't have much to wear this winter as it was - i just kept rotating the same tired 3 outfits. and the bit of shopping i've managed to do for myself mainly consists of spring/summer dresses and tops.
hmmm. maybe i can pack really light and just go shopping over there. ;)
aside from checking the weather and my wardrobe, i bought this book a few weeks ago, but have only had time to skim through a few pages:
yeah, i'm one of those nerds who likes to read up on travel destinations from somewhere other than tripadvisor. don't get me wrong, i read those user reviews too, but i love to have a book to flip through and make notes in. dork!
r and i have managed to trade a few e-mails over the past few weeks - she's as excited as we are, because visitors from cali are few and far between for her. she's been there for almost three years and this is the first time we've gotten our shit together and planned a visit. ha! and she's getting ready to move outta the city this summer. oh, well.
anyway, the funny thing is that most of the places we've been talking so excitedly about revolve around - you guessed it - food. dylan's candy bar, alice's tea cup, magnolia and crumbs bake shops (i find it funny that i'll get to the nyc location of crumbs before the beverly hills outpost), peanut butter & co., and more. well, with a few touristy things mixed in too, like top of the rock, statue of liberty, metropolitan museum of art, etc. although that stuff will pale in comparison to the eats we'll be indulging in. it's a good thing nyc is such a walking city. we'll need the exercise to avoid coming home in a rotund state.
the only bummer is that the hub's going to have to fly back home a day before we do. turns out that a meeting that he can't miss is scheduled for wednesday, so he's hopping an early morning flight to be home in time for it. boo. i'm bummed about that, but hey, if not for his dedication to work, we wouldn't be going on vacations or anything fun at all. but still...
at least i've found a silver lining to the situation. r can take a full day off of work to come and hang out with us, so we can squeeze all the really girly crap in that day - and she can schedule it for wednesday. whee! we'll get to hang out with her in the evenings, too, but one whole day together with her as our personal tour guide will be awesome.