A Toast

22 Aug

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Let me offer you a glass of champagne. We shall now toast to the super fun time that Lola, Muffy, and I had in NYC. You’re all aware that we jumped around on city grates and that Lola’s firm pillows were provided by the Hampton Inn. But did you know that there was a Biker tribute to the victims of 9/11 and that we got a free round of drinks at Bar Americain? Well, now you do!!

In addition to those joys and adventures, we also enjoyed playing numerous rounds of “that’s what she said”, saw a show, had fine cocktails, and delicious food.  We even made a special trip to Zabar’s. Mmm…Zabar’s!

We went to see Spring Awakening.  Overall, I thought the show was so great! There were 2 things that were disappointing:

  1. The guy that won the Tony for his performance in the show wasn’t there.
  2. The lead was a spitter. It’s just that he gets so excited when he sings and annunciates every single word so he ends up spitting everywhere. At one point, I wanted to stand up and yell, “Say it! Don’t spray it!” I controlled myself, though. Seriously, I bet the people in the first 2 rows wish that someone had warned them that it was like sitting in the front row of a Shamoo show at Sea World. There was a constant stream of mist coming out of his mouth. Yuck, yuck.

Here’s a little example of the good times we enjoyed at Bar Americain:

  • Lola: So my friend was dating a brother for a few months, blah, blah, blah [I forgot the last part of the sentence].
  • Muffy: What the hell is wrong with her?
  • CS: What do you mean?
  • Muffy: I mean where was she raised? You just don’t do that.
  • Lola: Well, she didn’t date him for long, just for a few months.
  • Muffy: Seriously, that’s freaking crazy. How would it dawn on her to do something like that even for a few days!
  • CS: [By this point I’m thinking that Muffy is kind of racist] Come on now, it’s not that bad.
  • Muffy: It’s wrong. It’s just wrong.
  • CS: Wait a minute. She was dating a black guy, not her brother.
  • Muffy: Oh. I thought you said it was her brother. [Laughter ensues and mocking begins]

Dinner took place at Tao. We all rocked out jeans and I wore the bear traps. The food was delicious, but it was a tad bit too loud.  I only realized this once my ears started bleeding. Thankfully, I was able to stop the bleeding by stuffing a crisp lobster and shrimp dumpling in each ear. No one noticed. It was too dark for anyone to see anything. I’m so freaking old. 5 years ago I would have loved going to a place like that. Now, I question why they have to make it so freaking loud and dark. Thank god that I didn’t get all hammered there. I can only imagine how I would have managed to get out of there without tripping over one of the low tables in the bar. The food was excellent, I recommend going: just make sure to take a flashlight and some ear plugs.

4 Responses to “A Toast”

  1. The Diva's Thoughts August 22, 2007 at 8:49 pm #

    Sounds like you guys had a fabulous time!! I’m going to NY this weekend and I can’t wait. I always love NY!!!!

  2. pistols at dawn August 22, 2007 at 10:00 pm #

    When your to-do list includes jumping on grates, it’s very difficult for any person, group, or nefarious government agency to prevent you from having fun.

  3. Lucy Dee August 23, 2007 at 10:23 am #

    You’re all aware that we jumped around on city grates
    We always love tourists in NYC for just that reason–further increasing incidence of law suits.

    Glad enjoyed your time here.

    Next time you should come to one of my shows. I’m a standup comedienne in NYC. Check out my blog and stay updated!

    Nice coming across your blog!

  4. Catherinette August 23, 2007 at 2:08 pm #

    The Diva’s Thoughts: You’ve just gotta love NYC! How could you not??

    pistols at dawn: You, my friend, are correct as usual!

    Lucy Dee: Yay! I love stand up comedy! I find it amusing AND funny!

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