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And so begins my mad preparation to fly out to NYC next Monday to spend an entire week seeing amazing plays (Sleep No More, How to Succeed, Book of Mormon, in that order) going to museums with my own personal docent, drinking way too much coffee, eating plenty of delicious foods that I will not have to prepare myself, talking non-stop with my awesome travel partner flaming_muse and basically enjoying myself. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ME.

I need to finish shopping this week so I have a new wardrobe - I spent the past three months kicking my fitness into over-drive, because I was NOT going to buy new clothes only to have to buy new clothes again, if I dropped more inches. So. I'm pretty much physically/health-wise where I want to be (baring the last of that wretched sinus infection of December kicking the crap out of me) and I am going to spend an entire day trying on some jeans until I find the ones that don't make me want to stab things. (And I'm good on suggestions, now. Thanks!)

Hey NYC peeps: there hasn't been any snow, right? I'm thinking what footwear will be best for tramping all over the city during the day.

Is this the most exciting post ever? YES. If you're a shut in without internet, it is. OH, FUN TIMES HERE: so someone left me a comment over the weekend wanting to know what all the "Twilight" stuff and me was about. Got forty hours? And I realized that when I switched over my journal's layout last week (all the LJ changes made me grumpy and not like my layout - there are a few Easter Eggs hidden in the new design, because I'm a nerd like that) that my sticky post disappeared that had the LDS Sparkledammerung linked. So that's back. And I clicked the link to make sure it worked (as you do) and found myself reading the comments.

I FORGOT HOW MANY AWESOME TROLLS THAT SERIES OF POSTS GOT. Good lord, the best was the "how dare you insult this story, 10,000 fangirls are now going to eff your ess up!" *spittle* Wow. Or the ones that were just so, so sad for me and all of my rage directed at the Great and Benevolent LDS church, and just...how pathetic that I have time to write my feelings out on the internet. Because that anonymous comment you wrote out? Where you had to answer a captcha to get approved? And how you read the whole post? That wasn't a waste of time. LOL.

I REMEMBER WHAT I WANTED TO SAY LAST WEEK!! Buffy fen: remember Xander's wowed/shocked/awed "Spdoinkle!" HEY GUESS WHAT THAT IS FROM and I feel ashamed for not remembering. Because it's a SONG. In a MUSICAL. Cannibal: The Musical, to be exact. (Matt and Trey's first effort back in the early 90s. It's alright. Orgazmo is better.) So that made me happy thinking Joss is a Matt-n-Trey fan. <3

Okay, these recaps aren't going to write themselves, back to work! (Top Chef coming later today!)

Comments

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fabrisse
Jan. 2nd, 2012 05:41 pm (UTC)
What night are you going to see
How to Succeed...? I'm seeing it on Thursday, January 12.
stoney321
Jan. 2nd, 2012 07:21 pm (UTC)
Re: What night are you going to see
I'll be there a week from tonight, SO EXCITED TO SEE IT.
a2zmom
Jan. 2nd, 2012 05:44 pm (UTC)
You're coming to my hometown!!!??

If you have the time in between the whirlwind of high and low culture, I'd love to get together.
stoney321
Jan. 2nd, 2012 07:21 pm (UTC)
I AM!! I won't know about what free time I'll have until I get there and coordinate schedules with my travel partner, but if I do have dinner/lunch/summat, I'll hit you via email, R. I could go for a hug!! ;)
a2zmom
Jan. 2nd, 2012 07:27 pm (UTC)
A hug would be a delight.

Hopefully, it will warm up when you're here. It's supposed to get way too cold for my liking tomorrow (high of 25).
ladycyndra
Jan. 2nd, 2012 06:04 pm (UTC)
NY!! Have fun, Stoney and bring back lots of pics!! ^_^
stoney321
Jan. 2nd, 2012 07:22 pm (UTC)
I'll take some off the wall of the hotel, I bet they have LOADS of pics! :D
flaming_muse
Jan. 2nd, 2012 06:12 pm (UTC)
*ahem*

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That is all.
stoney321
Jan. 2nd, 2012 07:22 pm (UTC)
ALLOW ME TO COUNTER YOUR ARGUMENT WITH AN
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!1
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stoney321
Jan. 2nd, 2012 07:23 pm (UTC)
Sue, I felt like a dumbass when I watched Cannibal the other night. SHAME ON ME. Well, not really, but you feel me. YOU FEEL ME.

And I can't wear heels in NYC, because I want to end up with a picture of a certain someone and I just KNOW that I am going to tower over him and it will ruin my fantasy. GAH. I know you understand how difficult it is for me to not go out in heels. *leans*
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brunettepet
Jan. 2nd, 2012 06:27 pm (UTC)
Well, Spdoinkle! Now I'll have to see "Cannibal."

Have oodles of fun in NYC. We ate and drank and museumed and ate and drank and walked and walked. It was fantastic. Next time it's all about eating and drinking and theater.
stoney321
Jan. 2nd, 2012 07:24 pm (UTC)
It's not their best, but it's funny to see the group of people they've been working with for years, that's for sure.

I AM SURE I WILL HAVE A GREAT TIME! I always pick amazing travel buddies, which works out for me. :D FOOD, GLORIOUS FOOD! SO YUMMY AND SCRUMPTIOUS!! Can't wait!
shabazmataz
Jan. 2nd, 2012 06:54 pm (UTC)
I'm working today and I have to wait for a check to go through at the bank for shoppin' times, so I think if we go Wednesday, we can jeans shop your heart out!

SO EXCITED FOR YOU AND NYC OMG SQUEEEGE.
stoney321
Jan. 2nd, 2012 07:25 pm (UTC)
YAY WEDNESDAY SOUNDS GREAT, ACTUALLY. Plus - day with Beff!

I DEED NAHT HEET HAIR, MAIRK! Oh, hai! Have to go through the entire litany of The Room quotes every time you use that icon. Mind, I'm not complaining.
elizardbits
Jan. 2nd, 2012 07:02 pm (UTC)
NO SNOW JUST HORDES OF ANNOYING TOURI-

UH

I MEAN

who said that

how rude
stoney321
Jan. 2nd, 2012 07:27 pm (UTC)
GOD DAMN IT LIZ. I AM THE BEST FUCKING TOURIST EVER. I always stop in the middle of the street and point appreciatively at things, ask strangers to take my picture (THEY LOVE DOING THAT) and telling people all about how different NYC is from Texas.

AND I DON'T TIP BECAUSE I DON'T WANT TO BE INSULTING.

I am a fucking DREAM.
elizardbits
Jan. 2nd, 2012 07:28 pm (UTC)
ALSO YOU HAVE TO STOP AT THE TOP OF THE SUBWAY STAIRS TO OPEN YOUR HUGENORMOUS MAP

PREFERABLY AT RUSH HOUR OF COURSE
stoney321
Jan. 2nd, 2012 07:34 pm (UTC)
YES YES AND I ASK EVERYONE HOW IT WORKS AND GET SCARED TO PUSH THROUGH THE TURNSTILE AND THEN JUDGE THE GAP DISTANCE FROM THE PLATFORM AND THE DOORWAY AND BARELY MAKE IT IN BEFORE THE DOORS SHUT.

It's like I'm a fucking NYer, you know it. And I eat at Hard Rock! And Subway! And McDonalds!
elizardbits
Jan. 2nd, 2012 07:54 pm (UTC)
AND YOU ONLY HANG OUT IN TIMES SQUARE OBVSLY

I track the NYC tag on tumblr because I FOOLISHLY thought it would be interesting photos posted by interesting new yorkers going about their interesting lives. BUT NO. It is 90% pictures of times square and 9% excited college freshmen and 1% interestingness. *weeps*

Edited at 2012-01-02 07:55 pm (UTC)
stoney321
Jan. 2nd, 2012 08:18 pm (UTC)
WAIT I THOUGHT TIMES SQUARE WAS ALL THERE WAS I DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU ARE SAYING

Well, now I want to track that tag so I can laugh at people takin' pitchers of thuh Big City!
elizardbits
Jan. 2nd, 2012 08:33 pm (UTC)
IT IS THE LEAST INTERESTING AND LEAST APPEALING PART OF THE ENTIRE CITY KDJGHADLFKGH. I don't get why everyone is so excited to take pictures of 10,000 BLINKING ADVERTISEMENTS and be like LOL THIS IS RAD.

oh the humanity

my favourite depiction of times square is in I Am Legend. this should tell you everything you will ever need to know about me.
kuzu_no_ha
Jan. 2nd, 2012 08:01 pm (UTC)
mwahahaha my most favorites thing ever! Rush hour is the only time to do that, maps don't open at ANY OTHER TIME DON'T YOU KNOW THAT?

Have fun in NYC not sure if I can meet you there this time, but I would love to. Depends on the ever growing fetus of kicking my ass at 7 months. wee.

Also LETS BUILD A SNOWMAN!

Also don't forget to stand confused in the middle of the cross walk so that no one can actually cross. OMG DO I CROSS THERE ARE CARS AND AHHHH!!!!


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stoney321
Jan. 2nd, 2012 10:47 pm (UTC)
I'm a little worried about the fangirls going - I hope they know that Broadway is a bit different than a coffee shop sing a long. OH, GIRLS, KEEP YOUR SQUEEING IN CHECK, PLEASE! ;)

And thank you, I am sure I will enjoy the hell out of my week!
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kseenaa
Jan. 2nd, 2012 09:51 pm (UTC)
Sounds like you have quite the trip ahead of yourself. :-) Don't worry. I am just slightly envious. ;-)
stoney321
Jan. 2nd, 2012 10:46 pm (UTC)
It's going to be an outstanding week, for sure! :D
vixielamenta
Jan. 2nd, 2012 10:22 pm (UTC)
Have a Shpadoinkle time in New York! :)
stoney321
Jan. 2nd, 2012 10:46 pm (UTC)
I am 100% positive that I shall! THANK YOU!
tinpanalley
Jan. 2nd, 2012 10:36 pm (UTC)

Have a fantastic time in NYC! I saw "Book of Mormon" when I was there in October and it was just as fantastically awesome as I hoped it would be! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
stoney321
Jan. 2nd, 2012 10:45 pm (UTC)
Oh, I cannot IMAGINE not enjoying it. I've been listening to the sound track since I got an early bootleg since I legally purchased the soundtrack. Ahem.

WHEE!!
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stoney321
Jan. 3rd, 2012 01:58 am (UTC)
I'm so excited!! And hahaha, as if I won't blather for hours about it, come on, Anne! It's like you don't even know me... (hee)
rocketlaunching
Jan. 3rd, 2012 12:06 am (UTC)
OH GOD SO JEALOUS OF SLEEP NO MORE OMG OMG OMG

You have to recap all of these for us! Also I was in NYC last month, and there was no snow but if you're gallivanting around Manhattan you should probably wear something comfortable... also it's usually a bit warmer than New England because of all the buildings around.
stoney321
Jan. 3rd, 2012 01:58 am (UTC)
I AM WRITING THE WHOLE THING OFF AS A WORK EXPENSE YES. Recaps will come. :D

I'm well trained in city living, I just haven't been to NYC in January and didn't know if I needed to pull out the big guns, or if my regular gear would be fine. Then again, I probably won't be going for morning runs (hangover, huh?) so... I'm sure I'll be fine.
quietlyboloney
Jan. 3rd, 2012 01:45 am (UTC)
Now I'm looking all over your journal for easter eggs

also I watched Marbles video blog omg hilarious
stoney321
Jan. 3rd, 2012 01:56 am (UTC)
AWESOME. You are the only one to do so.

And HOLY SHIT HOW FUCKING HILARIOUS IS THAT?! It's a whole series she did with her husband a few years back. I LOVE her. LOVE.
quietlyboloney
Jan. 3rd, 2012 02:00 am (UTC)
I'm not really sure if I've found any or not. I think I found one. How many are there? This is going to drive me crazy. What have you done to meeeeeee?

Omg I love Melissa McCarthy so much she is spectacular
ohevet_likro
Jan. 3rd, 2012 02:14 am (UTC)
NYC FTW! It sounds like you have a wonderful trip planned.

In response to your requested weather report: so far, no snow here (last time there was no snow in December was in 2006. Before that, in 1877 and in both those winters, it was pretty low on the snow front or so the tv weathermen have informed us).

And I'm sure you have plenty to do on your epic trip but if you have some free time and would like to meet up for coffee or something, I would love to meet you in person.
stoney321
Jan. 3rd, 2012 01:25 pm (UTC)
I do, I do! Oh, I love NYC. Next to San Fran, it's my favorite place to visit.

I'm traveling with a friend this time around, so I don't have a wide open schedule like the last few times I've been to NYC, but I'll be posting things here if there's a big bar night in the works. :D
notemily
Jan. 3rd, 2012 02:22 am (UTC)
I remember being 16 and really disappointed that I wasn't allowed to go see Orgazmo.
stoney321
Jan. 3rd, 2012 01:25 pm (UTC)
HAHAHAHA. This is like, the saddest thing I've heard today. I HOPE YOU'VE BEEN ABLE TO REMEDY THAT.
notemily
Jan. 3rd, 2012 04:27 pm (UTC)
SADLY I HAVE NOT.
stoney321
Jan. 3rd, 2012 05:44 pm (UTC)
THIS MUST BE REMEDIED!! *cries copiously*
cdvla313
Jan. 3rd, 2012 09:29 am (UTC)
No snow yet! If it does snow, though, it usually just gets super slushy in 5 minutes. Def wear comfortable shoes to SNM, they even say that in the email they send. I always laugh at the girls in stilettos trying to get around the show.
stoney321
Jan. 3rd, 2012 01:26 pm (UTC)
I will say that I would do the show in stilletos (I can run in them!) BUT NO. I planned on wearing comfortable shoes since I'll be walking over, what, five floors of theater space?

ALSO I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS SHOW. So excited.
cdvla313
Jan. 4th, 2012 06:20 am (UTC)
6 floors, if you're lucky. ;) And while I can run in stilettos also, I still would not want to walk/run/stand in them for 3+ hours if I could help it. lol. We always get girls taking their shoes off and then having to be all "if you get injured due to uneven flooring, it's not our fault."

I'm excited for you to see it! I always get worried when people that I know see the show, they'll just be unlucky and manage to miss everything, though. lol. But I have confidence in you!

Also, layers are recommended for SNM, it's absolutely freezing in some areas and ridiculously hot in others. #oldbuildingheating

Edited at 2012-01-04 06:21 am (UTC)
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