Sunday, October 12, 2008

Back From NYC!!

I'm back like Britney, bitches.

Spent the 4-day weekend visiting my sister and mom in the Big Apple, now re-named the BG Apple:


Portrait of 2 cultural icons:
the Bathtub Gangsta and The Empire State Building
(btw, we lost his shades...somewhere on Broadway 
a street vendor is hawking an itty bitty pair of glasses for $10 )

So I thought I could slip quietly away and take a blog-vacation without anyone noticing. Put up a post the day I left from my first week of blogging when I had like 4 readers. (As NBC says, "If You Haven't Seen It, It's New To You")...

By the second day, McMommy is Direct-Tweeting me in a NYC taxi "Where ARE you? Why aren't you posting?" And Back to Barnwell  is calling me out in my own comments section "you posted this already!" Crap.

In retrospect, I should have announced I was going and brought back Statue of Liberty foam crowns for everyone.

Took the double-decker bus tour, saw all the historic landmarks and freaked out the most at THIS:
The Project Runway design studio!!!!!!!!!!!!(really. The guide told us.)


Stopped by the site of the Hot Blogger Calendar shoot, and left a wreath in memory of the Not Quite Hot Enough .

Back to my sister's apartment, where you can see 1) a spectacular view of the Empire State building,  and
2) that we share the same green thumb: check out her Potted Death Sticks. Of course, being a Vice President at Goldman Sachs gives her a little wiggle room in the gardening department - unlike me, who has no excuse for this:

I was busy blogging.

35 comments:

Threeboys1mommy said...

You need to get on some Play-doh and make BG some fresh shades. Looks like a great time. Glad you're back.

Lipstick said...

Welcome back! LOL about the Death Sticks!

Cocotte said...

So glad to see BG again. Was that really the design studio (bluefly?)cuz if so, exciting stuff!

Simply Shannon said...

Welcome back! That really is a spectacular view.
How did you know that was the Project Runway design studio?

Bar-b said...

your sister has a great apt and view! How did BG fare? Did he complain of singed corneas?

Natalie said...

ok...i am cracking up at the potted death sticks. so funny. i visited a friend in france last year who had a plant that was just one tall green stalk. it was green...not dead, but i couldn't figure out what type of plant it was. when i asked she said it was last christmas' poinsettia. i can't even begin to describe the laughter that emitted from my being. there wasn't a leaf or flower anywhere to indicate poinsettia. it was seriously one tall stalk. she threw it out that week. hahahahahaha. makes me laugh just thinking about it.

Susan in the Psych Ward said...

I just figured you were helping you hubby with his "stitches"... glad you had a great weekend and glad you're back!

McMommy said...

1.) DON'T EVER leave again and not tell me. You gave me ten heart attacks with that re-post you pulled.

2.) When I heard you were in NYC, I was pretty sure you were going to put the beat-down on the HBC people with the whole "Look what YOU missed out on!". I didn't realize you'd get all emotional and leave a wreath.

3.) We need to start a fund to buy BG some new shades. He looks all vulnerable without them.

Petra said...

Welcome back, yo! Glad to hear New York survived you and BG!

georgie said...

I see how you roll....right out the door without as much as a "i'll bring you home a sue-va-neer" pfffft lol
Glad you had fun-glad your home!

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

Death sticks--that what i'll call 'em --and they make perfect Halloween decor, right?!
Hope BG gets some shades man!

Moe Wanchuk said...

I love NY....but just for a few days...If it's more than that, I get into fights with Taxi Drivers and dude's with Turbins on

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

What? You didn't hit the street hawkers to buy BG another pair of shades? And good lord, your sis has an awesome view! I too, LOL-ed at the death sticks.

VE said...

You can still spray paint that plant green and yellow again you know...

ali said...

OMG! Who is that? Is that Kenley and Tim in there? I can't tell. I need more pictures!

(Welcome back!)

Jen said...

I did wonder where you were. It looks like a fun trip.

Mags said...

I miss NYC. I need to get back there for a visit. I love seeing your post about BG...you should see my post about my gangsta!!! :) Glad you had a fun trip.

Heinous said...

Where can I get potted death sticks? They would look great under my jolly roger (and wouldn't need watering!)

Jenni Jiggety said...

Woo Hoo! How much do I love that BG hit NYC with you!

Tasha said...

Sounds like an amazing trip!

jaime said...

you picked the perfect weekend to go- the weather was great! we even went to the beach today, and tomorrow it's supposed to be even warmer. I'm LOVIN it....while we can. Glad you had a good time, and that re-post post rocked.

Mama2hre said...

WELCOME BACK!

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

YAY! You're on SITS. I can add you to my link list on blogathon Tuesday!
(cuz I kinda like yer site, man)

Deb said...

Love the pics. Tell your sister I do the same thing to my mums every year. I don't get it. They're so needy with wanting water and all...

Jenn And The City said...

I'm gonna go get me some of those potted Death Sticks. Oh wait. I have some. Never mind.
Welcome back.
Jenn

Lauren said...

Hmmm you came to NYC and didn't look THIS blogger up! TSK TSK.

That apt. is a palace...who ya kidding!

Hope you had fun.

Tenakim said...

I agree with McMommy- we deserve some kind of notice! I really was doubting my sanity... (not that that is a far stretch), but I swore I had seen that post!

jill jill bo bill said...

Were people looking at you weird when you had BG with you or is that normal for NYC?

sassy stephanie said...

I have the SAME flowers! That's raw talent there.

Elaine A. said...

That is a totally awesome view! Sorry about BG's sunglasses...

Holy Crappers said...

BG needs the signature shades. dammit.

peace
#2

Jen said...

I have potted death sticks, too. I can't keep mums alive to save my life.

Glad you and BG had fun in NYC!

nikkicrumpet said...

Just took the same tour of NY...although I skipped the part where I had a rich sister...damn that looks like the best part of the trip!

Lorie said...

Yep, I am envious that you got to see where Project Runway is. That show is my crack. Lucky, lucky you.

MammaDucky said...

Ya know what? It's go to be that type of plant, cuz I sure as hell have a big ole hanging basket full of potted death sticks.