All responsibility flies out the window.
“Do I really need another pair of those expensive jeans?”
“Oh well, I’m on vacation.”
“Is this hamburger really worth $25?”
“Who cares? I’m on vacation”
You can’t have these thoughts when you come back to the real world.
So, here’s a run down of how things went. First of all, we flew into LGA, where I saw these guys from the t.v. show, Heroes. They were walking past us in the opposite direction, so I couldn’t get a picture or anything. RJ said I should have shouted, “You guys are supposed to be fighting!”
On Thursday we went to a Yankees/Red Sox game the next day. It was so stinkin’ hot. The Yankees swept the Sox, so that was a pretty big deal for the city. We sat way out in the bleachers, but had a pretty good view of the bullpen.
Friday we went down to Rockefeller Center to watch the Today show being filmed and see Chris Brown. We overslept and got there too late to get in the gated area, so we had to stand behind the stage, but it was still pretty good. This is a pic of Chris and his two little dancers coming up out of the stage. The other picture is of some lady that I don’t know, but everyone was screaming at her and taking pictures when she came out, so I did too.
One of the days (between shopping and sight seeing) we went on a Sex and the City tour. We got to see stuff like Carrie’s stoop, some of the restaurants they shot the scenes at, etc. They even gave us free cupcakes from a shop called Magnolia/Buttercup Bakery. They were awesome! This is us in front of Carrie’s house, on her stoop.
We didn’t get to go out a whole lot. Our tickets for the U.S. Open were for the night sessions (some of which lasted till 1:30 a.m.). But, of course we went down Broadway and stuff where a very nice man offered to take our picture. Only after did we realize he was probably a bum wanting some money.
The Open was pretty awesome.
We had seats pretty high up, but there really isn’t a bad seat in the house. Except for everything costing an arm and a leg, things there were pretty well planned. On the night James Blake played, I ran into an employee who was giving away court side seats. Apparently, too many people were leaving because it was getting so late, so they wanted the stands to look full for t.v. That was pretty cool. Blake has a “fan club” that I guess got a whole boxed section to themselves. They were really annoying. We went Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. I got to see some great matches.
Venus Williams (USA) vs. Alona Bondarenko (UKR)
Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. Janko Tipsarevic (SRB
Jelena Jankovic (SRB) vs. Sybille Bammer (AUT)
James Blake (USA) vs. Stefan Koubek (AUT)
Anyhow, all in all, pretty cool. It was blazing hot during the baseball game, but so cold during the tennis matches at night that I had to wear a jacket. We never got rained on and couldn’t have asked for better weather on the days we were sight seeing and shopping. It was fun and I’m ready to go back.
I had plenty of time to read while flying and finished Harry Potter 6. Obviously, the movie hasn’t come out yet, so I won’t get to see it. I was so upset. For those of you who have read it, you know why. *SPOILER ALERT. DON’T READ ON IF YOU HAVEN’T READ 6*
After reading it, I was still confused about some things. (1) Why was Dumbledore’s hand messed up? Was it because the ring was so protected that something messed it up when he got it? Did I just read too quickly and miss the explanation? (2) Was the reason Dumbledore trusted Snape so much because of the stuff with Harry’s parents? I just thought this was too briefly mentioned for that to be the real reason.
I joined a facebook group for Harry Potter a few weeks ago, before I had finished 6. In the group someone started a message board entry with the title “Harry marries Ginny…haha, ruined it”. Of course this pissed me off, but at that time, I had no idea Harry had any feelings for Ginny, so I thought someone was just being stupid. So, to have Harry and Ginny end up together at the end of this book, I’m really afraid someone really has ruined that for me in 7. Don’t tell me if they have. I’ll just wait and see.