If you're just catching up: New York Day One
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On our second day we decided we were going to The Metropolitan Museum first (I'm an art fan..okay so I'm really a naked sculptures and paintings fan....okay who am I kidding, I'm just fond of naked.) and then take it from there. I woke up LATE (9:30 am!) which is so unlike me but hey, I was on vacation so I think sleeping in until 9:30 wasn't too bad but we did get the day started a little late. After eating at a very trendy McDonald's (brick walls, flashing lights, video projection screens, 3 floors, brick facade, - I felt like I was eating McNuggets at a nightclub.),
Rocking out at Club McD's:
We walked for a bit to the subway, past Bryant Park and got a nice view of the Chrysler Building.
Short video of us as we walked outside our hotel and made our way to the subway. Nothing interesting, a Madonna billboard was directly in front of our hotel (fate) and I also wanted to show you the world through the eyes of a person who's 4'8....(lots of shoulders and armpits):
We finally dared the subway and after a few "oh no it's that way...oh wait, that one is going south....wait, which way do we want to go? Ask the customer service lady in the booth. wait, never mind, she sounds scary..." We arrived at the amazing Metropolitan Museum.
The steps leading up to the museum:
This guy greeted us at the door....he was wearing a funny type of cologne, smelled a little like dust, papyrus and moth balls, go figure:
Then he took us to his 'hood. It was hardcore:
We saw some lovely paintings ...5 points if you can tell me what movie this painting made an appearance in:
5 points for anyone who can tell me where this guy's ear is:
Then Joey and I said, screw this, let's get to the naked already! We warmed ourselves up with the 2 dimensional naked.....
Who wants to bet that this is this guy's MySpace default picture???
People are such whores on Myspace:
Then we got to the good stuff:
Oddly enough, my favorite sculpture is not a naked one. Its the sculpture of the writer Balzac by Rodin because rumor has it that the sculpture was made to look as if he was beating his chicken under that cloak. A symbolic way of showing his genius as a writer. or maybe it was just showing what Balzac liked to do in his spare time. With a name like Balzac, you can see were Rodin got his inspiration. Damn I love art (my picture of the sculpture was all dark so this picture was googled):
I liked it so much I decided to do my own interpretation of the sculpture....hotel style:
After making inappropriate come-ons to the masterpieces, we headed out, had a quick snack on the steps and walked briefly through central park.
Sitting on the steps:
Finally, a normal picture of me in central park:
By the time we made it back, we didn't have much time for anything else because we stayed at the Met and kind of screwed around way too long. Here's me doing a recap of our day at the pizza place (actually it was the second take...Joey's fingers were greasy from the pizza...he forgot to press the record button). The pizza was good, not spectacular but I think that's because we didn't go to the right pizza place....shoulda went to Brooklyn.
After that, we went to our room and got ready for the concert. (Read all about it here). There was a after party AFTER the concert (hence the word "after") that was right across the street but Joey and I felt we had had enough of being sandwiched in with stranger's we don't know, we weren't about to pay 30 bucks to do the same thing. So we ended our last night in New York in the middle of Times Square. It was the best way to end our faggyhaggy trip to New York.
Here's a mini movie I made of us in Times Square, being typical gawky tourists. (in one section you hear me talking about representing San Diego because I was wearing my flip flops in Times Square..but the movie maker thing cut it out.... I don't know why I felt the need to explain that..)
Best trip ever. In another life, I would have definitely lived in New York. I'm planning on visiting again and this time, hopefully, I'll have more than a two night stay. (But hey, it was free so I'm not complaining!)