GPOY rocking out in my bedroom like a sixteen year old edition
Times Square - New Years Eve Recap
Friday Night - “Hoboken No Jokin”
Jen and I ran to the Bowling Green and caught the PATH to HOBOKEN and trekked over a mile along the waterfront, in beautiful dry 50 degree weather, lovinnnnnnnnnn the view of the skyline, especially after just coming FROM the World Trade Center, which now SUPERdwarfs the Empire State Building.
(picture by MYSELF but if you think im putting first/last names, you are quite naive about internet safety)
We walked through the very strange alternate universe of Hoboken, through gorgeous brownstones and walkups that made my mouth water… seriously, some were such gothic estates, I was amdly in love and almost forsook NYC for NJ in a heartbeat.
But then we got to Maxwells and had an AMAZING show, during which Joshua handed me the mic *heart* although, in this picture, it looks more like Im making out with Tim No 37 more than singing along with the guys :)
^picture credi tto Sonya Hanafi
After the show, we all got ishfaced and made a caravan back across (under) the Hudson River, then the East River (over), back to the burg (through the woods), where we went on a 2 am run for coffee, redbull, beer, brooklyn wraps, mountain dew and Jameo in painful shoes and involved a couple of the girls (not mahself) peeing illegally lololol (PEE ME A RIVER)
Then the band got back from unloading their gear and we had a slumber party. HIGH FIVE.
Great way to start new years eve.
As a sidenote, TIm No 37 says, if you’re a gay metal fan in NYC, come out of the closet and you’ll get this for NYE:
Nightly walk mileage total: 4.7 miles
Saturday: The NYE Triathlon (not an actual triathlon)
Woke up around 9 am, laid out on the deck with Joshua and Jen, soaking up some extremely unseasonal clear skies and hot sunshine! Ordered brunch a la couch and pigged out with everyone, laughing about the hilarity that ensued the night before, such as Peter rolling down 10th street, Joshua peeing on a curb for almost 6 minutes, the two girls wearing so much makeup and feathers and SoCo on their outfits that they were just… ANYWAY…
Then Jen and I took a short graffiti walk through Bushwick:
Then we took the N back over the Manhattan Bridge to get ready for Times Square and caught an amazing sunset:
Next we take the train to 7th Ave/53rd Street just north of Times Square and decide to brave the crowds by sneaking in from the north mostly down 7th, and then via 6th before cutting into the bowtie. Let me illustrate:
Now, the ball was blocked from our view because of the ESPN building, but we were able to see it reflected in the other buildings- so Im cool with that. It took us about an hour to get from my apartment in Brooklyn, to the front of the police barricades by 11:10 or so. I took out my camera when it was less than insane, because I had no intention of taking it out later. I originally planned to take it out in the insanity- but not til next year when I can be more prepared and its not a last minute I WONDER I COULD DO THIS O_O thing.
pictures of the walk up until we got to 42nd and 6th:
^ Empire State Building from Bryant Park
^ crowds coming from the East, Bryant Park side
^ getting close!
^from now on everything looks like this
because it was like this: (from Jersey North Shore News)
except for the ball dropping
and our proud asses at the very front of the police barricades (horns up)
Then there was screaming and fireworks and confetti and we made a mad dash for the D train in Bryant Park to escape the stampedes and get back to Brooklyn for part deux de la nuit.
Fast forward 45 minutes and a 10 degree temperature drop and Jen and I are changing from jeans/tshirts/sneakers to LBDs/twinkly jewelry and pumps in the middle of 58th and 4th Ave to get to the Haven’s Black & White Ball for champagne and dancing to meet my French boy.
HIGH FIVE for NYE with Jen.
Day’s Walk Mileage Total: 8.2 mi
Sunday: Woke up at 3pm after enjoying our sleep-in and diner dinner and kisses and quickies a bit too much before French boy and I brave Best Buy and Target on NY’s Day to get hime a laptop just in time for closing. Then I run to Jen’s for homemade gumbo a la her MOST AWESOME ROOMMATE (Iron Chef Soux chef Kate- soon to be on Bravo)
OM-NOMMITY-NOM. Then I ran all the way back to the french boy’s house to sleep there.
Day’s Walk Mileage Total: 3 miles
8:37 am Got dumped MID-gardening session because apparently the mere sight of me naked after 10 dates is just too horrible to stand any longer because it makes his gardening tools soft. FINE.
called Peter and and headed straight to the band’s apartment for beers and movies and louging away until I had to get up to go to work, which was much nicer than playing translator for le douche.
sad; new body issues; whaddyagonnado?
It couldnt dampen the rest of a phenomenal NYE weekend and THAT is why it is by farrrrrrrrrrrr my favorite holiday.
Day’s Walk Mileage Total: 5.5
Weekend Total Mileage: about 20-22 miles
Weekend Total Cost: $11.12 sht you not.
i just came.
HATE THE HATE Benefit & my weekend
Monday, December 19, 2011
An audience full of mohawks and tattoos and giant piercings and metal and people that most mainstream Americana consider to be violent drug-addicts when they look at them. But one of the truest things about the rock and metal scene is that they are by far, the most tolerant group of music fans in NYC. If you are different, or people shun you for not being like the rest of ‘normal’ society… the rock scene here loves you that much more and welcomes you in with open arms.
The audience was in tears and we were all so moved by everything that was being talked about. The organizer, our dear friend, Tim No.37, has been a victim of a hate crime and his tireless efforts to raise money for suicice prevention and tolerance have certainly become a magic and heartfelt charity that the scene here is wholeheartedly embracing, It makes my heart swell.
Here is me in my dress:
Once evreyon else uploads photos, Im sure I will have a full body shot I can show. My dress got a shoutout from the stage, so Im happy :)
Here are some pictures from my walks this weekend, yes it was Sunset Park AGAIN but the sky was so amazing:
^ you can see how big the Freedom tower is getting (left- tallest building, black on top), its finally bigger than the Empire State Building! (far right)
I ate all these things at the christmas party lol
Also, I had date #3 with the french boy… le happy
by Rikki Snyder
Saturday, November 26, 2011
The only reason I can find for this BS is that thats about a week after I switched to whole grains and wheat cardboard.
So you know what?
F$%# you WHOLE GRAINS.
At least when I ate white bread and bagels I only had 5 servings a week (maybe).
I know I love myself today because:
When I saw another 5 pounds on the scale this morning, I decided to go for a short run instead of doing an ST session.
Instead of doing two and a half miles, I did 8.70 miles.
Instead of going to Park Slope or staying in my neighborhood, I treated myself to the Verrazano for the first time in forever.
on my period.
Everything is cool
Monday, August 29, 2011
lol just kidding, I messed with that picture, it didnt look like that when the storm came in. Cause it was night time.
The eye made direct landfall over NYC and then Lady Liberty held up her hand, said ‘I don’t think so, bitch’ and the rest of the storm, from the eye down, disappeared into thin air.
The only things I got to clean up were tree branches, trash and signage, but here are some pictures of Brooklyn and NYC after the storm.
Brooklyn Hurricane Preparedness
across the street
I made Jen stand in front of stuff to show scale. This is her superhero trout pout stance.
Wall of tree
Hopefully we will be able to get to Manhattan soon as well as AC.
NYC is fine, time to focus on Jersey, VA, NC, VT, MA, etc. Im trying to get a gaggle of New Yorkers to head out to Jersey asap to help with cleanup over there.