Monday, February 19, 2007

Commence countdown.

We've got New York City in five...four...three...

The countdown to a long weekend of fun in NYC has begun.

This Friday, I get to hop a plane to the Big Apple to see my friend Josh. His is the story of a nice midwestern boy jumping into the whiz-bang excitement of Gotham. Armed with nothing but optimism and a middle-of-America sense of goodness, Josh has taken on the urban monster and subdued it.

Eileen will be there too. She's flying in from the 'Nati. She's already been lording the fact that she'll be getting there first over me. Just remember the tortoise and the hare, Eileen. It's not who starts out first from the starting blocks that matters - it's who gets the most hookers by the end of the weekend. I'm just sayin'...

Who knows what will unfold. It may be a whir of museums, shopping and fabulous shows. Or maybe we'll just smoke some pot, play video games, and hang out in seedy bars. Not that any of us would ever inhale...much. But, if ever there was a place to explore our Bukowskiness, New York would be that place.

(Brief disclamer...the use of illicit drugs or the overuse of alcohol is not recommended by Cheeseismoldymilk or the dude who scrawls things to post on it. Drugs are bad and alcohol consumption is only safe in moderation. Remember, when in doubt...'just say no'. We now return you to this blog's regularly scheduled blah, blah, blahage.)

On the oh-my-god-I-had-no-idea-that-was-this-weekend front...the New York Comicon is this weekend too. It may be hard to not try and skip out to see that for a few hours. The best the world of sequential art has to offer right there at my fingertips. Why not just dangle a Krispy Kreme doughnut in front of face all weekend?

I would love to hit up a Buddhist temple of some sort too. Or, better yet, spend an hour with Robert Thurman. He's the head of the Tibet House, teaches Buddhism at Columbia, is friends with the Dalai Lama, and - this one tripped me out - the father of Uma Thurman. I suppose I could hang with Richard Gere for an hour instead, but it probably wouldn't be as fun.

I'm also sort of hoping to run into Natalie Portman, Marisa Tomei, or Sophia Coppola on the streets while I'm the city. Anyway, I've got some laundry to do between now and then. It wouldn't do to be wearing dirty underwear...just in case. What? It could happen.

Anyway, that's all I've got for you.

Resuming countdown...two...one...

9 comments:

dbackdad said...

Many a night have I thought about running into Natalie Portman ... mmmmm. Oops, did I say that out loud? I have to learn to suppress that inner dialogue.

Have a smashing time in NYC. I have never been there, so I will have to vicariously live through you, for the time being.

Laura said...

Kevin Spacey lives in New York too I hear...

Have fun!

thephoenixnyc said...

If you'd like to meet up sometime during the weekend it would be my honor and pleasure.

tshsmom said...

Have fun and take lots of pictures to share with us! You don't have to take pictures of the drugs and alcohol though. We wouldn't want to have them used against you in court. ;)

Shawn said...

Thanks guys...it will be a good time. Just getting into the city will be fun.

PNYC - That would be very cool. I would love to meet up somewhere. Let me check to see what plans have already been made and I'll get back to you.

thephoenixnyc said...

Shawn email me and we can make some arrangements.

thephoenixnyc@hotmail.com

SME said...

Yeah! Get your Bukowskiness on! Or, as I might do, get your Abstract Expressionism on. ("Pollock" rhymes with "alcholic")

Have fun.

Wendy said...

I hope you have a great time. New York is one of my very favorite cities.

Wendy said...

As someone who is hoping to visit NYC vicariously through others for now, I am waiting to hear about your weekend in the Big Apple and how you didn't use illicit drugs or overuse alcohol.