October 28 09

I am sitting in a hotel room in NYC (without wi-fi. again. seriously, Sheraton New York, you have really dropped the ball. I wonder if the Sheraton Manhattan, which is, curiously, right across the street, has wi-fi) watching Mike Rowe on tv and totally understanding now. TOTALLY, jenBshaw. I am also trying to finish wringing my hair out and drying off and trying to do something about these prune hands BUT my feet are dry thanks to a much needed after-Bubby’s-breakfast stop at Century 21 for wellies. oooh! wellies!


I’ve always wanted a pair but never felt like I could justify the purchase, but now that I live in the land when it doesn’t stop raining (psst. Atlanta, take note. YOU ARE NOT SEATTLE) so I figured I could splurge and pay the $29 on them. I am also currently drinking my second cup of Tim Horton’s coffee today. Yes, you read that right, people. TIM HORTON’S. which makes me so happy I cannot even express to you, especially because Katie is apparently suspicious-looking and they were afraid she was smuggling people over the border in my tub of Tim’s coffee but really I think they were just really tired and needed some caffeine. or something.


But I am so happy that we did this. that we braved the rain to spend the day doing things like eating good food and walking in the city and taking the subway and visiting Ground Zero. I’m glad we didn’t let the rain scare us away.

Because I LOVE New York City.

No, seriously. I love it. I don’t even care that there is so much garbage and that there are sometimes ROUSes in the subways and that the honking is nonstop and people are pushy and rude and don’t even get me started on the exotic way this city smells. but there is just nothing like New York. Nothing. I WANT TO GO TO THERE.

and it certainly doesn’t hurt that my sister lives here. and, you know, her.

I am so lucky to be here working (yes! it’s true! We are here to help promote the ridiculously awesome HP web printer) by throwing parties for you to come and eat and drink and play around with the printer and see a ridiculously humiliating video of us (well, of me. last time I let Emily take video of me…) and even win things like an HP mini (*drool*) We totally rocked the hell out of Boston and are going to be doing it again tonight in NYC.

We even took the train to make this happen for you. oh.yes.we.did.


(and I’m not at liberty to say how many people we scared away from our train car) (hint: it was many)

So, I hope to see all of you currently in the tri-state area tonight at the Sheraton New York…

…and I’m hoping that you can help create an itinerary for us for the next two days. oh yes, the Aiming Low crew has TWO FUN-FILLED DAYS in the city before having to return to our various cities (and countries!) but, you know, we some help

What should we do tomorrow?

What should we do on Friday?

any must-see places to see? any must-eat places to eat cupcakes?

Fingers crossed for us that we get some sunshine (and lollipops).

  1. i almost bought the same wellies on friday at the century 21 in paramus…love the princess bride reference. 🙂

    Comment by adrienne on October 28, 2009
  2. I am so jealous. Manhattan is by far my most favorite city in the world.

    As for what else you should do? Try and catch a show via the cheap tickets near times square, go see Central Park, take in a museum, and most importantly eat until it’s a challenge to get in or out of a cab.

    Comment by Hockeyman on October 28, 2009
  3. Carnegie Deli cheesecake. Must.

    Comment by Giblet on October 28, 2009
  4. I have only been to NYC once, so I don’t know. See a show if you can, get rush tickets the morning of for a matinee!

    Also, I went to high school with a guy whose last name was ROUS. And he dated a mutual friend and then dumped her. So we called him a Rodent of Unusual Size!

    Comment by Kristabella on October 28, 2009
  5. I am not ashamed to say that I would lick the sweat off of Mike Rowe’s dirty brow. He is the grand patriarch of my pretend boyfriends, I believe.

    Comment by foradifferentkindofgirl (fadkog) on October 28, 2009
  6. Ah! Wish I had known ~ I live 20 minutes away from the city.
    I was there two weeks ago and had my first cup of Tim Horton’s… just because of you.
    Very good coffee.
    Have fun!

    Comment by bella on October 28, 2009
  7. Ooh, I get it! I. GET. IT!! LOOOOVE NY. I get giddy over NY. I HEART ME SOME NEW YAWK!! I’m so jealous.

    Do you guys think you’re going to Aim Low in Atlanta? I know, there’s no Tim Hortons and no trains (MARTA doesn’t count) but it would be FUN!

    Comment by Karen Chatters on October 28, 2009
  8. I’m so fucking jealous!

    Comment by Avitable on October 28, 2009
  9. My husband is in love with NY so we’ve visited many a time. I cannot express enough how absolutely incredible the guided tour of the NY Public Library is. I can unequivocally guarantee that you will love it. The library is beautiful and the history is better than fiction. If you can, take the tour. I’m sure the library has info on how often they run! It’s not to be missed.

    Comment by Jen on October 29, 2009
  10. love the wellies!

    Comment by LAVENDULA on October 29, 2009
  11. Yay for The Princess Bride references!

    And your wellies are really cute. Wish I had some, even though it’s sunny and fairly warm today.
    .-= Darcey´s last blog ..Party Like It’s 1999! =-.

    Comment by Darcey on October 29, 2009
  12. Bwahaha, ROUS’s, love it.
    .-= Katie´s last blog ..Swearing =-.

    Comment by Katie on October 29, 2009
  13. I was just in NYC last week (for the first time ever) and FELL IN LOVE. The Public Library was gorgeous, Anthropologie was amazing and the cupcakes at Magnolia Bakery were to. die. for. I highly recommend the red velvet. Have fun!
    .-= Dots´s last blog ..oh hi =-.

    Comment by Dots on October 29, 2009
  14. In college a couple of friends and I went to Canada for a long weekend and we went to Tim Horton’s every day. Tim Horton’s is the Canadian equivalent of Walgreen’s – on every street corner.

    On the way back into the US at the customs stop, the agent asked us if we had anything to declare. I looked around somewhat furtively, not knowing if I had to declare my $10 tshirt or not and finally I just said, “We have some TimBits. Want one?!”

    My friends started laughing hysterically and I was pretty sure we were going to get arrested. We were waved through.

    Comment by NGS on October 29, 2009
  15. I really can’t believe I missed you by, like, 24 hours.

    Comment by Camels & Chocolate on October 29, 2009
  16. PRETTY ANGRY that you are in NYC without me. Ahem.

    Comment by slynnro on October 29, 2009
  17. ROUS, wha ha ha! So true. Avoid the Rodents of Unusual Size. Eat the cupcakes. I would tell you where, but I’m so many years out of Manhattan that I wouldn’t trust a thing I said. Any cupcakes should do. Have fun!

    Comment by Moose on October 30, 2009
  18. You are having WAY too much fun: HAAAAAAATE! 😉

    Comment by Haley-O (Cheaty) on October 30, 2009
  19. I love NYC AND wellies.

    I have a purple paisley pair.

    Of wellies. Not NYC.

    Comment by Miss Britt on October 31, 2009

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