October 25, 2006
I (Heart) New York
We took a trip to the city to celebrate the beginning of fall. The festivities began with the second avenue "Bar-tober Fest" bar crawl. Oh, what fun it was . . . $2 beers and all the bars were within five blocks of each other. All the old summer roommates (the Spice Girls) met up for the extravaganza. At the beginning of the crawl we were the ONLY girls participating. You can't go wrong with a sausage fest. We also quickly realized that a month of not drinking the way we did all summer had definitely taken a toll on our high tolerances. Let's just say it didn't take many $2 beers for us to be raring to go.
After a few water and beer fights, photo shoots in the street, missing the booze cruise we swore we were going to make it to, and about four trips to the pizza place, we ended the night in Sunnyside, Queens. Our friend Lexie was more than accommodating in giving us a place to rest our weary heads.
The next day we dragged ourselves out of bed and went back to Manhattan. A day of pampering was required after all that walking around we had done the night before. So massages, manicures and pedicures were a must. While in the salon we saw Austin from season one of "Project Runway" getting laser hair removal on his neck (sounds scary). It's a crazy world we live in!
After the massages we headed to the Yaffa Cafe for a very late lunch. We wined and dined and hit on some English guys. They wanted us to get a drink with them after "lunch" but we had to say no. Because next we had speed dating! Why would we want to have one date when we could have 15 to 20 and not have to worry about it being awful? Or maybe we did.
We left the cafe and started walking around. We did have some time to kill before our date-fest. All of a sudden we pass a costume shop. This is when Veronica comes up with the brilliant idea to get costumes for the speed dating. "We'll look like freaks, and we'll pretend to have completely normal professions." In we go to the store where Jameson purchases a long red wig and Veronica decided on a long black cape and a witch hat. We figured these items, not too over-the-top, would be easy enough to disguise if there actually were hot guys there.
Guess what? There weren't! But boy did we have fun. Veronica had trouble trying to keep a straight face while wearing a cape and telling Dr. Varg that she was a flight attendant. "Dr. Vargy Boy" claims he has never been speed dating, but he did seem to know his way around the table pretty well, we could see right through him.
Oh well, can't blame a guy for trying.
Even though the speed dating was for working professionals, Jameson thought it funny to tell various men that she didn't work, would never work, and looks down upon women who do work. The investment banker said he agreed with that too, but we don't think the busboy/starving artist was too thrilled.
After about six dates we got bored. We snuck out when everyone took a break to mingle at the bar and stood up our last 10 dates. We realized that standing up 10 guys in one night might just give us bad karma, but that was a risk we were willing to take. We figured they'd find new girls in 10 minutes anyway. Plus Cursive was playing at Webster Hall, so off we went. We got to the show just in time and both agreed that we had made the right decision. The show was great and after that we headed to the train station.
We got some 40s for the ride (we're all class) and headed back to the Hamptons. The train ride included us dressing up in our Halloween costumes (Jessica Rabbit and Little Bo-Peep) and having a rather lengthy photo shoot. It's never a bad time for glamour shots. We made sure to get many sleeping travelers in our photos with us. We're very good at keeping ourselves occupied and the three-hour train ride went by in a flash. The weekend had finally come to an end. We were another day older, a little bit wiser and extremely broke.
We wouldn't have it any other way.
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