LET'S GO RANGERS, LET'S GO!
So we're still in New York, we have to leave tomorrow - sigh....
What have we been up to, you ask? Lot's and lot's and lot's and lot's. I shall break it down (James Brown) into days:
FRIDAY: We went to Times Square (Sarah is in love) and shopped, and lined up to get cheap tickets for a Broadway show that night. Visited Toys R Us, which was AWESOME - a full size ferris wheel inside the store! Plus a big Jurassic Park dinosuar that moved and roared. And had lunch at Planet Hollywood, which amongst a million awesome things, ahd FERRIS'S VEST. Ohmigod. Heaps of Bruce Willis stuff (Kate I put my hand in Bruce's hand mould - and Joe Pesci has the same size hands as Jess). Then we went to the theatre to see 'A Chorus Line' that night with our roommate, Miku - a good time was had by all. The show was very fun - and, hello, it was Broadway.
SATURDAY: We caught the train to Coney Island, only to find that nearly everything was closed. The day was saved by the weather - a really nice, warm day so we could walk along the boardwalk, and the New York Aquarium which was open (duh). and had ginormous walruses which were VERY cute, and giant turtles, oh yeah, and a baby walrus, which was also huge. We also got to try Nathan's hot dogs, which were apparently the original and has been there foe like 100 years. Then we walked through 'Little Russia, which to be honest was a bit creepy. On Saturday night we hit the town with our new roommate, Romy. We planned to see another show on Broadway but got sucked into seeing a really, really bad improv comedy show. After that alcohol - and lots of it - was needed to numb the pain. So we got really drunk. Jess got her photo taken with an NYPD policeman. Then we met some boys and got a free stretch limo ride around Manhatten - then home.
SUNDAY: When we finally stumbled out of bed, we went out for an awesome brunch in a cafe up the road from our hostel, then we made our way to Battery Park and caught the Staten Island Ferry past the Statue of Liberty. Oooh, and we got really dodgy photos taken with Statue of Liberty people in Battery Park. Then when we got back to the city (Staten Island was boring) we went to the top of the Empire State Building at sunset - it was reeeally pretty. The lines were a bit ridiculous though. Hard Rock Cafe for dinner - which was a bit crap, but had a LOT of Beatles stuff to make up for the food. Jess got her food for free because they couldn't get her meal right.
MONDAY: SEX AND THE CITY TOUR! Yay! We totally got to sit on Carrie's stoop. and you're all jealous. And a bunch of other places they filmed, was very cool. And we got free spanking paddles at the Pleasure Chest where Charlotte got the rabbit. So good. Then we wandered around the city for a while - went shopping at Macy's. I bought a designer belt - oooh. Jess bought a bra ("And the bra people loved me because I melted me previous bra in the dryer, and sounded like a bogan Aussie" - Jess. On a side note, the dryer at this hostel is really harsh - it also melted some of my underwear). Oooh.
TUESDAY: MAURY! MAURY! MAURY! We had to get up super early to get to the Pennsylvania Hotel Grand Ballroom for the taping, then they made us wait foooooreeeever. But it was so worth it. We got to sit FRONT ROW, DEAD CENTRE. Maury was like a metre away. The theme of the show was 'I'm not that baby's Daddy'. And we got to go "ooooh!", "aaaaah!", "*gasp*!", "boooooo!", "*cheer*!" - it was awesome. We're very talented at it now. Then we went back to Times Square and had lunch with Romy, who had to leave (*tear*) that day. Then back home to nap and get ready for Xaaaaanadu on Broadway! It. Was. So. Good. "They call me Kiiiira". Not as good as the movie (although Jess thinks the musical was better - sacreligious - how can anything be better than, like, the best movie ever made?). Then we went for dinner at Planet Hollywood again. We've spent way too much money. And a tip - don't drink too much alcohol before going to see Broadway shows, they don't have intermission.
WEDNESDAY: Got up a little late - we so deserved the sleep (although one of our roommates obviously didn't think so - "You're not morning people, are you", "You must be millionaires!". Eat. My. s***. b****.) Then we went for a walk through Central Park and saw Strawberry Fields and Dakota (a bit sad). The carousel was closed. Bah. Then to Harlem to go to amateur night at the 'World Famous' Apollo Theatre - which was a load of fun. Not so much for the acts, but for the awesome soul/funk house band and the 'executioner' - this awesome guy dressed in a blue checkered suit who came out and blew a whistle and tap danced in all these cool costumes when people got booed off stage. Oh yes, we also tried 'biscuits' - these weird dumpling things that Americans eat with everything - they were good. Jess loved them. Harlem didn't feel ALL that safe in the middle of the night, but it definitely had atmosphere. We saw a drug dealer outside a fast food restaurant, and we saw a crazy lady yelling at some guy because she looked at him or something... but it was good.
THURSDAY (TODAY): Back to Harlem for 'soul food' this morning (except we were too late for breakfast). Really, REALLY yummy honey fried chicken, fries and 'cheesy grits' = like porridge with cheese, it was weird, but again, good. Then we went shopping along 5th Avenue - FAO Schwartz, the Disney store (we missed meeting Captain Hook - damn, we were pissed), Rockafeller Centre. Then to Bloomingdales to try on hats and laugh at all of the really ugly and ridiculously expensive stuff rich people buy. We searched for the cheapest thing possible so we could say we bought something there - and the only thing we found under like forty bucks was socks. So now we have designer socks. My life long dream of buying a hat in Bloomingdales was destoyed by an evil shop assistant who told me they don't give hat boxes with the hats - so what's the bloody point?? I even found the hat I was going to buy - reduced to fifty bucks! But no dice without the hat box. I'll have to go to Harrods. So anyway, after that we caught the train to Long Island to see the Rangers vs the Islanders in the ice hockey. It was so awesome - we drank beer and ate lot's of food and jeered Islanders fans. And American guys kept rubbing our heads, which was really strange. And calling out the names of all the famous Australians they could think of. Rangers kicked their arses 4 to 1, it was so good. We could be as obnoxious as we wanted (like we aren't anyway).
Tomorrow we're going to Washington - I don't want to goooooooo! I'll be back. Mark. My. Words. b****.
PS - I SWEAR photos will be up soon - we haven't had a chance yet and the computers at the hostel are crap.
PPS - Everyone here thinks we're sisters, it's really weird. By here, we mean the whole of Canada and America. So we've given up and started agreeing with them - sorry Kate.
PPPS - I hate the chick in our room. I really do.