Sunday, May 25, 2008

Better Late Than Never, Right?

Now that I know how to post videos, I wanted to share this video of the NYPD bagpipers from the St. Patty's parade. This song reminds me of The Quiet Man with John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara.


This guy is in the Union Square subway station. I actually gave him $2 because I loved this so much. I mean, it's the highlight of my week. And yes, he's wearing leather pants.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Another Reason Why Alabama Is the Most Convenient State To Live In

Because it's the first choice in the drop-down menu of what state you live in when you order stuff on the Internet. It's so much easier than choosing another state. See? Convenience!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Dancing With the Stars Winners

This picture is a bit hard to see, but it's Kristi Yamaguchi and Mark Ballas. They stopped by People yesterday to answers questions and talk about their win.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum

Yesterday we went to the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum. Since it was in Andrew Carnegie's old house, I expected it to be awesome. It so wasn't. They covered up a lot of the wood paneling (nice paneling, not like 1970s paneling) with white walls so they could put displays up. There was even a section where they had painted the wood white. Horror! I expected the house to be more of a feature, like the Frick, which is my favorite museum experience in the city. So skip this one and go to the Frick because it's frickin' awesome.

Jackie O. Reservoir

Yesterday we went up to 91st St. on Central Park East to go to the Cooper-Hewitt museum. We stopped to take some pictures of the Jackie O. Reservoir. I'm glad that the buildings are visible even though it was raining.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

For the West Wing Fans

Tonight we went to see Boeing, Boeing, a hilarious play with Bradley Whitford, Mary McCormack, and Christine Baranski (and a few other people). Bradley Whitford rides his bike to work. How awesome is that? And they were all so gracious about signing Playbills and taking pictures.

Friday, May 9, 2008

So Which One Did We Pick?

Did we pick the one in Homewood that was great for entertaining but had a small yard? Did we pick the Old English-style home with the 3-car garage? Or did we pick the house in the great neighborhood with the best kitchen ever?

We picked the third one, with the room for the home theater and the great kitchen. We're going to make an offer this morning. Wish us luck! Hopefully we can negotiate the stuffed goose mounted on the wall between the main floor and upstairs. Or else I have no idea what I could put there.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

House Hunters, Birmingham Editon

Well, we've narrowed down our choices to these three homes, and we're going to put an offer in Friday morning. Now we just have to pick which one. The first one is in Homewood and the last two are Vestavia Hills. The last two already have finished basements, and the first one is the most open for entertaining. This is a tough choice! Feel free to leave your comments or say which one you think we'll choose!

#1, Made for Entertaining

This home was just made for entertaining. The kitchen is wide open to the eat-in area and keeping room, plus the den is right there with a beautiful porch for guests to spill outside. This house doesn't have a finished basement, but it could be finished later on for a large library and a home theater. This has the smallest backyard of all the homes. There's a little area to play in and room for an herb garden.

#2, Old English-style home

This is a beautiful home. It has a 3-car garage and a finished basement perfect for a home theater, plus a craft room and a study. I don't love the eat-in area; there's a long bench and I would prefer a round table. There's not a double oven, but I love the keeping room. This home has the biggest yard.

#3, Great Neighborbood and Awesome Kitchen

This home has the best neighborhood and kitchen of all the homes. The neighborhood is very family friendly; they close off the street (a cul-de-sac) for block parties. The kitchen is all new: a subzero fridge, 5-burner Wolf stovetop and oven, a microwave/convection oven, a prep sink in the island. The home has 4 bedrooms plus a study, craft room, library, dining room, basement with a wet bar that's perfect for a home theater, and a separate workshop off of the garage. The master bath doesn't have a big jetted tub, but there's room for it to be added later if you want to.

Friday, May 2, 2008

The Tudors

This hotel on 7th Ave. had an elaborate ad to try to get people to watch The Tudors. I guess it was a good ad since I actually stopped to take a picture of it.

Hangin' with the Legos

This is the only picture of Briana's visit on my camera. (Hey, send me some pics, Bri!) These are the ginormous Lego statues of Harry Potter characters at F.A.O. Schwartz. Harry used to be holding a broom but I guess Umbridge has it locked up.

Countdown Clock

I added this countdown clock to the blog earlier this week. It's kind of freaking me out.

Fishs Eddy

Some time this past year, I discovered this really cool dish place called Fishs Eddy. I took pictures of some of their products to share. This is the only location; I'm glad I double-checked first because I didn't want to be embarrassed by saying something like, "Hey, I disovered a GAP store!" and I was like the last person to hear about it or something. I might have to get a few things before I move.

Lunch in Bryant Park

A few weeks ago when the weather was warmer, I walked to Bryant Park to eat my lunch since I was working nearby (for a tabloid!). Spring in New York really is lovely. Bryant Park is behind the New York Public Library, which is my favorite building in the city.