Monday, March 28, 2011

Start spreading the news... (NYC update)

The last couple days have been incredible, and tonight are the Shorty Awards. I will get back to regular programming tomorrow, but here are a few sights and sounds from NYC.


We went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where I got into the art.


Yesterday was the 37th annual Macy's Flower Show, so I dressed for the occasion.

Ok, so that is not me. The whole first floor of Macy's was covered in live flowers, which was kinda cool. Whoever decided it was a good idea to have a ten floor department story is a masochistic ... ... ... but they will be rewarded with a special poem I wrote about the experience, reminiscent of Dante's Inferno. Tune in tomorrow for that one.

The freakiest part of this whole experience was a dog show they had our front of the store where people dressed their dogs up for spring. I was about to call the authorities to report animal cruelty or a fashion disaster.

We also went to see American Idiot at the St. James yesterday afternoon. It was awesome. The music was amazing and the story/acting was great. Highly recommended.


Central park....err, nah this guy was in Toys R Us...where they also have a 4 story ferris wheel. Nuts.

Other random highlights: meeting Dustus in Times Square, having all the street hawkers calling me "Hey Mohawk", the LEGO store, Pizza, Street performers jumping over 4 people while doing a flip, pretending I was on the Apprentice while dashing through TRUMP tower, and the food.

See you tomorrow peeps! Hopefully with good news!

77 comments:

JStar said...

Sounds fun! Enjoy the rest of your trip and cant wait to see what comes out of that head of yours :)

Ocean Girl said...

We are standing by;)

Pictures look fun, fun, fun.

happygirl said...

I <3 NYC

Raven said...

Looks like a blast. Can't wait for the Dante's Inferno-esque poem.

ayala said...

Have fun and good luck!

Bonnie said...

Happy to hear you are having SO much fun!

Betsy said...

Wow...our Toys R Us seems a little dull now! lol!

Tara Miller said...

Great fun these past few days and sharing it with you makes it even better...
so where are you from anyway...lol! fun times my love

A Daft Scots Lass said...

awesome.

More pix!!!!

Vicki Lane said...

Fun seeing NYC through your eyes.

5thsister said...

We will be taking our family vacay to NYC this June so I will definitely be picking your brain on what to do! Can't wait to hear about the awards ceremony.

Magpie said...

It sounds like you're making the most of your trip. I'm so glad you're getting to enjoy all that New York has to offer. I would love to have seen the flower show! Good Luck or Break a Leg! Whatever is appropriate. :)

Pheromone Girl said...

What fun! Are you sure you're not the guy with all the flowers???

Heather said...

YES! We were there too. I have a picture of my kids by the same mirrored piece of art! That is sooo weird...we probably did pass you...would have been cool to meet you and your family. We had a bite to eat at Blue Smoke(awesome if you like ribs) after the Met! Take care and good luck tonight! xo

MorningAJ said...

I love NY!
I just hope tonight is the icing on the cake for you.
(The toffee round your Big Apple?)

tracy said...

What a fun trip!

Laura said...

Oh! Jealous! What absolute fun. Wonderful shots. Several "One Shots" here. :)

The Empress said...

Wonderful family time!

Valerie said...

What a fun trip. I tried to imagine Macy's all decked out with flowers but it didn't quite work, I just kept remembering it as it was when I was there.

natalee said...

i know you are having fun... your in.."my neck of the woods...' I love the city!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! enjoy the rest of the trip... Ps i LOVED American Idiot....

Bossy Betty said...

I love New York AND your pictures too!!! Hope you continue to have fun!

Stacy Uncorked said...

That dinosaur was at Toys R Us?? Princess Nagger would be in heaven - and probably be disappointed it wasn't for sale. Loved all your pics! Hoping for good news! :)

Travel & Dive Girl said...

So jealous! Glad you are having so much fun.

Myrna R. said...

New York is fascinating isn't it? It sounds like you have fit months into one weekend. You have done so much. I'll be thinking of you guys tonight. Good luck!!!

AmyLK said...

I LOVE that toy store!! Its the BEST. A 10 story department store?!?!?! I GOTTA go there!

have fun and be safe!

Mighty M said...

Oh, I really want to see that show! I am glad you are having such a great time!!

Eva Gallant said...

What great memories your kids will have!

Sue said...

Hope fortune smiles on you tonight, Brian.

=)

PS. Looking forward to the Inferno's twin. ;)

Little Ms Blogger said...

I love the flower show at Macy's and have never related to dressing up a dog no matter what season it is. NYC is just a great place to people watch and open your mind to new experiences.

I just wish I could keep up with the walking pace without tripping over my feet.

Celestial Dreamz said...

sounds like so much fun! thanks for sharing.

ladyfi said...

Fingers crossed for the Shorty Awards!

That dino is cool...

CM said...

Ha! The Apprentice imitation...LOL!

Good luck with the awards!

lori said...

So excited for you, and I can't wait to hear what happens! Now, I want to visit NYC, maybe someday :) Keep soaking it all in, and have fun!

Kate Hanley said...

Enjoy NYC! There's so much to see and it sounds like you might just see it all. Good luck with the awards and Congrats on the nod!

drybottomgirl said...

Glad you are all having so much fun. Our oldest is going to New York this June with 10 other classmates. He's so pumped! Enjoy the rest of your time, and travel safe....(had to say it you know I am a mum too :)

adeeyoyo said...

Glad you are really enjoying yourself. Looking forward to the poem. Sounds like New Yorkers have to do everything B-I-G - maybe a lot of them are from Texas! Tonight for you must be tomorrow for me - Good luck again.

TALON said...

Looks and sounds like an amazing time, Brian!

Fingers crossed (but not while typing!lol) that you have fabulous news tonight!

California Girl said...

is tonight the big night? i'm at work so I can't really go back to read altho' I think I commented on your last post.

good luck. we're rooting for One Stop.

Captain Dumbass said...

If I ever win the lottery I'm going to have a life sized Trex built in my living room.

Claudia said...

sounds soooooooooooooooo nice (the world has not enough o's....smiles)

Rhymetime(aka Pat) said...

Damn you could get lost in that store
Must be a real chore
Just to look all around
When there is everything to be found
Our toys r us looks pathetic compared to that
The eyes bulged out of the cat
Sounds like you are having a great time
So I won't make you read a big long rhyme

Steve E said...

..so you had a horrible time. Right?



I also (((heart))) New York!!!

Bernie said...

Enjoy every moment Brian, so happy for all of you. Keeping my fingers crossed....:-)Hugs

Kori said...

What a blast! Hope you had a great weekend doll! Kori xoxo

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Baino said...

Glad you're having a good time. I have this yearning to spend Christmas in NY for some reason. I want a T Rex, I want a T Rex!

william said...

that looks superb mate, glad your having a great time :)

e said...

Best of luck this evening, Brian!

ds said...

Cool! Macy's as Dante's Hell--can't wait to read that one.

Best of luck tonight!

Daniel said...

Tantalizing us with this post. Love the allusion to Dante for the 10-story department store. Looking forward to it. Blessings.

Paul C said...

How interesting to see some pics of your experience. Exciting also to anticipate future developments.

Brian Miller said...

ok the limo (taxi) is out front...on my way to hang with keifer (in the same room) and bring home the glorious trophy (gold plated plastic)...thanks for all the support everyone!

secret agent woman said...

Glad to hear you're enjoying it. Good luck.

Selma said...

I am so glad you are being recognised in this way. You are a fantastic writer and deserve every success. I am really thrilled for you!

adeeyoyo said...

*** Re your last comment, Brian, congratulations my friend!!! WONDERFUL - if anyone deserves it, it is you! ♥

Fragrant Liar said...

Lucky man, tooling around NYC. I await The Inferno a la 10-story masochism. :-)

Teri said...

Oh man...I cannot wait to see the photo of Kiefer!!! Did you realize that he is a twin? Can't wait to hear all about your trip. Glad that you got to see so much. Wish I could see the art! Maybe a once-in-a-lifetime kind of thing for me.

Mama Zen said...

Crossing my fingers!

dopey said...

***** Hello Everyone! This is Brian's sister, Lindsay. He asked me to post on here that One Stop Poetry won their award in NYC tonight!!! His family is so very proud of him as I'm sure you are as well. Great job Brian and congratulations! *****

adeeyoyo said...

**Hi Lindsay, thanks so much for letting us know. Please pass on our Congratulations and Very Best Wishes to Brian. He has made us so proud and the award is a great validation of his talent!

rosaria said...

Yeahhhhhhhhh! Congrats!

Anya said...

What a funny trip :-)
Love your pictures !!!

I will keep my fingers crossed
and Kareltje & Betsie will crossed
there paws :))))
Successsssssssss

slommler said...

I could feel the energy and vitality of the city in your words! Glad you are enjoying the city!!
Great pics
Hugs
SueAnn

the walking man said...

Congratulations and well done to you all! When your feet touch the ground again, we mere mortals shall be waiting.

blueviolet said...

I absolutely love NYC! I'm so glad you had a great time while you were there!

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

sweet!!! :)

trisha said...

seems you had a fantastic time brian. have fun, keep having it.

Goofball said...

cool

Barbara Shallue said...

Would you believe I've never been to NYC? London, Paris, Madrid, Rome...but not NYC. And everyone I know seems to have gone this year. It's moving up on my list for sure.

Kaylen said...

This was a great recap of the trip - sounds like you had an awesome time!

Monkey Man said...

Looks like you're having a great time. Looking for the update.

Star said...

Congratulations Brian. Sounds like you're having an exciting time. When you get back down to earth, would you like to write a piece for my new Blog, http://amandamarigold.blogspot.com
I am inviting writers to write a piece about who they would like to be e.g. Charles Dickens, if they were not who they are. This is to celebrate my new book, which is just published on Kindle.com
See my Star Blog for details today.

Titanium said...

Many, many congratulations, Brian! The team at One Stop has done an outstanding job of growing this community of poets, artists and writers...

So delighted to hear of the well-deserved award.

Happiness.

Kodjo Deynoo. said...

Loved reading your epic, and congrats for wining the award, onestoppoetry really is a an island out in the sea, for the likes that find meaning in poetry

Who Is Afraid of Alfred Hitchcock? said...

Hi! Brian...
Wow! That sounds like you had a very exciting day...Thanks, for sharing this very roller-coaster ride and very funny post with your readers.
DeeDee :-)

Marla said...

Isn't it just the best place? We had the best time there. Can't wait to go back.

dustus said...

Hey Mowhawk! lol A trip I'll never forget... was awesome meeting you; in Times Square nonetheless. hehe

Syd said...

Looks like you hit the high spots.