First Dr. Pepper used his song "I would do anything for Love", and now he appears in AT&T's Go Phone commercial. Who knew Meat Loaf would be in such high demand in the world of advertising? Somehow his songs just work in commercials. And I don't know about anyone else, but I'm totally digging it. Maybe one day, I can fit him into one of my commercials. I have an iPhone, but I'm totally gonna gonna get me a Go Phone today (no, I won't do that...).
Dr. Pepper Commerical
Monday, April 7, 2008
Friday, April 4, 2008
This morning I got to sleep in which was amazing. Besides the honks and sirens outside, I enjoyed a few extra hours of rest. Kim and I ventured uptown and went to the Guggenheim Museum. I was a little disappointed because part of the permanent collection was closed for restoration so I didn't get to see a lot of my favorite paintings. But the main exhibit was by Cai Guo-Quiang who uses ink and gun powder in most of his pieces. All of the paintings were life size canvases and were pretty powerful to see. The rest of the afternoon we sat at Kim's apartment and watched MTV. Why you might ask... I'm really not sure. I really don't think I enjoy a single show on that network (wait, I take that back, I love The Hills) but other than that, most of the shows on MTV are pretty trashy. And when on earth do they play music videos? That channel seriously needs to change its name. Anyway, we watched Parental Control, where parents (one's with extremely low values and morals) choose significant others for their son or daughter because they hate the their current significant others. The way these kids talk to their parents blows my mind. I know it's all for TV but my parents would disown me if I talked to them like some of these kids talk to their parents. However, as cheesy and trashy as this show is, it was pretty funny. Maybe because Kim was imitating the pleasantly plump girl with the flower in her hair but I found myself laughing pretty hard. Okay, enough about this show, we're going to Caroline's Comedy Club tonight to see Kim's friend perform. His name is Colin Kane and he's supposed to be a pretty big deal (I mean he does have a website...). I've never been to see a live stand up comic before so I'm really excited. Drinks, laughing, drinks, falling, drinks, making people feel awkward, drinks, stealing the jukebox from Georgia Bar, drinks... Kim and I always manage to have a good time!
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Today, Kim and I walked around Greenwich Village. I got to see part of NYU, Washington Square, the market at Union Square, the Flat Iron building, and the trannys on Christopher Street/Gay Street. (It's really named Gay Street). What I loved most about The Village was that everywhere I looked, people were walking their dogs. Kim and I even found a pet store and went in and played with the puppies. One baby black pug was jumping around like a maniac and pouncing on all of the other puppies who were trying to sleep. We dubbed this one the "Hazel" of the bunch. Did I mention that I miss my dog? I have been away from Hazel for 12 days now and it seems like forever. Yes, I miss my friends too, but I REALLY miss Hazel. I have also seen a total of 2 puggles since I've been here. One was a lot bigger than Hazel and the other one was about her size but looked more like a beagle than a pug. (Hazel definitely has more pug in her). I can't wait to see the little one on Saturday!
On Wednesday, my Siamese twin Angelle was leaving. Sometimes, I think we are connected at the hip, literally. She was going home early so we walked around touristy Times Square to kill some time before she had to grad a cab for the airport. We just happened to stumble upon the naked cowboy and got pictures with him (yes, both front AND back). I don't understand how he can stand outside all day in the freezing cold with no clothes on, it's crazy insane. After Angelle left, I went to my friend Kim's apartment where I'll be for the remainder of my trip. Kim and I went to a fun sushi restaurant and then went to her acting school, the Neighborhood Playhouse, to watch a student showcase. This is where the 2nd year students perform 3 minute scenes that they have written themselves for various local agents to hopefully get signed. Kim called it a meat market. In kinder terms, it's a little like scouting for football. Either way, it was really entertaining. I was impressed with most of the scenes and even had a few favorite actors myself. Who knows, maybe I will see them in a movie one day.
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
On Tuesday, we did more shopping. Even being so broke that I probably won't eat for the rest of the week couldn't keep me away from shopping. Angelle and I went to the lower east side (my favorite area of the city) and went to a bunch of vintage stores (my favorite kind of stores). We headed up Orchard Street and just happened to stumble upon a movie set. We saw Zooey Deschanel (she's been in Almost Famous, Failure to Launch, etc.) and the old guy from the show Taxi. Anyone who can remember his name please help me out. We couldn't remember his name but everyone was shaking his hand so we new he was famous. That afternoon, we went to Chelsea to visit another friend Christina at the art gallery that she manages. The paintings in her gallery were really cool. One in particular was a charcoal sketch of an eye that I desperately wanted to buy and hang in my apartment. Tuesday night we went to see Jersey Boys. It was SO GREAT! I mean REALLY great. Everyone that gets a chance should see it. It's the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. The oldies music was so fun it made me dance in my seat.
Monday was an interesting day to say the least. Angelle and I decided to go visit her friend Melissa in Williamsburg. I was super pumped to go because I've been dying to see what all the hype is about (and I was also hoping to run into one of my favorite bands, you know just on the street or something). However, it was raining. And cold. And windy. So windy, that my umbrella (ella, ella) kept flipping inside out every other block. Once we got off the subway in Brooklyn, we had no idea which way to go so we just started walking. We got lost at one point in little Israel where all the kids had yamakas and we couldn't read any of the signs since they were in Hebrew. I felt like we were in a different century (or at least something comparable to Amish country). Thank goodness for the maps on our iphones that brought us back to the 21st century! Once we found our way, we started heading towards a diner where we were meeting Angelle's friend for lunch. It was a pretty long walk and I think I pouted a couple of times. I really just wanted to hail a friggin' cab, but apparently cabs do not exist in Brooklyn. So we kept walking. I saw a few hipster kids and felt a little comfort. We finally got to the diner, ate lunch, and headed back to the city. I wish I had gotten to see more. I'll be back for sure, but next time it will be on a warm, sunny day with a GPS system.
You won't believe what we did today! We got brunch. Again. And waited an extremely long time for this restaurant on Houston but I guess that's what you do on Sundays in the city. We were all a little hungover (and therefore grouchy because we wanted food) from the night before. Saturday night was a blast. We started off the night at Jordan's friend's party. He has an apartment on the Upper West side on Park. This place was amazing- roof top access, an elevator, nice beverages, the works. We also brought jello shots that soon became the hit of the party. After that we went to a bar, I think it was called Sui Sui but I could be wrong about the name. It was filled with people from UGA and Richmond. I love that, I come to NYC and see everyone I know. It's a pretty small world. However, my main concern for the night was getting Ray's Pizza which I had been craving for hours. So Jordan's roommates and I went home early (and by early I mean around 2:30). I proceeded to walk 4 blocks by myself in order to get a slice of pizza (which of course I regretted the next morning) but at the time, I couldn't have been happier.