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By ObviousTroll (Mon Dec 18, 2006 at 07:11:58 AM EST) family, vacation, broadway, happy (all tags)
Inside: I have more fun than clock, although without the gingerbread.


Happy diaries are boring, so I won't write much; but I think this was the best weekend I've ever had in my entire life - I hope SWHTL enjoyed it as much as I did!

The day began with a late breakfast at a new place in town, and the drive up to Manhattan was trouble free, and we got to the hotel in early afternoon.

So, we dumped the bags and took off. We did the Times Square thing, checking out the stores and the neon, and the other neon. They even put our picture up in lights! The staff at the Nokia Theatre were so impressed with my charm and good looks (or maybe it was the cowboy hat...) that they put our picture on their marquee. Heh. Hopefully my parole officer won't see it.

Anyway, we strolled along Broadway, sampling the stores, and she picked out a necklace from a jeweler. This thrilled me to death because SWHTL wears very little jewelry, heck, normally she only wears the studs I bought her when we were first dating. So - when she pointed out a shiny little number, I gritted my teeth and whipped out the plastic. Good deal, she loves it.

Moving on, we checked out a small piece of Central Park, we saw Wicked and we had a midnight dinner at The Palm - which had to be the best food I've ever eaten in my entire life.

On the way back to the hotel, we took the subway where I created a minor ruckus by making balloon animals for a group of hispanic kids who didn't speak English but who had a blast as we "mimed" to each other what kind of balloons I should make them.

The next morning, while she slept I snuck out of our hotel  grabbed a dozen roses, orange juice, some bagels & cream cheese (and some Red Bull for my hangover) and we had a lazy Sunday morning. Everyone we met was nice, everyone smiled, and I'm still exhausted.

Check out a few pictures on my personal site.

Update [2006-12-18 12:32:26 by ObviousTroll]: I fixed the speeling eror that wiredog found....

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SWTHL by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #1 Mon Dec 18, 2006 at 07:14:13 AM EST
Whatever happened to SWHTL?

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

Curse my dylesicxa! by ObviousTroll (2.00 / 0) #2 Mon Dec 18, 2006 at 07:16:34 AM EST
SWHTL shows up later, in act II. SWTHL is her good twin.


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It was an American tradition, like fathers chasing kids around with power tools.
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Wicked by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #3 Mon Dec 18, 2006 at 07:23:32 AM EST
I'm melting!

Is the play as good as the book?

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

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It's much more musical than I expected. by ObviousTroll (2.00 / 0) #4 Mon Dec 18, 2006 at 07:27:14 AM EST
This is actually the first time we've seen a broadway musical, I was expecting something like a highschool play - dialog with the occasional song. Instead it was something like 20 songs over 3 hours; not much exposition.

First act: simplistic to the point of being annoying, complete with heavy-handed "war on terror" references. Second act: much better. In the whole thing, no song blew me away, but none of them annoyed me either.

I haven't read the book, how was it? The play made me curious to read it, and the sequel.


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It was an American tradition, like fathers chasing kids around with power tools.

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It was good by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #5 Mon Dec 18, 2006 at 07:43:11 AM EST
Not the Greatest Book Ever, and I probably wouldn't re-read it, but worth checking out from the library. Haven't read the sequel.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

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Book is to book as musical is to movie. by greyrat (2.00 / 0) #8 Mon Dec 18, 2006 at 08:54:00 AM EST
The books are much darker and the movies are -- well -- not.

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I always try to remember by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #6 Mon Dec 18, 2006 at 07:45:54 AM EST
Greenrd's Law...

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Heh. by ObviousTroll (2.00 / 0) #7 Mon Dec 18, 2006 at 07:54:44 AM EST
Normally I would have left it, but I wanted to try out the fancy pants editting system that Hulver added.

Of course, in accordance with greerd's law, it took me 3 tries to get the "Update" line to appear correctly.

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It was an American tradition, like fathers chasing kids around with power tools.

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awwww..... by 256 (2.00 / 0) #9 Mon Dec 18, 2006 at 08:59:18 AM EST
now the secret is to keep having the best weekend of your life.

what are you doing next weekend?

perhaps cab-merlot and filet mignon in a hot air balloon?
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I don't think anyone's ever really died from smoking. --ni

oof. by ObviousTroll (2.00 / 0) #10 Mon Dec 18, 2006 at 09:04:11 AM EST
the main problem isn't the romance, it's the structure - dumping the kids, for starters. This weekend was actually the result of 3 months of planning on my part.

Still, next weekend is christmas so I'll be baking like a maniac. We can work with that.

I'll have to lay in a store of cheap hooch good wine for Christmas eve'ning.

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It was an American tradition, like fathers chasing kids around with power tools.

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baking like a maniac by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #11 Mon Dec 18, 2006 at 09:30:51 AM EST
I, too, will be cooking maniacally next Monday. Dinner for me and Dad at his place. Since he doesn't cook, I have to bring all ingredients that aren't available in his town, or too expensive for one use (herbs, etc) with me.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

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That's the way to do it. by ObviousTroll (2.00 / 0) #12 Mon Dec 18, 2006 at 10:11:19 AM EST
Christmas with family is the way to go - even if it's a long drive.

My sisters tend to do the "real food" for Christmas and leave me with the breads and desserts to make, which is fine for me because I can make all my stuff in advance.

I'll be making the fudge tonight, in fact.

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It was an American tradition, like fathers chasing kids around with power tools.

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what sort of things aren't available? by garlic (2.00 / 0) #13 Mon Dec 18, 2006 at 01:46:41 PM EST
I know my brother's had a heck of a time finding hog jawl in CT and WI since it's a southern thing.


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The list by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #14 Tue Dec 19, 2006 at 03:22:06 AM EST
Famous Amos Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Trappist Damson Plum Preserves (made by real monks!)
Pre-skinned chesnuts.
Fresh cranberries (Weird, I know)
Cheshire, Gloucester, and aged gouda cheeses.
Earl Grey Tea (Twinings). Loose tea, not tea bags.

I'm also bringing various herbs, and some pre-made (home made) cornbread mix as it makes no sense to buy them there as they won't get used before they get too old.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

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