Friday, May 30, 2008

New York, New YORK!!!

So I'm sitting here in the beautiful? College point, Queens NEW YORK CITY. I'm stealing some random persons internet so I'm facing an open window enjoying a beautiful! day. I think its about 65F

I've been in new york for about a week now. We drove from Florida through the east coast stopping at Pedro's "South of the Border" and washington DC. I really wanted to see all the monuments in Washington even if America's history doesn't interest me to much just the fact that I was seeing all the things I've seen in movies :D Like Abraham lincoln and the capitol. I was excited though and something about Abrahams monument just felt really inspiring I forgot that it featured in planet of the apes for a few seconds! This was a great man who did a lot of good for a country in trouble.

I was sitting in this same spot when I realised the red carpet premier for Sex & the City was on. Stupid me for the first time I am actually at the location of a red carpet premier and I'm sitting at home on the internet. I LOVE sex & the city and there was even a signing at 3pm I missed...

Anyway I did the whole NYC tourist thing with Brendan, I've actually done it all before even climbed the statue of liberty. This is the third time I've been here that I can remember, just Brendan is a newbie and last time I was here was nine years ago so I'm more then keen to see it all again. I love this place.

Yesterday was pretty funny we were left alone in the city for the first time so we started off the day exploring Times Square and Rockerfella center. First we went to Toys R Us the worlds biggest toy store. It even has a ferris wheel in side. I got to go in a life sized barbie house, and OMG the legos!! Next we walked up to see Nintendo world where I went a little crazy and wanted to buy out the whole store, but thats just me. In the end I got a Nintendo World NY key chain laser light and Weaville Pokemon (my favourite pokemon) Brendan got a nintendo world coffee travel cup thing so he can use it in Canada. I was surprised at how few plush there were and how many I already had! Except of course the giant mario and yoshi I wanted really badly... one day perhaps. We realised we had to rush to get to our cruise around the island but then figured we wouldnt make it so we took a leisurely stroll back down times square and checked out the M&M stores and some other stuff. It all looks so cool.

We decided to catch the next cruise and made it in time but the lady gave us the wrong tickets for the 75 minute cruise instead of the 3 hr cruise we had paid for and we ended up in the wrong place and then missing the 2:30 cruise and the next one wasnt until 4:30pm. So we grabbed a taxi to take us to empire state building but there was to much traffic and we jumped out after a block. We raced to the empire state building and after buying our tickets and waiting in line we got to the top about 3:40pm. We rushed around the top taking pictures and seeing the sites, I have been up there once before at night. We then raced for the elevators and got to the ground at 4pm. We grabbed another taxi and told him to step on it to the pier for the cruise. He got stuck in traffic two blocks away and we only had 10 minutes so we jumped out and ran the last two blocks reaching the cruise out of breath with two minutes to spare.

The cruise was great "Circle Line Cruises" and took us around the island with a guide explaining what everything is. If you have my facebook you can see my pictures. After the cruise it was now 7:30pm we caught a train to uptown as Brendan was sure the resturant I wanted to take him to Jekyll and Hyde was there. Uptown scared the crap out of me, it was nearing nighttime everything was closed and it looked like lots of dodgy people walking around. Brendan wanted to take all these weird side streets in the end I got upset and told him we would just go home. So we were catching the train back to downtown to catch the train home to Queens when it clicked to me that the resturant was in Downtown in the first place and Brendan had been back to front with locations. So with the help of a random woman walking the streets we finally found the resturant at 10pm and starving because we had basically skipped lunch thinking we were eating at 5pm. We were the only ones there at first. The resturant has entertainment every half an hour or so and its interactive so we got picked on since we were all that was there, after a half hour a few other people showed up and it was all good.

After the resturant we tried to get two taxis to take us home but neither of them knew where college point was and neither did I so in the end we just took the train home which was free for us anyway since we still had out metcards. We finally got home about midnight since we started at 8am and walked miles and miles I was exhausted!!

I fly to Canada on Saturday and spending a week with my mum and sister maybe more if we decide, I have been unemployed nearly three months now so I'm ready to go back to work plus the savings are dwindling rapidly. Especially since Brendan just brought a brand new laptop.

Anyway im going to read some entries dont know when I will post again hopefully sooner then later right :D

Monday, May 19, 2008

My life atm

Last week Brendan and I spent 7 days on a caribbean cruise. The ship left from Port Canaveral it was called Mariner of the Seas by Royal Caribbean. It was a beautiful ship and all the staff were amazing. I had a great time, the prices were decant since it was the cheaper time of the year. I don't know why since spring weather is the best weather. Summer is just way to hot.

Man I am a crap writer lately...

Last night went out to the Daytona Beach rum festival since its my last weekend in Florida. Brendan got super drunk with all you can drink for $15.00 It was $20.00 but I sweet talked the transvestite at the door and got $5 knocked off. When we got home he tried to sleep on the floor it was pretty funny.

During the day we went to the beach and Ems boyfriend tried to teach us how to surf but I was more interested in the boogie board. I was catching some good waves and riding them to the shore. Perhaps to close because I scraped my knee from getting to shallow. It was fun though we spent about four hours on the beach. My abs are killing me though and my legs, fighting through the waves you dont realise what a workout your giving yourself no wonder surfers are in such good shape.

On Tuesday we are going to drive to New York for 10 days stopping off in Washington DC to see the whitehouse. Something to look forward to anyway :D

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Lets begin with Epcot

Did I mention I did Disney on the weekend? Oh...yeaaa.

The memory is starting to fade of what we did exactly so I better write it down before it fades completely.

Believe it or not I've been to disneyworld once before about 17 years ago. I went my late Nonno (grandfather) and sisters. So I had vague memories of a few things, like "Its a Small World" and the "Indiana Jones Extreme Stunt show" and I know Mum and I were the only ones who went on "Space Mountain"

What I didn't remember was the hideous amount of people.

So, Epcot. I did the following things

Spaceship Earth

This was the ride inside the Epcot ball. It was pretty cruisy and nice we just trundled along in little carts which told us about how communication had formed through time. If you check out my Facebook videos there is a short video of Brendan and I in our future together. The photo of me was hilarious.

Ellen's Energy Adventure

I believe this was the last ride we did for the day, and we were so drunk from going round the worlds. It went for about 37 minutes and was so boring. My Aunty actually fell asleep during it. We had gone to do it earlier but it was closed because somebody had jumped out mid show - I could see why.

Mission: SPACE

A cool little ride where it simulated being in a real space shuttle. It was pretty weird how it felt the pressure on your skin. Apparently the year before a 3 year old boy had died in the ride, so you can see how it was a little bit intense.

Test Track

A ride which simulated different conditions how they test cars. At one point they speed you up really crazy round a track. We were also drunk for this ride, pretty funny.

The Seas with Nemo & Friends

This was cute we sat in little clam shell boats and went around in a ride where Nemo was hiding from everyone.


One of the best rides in the park we actually raced for this one because it was most popular. It simulates hang glider affects where you float over the United States. I can't wait to see a lot more of the USA now.

"Honey, I Shrunk The Audience"

A 3D show where we got shrunk :( Pretty funny.

ImageWorks - The Kodak "What If" Labs

A little kiddy ride about Imagination.

Turtle Talk with Crush

This was a little kids show but it was cute. Had some funny bits and I like crush :D

Around the Worlds

This was my favourite part of the whole day. We started around 1pm and finished about 5pm. We basically just went from world to world drinking a native drink in each one and having some food.

Canada - Brendan and Lenny got moosehead beer. Im not a bear drinker so I skipped Canada.

United Kingdom - We had fish & chips here and a duck kept trying to steal our food.

France - I had a grey goose lemonade slushy, Emily had some champagne and I think Brendan and Lenny had more beer

Morocco - Em & I had some moroccon wine whilst the boys got into the beer. We brought a combination plate which had lamb, chicken, cous cous, tabouli and some dipping sauce. It was goood

Japan - We were going to get some sushi but all to full so we just got some saki. I couldn't drink all of mine it made me sick, so Brendan and Em finished mine off.

America - We completely skipped this one - whats the point?

Italy - I think we skipped this one to. I come from an Italian family so I'm pretty used to Italian food.

Germany - I had a sweet white wine and Brendan and Lenny had more beer. They also got some bratwurst sausage thing which I had a bite of, not bad.

China - Into the plum wine which tasted like cough medicine but not to badly. We got some egg rolls.

Norway - No alcohol (for once) but Bianca and I got stuck into fruit tarts which were soooo good.

Mexico - A couple of frozen margeritas and we were drunk and set!

Issues arose

Bianca got pissed off because we were all getting drunk at Disneyworld. I think she mainly got pissed off because she was to young to get drunk (only 13) I told her to snap out of it because it was a trip for Brendan and I and not her. My auntys kids are spoilt brats sometimes.

Lenny and Emily had a massive fight on the way out. My uncle brought up what horrible kids she has and Em was going on about how he has been using her for the last nine months. They kept trying to bring me into it but I was not interested in a drunk argument when both of them wasn't listening to the other one.

We got lost trying to find the hotel unfourtanately. This led to more tension because Lenny was just laughing at us and no help whatsoever. The fight continued back at the hotel so Bianca, Brendan and I went inside and played Scattergories. The hotel was really nice, it was a vacation villa with four bedrooms, full kitchen and living room facilities, a pool and games room. Heaps cheaper then a hotel all up cost about $350.00 for the three nights with five of us staying there. So we paid about 80 bucks each. you can view the villa here

We got to bed about Midnight. Tomorrow is magic kingdom...