I found the perfect dress! The color is the same as the photo. It does look different on me than it does on her (better, I think). I’m pairing it with silver strappy sandal flats. I’ll be wearing a necklace and bracelet covered in bling. Oooooh and a wreath of pink flowers in my hair. Steve will be wearing a black suit and a white button-down shirt (exciting, yes?)
You are cordially invited to a tea party! Tea will be served along with ladyfingers and cucumber sandwiches. Beautiful doilies, saucers and tea cups will be provided, along with tea spoons.
Dress: there will be a steampunk theme. If you are not dressed accordingly, you will not be admitted. If your look is slightly passable, Emily will provide you with some watch gears. Watch gears are limited though!
So bring your gossip, your manners, your dainty appetite and your faux leather, gears, monocles, and whatever else is watch-inspired, sci-fi inspired or just makes you look like you’re a trend-following gear-loving sheep. Thanks!!
I have not forgotten about this blog at all! All the main things have already been discussed. We still need to think more about where we’re going to go and what we’ll see. We think a cheesy trip to Coney Island needs to happen. Also, Melisser let me know about the free Staten Island faerie, which is nice to take at night there and then right back. You get to see the Statue of Liberty. I have to hope my sea sick bands work! Foodswings in Brooklyn is open late at night, so I guess if we need food late, that’s where we can go!
See, it’s all hammered and stuff
His ring should be arriving today. I’ll have to be patient about taking a picture, because I should probably wait until he gets home to open the package. If you live in EST time, that will be after midnight for you, so look here again tomorrow!
We might go to the Natural History Museum in NYC.
What were your favorite things to do in NYC besides eat?
I learned that it’s really difficult to take pics of shiny objects. The shinier it is, the blurrier it will turn out.
All diamonds are conflict-free.
Last night, I had had a nightmare that Steve and I went to pick up my engagement ring. First I noticed that the band was ugly as sin and just didn’t make logical sense. Then I noticed that the ring was too small. Then I noticed that the main diamond was three diamonds next to each other and was reeeally small even when combined. Then I noticed that it was yellow gold instead of palladium white gold. I was really upset that I was given the wrong ring and went to return it, but the place was closed.
My real rings were supposed to be shipped this Weds, but arrived today, right after that nightmare. So I’m a little scared! Haha but anyway, it’s hard to be patient and wait for Steve to get home, so that I can see my rings! I want to wear my engagement ring noooooooooow
I started working on the ideas for the Podcast today. Well, the ideas will probably take forever to talk about, so Em had the brilliant idea to make tons of Podcasts instead of just one. I don’t really know who will listen to them, but I really want to do this!
The first one will probably be us introducing ourselves and saying how we all met each other. We might talk about Cleveland Heights a bit. We’ll definitely talk about Cleveland Heights High School and all the crazy things that happened.
Other Podcasts might be about how we’ve changed since we were younger. We might have a music, movies and TV segment. I think we should have at least one educational segment in each.
We need to decide about how long each should be and what should be included. Maybe we can add fun facts or just shocking things.
Anyway, it’s going to be fun.
Melissa was saying that my Bachelorette party in San Francisco should be a sleepover with girly gossip and all that. So, if she can banish Ryan, we may be doing that at her place. I think that would be so fun!
In other news, I found a site that has cheap tickets to Broadways shows!
Click here! It looks like there might not be tickets for May shows until a couple months from now. We’ll probably see Avenue Q.
So now we’re faced with the planning phase.
I kind of want a bachelorette party, but had a hard time thinking of what to do. I’m not into bars, clubs or strippers.
I get Facebook invitations to some parties that look really fun in NYC. I was thinking that if one of those Bungalow 8 parties lands around the time we’re there, we’ll go. I will admit that I’ve only heard of Bungalow 8 via Sex and the City, but that’s enough for me.
Then today I was talking to Emily and saying that both of us would probably make the most awesome podcasts. She mentioned doing a beta version while I’m in town. Then I was thinking about how cool it would be to do with Syb too, so then an idea was born. Maybe my bachelorette party will be a podcast party. We are so nerdy. But I think it would be so much fun.
Next up, food. NYC has the most amazing vegan restaurants in the country. I definitely want to hit up:
Candle 79 (they have a separate gluten-free menu too!)
Blossom (Fiona Apple sat next to Emily and me last time we went!)
Pure Food and Wine (all gluten-free!!)
Lula’s (an amazing ice cream parlor!)
Stogos (another ice cream parlor)
Babycakes (gluten-free cupcakes, ya’ll)
Foodswings looks cool (it’s a fast food joint in… Brooklyn)
Angelica’s Kitchen (look like a place Steve would like. Gluten-free cornbread too)
These are just some of the places. I’ll add to this once I know what other things we’ll be doing and which areas we’ll be near.
We need to come up with non-food things to do. We want to catch a Broadway or off-Broadway show, but that’s not cheap! Emily mentioned TKTS, which sells tickets for half price, but I think you have to get the tickets the day of the performance. I think we may end up doing that. I wanted to try going on a TV show, but I don’t think we would want to wait in line for half a day. We’ll have to check out some museums. Anyway, this part isn’t planned out very well, because someone *cough* *cough* isn’t into planning.
I think I said the main exciting things already, so here is where everything might start to get boring. I made a promise to be as detailed as possible though, so I’ll include this part too.
I wanted a hotel that was nice, in a good area and near the subway and near things of interest. We got lucky on Hotwire.com, because they listed a cheap 4 star hotel in the perfect location… I was positive it was the Barclay and it was! Since we didn’t know which hotel it was when we paid, the price was less than half of what we would have paid if we booked it knowing which hotel it was. We also found non-stop plane tickets for a great price and with great times.
I found pictures of the hotel rooms and they’re pretty and quite spacious for Manhattan!