Monday, November 14, 2005

New York City

I made it to New York and am safe and sound in my hotel room despite the fact that I'm pretty sure I sat next to one of the bad guys from "The Bourne Supremacy" on the plane. All I'll say is that he looked emotionless, highly trained and foreign--French I think. Draw your own conclusions.

Here's a question for you guys. Which is scarier: soaring above the earth constantly at risk of plummeting 15,000 feet to the ground or riding in a New York taxi cab? I think it's a toss up.

On the way to the hotel we had to go under a low overpass, and we saw a moving truck that had apparently miscalculated how tall his truck was and tried to drive under it subsequently ripping off the top couple inches of his roof. He was jammed in there like me in leggings. There were 3 cops assessing the situation, and by "assessing the situation" I mean "laughing their asses off". It was amazing.

My hotel is nice. The bed is king sized which is fantastic, and it's really fluffy though it doesn't have a lot of give. I don't think bouncing on it is really an option. It loses points for that. There are about 1200 pillows which may be overkill. I'll know more later once I take it for a spin.

Things I am going to steal:



















































I know it's hard to read that sign. It says "Please enjoy me during your stay. I'm here to be snuggled NOT taken away!" I don't know what that means, but I will contemplate its hidden meaning while I stuff this robe into my suitcase.

Things I don't understand:



























If you can help me to identify what these objects are and what their purpose is, I will give you $50,000*.

*No I won't.

8 comments:

Timmy said...

The first item is for shining your shoes. The second I could be wrong but it looks like something you put your suit in so it keeps its lines.

Mr Furious said...

Silly Timmy. The first thing is a 14K gold and mink toddler's push toy, left behind by some rich two-year-old. You can be sure that brat's nanny is camped out at FAO on her own time waiting for the store to open to replace it. She won't forget little Sloane's toys at the hotel next time...

That second thing is a pilates machine.

russ said...

Wow, I'm going to start taking up a collection for Mr. Furious. That was phunny.

Sarah, I hop eyou're aware that everyone's your friend/in new york city.

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ORF said...

Cabs are definitely scarier. I think those guys must really have to put some muscle into driving their camels so when they come here, they just don't grow out of the habit of jerking the steering around, so to speak.

Gordon said...

Sarah
Bring the shoe shining thing home with you, we'll give it to Drew for Christmas, and he can finally serve a purpose. Kind of.

John said...

I got used to jerking the camel too that's why I failed the driver's test the first time.

Rebecca said...

You should totally steal that pilates machine! Those things are expensive.

Eden said...

The second item is actually called a "silent butler." It holds clothing like suit jackets, dress pants cufflinks (in the tray), etc. and is primarily designed for men to use b/c of the nature of what they wear.

It scares me that I know this.