28 August 2017

Jealous Yet?

Summer's not really for blogging, is it? I had planned on posting something right when I got back from New York after my birthday, but now two weeks have passed and the dust is forming around here. Well, since I don't really have any writing progress to talk about, I thought I'd just share some details and pics from my trip! Prepare to be jealous....

The bus trip from Boston to New York was smoooooooooth sailing. We left 13 minutes late but somehow got there early. I always think I'm going to get writing done when traveling but it never happens so I don't know when I'll learn. I read a bit, listened to music, and then dozed off. Next thing I knew all the signs indicated we were in the Bronx and I said, "already??" so it wasn't much longer until we got to Port Authority and then checked into our hotel.

First stop (like, immediately, because we hadn't eaten anything all day) was Black Tap! You've probably seen their Crazy Shakes all over the internet, so I just had to check it out and indulge my sweet tooth. (I wish the lighting had been better for the pics but I'm just not the type of person to bust out the flash and blind the bartender while my food is melting...) The burger was pretty good, too!

My actual birthday was pretty low key. We went out for breakfast and then did a little walking in Central Park (trying to channel the muse by doing one of his favorite activities but he wasn't paying attention...). The real event that day was dinner at Sugar Factory. They have these HUGE goblet drinks that they pour at the table and there's dry ice in the bottom that makes smoke come out. It was nifty. 

It also had lollipops and a candy necklace. Me drinking it for scale: 

Yes, it had alcohol, and yes I somehow finished it and yes I was a bit drunk but it was my 30th birthday so there. There was also dessert: 

I only ate about half of this because I could not get my husband to take even one bite. Party pooper. 

The next day we decided to be crazy and WALK from West 44th Street down to the Lower East Side because it would have been like a $36 Uber and I hate the subway and it was a nice day. We went to Koneko, which is a cat cafe! They had an actual cafe in the front and in the back there is a three floor section where all the cats are and we just hung out with them for an hour. All of the cats are up for adoption but I didn't think Gizmo would appreciate a sibling...I took way too many pictures to share so here are just a few:

BTW, my husband is definitely a cat guy. 

Then we had lunch nearby and walked all the way back to our hotel to get ready for...wait for it...*snicker*

Oh yeah! Did you know I tried to get tickets to Hamilton when it was still off-Broadway?? It was even more expensive back then, actually, so it didn't happen. I waited forever to see this. I've seen plenty of musicals but none where I already knew all of the songs. Of course it was amazing but I did already know everything that was going to happen. Plus I was waiting for the audience to sing along at certain points (LAFAYETTE!) but they didn't. Tsk tsk. 

I've also never been to a musical that my favorite actor used to be in. Was I judging the current King George? Maybe...I could write an entire essay on the psychological crisis of seeing this musical but I'll spare you. Still very awesome.

Ok, so I hate hate hate pictures of myself, but this was my outfit for the night. I don't go out all that much so I do like to dress up for the theater. My shoes will henceforth be known as Aaron and Burr because they were KILLING my feet! I'll be here all week, folks. 

Also, shout out to the best hubby ever. Our seats were in the very last row of orchestra, and there was actually a small gap in between them. I was sitting on the right side while my husband used the bathroom and this guy sat in front of me who was super tall and had an ENORMOUS head. Well, when my hubby came back he swapped seats with me so I could see better. *kissy face emoji*

And one of my favorite post-Broadway show treats is the devil's food cheesecake from Junior's. I can never eat the whole thing, though. 

And that's about it. I won't tell you about the trip back because it was HELL. I slept for about 13 hours straight on that Friday night. And then we went to a wedding the next day. Phew! It was quite a trip, though! I got to stuff my face with delicious food, hang out with some cats, and see Hamilton for my 30th birthday. Are you jealous yet??? 


  1. Sounds like a great birthday trip, Sarah! I think I got a sugar rush just from looking at some of those pics. Don't think I'll need any more caffeine this morning. :)

  2. Wow! A most excellent birthday. And yes, I'm jealous that you got to see Hamilton.

  3. Your food and drink - they were ginormous! Super nice of your husband to switch seats. My husband tries, but it's rare I don't have someone a foot taller in front of me no matter what I do. Such a great birthday.

  4. I am jealous. I've been joining see your pictures in Instagram. You sure had a blast, and I am glad. :)

    I'd love to adopt more cats, but the ones I have now would not be thrilled.

  5. Happy birthday. I have a sweet tooth too. I was drooling just looking at your pictures. Yummy!

  6. If you ate all of that I'd expect you to weigh in at about 250! But you do not, and, therefore, I'm not only envious of you because of all that glamorous food, but that you indulged and it didn't pop your buttons. Belated happy birthday!

  7. What a fantastic birthday trip! The food looks amazing, especially all of the sugary treats. Glad you had such a good time :-)

  8. Happy Birthday. Loved the picture. You guys are so cute. After looking at all those food picture which were great, I feel full. LOL
    Juneta @ Writer's Gambit

  9. That looks like a SWEET trip. :) Awesome pictures and yeah, I admit, I'm a bit jealous. Happy Belated Birthday!

  10. This seems like so much fun! I'm definitely very jealous.


  11. Looks like a lot of fun. And yeah, totally jealous of the food, but that's mostly because I wouldn't be able to eat it anymore because of a medical condition. =(

  12. Looks fantastic! I always think holidays are a good excuse to eat as much food as you like. Hey, you did all that walking as well. I'm sure I've heard about that cat cafe somewhere. A great idea.