First, Josh and I just got back from celebrating our first anniversary in NYC. We had a blast, and every time we go (we've only been twice), we talk about moving there for a year or two. Anyone who knows our families, also knows that they might freak out if we actually did this. Anyway, we started our vacation at the Pod Hotel, but after one night in the bunk beds and TINY community bathroom, we decided we had to go, and we didn't care where. So, we plopped ourselves down on the curb on the edge of central park and used our phones to connect with Priceline, and within minutes, we had a new hotel. BTW, if you've never used Priceline before, it's really kinda fun. You tell them the area you want to stay in, the quality (star level) you are looking for, and your maximum price. Oh and your credit card number. Then, if it can find a room for you at that price, you are locked in. Scary and fun at the same time. Anyway, we ended up getting a room at the Hudson hotel, which was great, albeit the size of a cruiseship cabin/bathroom. But hey, it was NYC, so it worked, and I highly recommend the hotel for the price!
We did some really fun things while we were there, and if anyone is ever going to NYC, I would be happy to share some things I've learned. For instance, we EASILY got tickets to the David Letterman show and we were in the audience the night Dolly Parton was there. It was an absolute blast and I highly recommend that you do it the next time you are there. Also, you have to visit P.J. Clarke's for a cheeseburger and onion strings; one of each is enough to share, and follow that up with a walk right down the street to Dylan's Candy Bar for some Crispery rice krispie treats (previous post). Oh yeah, I almost forgot to mention that we had multiple celebrity sightings, in addition to Letterman and Dolly Parton, we also saw William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman and Ed Norton and Woody Harrelson sat right behind us at the theater. Mr. Norton was kicking my seat.
In other news, Josh and I are seriously thinking of adopting a dog. I have always wanted one but been afraid of how Birdie would react (after the devastating Huntleigh incident of 2003), so when my wonderful brothers kept the cats and forced them to play with their new puppy, Duff, I saw that Birdie may not react the way I imagined and it may be possible to add a dog to our family. So, after many many hours of looking at different breeds and many, many lengthy conversations, I think we have finally agreed on a mini goldendoodle. If you don't know what that is, google it.....they are soooo cute! I have found a breeder in Oklahoma, but a new puppy costs $750, and I have always preached for adopting from a shelter to give an innocent animal a a chance. So, my dilemma is, do we pay the money to get the dog we really want from a breeder? I'll let you know.
Last, Josh and I had planned a fun date last night, but when I ended up taking call for the night AND doing an after-hours admission, our plans went down the drain. So, we made use of the little time we did have and tried out a different restaurant in town- Juanita's. It was freshly prepared authentic Mexican food, and it was excellent! Some of the best guacamole I've ever had! The service was slow but very friendly, so overall, I would recommend the place....we will be back! And if you live in the area, you should try it too!