Blissful agony . . .or Blast in NYC Pt 2 . . .
So I took off last Friday and yesterday to spend a long weekend up in NYC. I had sooo much fun with some of the greatest guys on the face of the planet!
I got up at the buttcrack of dawn to drive down into the city and hope to get a cab to the bus station. I’ve had so many issues in the past w/ getting a cab b/c I’m calling from a long distance cell phone number. But miraculously, a cab came along to pick me up. God is such a gentleman sometimes
I arrived in NYC around noonish to meet up with an eager, bright-eyed, Canadian John who had just found himself in one of the most seizure-inducing parts of the country (Times Square). We went to our hostel and then had the most amazing corned beef sandwiches at the famous Carnegie Deli. We spent the rest of the afternoon walking allllllll over lower Manhattan. My feet still feel it!
After a bit of time in Chinatown and Little Italy, we met up with John and Paul in the East Village, grabbed some Thai food, then went over to Scott’s to help him move. Goood GOSH! That was an interesting couple of hours. Between being sweaty/funky, listening to John complain, trying to keep myself from complaining too much, keeping away from the big yellow circle of paint Jon dropped in the middle of the street (which – due to an impatient driver -has since turned into a nice yellow line down the middle of the street, making the previously one-way lane into a two-way nightmare 🙂 ) . . . it was quite an adventure!
The events occurring after moving are a bit scandalous . . . even for CTP standards! LOL. What happens in NYC, stays in NYC (a select, privileged few may get the dirt if they ask nicely though )
Saturday morning, we were up bright and early for a trip to Liberty and Ellis Islands. Great bonding time w/ John and Jon. Then we met Paul and Scott back in Times Square for “Rent” – which was AWESOME!! It totally lived up to my impossible expectations. I can’t believe it took me 10 years to finally see that show. But hey, at least I got to it before the movie gets released.
Next, we met up with Kris, J.D., Reagen, and Tom at Greenwich Village for an AWESOME mexican dinner! Oh, and can I say that NYC sports a helluva LOT of attractive lesbians?? Yeah . . .
Actually, EVERYONE in that darn city is friggin’ hot! It’s such a stark contrast from Bmore . . .b/c everyone here is pretty ugly. But I digress . . .
On Sunday we toured the Seaport and then headed to Brooklyn Tab for their 3:30pm service. It was really cool . . . reminded me a lot of the church I grew up in. While there, I met up w/ this hottie Puertorican chick that I used to be into . . . back in the Hope Chapel days. Anyone remember Arlene? Yeah, me and my friends had a great time dropping in on her friends. After service, we walked to the Promenade and blew their minds away (I think we were a bit too much for them. You know how me and my friends love to pop Evangelical bubbles ) But they kinda asked for it when they started questioning my best friend’s salvation just b/c he went outside for a smoke
Next we walked across Brooklyn Bridge and went to a nice (but overpriced and underportioned) restaurant in Little Italy. I spent that night w/ Paul, and we chatted into the wee hours of the morning. Good times I still feel gipped though. Not NEARLY enough 1-on-1 time w/ my boy Paul! Guess I gotta go back to NYC soon And this time, Chrissy Jo-Jo, I’ll be sure to see you too!
On Monday, John, Jon, and I toured the UN buildings and then headed home after lunch.
All in all it was an AMAZING weekend, but as is always the case when I see the nearest and dearest brothers in my life – I’m quite miserable without you I miss you guys immensely. I love you guys so much. I hope we can reunite again – sooner than later would be nice.
In more personal matters, my heart is hard at work. I hate how being in the presence of understanding, loving people does that to you! But yeah, I really do have a lot of stuff to sort through, and I ask that you all be praying for me. It’s been a rough couple of days. Yet, I find peace knowing that my God is on my side . . .my advocate. I’m trusting Him to light the way.
OK, enough for now. I’m outtie! Hopefully I’ll get some pics up soon!